Team Trendsetter has successfully secured placement on Huffpost for Bobby Newberry’s latest video for the single “Lit” featuring rapper Aleff.
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The sultry pop artist talked to Huffpost about the meaning and inspiration behind his latest track, saying, “It’s about feeling that magic when you meet someone, like butterflies in the stomach.” He hinted at past romances and gushed about his biggest musical influences, mentioning the likes of Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, and Kanye West.
“I made the decision to be open and talk about guys in my songs and be openly gay because I want to always be an authentic artist, be real,” he said. “And also to inspire up-and-coming artists so they can do whatever they want and be their authentic selves as well.”
As a young child growing up in an underprivileged household in Orange County, California, Newberry discovered his passion for music and movement. A self-taught dancer, he spent countless hours dissecting and emulating the dance style and fundamentals of his inspirations, pop icons: Michael Jackson, Madonna, & Prince. Despite no formal dance training until age 11, Newberry entered and won numerous local talent shows as a dancer and received enough recognition to earn a scholarship at a dance/gymnastics studio. When not training in dance, he participated in singing groups and the school choir. After high school, Newberry was awarded a scholarship to the renowned EDGE Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, California, where he worked with famed choreographers, Brian Friedman who choreographed for Britney Spears and Gil Duldulao who choreographed for Janet Jackson, just to name a few. More than just a talented dancer, Newberry was inspired to find his own dance style, a combo of hip hop and stylized movement. His unique and relevant pop-oriented style of dance caught the industry’s attention and Newberry was soon an in-demand choreographer. Says Newberry, “music is my life… it’s why I do anything and everything.”