“My whole life I felt pressured to be something I wasn’t. My family told me to be a church girl. Managers told me to be Beyonce. Producers told me what songs to sing. Labels told me to sing higher. Then one day I woke up and decided I wasn’t going to let people tell me who I should be anymore, and I’ve been making my own music ever since.”
Janelle de la Rosa is an independent pop artist from Maryland. Sheltered and repressed in her childhood, she found freedom in music and developed an affinity for a wide variety of genres that is evident in her own style. Refusing to pigeonhole herself into a singular sound, she instead writes freely from whatever mood or feeling strikes in the moment. As a result, she breaks the mold of the typical “cookie-cutter” pop star and replaces it with something as dynamic and evolving as she is.
As the sole creator behind all of her music, Janelle has the ability to infuse the sounds of multiple pop influences like Lauv, Dua Lipa, and Ariana Grande with her own. In doing so, she keeps listeners on their toes while connecting with them in a way that feels current, authentic, and original. And as a self-proclaimed chameleon in pop, she doesn’t disappoint.
Through the course of her career, she has performed at Artscape, appeared on WBAL-TV Baltimore's "Season to Celebrate" show, WMAR’s Midday Maryland local lifestyle show, and written and performed the anthem “Share the Love" for Visit Baltimore’s #MyBmore social media campaign.
Janelle de la Rosa is currently writing and self-producing all of her music. In June 2019, she released her debut music video and single “Thinkin' Bout You,” followed shortly by many others, including her most recent, "Selfish." She plans to continue releasing new music on a monthly basis. One thing is certain: when she does, the world is sure to notice.