Norel is a Contemporary R&B artist who began her career in Westchester, New York. She developed her love for music at the early age of 5, singing along artists as Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Prince, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and TLC. Although she was shy as a child, she found music and performing to be ways of expressing herself and so she grew up performing in church and for family events . She loved how music exemplified her change in growth as a person and artist. Norel’s first experience with writing was through poetry. She had written several poems by the age of 13 but the discovery of her dad’s book of poetry was a pivotal moment in her life. It fueled her passion for writing as she felt it was in her blood. While she found expressing herself through poetry to be fulfilling, at her mother’s suggestion she applied that same level of devotion and passion to songwriting and that’s when Norel fully realized what she wanted to do with her life.
At just 16, Norel taught herself to play the guitar and developed her voice and unique style as a songwriter. In her senior year Norel found a greater love for performing on stage, she was the lead Gabriella Montez, for her favorite childhood musical, High School Musical, at Scarsdale High. This small step sealed her conviction to become a performing artist. Inspired by so many powerful figures in this industry, her Father’s accomplishments in music, and her mother unwavering love and support Norel knew her aspirations were not out of reach. Armed with enough tenacity, instilled within her by her entrepreneurial mother as well, she decided to fully invest in her music.
At a young age Norel experienced grief with the loss of her father and as she grew into adulthood, she encountered deep experiences such as heartbreak, which she expresses in her heart felt songs. Her latest single "Contact" is just the first of many songs in her catalog that expresses all these feelings and more. Listeners who follow Norel throughout her musical journey will be thoroughly refreshed with her modern take to today's music and won't be disappointed.
Fun, lighthearted Afropop track, not meant to be taken too seriously. It's a funny song that's lowkey a bop and perfectly describes how we all feel about the coronavirus..
"Contact", the first single by the young, up-and-coming artist Norel. Inspired by the work of her father, Steve Salem, and his legacy in the music industry, her uptempo single is the latest success from the hit-making producers, Full Force.
The response record to Arizona’s Roxanne was written by Norel Salem and produced by Full Force. The idea was brought on by U.T.F.O’s original song “Roxanne” provoking so many response records. Norel’s version gives the female perspective of who Roxanne is. She talks about how she makes her own money
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