One of the break out artists of carnival in Trinidad this year was Angela Hunte. But most would be surprised to find out that she is actually a veteran in the music industry. She has penned songs for a variety of artists including Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Miguel, P.Diddy, Nas, Melanie FIona ,Gyptian, Slightly Stoopid, Major Lazer, Mutya Buena featuring Any Winehouse and many more. One of her most famous is Empire State of mind performed by Alicia Keys and Jay-z.
Born in East Flatbush, New York and raised part-time on the island of Trinidad she has always had an appreciation for international music and sounds and was influenced heavily by European artists including Phil Collins, Shirley Bassey, Sting and David Bowie. At age 15, she began her quest to become one of New York’s finest singer-songwriters. For seven years, she was mentored by Grammy Award-winning producer Salaam Remi who helped her to eventually acquire a contract with EMI Publishing to write exclusively in Europe.
After years working abroad all over in Europe, this past year marked her return to the islands with a massive collaboration with soca legend, Machel Montano. Most recently, she performed at Dr. Jay’s famous “Return Fete” to a crowd who adored her.
Get a taste of Angela Hunte’s unique musical flavour, with her last release “One Stop” and look out for new music coming from her this year!