Powerhowse Records, Universal Records, Powerhowse/Virgin/Capitol Records, EMI Music, A-Hype/Upstairs Records
Amanda Nicole Perez is a female R&Bsinger-songwriter and record producer of Mexican descent. Amanda Perez was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She grew up in the Waynedale community of Fort Wayne, where she attended North Side High School. She spent her teenage years selling drugs in order to raise money for her family. She also grew up boxing with boys, helping to mold her tough street persona.
Amanda was discovered in Ft. Wayne, Indiana by a talent scout and signed to the independent record label "Powerhowse/Silverstone Records" in 2001. Her debut album "Where U At?" was released in 2002 and included the singles "Never" and "Angel". "Never" peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 sales chart, but the album itself did not see much success until it was re-released by Virgin Records to a wider distribution area under the new title "Angel". Perez's most popular single to date "Angel" peaked at #20 on the Hot 100 sales chart and #3 at Top 40 Radio.
Mighty Mike Quinn of Powerhowse Records directed and produced four music videos for Perez which all aired on MTV, VH1 and BET. Perez notably charted at #7 on the popular MTV viewer request show "Total Request Live." Perez has had little success since departing from the original Powerhouse producers in 2004. Subsequently, she took time off to care for her mother who was diagnosed with cancer. In 2004 she released her second album on Virgin Records, "I Pray". The title track was the lead single released, and met with little success. The second single "Dedicate (Remix)" featuring Layzie Bone met to little success as well. Shortly after its release, Perez parted ways with the label. Her next album, " The Hand of Fate" produced by Upstairs Records, was released in 2007, after her mother's death. The lone single from that album, "Candy Kisses," did not break the Billboard Hot 100, but reached #110 on the Bubbling Under Charts. In 2013, Perez released the single "Freak For The Weekend", the lead single from the album "Unexpected".