I’ve been following Manika for a while now (check out my blog post links and interview with Manika later in this post), and I’ve been certain that she’s destined for mainstream success as a pop singer. She’s beautiful, has a vibrant personality, and has a great voice for pop. Pay attention, because I’m not the only one that feels that way. Manika will be touring with Simon Cowell formulated, UK pop band One Direction best known for their smash hit “What Makes You Beautiful” this summer. She’s also about to release her next single “Good Girls” following the top 40 success of her debut single “Just Can’t Let You Go” featuring rapper Lil Twist.
Listen to “Good Girls” by Manika
“Good Girls” and “Just Can’t Let You Go” will appear on Manika’s debut EP entitled “The Middle of Hollywood EP” also slated for release on May 22, 2012.
Listen to more tracks by Manika
From the press release:
MANIKA, a fresh and positive role model for teens, is also jet setting across the nation with special performances. She has been chosen by teen sensation, One Direction, the first British group to ever have their first record debut at #1, to be the opening act on their North American Summer Tour. In between performances with One Direction, MANIKA, a former Girl Scout herself, will also sprinkle in a few headlining dates for The Girl Scouts of America 100th Anniversary Tour , at which she will perform in front of thousands of girls who are inspired by the star’s upbeat radiance. MANIKA performed last Saturday on May 12 on the Village Stage at KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango alongside Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and Maroon 5.
Read all of my blog posts and interviews with Manika – CLICK HERE. Keep up to date with everything Manika by visiting her website, “Liking” her Facebook Fan Page, following her on Twitter (@ManikaOfficial), and subscribing to her YouTube Channel.
Ifelicious interview Manika in Milwaukee
Highlights from Manika’s performance in Milwaukee
Manika’s 2012 Tour Dates
For the latest info on tour dates, be sure to double check on manika-music.com. If you see Manika perform on one of the following tour dates this summer, make sure to comment with your thoughts and links to photos.
|May 22||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ One Direction)|
|May 24||Fairfax, VA||Patriot Center (w/ One Direction)|
|May 25||East Rutherford, NJ||IZOD Center (w/ One Direction)|
|May 26||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre (2 SHOWS with One Direction)|
|May 28||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center (w/ One Direction)|
|May 29||Toronto, ON||Molson Ampitheatre (w/ One Direction)|
|May 31||Toronto, ON||Molson Ampitheatre (w/ One Direction)|
|June 1||Detroit, MI||Fox Theatre (w/ One Direction)|
|June 2||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena (w/ One Direction)**hoping to do press for this show and share it here 🙂 **|
|June 9||Washington, DC||Girl Scouts “Rock The Mall”|
|June 13||San Jose, CA||Event Center at San Jose State (w/ One Direction)|
|June 14||Oakland, CA||Paramount Theatre (w/ One Direction)|
|June 17||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center (w/ One Direction)|
|June 23||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavillion (w/ One Direction)|
|June 24||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion (w/ One Direction)|
|June 26||Atlanta, GA||Arena at Gwinnett Center (w/ One Direction)|
|June 27||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena (w/ One Direction)|
|June 29||Tampa, FL||1-800-Ask-Gary Ampitheatre (w/ One Direction)|
|June 30||Orlando, FL||Amway Center (w/ One Direction)|
|July 1||Sunrise, FL||BankAtlantic Center (w/ One Direction)|
|September 8||Atlanta, GA||Girl Scouts “GirlaPalooza”|
VIDEO: “Just Can’t Let You Go” by Manika