Taking the World BY Storm – One Beat At A Time
By Bill Delingat
Cashbox first met Alyssa Rubino on 9.9.9, the date that marked the launch of D.K.O the new project of renowned reggae artist, Darrin Kenneth O’Brien a.k.a. SNOW.
The event had a spectrum of talent from all genres of music, the evening ending with a surprise performance by SNOW himself. The start of the event was just as surprising as a young female backed by an acoustic guitar took the stage while the bustle of bar life filled the room. Suddenly the buzz quieted down when Alyssa Rubino started to sing. The song was “Beautiful to Know” written by Rubino, Danny Rubino and Trust. The crowd showed their respect as the 11 year old singer and her accompanist left the stage. That’s right, 11 years old. On November 6th of that year she was slated to open for Canadian teen star Justin Beiber at his Toronto debut at the Koolhouse, but due to a heavy flu she had to cancel. Beiber has gone on to be the top earning teen star of last year with a whopping $ 55 million to show for it and our Alyssa fondly known as “Girl Wonder” hasn’t stopped either. We caught up with her camp for an update on what the now 13 year old singer is doing today.
Singing, School and Stardom? It’s all in a day’s work for Alyssa Rubino. She's unique,talented and an atypical 13 year-old. While her schoolmates spend their summer break at camp or on family vacations, Rubino has diligently attended dance and voice rehearsals to prepare for the hottest event in New York's Time Square until the New Year's Eve ball-dropping festivities.
J-14 is the monthly teenage celebrity gossip magazine which hosted its sixth annual InTune Concert at the Hard Rock Cafe, which “sizzled” the streets of Times Square's epicenter. This summer's roster consisted of pop rock artists All-star Weekend and YouTube phenomenon Greyson Chance, but Rubino highlighted the event by taking center stage as the youngest and only female in the lineup.
Some of today's youngest and hottest stars can attribute their arrival onto the music scene to J-14's exclusive InTune Concert series, catapulting them into instant fame. Young crooners like David Archuleta (American Idol), Cody Simpson, Big Time Rush, and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical franchise) can thank J-14 for recognizing the same flair that is apparent in Alyssa Rubino.
Continuing her pattern of bustling success in 2011, Rubino has already graced the cover of Billboard Magazine before reaching teenage status, her first single placed number 6 on the Billboard dance chart, attended the Grammy's, posed as a model spokesperson for an anti-bullying campaign, launched a music video and a debut album, and is finalizing details on a multi-city tour.
"Over the last eight months, everything has come together for me. I never thought I'd be performing at J-14, with Greyson Chance. It's overwhelming and I can't believe it," expresses Rubino.
With no signs of slowing down her fast track to super-stardom, this post-tween Girl Wonder has big dreams that she hopes can come true with a passion for life and music. That and if her fans follow her motto and just keep on Dancing!
Alyssa Rubino's Album titled" Every Girls World” is a collection of fresh energetic pop hits'
It's written & Produced by Producers "oNe” Danny Rubino & Trust Chen Pow who has developed the young singer from the age of five.
By age 12 Alyssa found herself polished and ready to work with 17 x platinum Producer " Eddie Galan " who worked with the likes of Hannah Montana, High School musical Fame. Danny Rubino & Eddie Galan selected a perfect fit for the 13 year old looking for some infectious pop hits that allows this "'Girl Wonder" to be a top contender in the teen world!
Alyssa is getting ready to head to Europe on a promo tour as her Single "Keep on Dancing" is playing in Hi Rotation in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland with her Video just being added to MTV, VEVO, and I MUSIC.