Nadine Marie - contributed
"I am a music orientated person," was the expression from upcoming artiste Nadine Miller, more popularly known as Nadine Marie, who hopes, through music, to spread the word of God.
Miller, who hails from Spanish Town, St Catherine, is the eldest of three children and started singing in church when she was eight years old. There, she was a part of the church choir where she began playing the keyboard.
The former Jonathan Grant High School student told THE STAR that her music is based on real life situations and wants it to help people.
"I want to bless people with my music sing about things people can relate to things based on their life situations," she said.
In 1998, Miller, who was a member of the group N'voy, encouraged the group to enter the Tastee Talent Contest. They made it to the semi-finals. The group furthered its success when it placed second in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Gospel Festival in 2005.
Taking a new turn with her solo career, Miller has already recorded three tracks Woeh, Put Your Hands Up and People Say, which were produced by Ariff Butler, Dale Virgo and Alex Martin-Blanken, respectively. All three songs are getting favourable airplay.
She has also worked with some popular names in the music industry, such as: Katalyst Crew, George Nooks, Chevelle Franklyn, Radic, DJ Nicholas, Ryan Mark, Jenieve and Robert and Perpetual Praise.
Miller, who has performed on a number of shows such as Fun In The Son and Gospel Explosion, said the support has been awesome.
"I have been receiving tremendous support from my family and close friends," she stated.
The singing sensation hopes to complete school in five years and go into music full time. She also plans to record her first album and work with international and local artistes.