Had the pleasure of speaking to Blake Sparkles, a delightful young lady and successful singer from Louisiana. Her original hit single ‘Pretty Girl Swag’ has made its debut across the country – most notable on MTV, Music Choice and BET’s 106 & Park.
I was fascinated to learn that she’s also a two-time pageant queen, gymnast, and high-flying cheerleader!
RobinLori: Watching pageants on television was a favorite pastime for me… I watched how the little toddlers went through all that training & makeup and the how bigger girls prepared for the contest. Which is more difficult now that you’re in the music industry?
Sparkles: Definitely the pageants because with the other girls… You don’t know what to expect. Both are hard work and I have a competitive edge for excellence to whatever I set my mind to.
In the song “Pretty Girl Swag”, the pop princess talks about going on a shopping spree. Its ultra feminine undertone makes the perfect girl power anthem. Sparkles also released ‘Daddy,’ a sentimental tribute to her very own father, written and produced by multi-talented recording artist Roi “Chip” Anthony. To celebrate the release, Sparkles asked all of her fans to send in pictures with their dads. The photos received were included in her music video.
Pretty Girl Swag video:
I was also excited to learn that Blake has been on a national 10-city tour with boy band phenomenon Mindless Behavior!
RobinLori: Ok… ALL the young ladies will want to know what it was like touring with Mindless Behavior..??
Sparkles: They were a little stand-off’ish at first… but we began to have fun and they became like my brothers.
Aside from touring, Sparkles’ commitment to community enrichment and charitable organizations is never ending. She recently partnered with Campaign 4 Education, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization to promote education as a basic human right and to advocate the need for education for all and Saving Our Daughters – Bullying Campaign. Sparkles is also currently working on her untitled debut album and just completed putting the finishing touches on her single ‘Fire.’
Sparkles’ advice to young aspiring entertainers like herself: “Dream of being one of the greatest entertainers in history and show other young people around the world that you can be anything you aspire to be. Be able to look back and say, I did it without regrets!”