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Meet Anaya Lovenote

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anaya Lovenote.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Anaya. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I moved from Texas to Atlanta in 2015 to pursue a career in singing and modeling. Once I moved to Atlanta, I finally found my second home. I lived in Atlanta for almost four years before moving to Los Angeles. After settling down in LA, I grew to love for the city and the support that they give. Growing up in foster care, I had to find some way to cope with all of the things I was going through as a child. I started listening to artists like Monica, Whitney Houston, etc. When I would listen to their songs I could feel how they were feeling as if I was in the room with them. At that point, I knew music was for me. The way a song could change your mood and give you hope was amazing to me. It was a feeling I couldn’t see myself without.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has not been easy at all but that’s exactly what makes everything worth it in the end. You have to start somewhere and most importantly faith is something you strongly have to have. This is something I’ll never forget. One of my celebrity friends told me, “even slow progress is still progress.” In this industry, everything won’t be perfect but I have to remind myself to keep ongoing.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an R&B singer/songwriter who has a new single titled “Secure the Bag” featuring Chanel West Coast and the Ying Yang Twins. I’m very proud of the growth I’ve had as an artist. This can range from developing my image, creating my sound, and the patience I’ve grown as a person. Putting myself as a figure that makes me a more marketable artist that can be taken seriously by those who have already made it in the industry has truly been the best part. I have seen myself grow from performing at small events to being given the chance to do an opening performance at the upcoming Millenium Tour.

Aside from being given bigger opportunities with performing, I’m also being offered to give back to my community with an organization that I’m passionate about. Earth, Wind, & Fire’s Phillip Bailey’s Music Is Unity is a non-profit organization that helps foster care youth transition into adulthood. Mr. Bailey and I are planning a talent show event for the month of May which I’m really happy to be apart of.

I think the story of my upbringing in the foster care system and how I am open to sharing my story to inspire others is something that sets me apart from the rest. Not only that, but my personality has a mind of its own so it adds character to my music. I’m always positive and humble, having a happy mindset is very important to me. I feel that a strong and driven mindset will take anyone far but to make people fall in love with you as a person is not a gift everyone has.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I really can’t say that I have any specific memories from my childhood. I grew up in the foster care system so the feelings that I was feeling when I was younger were a lot of torture, loneliness, and misunderstanding. Now that I’m older and looking back into the past, I feel as though the foster care system saved my life. It made me want more things for myself As an artist, you have to know that the fight for your dream will be worth it in the end. You just have to keep going.

Being in foster care has molded me into the strong, optimistic, and persevering artist that I am. My past has made me fight for the better, not for me but for my family and future kids. The road to success is not always easy but that’s also how life is. Any kid in foster care finds something they love and their happy place. Whatever they cope with is what will give them a chance at a better life.

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Jason Bush, John Russo Photography, IG: @johnrussophoto

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