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buzz ‘stache: MANIKA to Debut New Single, Tour with One Direction

Eighteen-year-old pop artist, MANIKA, is set to debut her “Good Girls” anthem on Top 40 Radio June 5th and tour with teen heartthrobs, One Direction, this summer.


MANIKA made an announcement on Tuesday, May 15th, that her highly anticipated second single, “Good Girls” will be added to Top 40 Radio starting June 5th. This fun, energetic pop track is destined to be an anthem for all the “good girls” out there and meant to be turned up loud!

Listen to “Good Girls” before it hits radio on SoundCloud.

The June release follows her breakout Top 40 pop hit “Just Can’t Let You Go” featuring Young Money’s Lil Twist. “Good Girls” is the lead single from her debut, five-track EP entitled , The Middle of Hollywood EP, slated for release May 22nd via Wamaframa Records/CCA Entertainment.

Watch the video for “Just Can’t Let You Go” on YouTube.

MANIKA, a fresh and positive role model for teens, is also jet setting across the nation with special performances. She has been chosen by teen sensation, One Direction, the first British group to ever have their first record debut at #1, to be the opening act on their North American Summer Tour. In between performances with One Direction, MANIKA, a former girl scout herself, will also headline a few dates of The Girl Scouts of America 100th Anniversary Tour.  MANIKA performed last Saturday on May 12 on the Village Stage at KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango alongside Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and Maroon 5.

MANIKA Tour Dates (Dates with One Direction Indicated Below):

22-May            Mohegan Sun Arena (with One Direction)                  Uncasville, CT

24-May            Patriot Center (with One Direction)                             Fairfax, VA

25-May            IZOD Center (with One Direction)                               East Rutherford, NJ

26-May            Beacon Theatre (2 SHOWS with One Direction)        New York, NY

28-May            Susquehanna Bank Center (with One Direction)        Camden, NJ

29-May            Molson Amphitheatre (with One Direction)                 Toronto, Ontario

31-May            Molson Amphitheatre (with One Direction)                 Toronto, Ontario

1-Jun               Fox Theatre (with One Direction)                               Detroit, MI

2-Jun               Allstate Arena (with One Direction)                            Chicago, IL

9-Jun               Girl Scouts “Rock The Mall”                                         Washington, DC

13-Jun            Event Ctr at San Jose State (with One Direction)       San Jose, CA

14-Jun            Paramount Theatre (with One Direction)                    Oakland, CA

17-Jun            Honda Center (with One Direction)                             Anaheim, CA

23-Jun            Gexa Energy Pavillion (with One Direction)                Dallas, TX

24-Jun            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion (with One Direction) Houston, TX

26-Jun            Arena at Gwinnett Center (with One Direction)         Atlanta, GA

27-Jun            Time Warner Cable Arena (with One Direction)         Charlotte, NC

29-Jun            1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre (with One Direction) Tampa, FL

30-Jun            Amway Center (with One Direction)                          Orlando, FL

1-Jul                BankAtlantic Center (with One Direction)                   Sunrise, FL

8-Sep              Girl Scouts “GirlaPalooza”                                           Atlanta, GA

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audio ‘stache: Will You Be MANIKA’s Valentine?

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

MANIKA is giving away a FREE song in celebration of Valentine’s Day  

As a special Valentine’s Day treat, Manika is giving away a free download of her new heartfelt song ‘Valentine.’

Watch a special message from Manika below and get the free download for Valentine  here.

“I love my song ‘Valentine’ because it’s the perfect way to ask that special person to be your Valentine,” explains Manika. “Rather than getting the normal chocolates, roses, cards or teddy bears, send the song! Don’t get me wrong, I love the Valentine chocolates and roses. But it’s nice to be unique and change things up a bit.”

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MANIKA, 18-year-old emerging pop artist released her debut single in 2011, “Just Can’t Let You Go” featuring Lil Twist with nationwide spins on Top 40 radio.

The pop-star vocalist is an active member in the fight against cyber-bullying as the newest face of the explosive NOH8 Campaign. Manika pledges, “45% of today’s youth have been cyber-bullied in the past year. I truly believe that everyone is entitled to have their own unique voice. Everyone is different and that’s what makes us beautiful. We should respect people’s differences, not bully them for it. I pledge to do everything I possibly can with NOH8 as a musical artist – and as a human being – to end cyber bullying.” Read more about the NOH8 Campaign here.

Last summer, Manika completed a Shop Til You Rock tour, a music-inspired mall tour that empowers teens to look and feel like rock stars. The tour hit 38 mall locations and was sponsored by Pepsi and Gamestop. Additionally, Clear Channel’s iheartradio selected Manika as an “Artist To Watch” for their NEW! Discover and Uncover program, and Manika was featured on a recent All Access Journeys airing hourly in all of their retail stores nationwide.

Manika was discovered by the late-great Frank DiLeo (Michael Jackson‘s long-time manager), and revered music coach CeCe Sammy of UK’s Pop Idol. Manika (pronounced Ma-NEE-ka), whose mixed heritage includes Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Spanish, is currently in the studio collaborating with A-list songwriters/producers for her full-length debut, including Tearce and Francci, and such heavy hitters as Qura Rankin and Evan Bogart (Beyonce, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Jennifer Lopez).
 
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Just Can’t Let You Go (single – feat Lil Twist) 

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