The next up and coming pop icon, that’s who! I have been obsessed with her music for a couple of months now. She reminds me of early Madonna or an 80’s pop diva, mixed with Katy Perry and a touch of Robyn. Born in Australia, Betty Who (Jessica Newham) moved to the States to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, followed by Berklee College of Music in Boston where she met producer Peter Thomas. She now lives in New York City. You might have already heard one of her songs without even know it. Have you seen the video of the marriage proposal with the flash mob? The song they were dancing to was “Somebody Loves You” by Betty Who. If you haven’t yet seen the video, check it out here (if you’re like me, grab a tissue).
Since the video posted on 09/11/2013, the video has 10,066,035 and keeps on growing! On 09/13/213 she performed a sold-out headlining show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with JOYWAVE. Obviously this was going to grab the attention of some major’s, but RCA made the deal. Read all the details on Billboard.com here. Her EP The Movement is still available as a free download on SoundCloud here. My favorite track fluctuates, but right now it’s “High Society.” Check out a live performance of the song at NYC’s Pianos last month.