Meresha

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Meresha
OriginFlorida,  United States
GenresPop, Electronic, Dance
OccupationsSinger, Producer, Songwriter
Years active2013-present
LabelsSonic Dolphin
Websitemeresha.com

Meresha is an indie singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer.[1]

Biography[change | change source]

Her music has charted on the Billboard Top 40 Pop Indicator and Activator radio charts 3 times, while her videos have been played internationally, including on MTV, where she won a Freshmen competition.[2][3] She's been the #1 indie artist on US Pop radio for a month.[4] She was selected to the national House of Blues class of 2016 of promising musicians,[5] and has performed at venues including Mizner Amphitheater, Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues and B.B.King's. In May 2017, Meresha performed on the main night and stage at SunFest for 40,000. Meresha was named the #3 emerging artist globally on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart in July 2017.[6][3][7] Meresha's 2017 "Enter the Dreamland" EP debuted on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Album sales chart, and was Top 10 on iTunes and Amazon charts.[8] AllMusic called the album "a delightful five-song set of smart, effervescent, forward-thinking progressive pop" and named it a Top 20 album of the year.[9] [10]The first single "Enter the Dreamland" hit #1 on the HMV singles chart in Canada in August 2017.[11]

Works[change | change source]

2015[change | change source]

In 2015, Meresha released the EP New Revolution, which included the title track and a trio of other songs.[12] Her sometimes frenetic eclecticism and eccentric beats created a fresh sound that brought old styles into contemporary production.[13] The hit track "New Revolution" entered the Billboard Top 40 indicator chart in between Adele and Justin Bieber. It was also the #1 Indie song on US radio for a month. Her video clip New Revolution was directed by 5 times for MTV VMA David Rousseau, who also directed most Pitbull (rapper) videos .[14] My love has come hit Top 40 on both Billboard Activator and Indicator charts.

2016[change | change source]

At the end of 2016, Meresha released the dual-language single Together/Juntos.[15] She performed her songs live in concert with Adam Lambert and Third Eye Blind.[4][16][17]

2017[change | change source]

Meresha performed at SunFest 2017 with artists such as Weezer, Blink-182, Snoop Dogg and Macklemore, playing for the first time two of her songs from her 2017 EP "Enter the Dreamland".[18][19][20].

2018[change | change source]

Meresha's single Violet Night lands on 2 Billboard Dance charts. [21] [22]

Discography[change | change source]

EPs
  • Lunatic (2013)
  • New Revolution (2015)
  • Enter the Dreamland (2017)
Singles
  • New Revolution (2015)
  • My Love Has Come (2016)
  • Together (2016)
  • Juntos (2016)
  • Together + United (2017)
  • Enter the Dreamland (2017)
  • Lights Out (2017)
  • Violet Night (2018)
  • Violet Night (Z Mix) (2018)
Videos
  • New Revolution
  • My Love has Come
  • Enter the Dreamland

Source:[23][24]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Meresha Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  2. "Meresha - Chart history on Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Meresha Wins This Round Of The Freshmen". MTVU. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "¿Qué hacer en Miami este fin de semana?". El Nuevo Herald. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  5. "BDTH Bands, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation". Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  6. "Next Big Sound". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  7. "Pandora Predictions Chart". Next Big Sound. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  8. "Billboard Heatseeker Chart". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  9. "AllMusic review of Meresha's "Enter the Dreamland"". AllMusic. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  10. "Favorite Pop Albums | AllMusic 2017 in Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  11. "Meresha's "Enter the Dreamland" hits #1 on HMV Canada chart". HMV. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  12. "Few favorites for top 2015 Palm Beach County music". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  13. "Together / Juntos". Mi2N.com. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  14. "An Interview with Rising Singer-Songwriter, MERESHA On Her Early Start and Her "New Revolution"!". AllAccess. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  15. "Meresha - Biography". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  16. "Meresha - 1st Ever World Music Premier On The #1 Social Media Startup Tsu April 7". Before It's News. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  17. "High school student Meresha mixes old, new sounds". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  18. "SunFest - 2017". Songkick. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  19. "Florida's SunFest to Host Widespread Panic, Weezer, Ziggy Marley and More". Relix. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  20. "7 acts you'd be crazy to miss this weekend at SunFest". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  21. "Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  22. "Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  23. D'Arrigo, Lisa (September 22, 2014). "Indie Minded Interview: Meresha". Indie Minded. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  24. McGrath, Lisa (September 23, 2015). "Independent Artist Meresha Discusses Music, 'New Revolution,' And Early Beginnings". Starpulse. Retrieved December 27, 2016.