11-Year Old Brick Girl is Doing Big Things
Angelina Bella has tremendous talent...and an equally tremendous heart.
This middle school singer from Brick has garnered so many fans not only around the Jersey Shore, but way beyond. She's got a heart of gold and a singing voice and performing style that just makes you want to wrap her in a big hug and cheer her on!
One of Angelina's latest music videos, a remake of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (and yes, I play her mom in it, LOL!!!) will debut on MTV as part of a new artist block this spring. But that's not all --Angelina has been in the studio this week recording her first original song, given to her by Nashville song writers that have written for Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry.
Angelina will also soon release another music video with her own arrangement of the song "What's Up" for a very special young girl named Renee Bergeron -- a 12-year old dancer who has undergone 2 surgeries to remove a cancerous tumor from her brain. Renee is now fighting to recover and hopes to dance again. For this music video about Renee, Angelina teamed up with her friend, adorable Dance Moms star Lilly K for a beautiful and touching depiction of Renee's life-threatening journey. That video will premiere in April as a dedication to Renee and the incredible people at St. Jude's Research Hospital who saved her life.
Angelina has been raised by loving parents who have taught her the importance of helping others along the way. She is using her platform to raise awareness for people in need, and has donated so much to make a difference. Angelina actually spent the 12 days of Christmas donating $100 each day to those less fortunate.
This morning on our show, Angelina made two donations of $200 a piece to Common Ground Grief Center (for group therapy aimed at teens who have lost a sibling or parent) and Mosaic Music Therapy (to provide funds for kids who have been bullied or are autistic and in need of the help that only a music therapist can provide.)
Angelina remains hard at work in the studio for her debut single "It's Not Personal" with a really cool band made up of local teens from around the Jersey Shore (including my son Ben on drums!)
Gary Gellman of Gellman Images, who has directed and produced Angelina's past music videos, will once again be at the helm of creating a music video for her new single, so we are super excited that our "Official Jersey Shore Photographer to the Stars" continues to document Angelina's journey.
And as if that's not enough, you can see this adorable 11-year old ball of energy performing the National Anthem and God Bless America for five MLB teams this season. Angelina will also embark on a mini-tour with Lilly K starting in Louisiana, perform two shows at Disney World, sing at 4 state fairs, and, in her spare time (lol!), look for her singing at First Energy Park in Lakewood for the BlueClaws. (And that's not including all of the upcoming concerts she is booking for the rest of 2019!) Whew!
Angelina -- you light up a room and bring us a lot of joy. As your music video mom, I am so proud of you :)
To see all the fun we had re-making a music video for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, CLICK HERE!
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