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Lookout For Manika

With the release of her third single, “My Way”, twenty-year-old singing sensation, Manika, is one to watch out for in the very near future.  Discovered by Michael Jackson’s long-time manager, Frank DiLeo, Manika moved from her hometown of Las Vegas to now home of Los Angeles.   In the last year she has become more and more well known and she even got to tour with the world’s biggest boy-band, One Direction.

“It had only been less than a year since my first single was released when I was asked to go on tour with them.  It was really surreal.“ said Manika, “ So many things in the industry are last minute, I found out two weeks before the tour started.”

Her love for music has been with her since childhood.  Manika has loved music and singing since she was little and was shy in her early years, except when she was on stage performing.

With her ever-growing fan base, her new music video for her third single has been recently released and in the following month her fans, better known as Manikans, should be on the lookout for her debut album.

“My music is pop music with some rock elements in it,” says Manika.

Listing artists like P!nk  and Avril Lavigne who’s “vibe is awesome”,  Ke$ha, Michael Jackson and even “taking it back to the 80’s” with Aerosmith who’s “guitar riffs are amazing” as some of her influences to describe her sound.

 “My fans have been waiting for an album,” said Manika.

But, with the death of her manager during the release of her first single, everything was unfortunately pushed back.  Her fans should not have to wait much longer however, as her album release date is estimated to be in June.

Fan’s are in for a treat because the album is no regular album. Fans can look forward to a double album that will feature 27 songs and five music videos all for the price of one album.  This album will be a combination of sugar-sweet pop and rock-pop.

 “It’s a combination of me back when I was seventeen and me now, which is more mature,” says Manika.

Along with the album release, Manika will make guest appearances with Aaron Carter during a few of his shows, most likely on the West Coast.   Manika also mentioned to us to be on the lookout on her website for her tour diaries from One Direction’s “Up All Night” Tour which she just got cleared for permission to release from One Direction and their management.

We look forward to seeing much more of Manika in the future.

Manika’s New Music Video “My Way”


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Manika reveals backstage secrets!

The Boys of One Direction seemed to be gone from the UK for what seemed like a eternity to their UK fans. OK! magazine recently got to sit down and talk to Manika, the boys opening act, she revealed some pretty interesting things about what the boys did.

Manika told OK.co.uk  : “They’re such nice people. They like to have fun. Backstage is kind of chilled.”

Manika, whose dressing room was next door to the boys’, told them that:
1. They have some serious fans who would pay for rooms in the hotel they were staying in, or even camp outside, so that they could go up and down in the lift in the hope of catching a glimpse. (Which our editor did, never got to see them! Maybe next time!)
2. Harry Styles and the boys found a golf cart at one arena and decided to take it for a spin up and down the hills with one 1D boy just casually hanging off the back of it. (Didn’t we know that already?)
3. Zayn Malik had a mini scooter that he would ride between their dressing room and the canteen – he would never walk places, apparently. (Oh Zayn, your so vain)
4. One Direction did the Brits proud and taught Manika a few ‘slang’ terms such as ‘chinwag’ – because they totally use that word ALL the time.
5. Zayn Malik ALWAYS wears two pairs of socks and even used to put a couple of pairs on as soon as he had jumped out of the swimming pool. Strange, but true. (Da fuq)
While some of the backstage secrets we could of guessed, it all in all must of been a fun interview for OK! Magazine 🙂
Manika’s Twitter: @Manikaofficial
Manika’s Website: http://www.manikaofficial.com/