Nominees for Best Female Artist

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Malan The Artist  - Malan The Artist is an r&b singer songwriter, and entertainer from Cleveland’s east side, representing the Surf Klub 216 collective. She’s been singing and dancing every since she was a child, inspired by the voices and songs of Anita Baker, Keke Wyatt, and Teena Marie. Every since then, she’s needed nothing more than a catchy rhythm to be motivated to create. Now as an adult, she has begun to take The Cleveland music scene by storm. Her single / official visual to “ NO FUTURE” ft. King Syxx has been doing very well on YouTube (with almost 10 Views), various streaming services, and on the radio (It receives regular airplay on 107.9Fm and 95.9Fm) and her follow-up single,  “ F*** IT UP” , has been continuously gaining views and plays as well. Additionally, she was recently named “The 2K21 Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” By the Ohio Entertainment Awards and has been busy spreading her brand by both word of mouth and various performances throughout the city and beyond. This includes but isn’t limited to performances at The Courtyard, The Ohio Entertainment Awards (She opened up for K Camp at their Fall Fest)  collaborating regularly with Captiv8 downtown, The Nerve Dj’s and The Hitmakers Showcase. She’s also been featured Billboard magazine, 216 The Beat Radio, The Big Heff Radio Show, the Ooowee Radio Show, 95.9FM  (The Enchanted Radio Show and The Dj Kristyles Show) , The King Tif Network, and is slated to appear on 106.1FM/ iHeart Radio as a part of her second city-wide tour this April. On December 10, Malan released her latest EP entitled NO FUTURE and having a release party/listening party. Her Ep will feature her hit songs along with some other new ones that will certainly grab the attention of a broader audience. She is ready to leave her mark on the world, and has the skill set, ambition, and  charm to accomplish whatever she sets her mind to.

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Aurrie Janelle My name is Aurrie Janelle, like Original. I aspire to be original, to express the uniqueness of who I am. My goal with my music is to uplift and encourage. I believe in the power of music. Music can shape culture and society. I want to spread positivity and love through my songs. There is too much negative music that does nothing but spread self-destruction and hate. It's time for a change. I am not just a rapper. I own a clothing line and am a clothing designer. I am also a photographer. I love all forms of art and creativity. I choose to let my light shine in a world of darkness and I challenge you to do the same...

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Vipeach - I’m Vipeach i am a music artist, event producer, model, model mentor, dog groomer, veteran, and a single mom to a 8 year old daughter who was born with a birth defect called gastroschisis. I’m a rapper/singer from Cincinnati ohio and run a modeling mentorship program with a team of over 30 models called Platinum Peach Modeling. I was in the Army for 6 years and used to manage Petsmart. I have a podcast called Speaking your truth un told stories of abuse to raise awareness about domestic violence. I use my platforms to inspire men and women to leave and bring attention to the epidemic of domestic violence. Inspire others to chase their dreams and believe in themselves. I throw my own concerts for local talent and for celebrities here in the city with the intention to bring opportunity to the city and to deserving artists who need to be heard. I’ve been building my VIPeach brand for over 11 years now and have been trying to monetize it and create enough awareness to be in the entertainment industry full time.

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Tiana Dean - Tiana Dean is an independent recording artist and has been professional recording for 7 years now. Born and raised in cincinnati OHIO, Tiana’s goal is to be a songwriter. She plans to write for some of her favorite artist like Arianna Grande, Chloe and more! Tiana has been inspirational as a new artist here in Cincinnati. She is a Pop/rnb artist and the city hasn’t experienced a talent like hers and absolutely loves when she shows up and shows out! We will be hearing and seeing more of Tiana Dean!