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Aug
29

Hey guys! The 2011 VMAs were awesome!! Check out the official photos of me walking the red carpet (or should I say “black carpet”) at the VMAs’ official after-party.
Check out the Facebook Album HERE

Today is a very sad day for me.  I woke up to hear the news that my friend and co-manager —industry legend Frank DiLeo —passed away this morning.  I was the first new artist that Frank had taken on since his days with Michael Jackson and I was so honored to work with him, learn from him and become not just a client but a close friend.  So for now, I’m going to be a little quiet and say a prayer for him.  But starting tomorrow, the show must go on — especially since that’s what he would have wanted. 

Thank you for believing in me, Frank.  I cherish my memories of our times together, and I will always have the stories you told me to smile upon.  You will forever be in my heart.

Manika with Frank Dileo

Here’s the official statement:

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IN MEMORY OF FRANK DILEO

We are deeply saddened by the loss of the legendary, iconic and highly respected music Industry figure Frank Dileo. Frank was best known as Michael Jackson’s manager throughout the wonder years of the internationally renowned recording artists career.

Frank Dileo joined forces with Michael Jackson team to break the exciting career of hot, up-and-comer Manika. Frank was such a force in putting together the Sony RED deal to release Manika’s first single “Just Can’t Let you Go,” followed by her full-length recording, which will be released soon.

We will continue to respect and to carry out Frank’s vision throughout the end.

Frank was 63 years old and is also survived by two kids,  Belinda and Dominic, along with a grandson Frank.

Our dear friend Frank Dileo will be greatly missed. He was one of the great characters of all time.

Hi Everyone!

Another great show on the Shop Til’ You Rock tour – this time in Atlanta!  Check out the Facebook album HERE.

Hey Everyone – please check out a live performance I did for the wonderful people at Mevio on their show Mevio Underground!

You can check that out HERE.

Aug
15

Hey Everyone!

The Shop Til You Rock Shows continue to be amazing- thanks to all at STYR and everyone who stopped by to say hello.  I just recently returned from the tour date in Spokane, WA.  Please check out the Facebook Photo Album HERE.

Aug
14

Hey Everyone!

The folks at Pollstar were kind enough to give me a great write up recently.  Please check that out over here.

Aug
12

I Heart Radio!

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Hey Everyone!  I am enjoying being out on the Shop Til’ You Rock Tour and I hope you are all enjoying what’s left of the Summer.

I wanted to thank everyone at I heart Radio for making me a featured artist.  You can check out my artist page on their site HERE and the I heart Radio program in general HERE.

 

Aug
10

Hey Everyone!

I had a great time playing at Elsik high in Houston, TX. Please check out the pictures on Facebook and tag yourself if you are in them!

Hi Everyone,

I just finished up a show @ Katy High in Houston, TX – I had such a great time – it was amazing to meet everyone!  Please check out the Facebook Photo Album I created of the show!  If you see yourself in these photos – please tag yourself?  I’d love to stay in touch!

 

Hey everyone! It was so great meeting everyone at the Shop til you rock tour date in Tucson! Please check out the photo album on facebook HERE.