THE STAR has been good to my career - D’Angel
Dancehall diva D'Angel is one entertainer who loves making headlines, and when she does, a copy of the story will likely become part of a special keepsake.
The recording artiste recalls the first time seeing herself in print. It was not related to her music career, but rather an image she had done with Miguel Modeling Agency. She said she has a scrapbook of newspaper features and photographs of memories and special engagements, including those she has done in collaboration with THE STAR.
"I was very excited [seeing those initial photos]; it was actually a photo shoot that I was a part of. I still have it in my scrapbook up to this date," D'Angel shared.
Over the years, as the Exposed artiste sought to transition from the runway to the stage, found love, recorded hits, and went through a difficult divorce, she shared that the one thing family and fans always have questions about is the impact of media. She says, "What you see on the front page of that newspaper doesn't always tell the story."
She continued: "And I always say this to say that a person has to read and make their own analysis. I think THE STAR has been good to my career -- showcasing my highs and lows -- which I'm very grateful for. That is what makes me a strong contender today."
The presence of female entertainers in the media globally has evolved, she said. Still owning her title as the 'First Lady of Dancehall', she believes that with women becoming the dominant force by breaking ground, both locally and internationally, in music and film, it will continue to be reflected in the headlines.
She shared that music has been her sanctuary in some of the most challenging periods, and the publication has offered a platform for her to share the inspiration behind writing and recording the songs that have taken her career to the next level.
"I think this brand has been attracted to my brand throughout the years, and continues to have me on their roster [for events] because I'm a great entertainer, people person, and one who takes nothing personal. The newspaper, the reporters, have a job to do, and so do I. So good, bad or the indifferent, they know D'Angel will always do a great show, giving her A+ all the time," she said.
"At the end of the day, a star has to have a story, and someone who creates their own path, and no matter the challenges, they stick by it; and that's who I am. It has been a journey with THE STAR since my breakthrough hit song Downtown Girl and a tremendous support, so, for that, I'll be forever grateful," she continued.