Marquis Boone Enterprises, the force behind the explosive success of Casey J’s #1 gospel radio smash “Fill Me Up,” has discovered and signed 20-year old social media singing sensation Briana “Bri” Babineaux to an exclusive recording contract. “Marquis Boone Enterprises (MBE) is so excited to acquire such an amazing talent as Bri,” says Marquis Boone, President of Marquis Boone Enterprises. “We take pleasure in introducing fresh new voices to the world and this young lady’s voice is beyond spectacular. I knew from the first time I heard her that the world needed to meet her.” Boone will release a radio single on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette student this summer and follow up with an EP in the Fall.
Bri – also known as Bebe to her fans – already has the platform of a well-established artist with over a quarter million Instagram followers. This phenomenon started last year when she was going through a rough time emotionally. “I didn’t want to sing anymore,” she recalls. “I was in this dark place and I couldn’t see my way out.” Two friends pushed her to hang out with them at a photographer’s studio and while there Bri began to sing “Make Me Over” by Tonex. “That night I begin to sing with so much conviction and began to release all the pain, the hurt, the things that I went through and I made a vow to God that no matter what I go through in life that I’m still going to bless His name.”
One of Bri’s friends posted the video of that song on You Tube this past January. It went viral and to date the video has amassed over 200,000 views. Since then, Bri periodically posts a cappella performances on her simply_bebe_ Instagram page that garner thousands of likes and ecstatic comments. Marquis Boone first heard of the criminal justice major when one of his staff members showed him her rendition of his artist Casey J’s tune “Fill Me Up.” He immediately sought to sign her and bring her into the MBE fold. “I am very optimistic about her career,” Boone adds. “She’s the Justin Bieber of gospel and a force to be reckoned with. Bri is humble about the hoopla surrounding her and simply adds that, “It’s a blessing for me to have a career in something I’m so passionate about.” Fans can keep up with Bri at www.brination.org and Twitter: @BrianaBabineaux.