A Candid Conversation with Lay’na Michelle

Today we sit down with the one and only #rnbempress Lay’na Michelle to talk about all her current achievements in the music industry.  In this one on one in depth interview we talk about her awards, being the first indie artist ever to perform live for the Detroit Pistons Pregame Show at the Little Caesars Arena, her new single “Certified” and more!  Read all about Lay’na Michelle below and follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laynamichelleofficialpage/

Supastars Online Magazine:  How would you describe yourself as an artist?

Lay’na Michelle:  As an artist I’m the one that aims to put your mind at ease.  Someone who is creative and confident in my ability to do so. I’m 420 for your ears.

 

Supastars Online Magazine:  What makes you the one and only #rnbempress ?

Lay’na Michelle:  I have listened to all types of music from different decades all my life.  I take something from every queen/legend that has made an impact in music.  For example I take the confidence and boldness from Etta James, the style & grace from Aretha Franklin, the energy from Whitney Houston, the relaxation from Erykah Badu, the laid back vibe from Ms. Jilly from Philly, the strength and soul from Ms. Tina Turner and so on.  I make sure to represent the queens .  Take all the ingredients presented and you get me.  The Royal Noble & Beautiful Empress or the #RnBEmpress.

 

Supastars Online Magazine: You have won many awards, could you tell the readers about the multiple awards you’ve won over the past few years?

Lay’na Michelle:  My first award I won was fan choice BBW entertainer of the year in 2018 from an organization called ThickNation based in Las Vegas.  I was also given “Phenomenal Album of the Year” from the same organization the same year.  2019 I was awarded the Spirit of Detroit Award and 2020 I was voted Female artist of the year at an independent award show in Jacksonville, Florida.  I am truly thankful and blessed to know that the music I put out is being heard and acknowledged.  I’d have to say though, my best award comes every day when a person supports my brand and tells me that I am doing a wonderful job.  That’s something I could never put on a shelf.  It stays right here in my heart.

 

Supastars Online Magazine: You also made history by being the first indie artist ever to perform original music for the Detroit Piston’s Pregame Show at The Little Caesars Arena in Michigan?  Could you tell the readers about that experience?  What was it like?

Lay’na Michelle:   To have a crowd of people from different walks of life embrace me with so much love was life changing.  Even though probably a high percentage of people in the crowd may have never heard of me, cheering me on and off the court I knew then this is truly my calling.  If they never heard of the #RnBEmpress they have now J.

 

Supastars Online Magazine:    How did performing at Little Caesars Arena for the Detroit Piston’s Pregame affect your  career moving forward?

Lay’na Michelle: I gained more confidence which helped me to accept more bookings and know my worth.  I have anxiety which lead to my seizures.  After realizing that I was able to showcase my music, knowing more than half of the attendees most likely don’t know the words or ever heard my songs cheer me on was amazing.  I knew that I could conquer anything that comes my way. As long as I keep GOD first.

 

Supastars Online Magazine:  You currently have a new single out now titled “Certified”, how would you describe the single?

Lay’na Michelle:  A fun song that I pray helps people to realize that it’s nothing to it.  Just do it.  If there is something that you want to do in life DO IT.  Remember who your creator is.  You will have haters.  As I say, “when it comes down to it. I don’t mind being my own hype man.”

 

Supastars Online Magazine:  How has your 2020 been so far despite the Covid19 pandemic? 

Lay’na Michelle:  There’s been times that I’ve been hit with a bit of depression knowing that so many of the stages I was booked for have been put on hold. I took this time to sit back and reflect so I know how to make an even bigger impact for the rest of 2020.  Also I realize I’m “Certified”.  The RnB Empress has no time to stay down and cry.  Use what you have. Create a stage.  Stay Positive. 2020 owes me nothing.

 

Supastars Online Magazine:  What plans do you have for the rest of the year musically?Lay’na Michelle:   I’m currently working on my album.  I have a few things pending for September.  In October I’m performing at the Independent Award Show in Jacksonville, Florida.  Who knows?  We have 4 more months in 2020.  I’m staying optimistic.  Even if I have to create my own stage. Hint Hint lol

 

 Supastars Online Magazine:  Is there anything you would like the readers to know about you that we haven’t covered or discussed yet?

Because of my accomplishment at the Little Caesars Arena I was presented with an exhibit in the Charles H. Wright African American Museum.  To have the 4th largest African American museum to have a feature exhibit on me alongside the legends that have passed on has humbled me.  Then to find out I’m the only artist alive to have done so?  One word wow.  A lot of people say they are surprised at how my demeanor has not changed.  I reply, “Why would it? I’ve only began….”

 

Is there anything else you would like to plug?  Any shout outs?

Stay tuned to all my social media by going to www.laynamichelle.com for all updates on the one and only true R’n’B Empress.  I promise I won’t disappoint.  Thank you to Some Guy named Jay, my management 2SA Entertainment, look out for more from my Blu3 Dr3am Ave Collection Brand, my family, fans, my city DETROIT, and thank you to you and your team Waka Flocka FLAME! “O lets do it!!”