Roxanne Ashley | 3RY Magazine Associate Editor
When it comes to breeding superstars, the city of Detroit has never disappointed. It’s contributions to the music industry are nothing short of amazing! From the Motown era, which produced numerous musical greats; such as Diana Ross and The Supremes, to generations later- the unforgettable late great Aaliyah. Positioned to carry the torch, is Biance’ Badd. This sultry songstress is an asset to the city’s music legacy. Born and raised on the west side of Detroit, she’s a mother, entrepreneur and vocal powerhouse who pours out her soul… in her music. Like many Detroit artists, she feels honored to literally walk down the same roads traveled by her well respected predecessors, and continue carrying the culture of musical innovation in her city.
Biance’ utilizes versatility and a desire to always connect with her audiences. She’s been releasing hits for years now, back when her EP “Faded” was making the rounds and gaining traction. Deservingly so, her current EP “Badd Vibe” is consistently gaining attention and receiving notoriety. Aside from singing, she’s proud to be raising a beautiful and bright little girl. Riley is her mom’s biggest fan, and motivates her to continue sharing the gift of song.
It is Biance’s pleasure to make music that transcends age, gender or background. She creates for ALL audiences. Depending on the song, she can inspire you to get up and dance, or have you deeply contemplating life and love. It doesn’t end there. She can also belt out a gospel song that will touch your spirit, and bring you to tears. As an added bonus, she handles her business, maintains style, is skilled in femininity and doesn’t compromise her integrity. She is undeniably the complete and total package.
“Mind Games”, which is currently garnishing radio exposure, is a project on which her vocals are featured. This project is an example of her willingness to collaborate with other committed and talented artists, provided their grind matches hers. 3RY had the great pleasure of sitting down with this sultry vocalist the beautiful Biance’ Badd. She was gracious to give us insight on what she does, as well as projects and plans on the horizon.
Thank you so much for sitting down with me and letting me bend your ear. We know you’re from Detroit, but where exactly did you grow up and how do you think your environment helped you on your path to stardom?
Thank you for having me! Well I grew up on the west side of Detroit in the Joy Rd area. I would say my environment really taught me to be strong, how to strategically move and adapt. Growing up where I’m from, I learned how to survive.
Who would you say has influenced you on your journey?
Honestly, I look to God. His influence is necessary, and of course amazing women in the industry like Tina Turner, Sade, Alicia Keys and now artist like Ari Lennox, and Summer Walker. I don’t want to sound cliché when I say this either, but myself. I’ve had to push myself and be my own influence often times so I’ve had to be the one to push me.
I really want to know what inspired you to sing?
The movie “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, The leading actress- Angela Bassett) I was just so amazing to me. I literally wanted to be her. Watching the story of her coming from the church and all of that really was the initial inspiration that told me that’s what I wanted to do! One of my goals I am aiming towards accomplishing is doing the Tina Turner Tribute at the BET Awards.
We all know that being in the music business has its difficulties. What are some struggles, if any, that you’ve experienced?
The music business is a male dominated industry. I’ve found being an independent woman, and having my own vision has caused people to disrespectful at times. Them not understanding my artistry and ultimately proving to be non believers. So I’ve had to push passed a lot of negativity, doubters, and naysayers.
What is some advice you’d give to an upcoming artist who may be reading this?
Always stay true to yourself. Social media has destroyed our generation in the sense that everyone wants to do what is trending and what they see working for others. Find the balance of not caring what negative people have to say, but be humble enough to understand that people’s opinions do matter. Educate yourself. No one should be able to tell you something you haven’t researched yourself.
Don’t be impossible and work smarter not harder, and always put God first.
What would you say is special about being from Detroit?
Our growth. We are survivors, and we are constantly grow and evolving!
Tell us about what’s coming up and what and what be on the look for?
I know everyone is asking about new music and it’s coming this summer. On March 26th I’ll be performing and giving artists a shot to open for myself and Platinum recording artist Trina at The Hilltop! So you guys don’t want to miss that! Then May 7th Trina and I will be at Club Echelon, then again on May 14th in Indianapolis! It’s a mini-tour so make sure you guys follow me to see new cities and dates added.
I truly enjoyed this interview with Ms. Badd herself, and am looking forward to continually watching her story unfold. She is true inspiration. Her name is significantly accurate, and her star quality is undeniable. We here at 3RY are rooting for her. We’ve no doubt she will take this world by storm. Make sure you follow her on social media, and keep it locked. I’d like to thank Biancé for sitting down with us and answering the question “Who’s Badd?”