After winning numerous singing competitions in the Bay Area, Midwest and Canada, she landed a spot on the WB Network's "Live in Hollywood" and won during Amateur Night. Surely the years of singing experience couldn't hurt, as the young singer used the momentum of the win to start working on her demo with established producers such as Traxamillion, Charles Williams, and Smash Hitta. When she finally turned 21, she started performing at various musical venues around the Bay Area, and later opened for Colby O'Donis and Donnie of MTV's "Making The Band". But it wasn't until she started recording herself on YouTube that she started gaining international recognition, with over 55,000 subscribers and over 3 million views and counting. It was because of her viral videos that Avex Music Group in Japan sent an invitation to live and train there for 3 months, which she happily accepted.