Raquela

Raquela

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Electronic - Dance | Sacramento, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 27   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Madonna, Taylor Swift

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RAQUEL® is an American Dance-pop, House music and Hi-NRG singer/songwriter. Thanks to the support of fans, she successfully released several dance tracks that have made her a recognized Billboard artist. Her proud beginnings started off in a small town called Elk Grove, (Northern California) where, at the time, Mexican Americans were not so commonly accepted into theatre. Despite those obstacles, she was still awarded scholarships that allowed her to take off for Los Angeles, CA. There she studied Voice and Drama. She was later endorsed into two California Proclamations by Senator Diane Feinstein for her civil duties as the 1st Mexican American crowned, "Miss Orange County". After winning several more vocal competitions and earning many nominations for 'Best Actress' throughout the country, she eventually found herself on Broadway.

Some of RAQUELA's credits include The Acid Queen (Gypsy) in "The Who's, TOMMY", Julie in the revival musical, "Show Boat" as well as originating roles in Off-Broadways, "Bat Boy-The Musical". (Ruthie Taylor, Ned and Young Meredith).

RAQUELA had the incredible honor of working 'one-on-one' with Tony award winners like George C. Wolf, Steven Schwartz, Des McAnuff, Wayne Cilento, Susan Stroman, and Harold Prince.

RAQUELA enjoyed working alongside stage celebrities like Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Carol Burnet, Cloris Leachman, Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Paige Davis (Trading Spaces), Billy Porter, Kaitlin Hopkins, Toni Collette, Mark Jacoby, Alice Ripley, Don Rickels, Elaine Stritch, Gretha Boston, Chita Rivera, Michael McElroy, Norm Lewis, Angela Bassett, Cheryl Freeman, Joan Rivers, Rebecca Luker, Lonette McKee, John McMartin, and Tom Bosely.

RAQUELA's unique vocal style and song writing skills has gotten her seen opening for legendary Dance artists like Judy Torres, George Lamond and Grammy award winner, Little Louie Vega. It has also given her the opportunity to work with world renowned Producer, Chris 'The Greek' Panaghi, who is known for producing and remixing the likes of Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and many more. Following the release of "FALLING" and "THIS FIRE OF YOURS", she and Chris reached the # 1 spot on the 'Dance Masters World Chart'.

RAQUELA's 'chart hits' didn't stop there. For two consecutive week's straight and after thousands of entries, Raquela and D'Sential's award winning track, "YOU'RE GONE" hit "Number 1" on the Dance chart at imgifted.co.uk. But on Broadjam.com she hit the "Top 10 Dance" chart for 6 weeks straight with Les Gutaless', "THE FIRE"! Recent of all, Raquela teams up with Chicago's legendary, "Godfather of House" music, MICKEY Mixin' OLIVER! This original HOT MIX 5 artist was recently listed in The London Observer as one of the 10 most Influential DJ's of all time. If you were to go downtown, you would find streets named after him near Michigan and Balbo. Mickey's release of, "NOTHIN' MORE TO GIVE -feat. Raquela" received Billboard Magazine's "Break-Out" for Hot New Club Play.

Now, a proud voting member of the Grammy's, RAQUELA stars and co-hosts a new Las Vegas show called, "Intensi-T". Because the show received so many raving reviews, it started focusing on television, turning it into a dance music/variety show. Starting in April of 2009, "Intensi-T TV" will air in several markets all over the country. (NBC, ABC, MYTV, CW) It may even be playing in a town near you! Check your local listings. (http://intensittv.com)