We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabby B and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabby, what do you attribute your success to?
I think the most important factor behind the success of myself and my brand is having a team with me that always has my back. Without my team, I wouldn’t be able to be in the position that I’m in right now. For an artist in the music industry, it’s crucial that you have people that can handle the business side of things and can help out in day to day activities. My team allows me to focus on the artistry and really be my creative self. Success in music is definitely a whole team effort!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In my opinion, what separates me from other artists is my personality. Everybody has different personalities and unique ways of representing themselves. For me, I think my advantage lies here because of the way I am. I bring the positivity and energy into everywhere I go and put it into everything I do. I’m most proud of the amount of work my team and I have accomplished in the short time that we’ve been doing this. I was 18 when I officially started my music career. My best friend and his father really made this happen and told me my dreams could be a reality. They took me to a studio and I began by doing cover songs, eventually making them into short music videos. After doing a few of those, we all decided it was time to take it to the next level. They became my management team and we recorded my song “Como Te Llamas.” This was not my first release but it was the first song I ever recorded, which took place in Atlanta. We then began to release songs on a consistent basis, and really started to create my brand image. Each song my team and I put out has a music video with it, as we worked with lots of new people along the way. It has not been an easy ride at all. The challenges I’ve gone through would be on the business side. You must have people that you trust, who will understand, and have professional knowledge in contracts and business-related issues. People in the music business can be very deceiving. You need to be able to trust your team and trust the fact that they are doing everything with your best intentions in mind. I’ve dealt with the some of the wrong people already early on in my career, but my team and I overcame this by learning more about the business and keeping our circle close. I would like people to know that I’m here to bring nothing but positivity to the world. I preach that everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin and love themselves before they try to go loving anyone else. People have their own styles and their own ways of life; nobody should try to change just to fit in because they are “different.” I want young girls especially to feel confident in themselves and to stop thinking they need to be good enough for someone. I also want them to feel free to express themselves how they want when it comes to clothing. As I always say… be you, do you, and wear whatever the heck you want!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely hit up the beach! There’s a lot of different ones to go to but some of my favorites around here are Pompano Beach or Hollywood Beach. One fun spot that I like to bring people to eat at is Jacksons Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. They have literally the best ice cream in the world and it is such a fun place to go to with all the bright lights and crazy antiques. I also like to visit different outdoor areas like Mizner Park or see the art at the Wynwood Walls in Miami. Shopping would also be on the itinerary, at malls like Aventura and Dolphin!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout is dedicated to my parents and my god-family. Growing up, my parents are the ones who inspired me to perform. My dad is a martial arts master and mom is a samba performer. I would watch them both at their shows and learn from them early on about what it means to really be an entertainer. To this day, my parents continue to support my career and help me out in different ways with their creativity. As for my god-family, they are the ones who helped me actually get my career as a pop artist started. They believed in me since day one, and have been my amazing management team. I cannot thank them enough for helping me grow into who I am today.
Muy Bueno, LLC