“My mission is to inspire people to love themselves and strive to be the best version of them they can be through my music, charity work and motivational speaking!”
Singer-songwriter Shalyah Fearing is featured, alongside bassist Kyla Wright and guitarist Preston Kra, performing Fearing's original song, "Do You See Me?" and a cover of Jazmine Sullivan's "Lost One." For her story of empowerment, Fearing pays tribute to two strong and inspiring women: her mother, who raised and homeschooled eight children while pursuing a nursing career, and her grandmother, who ran a successful independent business. Shalyah Fearing is a singer-songwriter and actress. Music has always been in her family. She started singing when she was 5 years old and continued to pursue her career as a professional singer, from studying at an arts school in her hometown to landing lead roles in musicals like The Little Mermaid, A Little Princess, and Shrek to landing a spot in the Top 8 semifinals on season ten of NBC’s The Voice! Shalyah currently attends Berklee College of Music, where she studies music business and literature in hopes of becoming an entertainment lawyer. Two Track(Opens in a new window) is a music video series designed for Berklee’s YouTube and social media channels that features artists in an intimate setting with only one microphone and continuous camera takes. Each recording session will revolve around a single theme (i.e., connection, love, dreams) that can be expressed by the artist either through their track selection or through a short storytelling segment that will be recorded as part of the performance. The videos in this series will premiere at specific dates and times, but if you miss the premiere, each video will be public on the channel in continuity.
"Do You See Me?" (Shalyah Fearing) 02:58
Empowerment (theme) 03:38 "Lost One" (Jazmine Sullivan)
Born in Springfield, MA and raised in Hudson, Florida, Shalyah began singing at the tender of four years old. She received a full scholarship to the Performing Arts Center in Tampa, and starred in Shrek, The Little Princess, and The Little Mermaid. While honing her skills at Music Matter’s in New Port Richey, FL. Being fully committed to juggling between music lessons and productions, she prepared to audition for her dream TV show, NBC’s The Voice. At age 15, Shalyah stole the hearts of millions of fans. First on Team Cristina, then Team Pharrell and making it to the Top 8 on Team Adam all amongst an outpouring of critical acclaim.
Idolator called her “amazing.” AXS claimed, “Fearing has amazing stage presence and sings with emotion and expression that is way beyond her years,” and Entertainment Weekly put it best, “She’s at the start of her own climb.”
“I want my story to inspire young people like myself to go out there and get what they want,” Shalyah affirms. “You have to work for it. That’s what I’m doing now. I’m working for it, and I’m going to get it!