GINA ROSE is one of the fastest growing entertainment entities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Gina Rose created her own buzz and has become a DC favorite and beyond. Classically trained with a Bachelor of Music (Classical Vocal Performance) from the University of the District of Columbia, with a minor in Piano, Gina Rose charms audiences with a distinctive, soulful voice and a performance that ranges from classic to up tempo R&B, Hip-Hop/Soul with the subtle inclusion of a little neo-soul. She has performed on the National Television show ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and the new version ‘Apollo Live’ on BET & Centric, won two DMV Entertainment & Music Awards for 'Best Female R&B Artist', and opened for National Recording Artists such as Howard Hewett, Raheem DeVaughn, Kindred The Family Soul, Chuck Brown, Marsha Ambrosius, and Avant. Gina Rose has been on supporting background vocals for National Recording Artists including CeCe Peniston (who she sings background for frequently), RL (of NEXT), Q.Parker (formerly of 112), Case, Miki Howard, Club Nouveau, and Indira Khan (Daughter of Legendary Chaka Khan), to name a few. She has been a featured performer on Fox 5 Morning News, and received an honorary mention from Billboard for her songwriting abilities on her song "Neva Shoulda. Gina Rose was the only independent artist to have two of her original songs placed on the first R&B Mixtape distributed by Wu-Tang Management and her original song "Natural High" is featured in the movie 'The Great Divide' starring Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris).
Singing since the age of three, Gina Rose continuously showed her love of music by learning to play the violin and viola, performing in school plays, and becoming the musical director her senior year in high school for the Black History Program. Being a member of the Union Temple Youth Choir gave her the opportunity to perform at historic events such as The Million Family March and (at a younger age) to sing background for national recording artists LL Cool J, Boyz II Men, Reba McIntire, Barry Manilow, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, and Edwin Hawkins. She also worked as a youth performer with the Friends of Carter Barron Foundation of the Performing Arts under the study of Playwright Gloria Hightower and the late director and head of Howard University’s Theatre Department, Mike Malone, doing musicals at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, one of which starring the legendary Jennifer Holliday. While a member of Morgan State University's choir under the direction of the late Dr. Nathan Carter, she traveled to upstate New York where she sang background vocals in the popular opera, ‘Porgy & Bess’.
As a solo artist, Gina Rose has performed in events around the metropolitan area including: The National Council of Negro Women’s National Black Family Reunion, The Black College Expo, Marvin Gaye Festival, Black LUV Fest, Adams Morgan Day, and Unifest, which brings over 400,000 people. She has graced the stage at legendary spots in the metro area including Blues Alley, Constitution Hall, as well as The Washington and Baltimore Convention Centers where she shared the stage with Bad Boy recording artists Total at 'For Sisters Only'. She has been a featured act for numerous networking parties, talent competitions, galas, launch parties, fashion shows, and charity events. Gina Rose has been a favorite to the FDA, performing for a number of their fundraiser events. She has featured in New Jersey at the Key Club, Passaic County Community College for ‘Soul Fest’, and venues in NYC, such as the Chocolate Monkey and Remote Lounge. Her song “Dark 2 Light” is featured in the independent film ‘Misunderstandings’ alongside national artists including Chico DeBarge, and Teedra Moses. The title track of her EP, “Never Felt This Way”, is also featured in the independent Los Angeles film ‘Affected: The AIDS Project'. In 2006 she engaged on ‘The Psi-Phi Tour’, which brought her performance to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Requested by artists to bless their tracks, traveling, writing for indie artists, while building her catalog of material shows that this young lady is steadily making moves. For two years Gina Rose was a campus representative for GRAMMY U, a division of The Recording Academy (The Grammy’s), and became the DMV Regional Marketing Manager for The Skool Boye Agency, Inc.
Always acknowledging that her talent is God-given, she is greatly inspired by legendary artists Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, and Michael Jackson. Gina Rose takes from the best and gives her fans nothing less.
Aug 28, 2015
Gina Rose & National Recording Artist CeCe Peniston perform her hit "Inside That I Cried" together at Paradigm Club (Lanham, MD) for CeCe's concert & viewing of her episode on Celebrity Wife Swap.
Gina Rose on APOLLO LIVE on BET & CENTRIC- "Sweet Love"
Gina Rose performs Anita Baker's "Sweet Love" on APOLLO LIVE which aired on BET and CENTRIC.