Anastia (pronounced /Anas tia`/; born August 25) is an American recording artist, singer, songwriter, composer and poet. Anastia’s love for singing and performing were enhanced as a child at her local church, where she was drawn to the sounds of the choir and lyrics and would often be found singing along as they performed. While she has fond memories of her time spent at church; Anastia says her desire for music; was developed by someone closer to home. As commented by Anastia, “My father was the start of my musical desires” As a former musician and vocalist Anastia’s father Harold Johnson was always sharing his passion for jazz, soul along with some great old time gospel favorites with his children. Anastia watching her father’s passion desired to mirror in his footsteps. In the late 90’s following into the earlier millennium Anastia began writing, composing and creating music of her own. Her ability to captivate diverse crowds with her lyrics, voice, and charisma is evident in the many accolades and awards she has received to date. Anastia views her musical prowess as a blessing and is dedicated to creating music that is appealing, heartfelt, and seen as relevant by her audience. According to Anastia, “My music allows me to creatively express the way I feel; my writings connect me to the world, which translate through my songs; and grants me the opportunity to share a piece of me with everyone.” As Anastia matured she still enjoyed the music of her youth, but her musical interests began to broaden. She began to view her passion in a different light and embraced different genres of music from R&B, Reggae, Pop, Hip Hop, and Alternative, to Rock. Her musical style is best described as" Fusion", the fusing between various genres, styles and sounds, overlaid with her distinctive voice “To me there are no restriction, limitations and no boundaries when it comes to my musical style, only possibilities.” [FUSION] “Think outside the genre.” Anastia’s eclectic style, soulfulness, and passion are readily recognized in all her musical endeavors. The sounds that emanate from her, delivers a sultry and smooth impact that is unique and lasting. Anastia’s career goals are simple; she desires to share her talent with the world and mentor aspiring singers/songwriters. Anastia is a fresh breath of air and is often quoted as saying; “I’m just an ordinary girl with big dreams and a big heart and no time to sleep, so I’ll dream with my eyes open.” With Anastia’s determination and talent, it is obvious she will not have to dream for much longer, as the world begins to experience the beauty that is Anastia.