ARMANI VISITS WKKF 102.3 // USA
Armani has kickstarted her career with the recent release of her debut single ‘Paradise’, and the follow up promotional single 'Waves'. The 20-year-old, who travelled all the way from Haiti, is gearing up to have a massive first album – and it all starts with the first single. In an effort to promote the singles, Armani stopped by WKKF 102.3, a radio station in New York, earlier today. Below you can find the interview, so make sure you check it out!
"I can't believe it's only been like two weeks since I released this song. It feels like I've been talking, and stressing, about it for a lifetime! I'm not going to lie, all this promotion and performing has made me a little obsessed with the song - but not in a self-absorbed way, if that makes any sense at all. Like I'm just constantly humming or singing it no matter what I'm doing. For example, at the Billboard Awards rehearsals for Toda la Noche, I started singing Paradise it was just that stuck in my head. So I don't really know if this is a good thing or not. But, either way, I still absolutely adore the song and am so proud of how well it is doing and the reception it is getting. I wish I could individually thank everybody who got it to where it is, but it'd be impossible. There's so many different people that came together for this - from fans to my manager. So I just want to extend a really honest thank you, and show how grateful I am, to everybody that has supported me in this journey!"
"God, that was crazy! I'm so happy that my performance is done though. I was honestly so damn nervous leading up to it all. Like what if I forgot the words? What if I couldn't do the dance? What if there were technical issues? Thank God it all went smoothly. There was so much preparation that went into the night and I just want to congratulate everybody for how well they did. Ever nominee and winner absolutely deserved it, and I couldn't be more proud of all of my peers. There was some insane performances too! My favourites would have to be Shawn, Olly, Fergie & Ariana! Although everyone did stellar. The night was such an amazing experience for me, too. It was my first red carpet event and it was so weird. Like, you get on the carpet, and suddenly you're expected to pull out a million different poses for a million different cameras. Everybody is saying your name, and before you know it, you're being moved along. I wasn't actually able to talk to anyone on the carpet, because I was a little late, but I just want to say I appreciate all the love that was shown to me!"
"I think that, as artists, giving back is one of the most important things we can do. It's the reason why I decided to partner up with Give Back Brands for the release of my debut fragrance, Island Gyal. All sales profits go towards Hope For Haiti, an incredible organisation dedicated to my home. Hope for Haiti works to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children. I think, given that I grew up as a child in Haiti, this was the most obvious choice of charity for me. It really spoke to me, and took me back to my childhood in the nation. My upbringing wasn't horrible, but there's such a noticeable difference as to how I grew up compared to how American kids have grown up. It's just something i have noticed since I moved here just over a year ago. The brand really leans towards the philanthropic ideas I would like to lean towards going into the future of my music career. So, I'm really happy I was given the opportunity, and just want to urge all my peers that charity is one of the greatest gifts we can give!"
After the interview concluded, the host thanked Armani for stopping by. The host reminded everyone to buy "Paradise", as well as "Waves" and "Toda la Noche", on iTunes. Then, "Paradise" was played on the radio.
Be sure to stream "Paradise" on all streaming services! Buy it on iTunes as well! Follow Armani on Twitter (@COPCAL_ARMANI)! Make sure you request "Paradise" on your local radio station! Check back here often, as we will always have the most recent updates on anything and everything Armani!