|Birth name||Aria N. Negron|
|Born||March 5, 1999 (age 19)|
Bronx, New York, United States
|Genres||Pop * R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Singer * Songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals * Guitar * Piano|
Aria N. Negron "ARIIA" (born March 5, 1999) is an American Singer-songwriter. Learning guitar and piano at just 5 years old, she quickly achieved musical success. She won a 4-H Talent Competition in Miami, Florida at 11 years old which led her audition for X-Factor at 12. By 15 years old, she was performing at district fairs, art walks, and festivals throughout the region. While having so many accomplishments, she still managed to graduate high school a year early at 17. She was then recognized by American record producer and recording engineer Tony Bongiovi in 2016 and immediately dove into the music industry. She's since worked with producers such as Juan Cabellos who produced Jesse & Joy's hit "3 A.M.," Tommy Torres and Andres Saavedra who produced the Luis Fonsi and Demi Lovato hit "Echame La Culpa," Jimmy Starr who produced songs for as Stevie B and has worked with DJ Khaled and Rick Ross, and power duo Kingz N' Queenz. She is currently working on her first professional EP. Her music will also be featured on the upcoming indie film "Music Room."
ARIIA was born on March 5, 1999 in Bronx, New York. She grew up in Coral Gables, Florida and moved to Pembroke Pines, Florida in 2012. Her father is Puerto-Rican and her mother is Greek, Jamaican, African, and Cherokee. She has twelve siblings; eleven brothers and one sister.
Her mother bought her her first guitar at 5 years old, and she learned how to play it herself. She began singing at the age of 7. She had admired her mother's singing, and wanted to also sing. They would often sing together at a homeless shelter in Downtown Miami, Florida. She got into songwriting, and wrote her first song when she was 10. She enjoyed singing songs by Alicia Keys, The Frey, and Taylor Swift. She attended South Miami Middle School of the Arts which is where she was classically trained and taught piano. She was removed from the school because of her unique talent and style. Teachers had lectured her about being like the rest of the students, but she intended on developing her own unique sound. Upon removal from the school, she auditioned for X Factor in the same section as Camila Cabello. With her mother's support, she posted YouTube covers and participated in local competitions, art walks, and festivals all across South Florida for the next several years.
ARIIA was eating lunch at a local Greek restaurant in Miami, Florida with her family when she engaged in a conversation with the waiter about music. The waiter had asked her for a demo of her music which she gave him, and a few days later, she received a call from Tony Bongiovi who has produced music for Bon Jovi, Gloria Gaynor, Talking Heads, Aerosmith, and The Ramones. She had dinner with him and her parents because she was only 17 at the time and he instantly wanted to begin managing her; he was immediately drawn by her vocal and writing talents. Upon meeting Tony, ARIIA had written nearly 50 songs. The songs she wrote were of the genres Funk, Pop, Indie, and Soul. Her current style is R&B and pop. She works with notable producers in the Southern Florida area.
She is also managed by entertainment manager Ariel Bender. He's worked with Richard Nader, serving as his production manager for Nader’s ‘Rock-n-Roll Revival’ concerts at multiple venues including Madison Square Garden and Constitution Hall. Also, the ‘oldies’ shows featuring headliners such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chubby Checker and other notables. Additionally, Bender produced and co-hosted several MTV charity concerts featuring MTV vee-jay Nina Blackwood.Bender currently works with Global Event Holdings, and is a key partner in A.B.M. Entertainment Management, LLC: a joint venture that produces and promotes high-profile concerts in Jakarta, Indonesia; San Juan, Puerto Rico and Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
Trying to cope with bullying growing up, ARIIA began writing songs. At the age of 10, she wrote her first song and in 2016, she won the Unifest 2016 Songwriting Competition in Miami, Florida. She has written over 75 songs to date. She has written songs for other artists as well, like Kingz N' Queenz and Australian EDM duo Bad Decisions. She's also co-written songs for projects for Bongiovi Acoustics at Power Station Studios in New York City.
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