As seen in AXS, PopDust and AllAccess, NYC pop artist and DJ Kendra Black has collaborated with award winning artists and producers including the renowned Snoop Dogg. In 2019 she also started her own company and record label Emerald Sounds, with distribution through Sony Orchard. Amongst her latest music releases is her new single HUSTLA featuring rapper Spice 1, and the new Ferrigno remix of her single #Medicated released on New Year’s Day. Her previous works include her albums ‘The Fire’, as well as ‘The Edge’ featuring Snoop on her single ‘Rude’, which has played on Power 105, Hot 97 and 103.9 FM. It official music video is available on VEVO, Youtube, Apple Music, and Amazon, and has topped 70.000 views.
Upon moving to New York in 2012, Kendra performed in some of the most renowned venues in Manhattan and the boroughs, including Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Chelsea Music Hall, and Knitting Factory, and has also opened for numerous personalities, among whom the well known producer/ DJ Ookay. In April 2018 she also won an award at the Richmond International Music and Film Festival while on her ‘Dangerless’ Spring Tour.
Kendra appeared in numerous roles in New York Film Academy productions, and on Nickelodeon TV Channel, and also comes from a professional ballet background. She graduated from the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC in 2012 at age 17 as the youngest of her class, and then moved to New York where he music career took flight. So far Kendra has performed in the US, France, Monte-Carlo, Italy, Egypt, and the Caribbean, and has trained with Justin Stoney, director of New York Vocal Coaching, A&R Meghan Cress at Voice Academy New York City, and Ilana Martin from Vocal Workouts Singing School. She also perfected her training with teachers from the Music Conservatory of Cannes in France, and from The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan.
In late 2019 Kendra founded her music company and record label Emerald Sounds LLC, which is now also the brand name of her clothing line featuring The KB Sports Apparel, designed and launched by Kendra in October 2017. All clothing items have been designed by her in Italy, and produced in London. Black has also been represented by major brands such as 'Guess' and the Italian clothing line 'Original Poncho', and has been a brand ambassador for 'Redd' Energy bars .