J-14 is scouting out the hottest music around... and this week's pick is Aaron Fresh.
Here are five things you need to know about Aaron Fresh, whose debut album will drop this summer!
Aaron Hinton Marshall -- a.k.a. Aaron Fresh -- was discovered at age 16 when a producer heard Aaron and his friend practicing for a high school talent show through an open window! That eventually led to studio time and a meeting with Nick Cannon, who has since signed Aaron to his label NCredible. "Nick's a great guy -- he's my big brother," Aaron tells J-14.
The singer's current single, "Spending All My Time," is about a girl who spends all his time with one girl. He says you have to remember somebody you love when you hear his song!
Aaron was born in the U.S. (he's lived in Illinois, Louisiana, Florida, and California) but was raised in Trinidad for almost eight years, and both countries have influenced his music. "I brought those two feelings and two sounds together in my music, so it is more of a personal feeling when people hear my music," he reveals to J-14. "When they hear Aaron Fresh, it will be me and what I have to offer."
Three of Aaron's biggest musical influences are Michael Jackson, Usher, and Justin Timberlake.
Aaron told us his fave stores to go to in the mall are Forever 21 and Vans. "I'm in love with shoes!" he admits.
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