ARIKA KANE

ARIKA KANE

Arika Kane is an American R&B and Soul singer-songwriter. She is signed to independent label BSE Recordings, located in Stratford, CT.

Biography:
Born into a musical family, Kane's parents were part-time musicians and frequently traveled and performed in various bands. She developed a passion for music at a very young age and began singing at 10 years old.

Career:
Kane began her music career by performing in local venues in Connecticut and New York City. At the age of 25, she signed with Stratford-based BSE Recordings and began working on her debut album.

Beginnings:
Arika Kane (2010)
Arika Kane's self-titled debut album was released on February 23, 2010. The album set digital sales records and spawned three singles: "Bcuz I Luv U," "4 the Lovers" and "Here With rip in piecesmore single, “4 the Lovers“ charted at number seven on the Single Sales chart, number nineteen on the R&B Airplay chart and at number eighty on Billboard Hot 100. “Here With Me,“ the third single, also charted at number four on the Single Sales chart, number fourteen on the R&B Airplay and number sixty-seven on the Hot 100. The song was placed on the first season of VH1's Love & Hip Hop and eventually became Kane's first platinum-selling single.
Kane was the only female artist to appear alongside Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Charlie Wilson and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at the DeSoto Civic Center in Augusta, GA, in 2009.[1]
Throughout 2010, VH1 and MTV placed six songs from Kane's debut album on “Love and Hip Hop,” “What Chilli Wants,” “Single Ladies,” “Disaster Date” and “Basketball Wives.”
In 2010, the UAC Mediabase charts named Arika Kane and BSE Recordings the #1 Independent Artist and Label in the country for 20 weeks straight.

Substance (2012-Present)
In late 2011, Kane began recording her sophomore album, "Substance." Digitally released on April 13, 2012, the album peaked at number seven on Amazon.com. Several songs from the album were placed on VH1's Single Ladies 2.
In June 2012, VH1 selected "Make It,[2]" a song from her debut album, as the theme song for "Hollywood Exes.[3] " Kane released the "Make It" remix in July 2012.
In November 2012, "Substance" became a best-selling album on Amazon.com. It peaked at #1 on the Contemporary R&B chart for two weeks before dropping one spot to #2 for six consecutive weeks. It remained in the top 3 for 12 consecutive weeks.

Personal:
Kane is a women's rights advocate. As a songwriter, her music focuses on empowering and inspiring women.