Yona Marie is an awesome R&B and neo-Soul musician. Both her instrumentals and lyrics come together to create an upbeat yet smooth soundscape. This is a musician that demands more than one listen. This is the perfect music for any afterparty or on a brisk walk to pump yourself up.
-Rose Smith, Blog Editor
27-year-old Yona Marie has been singing and writing almost all her life. She was born and raised in Maryland and parts of Washington DC. Rachel started out singing with her family often at church and in performing arts grade schools. In 2010, Rachel gained some mainstream popularity by releasing 'The Luv Exposure' featuring artists, producers, and singers from around the country (and beyond) that united to make great music. The lead single was featured on a Majormix release which included Chris Brown, Ace Hood and Tyga. In the summer of 2013, she released a track called "High" that went viral in the independent music world, garnering over 100,000 listeners and 20,000 downloads. The 90s-styled instrumental is credited to the late J Dilla. In 2014, she released a full album called "Reminiscent that appeared in many outlets including Pandora and Boohoo clothing magazine advertisements. In 2016, she collaborated with EDM producer Eli to create the viral track "Just Wanna Love You" which hit over half a million plays between Spotify, Youtube, and Soundcloud. Yona graduated in 2012 from Jacksonville University with a degree in Music Business. She currently spends her time engulfed creating and marketing new music.
Below is a sampling of her music videos below (You can like and share his videos by clicking or tapping the youtube logo on the video, which will take you to the video on youtube):
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