Roxxxanne Alexandra turns tragedy into inspiration
Although her talent was evident from an early age, Roxxxanne Alexandra had no intention to pursue a career in music until tragedy struck twice in 2011.
"In 2011, I lost my dear aunt Jackie who was like my second mom, and my best friend since junior high, Latisha. They both passed away a few months apart. As you can imagine, it was a very rough time for me, but it opened my eyes to a lot of things, especially the brevity of life," she said.
"This experience fuelled me to pursue a career in music. Before that I had no real desire to be involved in music professionally. However, after experiencing these losses and remembering how much my aunt believed in me, I decided it was time to put my God-given talent to use," she added.
Despite her new-found determination, it took her three years before she released her debut single, an R&B song titled Never Give Up.
"When it was released in 2014 it caught the attention of the DJs at Hot 97 and several other New York radio stations. Before I released that song, I worked with several hip hop and R&B artistes and producers, but nothing happened until I recorded Never Give Up," said Roxxxanne Alexandra.
The singer is currently promoting a sultry lovers' rock single which is titled Don't Stop. The song was produced by veteran reggae singer Anthony Red Rose.
Roxxxanne Alexandra, given name Roxanne Alexandra Neath, was born in New York to Jamaican parents.