Origin: LOS ANGELES
Genre: HYBRID ARTIST (POP | LATIN)
Years Active: 1998 - Present
Label: CandyLane Music
Official Website: ednamonique.com
Inspired by the music of predominant internationally renowned artists like Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Sade, Celine Dion, Freddie Mercury, and others, Edna Monique has received critical acclaim as a vocalist equally in the English and Latin markets. She has worked with several Grammy award winning artists, musicians, and producers such as Homero Patron, Seth Riggs and more. Edna has forged her musical experiences across a wide spectrum of art forms and musical styles. She is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and arranger.
As a child, she learned classical piano and sang Pop, Latin, and Musical Theatre. In college, she studied Opera, later taking it up as a serious career with enormous success and accomplishment. Her versatility is a trademark of her unique style as an artist. She demonstrates this in her singing and in her songwriting, continually mixing various elements of rock, pop, latin, eclectic, and even symphonic elements into her musical arrangements in the songs she chooses to write and perform. Edna truly believes “The sky’s the limit!”, when it comes to music recording and songwriting. Edna is a graduate of USC's Thornton School of Music.
In addition, Edna has captivated audiences around the globe since age 17, beginning with her release of her first Latin album “La Flor” Con Mariachi Los Gavilanes (under former artistic name, Monica Ceballos), and distributed by Sigala Records. She quickly became described as “The Voice of Fine Velvet” as stated by the Spanish Editorial Section of The L.A. Times, La Opinión. With the support from various local and regional radio stations, and certain big-name artists, her talent proved worthy of attention and people began to take notice. In 2016, Edna released her first ever pop single "Goodnight Saigon". Originally recorded in the early 1980's by famed composer Billy Joel, Edna gives a tribute in english to Vietnam vets.
Edna launched her English-Spanish pop single "Tornado" this year! This original bilingual English and Spanish Latin pop dance tune was written and co-produced by Sony Music producer, Bruce "Automatic" Vanderveer for Inrage Ent., in collaboration with Edna Monique's current independent music label Candylane Music.
"...WOWS the audience! " LA TIMES
"La voz de terciopelo" LA OPINION, Para Ti
"Edna...received a standing ovation" EGP Comet
"Bracing for Success" Elena Epstein/USC News CLICK HERE
"La voz de terciopelo" ("The Voice of Fine Velvet") Maria Luisa Arredondo/L.A. OPINION, Para Ti (3 feb1999)