:: With much anticipation and fan excitement, we are very pleased to announce that Triple Threat/Rising Star Mandy Rain is set to release her next single “Back To Bad”. The single will be released on iTunes and other online outlets on Friday, September 18, 2015, with a video to follow. “Back To Bad” was co-written by Mandy, Maria Christensen, (J-lo, Celine Dion, Lemonade Mouth) and Isaac Hasson (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Hot Chelle Rae) with Isaac also producing the track! The song is a fun, radio friendly, uptempo record about a good girl who if backed into a corner, can go back to being a bad girl. The video concept was created by Mandy, and she directed and produced the video. The video was shot at the You Tube Space Facility in Los Angeles, & will World Premiere on VEVO, with a date to be determined. ::
Mandy was discovered by Nick Cannon at age 12, when she auditioned and got the part on the Nickelodeon Show “Star Camp” (Giggle Club). The show was produced by Nick & Legendary Record Producer Quincy Jones. Nick created a girl group around Mandy called “School Gyrls”, and they released two albums on Island Def Jam Records. Mandy also starred in two School Gyrls Movies, including one where Justin Bieber was a guess star. Mandy released her “RIOT” single on Mandyland/Empire Records, and the song has been featured on Blogs & radio stations worldwide. Mandy was named “Celebrity Ambassador” to “Best Friends” No-Kill Animal Shelter for her work in saving animals and getting the word out to adopt them. Mandy has a huge social media fan base which includes 232K Twitter Followers and 240K Facebook Likes/Friends.
Hi Mandy, please tell us a little about you?
My names Amanda. I’m a singer, dancer, actress from Nickelodeon. I also a dabble in professional basketball (most likely not true).
How did you get started?
I started off by getting signed to Nick Cannon at the young age of 13, and started off on a show called Star Camp. You’d most likely remember me from those movies “School Gyrls”, one with a young Biebs.
Do you have any music influences?
Yes yes of course. I’m very influenced by everything around me, so it’s not always other artists, but sometimes writers, friends, sometimes experiences and sometimes even objects, as funny as it sounds. Inspiration pops up when you least expect it, you have to just roll with it. Musically, I’m very inspired by Christina A. & Ciara.
What is your musical background?
I have sang for as long as I can remember. I have been professionally singing in recording studios since I was about 13/14 & have been song writing for almost two years now.
Do you ever get nervous?
Not often. Butterflies, but they’re more or less butterflies because I will never get over how lucky I am to be doing what I love as a “9-5”. Every time I walk on stage, it’s always a reality check of how blessed I am, no matter the audience size.
Tell us about your new hit song “Back To Bad”?
I love Back To Bad. Its def been one of my favorites on the album since we started the EP. It’s got a kick back, dance, hip hop vibe to it. I love being able to dance to my own music, and I love hearing my single blasting through the Hollywood studios I dance at. Such a kick ass, in your face song.
Explain your sound in 3 words?
Trendsetter, Happy, Bright.
Which artists would you like to collaborate with?
Iggy and JLO. When “Booty” came out, I was so mad no one called me. ;P
What has been your biggest achievement?
I’ve been blessed enough to do some amazing things, like tour parts of the world, create a book series through Simon And Shyster, had a clothing line… But my biggest achievement thus far, has been remaining a positive role model for young people of the next generation. My music is def sexy, and edgy, don’t get me wrong, and I do post sexy pictures, and have an adult life of my own, but I feel like I am here to stand up for the curvy girls of the world, show girls that there’s a way you can go about being sexy without crossing lines, and same goes for guys!
What are the five things you can’t live without?
My family, Black Track (MAC) eyeliner (love my wing line, even though I always fail at one side, never even -_-), music, trail mix, & my dogs.
Funniest thing that ever happened at a concert or event?
Probably just fans crying over meeting me, I always think that’s crazy. Really amazing and cool, but I always think it’s so amazing that I affect people that way.
Best advice ever given?
Best advice I’ve ever given? Is probably to treat everyone around you with respect, give everyone the benefit of the doubt, love all, and trust few.
What beauty tips do you swear by?
Eating clean, drink lots of water, get lots of rest, wash your face everyday, and do as little to your hair as possible! It’ll keep your hair growing so much faster!
What do you like to watch on tv?
Ugh, so many shows. Young & hungry, Jane The Virgin, Gossip Girl, Catfish, and so many more.
What is you favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
Problem -Ariana Grande FT. Iggy.
Top 3 designers?
Dolls Kill, Wildfox, Go Jane.
What do you do in your spare time?
Workout, spend time with family & friends, go to the beach, write, and clean. I LOVE CLEANING. Weirdo I know.
Five years from now you will be…?
Happy & still grinding.
How important is Social Media for you?
HUGE! I get to connect with the people who support me. So blessed to have that form of communication to the people I love.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: “A lion doesn’t have to prove its a threat, you already know what a lion is capable of.”
Best book: The Outsiders
Food: Buffalo Wings and/or anything fried really.
Movie: Bridesmaids or Devil Wears Prada
Song: At the moment “Wildest Dreams” -T. Swift.
TV Show: Gossip Girl
Sports Team: Boston Bruins
Holiday Destination: Bora Bora