BETTER NOW &
YOU BROKE ME FIRST
“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 Post Malone, Halsey, 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.
Janelle de la Rosa is currently writing and self-producing all of her music. Since the start of 2021, she quickly amassed a loyal following of over 50,000 fans on Tiktok by writing verses on popular songs. Shortly after, she released two of these covers/remixes, "You Broke Me First" and "Better Now" in February 2021. She plans to continue releasing new music throughout the year.