R&B singer Ginette Claudette releases her new video “Twisted” today via Summerchild Records/RED Music. The singer’s around-the-way girl attitude shines through in the sultry visual for the The Stereotypes- [Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige] produced track.
“Don’t get it twisted, sometimes ride-or-die homegirls are all you need to keep a dude in check. I had so much fun shooting this video and bringing that New York state of mind to life with my girls from back home. I feel like every woman should have a squad like this in their corner, you know, just in case,” says Ginette Claudette.
Music runs through Ginette Claudette’s DNA. At the age of three, Claudette took after her mother, a famous singer in the Dominican Republic, and gravitated towards dreams of stardom. She began performing on stages across her native New York, whether at her fifth grade graduation in Washington Heights or at a talent showcase at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. She began taking guitar lessons across the street at an old church and penning songs inspired by her surroundings. If constructing her music while juggling school wasn’t enough, Claudette would also shuffle to Disney auditions after class with her mom. Inherent hustle aside, Claudette dealt with the loss of her father at a young age, and sister to an illness as a teenager. After going to a small, 100-kid performance arts high school in the Bronx, Claudette was on the verge of being admitted into college when she decided to take a year to go hard and pursue music full time. She then finessed studio time with well-connected producers, attracting the ears of several labels with her soulful YouTube covers and eventually signing with Universal Motown Records in 2010.
While she got to work with revered talent like Babyface, Rico Love, Pop & Oak and more, her album would never reach the public and she parted ways with Motown in 2012. Claudette went on to release three projects, independently enlisting the talents of August Rigo, filled with romantic R&B and swoon-worthy pop gems. She has toured internationally with hip-hop/EDM group, Far East Movement. Since her last release, Ginette has grown up and into the music she’s making. In 2018, Claudette is just getting warmed up. This go-round, she is making bolder statements with her music and leaning more into her R&B roots. Take the album’s lead track “Twisted” for example where she lets her independent, around-the-way girl attitude shine. Claudette’s resilience and positive demeanor serve as a testament to the type of artist she is.