What is your full name and where are you from?
My name is Caleya Black, and i’m a 33-year-old singer/songwriter from NJ.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences and why?
My biggest musical influences are Whitney Houston, Sade, Toni Braxton, and Smokey Robinson. Whitney is a legend and was who I wanted to someday be like. Not to mention, she’s from my home state. I love Sade’s smooth, sultry sound. Toni Braxton has one of the most beautiful tones ever! Smokey is a musical genius. Although he has written countless classics, there is just something about his voice! When he sings, you can feel every emotion — he pulls you into the song.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Five years from now, my desire is to continue to write and sing timeless music. My goal isn’t fame, just want to be impactful somehow. That way, I know i’ve done what I was put on this earth to do. I would hope that the music I’ve made and my actions have touched someone’s life in some way.
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