THE PRESENT: Hope has been working hard to pursue her dream of becoming popular in the music industry. She is developing her own unique style of voice. Some influences have been great artists like Toni Braxton, Billy Holiday, Whitney Houston, and Phyllis Hyman. Her goal is to be the next female R&B vocalist who's smooth, sensual lyrics and powerful voice are felt by men and women alike, who listen to her sing, and can relate to the feelings she portrays. Hope has had the opportunity to sing with well-known artists such as Ronald Isley at a concert and Herb Murner of The Stylistics in Germany, as well as, participating in musical shows and various functions. She is currently singing with one of the Army choirs. Hope is also working diligently in the studio where she writes her own music and is learning the ins and outs of the recording process. Hope is continuing her perseverance to grow as an upcoming artist. THE FUTURE: Hope's first goal is to be heard and signed by a major record label, which will facilitate the growth and development of her career. Her unique voice, sensual lyrics, and stage presence will be a great asset to any record label. She realizes the key to success in the music industry takes hard work, dedication, ambition and heart, which she contributes daily. The dream of success keeps her motivated and loyal to the basic foundation that ' Every step we take, brings us closer to what we are reaching for', and she will take those steps with determination and drive, No matter how long the journey or how difficult it may be to reach her dream.