From USA's American Idol all the way to Europe, Glennellen, a young independent music artist, is swiftly sailing into her own afterglow.
Glennellen's city-life-fast-paced-soul grew up in the small beach-town of Foley, Alabama. At only 2 years old, Glennellen ran up onstage to steal the mic from her parents (both former singers in The New Christy Minstrels) in the middle of one their concert, where she sang "You Are My Sunshine" to thousands of astounded onlookers. Stage fright is foreign to this singer-songwriter, who has 10+ years of vocal training in all genres/styles - including opera, classical, jazz, rock, and R&B. Glennellen is a firm believer in no limits - and she applies that to her music greatly, incorporating the best of all musical styles and genres through her music and vocals.
The young redhead amazed the AMERICAN IDOL judges at only 15 years old, and was asked to return a few years later after she'd gained more experience "before braving Hollywood." At 19, Glennellen returned to the show - this time, soaring through to Hollywood week with a golden ticket in hand. After competing on America's #1 realty television talent show, the music artist + songwriter went on to record and co-produce her debut original full-length album, Perspective. The album features 8 originals + 1 mash-up cover, and after landing a distribution deal with Hitman Records was released worldwide on October 15th, 2016. It sold out its first year, having been made available in stores and online with Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and more.
This rising star is making a name for herself in the music industry. Climbing the charts overseas, Glennellen collaborated with French/German duo Cosmow by writing the lyrics and vocally performed their alternative pop single, "AFTERGLOW," which just made its way to NO.4 on the Top 20 in Greece and NO.14 on the Greece Dance Charts. Stations all throughout Italy, The Balkans, and now Brazil are continuously spinning the intriguing indie pop dance single daily. On July 28th, 2017, 107.3 KISS FM Gulf Coast aired "Afterglow," becoming the first US station to play the single. It is now spinning on some of the biggest iHeart Radio platforms, including Jay-Z's TIDAL.
Glennellen was also one of the youngest acts to perform to a standing room only attendance at Hollywood's acclaimed house of rock, the Whisky A Go-Go, on June 1st, 2017. In the fall of 2018, she made her first appearance at The Hotel Cafe for a special showcase performance.
Glennellen's sound is classified as alternative indie pop. She and her band incorporate the best of all genres to her music (originals + covers). Her musical style makes their sets intriguing and fun for everyone, and her voice touches their hearts without fail when she performs. Her band includes herself + keyboardist, drummer, guitarist, and bassist, and violinist. Audiences of all ages around the globe are falling in love with Glennellen's voice, her lyrics, and her artistic style.