JB Talent Management and Humanity Pride Productions have teamed up with international pop star Baby M to announce her very first United States tour, which began in June 2012.
The Discovery of Baby M
At age 14, Baby M starts singing in the slums. Her mother, Monica, ran the Kapatiran Foundation, based in Manila, which is a charity organization established to assist in feeding the needy and educating the children. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Baby M was also driven to give back to communities and individuals who are less fortunate. Blessed with undeniable vocal talent, Baby M began lifting spirits, while singing in the slums. It was during this time that she was quickly discovered by a Japanese producer.
Baby M is a Pop Sensation
Collaborating with various South African singers and rappers, Baby M stormed the international music scene in early 1999. She officially debuted in 2002 as "Baby. M" under Universal Music Japan with the single "usual girl", and after the release of two singles with the label and one indie single, she re-debuted in 2009 under Rhythm Zone and then in 2011, with Universal Records Philippines.
As early as 2000, she was dubbed ‘The Bridge between Japan and the Philippines GLBTI community.’ Her fame in the community fully came to fruition in 2011, when she became the Music Goodwill Ambassador for Japan to South Africa. In 2012, she headlined the international Mr. Gay World Competition.
"I've always loved the gay community, but this time my eyes have been opened in so many ways." While there, she was able to solidify her place amongst international pop stars as her performances hailed critical acclaim.
Baby M Debut’s in America
During the Mr. Gay World competition in South Africa this year, Baby M was discovered by Jarl Haugedal and Michael Billy, Co-Owners of JB Talent Management. JB Talent Management specializes in international stars of music, stage and screen, by establishing a market for them in the US. JB Talent Management clients understand the importance of charity work and contributions, not for the bang or the buck… but for the good of humanity. Michael Billy states, "Jarl and I have been in this business for a very long time- and we know first-hand, how self consuming it can be. It's time we change our perception of this business and make charity the goal, rather than the end result being just about dollar signs."
Baby M’s American Debut U.S. Tour began in June, with an exclusive release party held in Jersey City.
Following her media release party, Baby M attended and marched in her first NYC Pride celebration.
In July of 2012, Baby M releases her first American singles on iTunes! Preview and purchase hits from her latest CD, Love
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