Chicago’s new teen singing sensation Yemi Marie wrapped up this past year achieving goals some adult artists still struggle to attain.  Her catchy, easy breezy debut single “Saturday” received national airplay and quickly became a favorite of club and stepping DJ’s. By the age of 16, she’s achieved the aspiration of opening for R&B legend Chaka Khan at Pavilion at Wolf Lake this past summer, performed at Tom Joyner’s Family Reunion and received three nominations at the 33rd annual Chicago Music Awards. ( scheduled for February 23, 2014. Yemi has quickly become the darling of Chicago media having appeared on a variety of TV outlets and  in print media. Additionally, she’s performed at WCGI and WVON special events as well as major Chicago flagship events from Chicago’s Expo for Today’s Black Women to the legendary Bud Billiken Parade.

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Although influenced by present day R&B divas Beyoncé, Alicia and fellow Chicagoan, Jennifer Hudson, Yemi’s clearly honing her song writing style and skills to secure a place in the company of musical giants. Couple her emerging skill with seasoned vocals, stage presence, dedication with intense focus and it’s difficult to remember she turned 17 a few short weeks ago. Yemi continues to make quite a name for herself on the metro Chicago music landscape while remaining deeply rooted in her community with volunteer service and anti-bullying education campaigns. There’s no dream deferred in Yemi’s world as she embarks on the second leg of her east coast promo tour and prepares for the release of her second single, “Draw The Line.” For more information on Yemi Marie or to join her legions of dedicated “YemNems,” log on to  (I’m hearing an awesome duet with her and Interscope’s Ahsan)