About Arika Kane
With 1,000,000 digital downloads sold from her self-entitled debut album, “Arika Kane” released in August of 2010, the spotlight is shining vigorously. She has reached #2 on Amazon for R&B downloads, and #18 on ITunes for R&B downloads. Kane’s sophomore single, “ 4 the Lovers “ charted in Billboard # 7 Single Sales, # 19 R&B Airplay & # 80 in Billboard Hot 100. Her follow up soulful ballad “ Here With Me “ also charted in Billboard # 4 Single Sales, # 14 R&B Airplay & # 67 in Billboard Hot 100. The UAC Mediabase charts placed Arika Kane & BSE Recordings as the #1 Independent artist & label in the country for 20 weeks straight. Hip Hop Weekly wrote: “Arika’s debut album delivers a complete composition that will really resonate with true music fans.” CD Baby named Arika Kane as “one of the hottest new up-and-coming artists to hit the music scene.” Arika Kane’s music has been placed & featured on several VH1 Reality & Sitcom TV shows. such as: “What Chili Wants” “Basketball Wives” “Single Ladies” & “Love & Hip Hop”. Arika Kane enchanted the stage as she appeared on the “Monique Show” in March 2011. She also recently captivated the audience @ the world famous “Ashford & Simpsons” Sugar Bar in NYC. Last November, Arika Kane was the only female to perform on the “One World Tour” with R&B Legends Maze, Frankie Beverly, Babyface, and Charlie Wilson in Southaven, Mississippi to a sold out Desoto Civic Center.
Growing up in a small rural town in Connecticut, Kane’s parents were both singers & musicians. They enjoyed gigging on the weekends as they had to pursue jobs during the week to support Arika & her brother. Kane became familiar with the joy & passion for music early on, and started singing at 10 years old. Influenced by her father’s songwriting, Kane also connected with her songwriting ability later on & is now very proud to be co-writer on each song off of her current debut album. Arika is influenced by artists such as Aaliyah, Janet & Michael Jackson, Dru Hill, Aerosmith, Jodeci, Survivor, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey & Tamia. Kane also has a grand appreciation for legends such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Etta James & Quincy Jones. Arika Kane is currently recording her next project. She & BSE Recordings are both fervent to release her New Album “SUBSTANCE” coming in April. Kane’s upcoming Album “SUBSTANCE” is armed with a monumental collection of Heartfelt & Timeless Music that will make you remember is what Music is all about. Releasing digitally Worldwide on April 17th 2012.