Rich vocalizations and big-band pop vibes aren’t the only things driving young breakthrough artist Valentina Cherico. Her unique fusion of pop and Latin music sends shivers down spines across the globe, featured prominently in her newest single, “Believe In Yourself” – available now!
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, 19-year-old Valentina’s polished vocals are merely the icing on this massive production. Featuring sexy Latin trumpet riffs, stylish Spanish guitar licks, and an alluring depth metaphoric of our own potential, “Believe In Yourself” is a massive mix that has something to tickle everyone’s fancy.
Preaching the gospel of confidence, Valentina reflects on her journey as an aspiring artist facing the criticism of industry gatekeepers, friends, and bystanders. Determined to become a musical sensation in her own right, Valentina looked past her critics and homed in on her own perseverance to end up where she is now.
Valentina comments on her battle with criticism, saying “One night, I became so tired of all the negative opinions and comments. I went to my bedroom, and I just started writing about my deepest thoughts and frustrations.”
From there, she took her fledgling brainchild to her father, Michael Cherico who also happens to be the frontman for Casanova for musical inspiration and polishing. Their unbreakable bond fueled by a generation of music became a key ingredient for success as they recorded instrumentation and harmonies, with Michael alongside Bob McCutcheon produced the single, and creating the infectious single that is spreading like wildfire.
“My mission behind this song was to share my story and to show the world that you are capable of anything if you have a positive mindset, work hard and never stop dreaming.”
Leading into her musical career, Valentina found herself drawn to acting and musical theater, bringing her to attend Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School to practice acting, singing, and dancing and theater, opening the door for her to work with critically acclaimed Broadway actors.
Eventually, Valentina moved on to writing her own original songs, focusing more on her musical talents and vocals. From there, she worked alongside American Grammy-nominated and multi-award-winning music producer Roy Hamilton III to debut her first original single, “There’s No Stopping Me.” The sky became the limit for Valentina.
The breakthrough artist now finds herself performing alongside her father and sister, Alexandra Cherico-Shirley in Casanova and The Divas. While singing with the band, Valentina focuses on modeling and acting while working with several music producers in Pittsburgh, Nashville, and New York.
“Believe In Yourself” is available now.