By the age of 11, Bianca Ryan had already made history and won the hearts of over 20 million Americans that called in to vote for her to become the very first winner of the NBC hit show “America’s Got Talent”. A native to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this 24-year-old singing prodigy has gained the respect of some of the biggest icons in the music industry including one of the most critical judges in the world Simon Cowell, he proclaimed during a press conference that “Bianca Ryan is potentially one of the best singers I have ever heard in my Life”.
The excitement about Bianca spread, she has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” and multiple times on her longtime admirer, the “Ellen Show”; and she was sought out by and worked with some of the most gifted song writers, producers, and recording engineers in the music industry including Quincy Jones, David Foster, Diane Warren, Siedah Garret, and Walter Afanasieff to name a few. Shortly after her win, Bianca Ryan released her debut album that included the number 1 internationally Holiday hit song, “Why Couldn’t It Be Christmas Every Day?” The song was co-written and produced by Walter Afanasieff, whose previous credits include Mariah Carey’s classic song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Over the years Bianca has not only established herself as a top notch singer and performer but she is also considered one of the most gifted song writers in the music business. Quincy Jones believes she will be the “Next Revolution” in the music industry. In 2015, Bianca Ryan Records was established by the young singer-songwriter, her first single, “Alice” clocked over 1.9 million YouTube views and 2 million Spotify streams and counting.
However, everything almost fell apart…
“A virus paralyzed my vocal cords,” she sighs. “I was losing stamina on stage. When we found out what happened, there was a good chance I would never sing again. It was absolutely crushing and terrifying.”
At the end of 2016, she underwent a series of surgeries, culminating with operations on her vocal cords and stomach. Shocking doctors and voice coaches alike, her range actually increased by three notes on the low end and five notes on the high end. Bianca kept the story quiet until now.
“For me, it’s a miracle to be singing the way that I am after all of the surgeries,” she admits. “It was like I had to relearn an instrument. I feel like my voice hasn’t ever been healthier. All of that poured into my songwriting. People will finally get to hear where I’ve been. I’ve been here the whole time; I just haven’t been able to give everybody new music. I never wanted to tell anyone what happened. It came to a point where I just had to be honest with the fans, because they’ve been the most supportive of me. It’s time to share this story.”
That’s exactly what she did, Bianca made an EPIC comeback on America’s Got Talent: The Champions that aired on NBC early January 2019. Her rendition of “Say Something” garnered recognition by Christina Aguilera expressing a heart emoji while sharing her performance. News outlets,Billboard Magazine and Entertainment Tonight Canada shared her story and performance. Bianca Ryan’s cover of “Say Something” hit number 51 on iTunes Charts, and has over 200,000 streams and growing. She also starting releasing hand-written singles including, “One Day”, “What I Gotta Do”, “Man Down”, “Don’t Wanna Come Down”, and “Remember” which the music video included personal family videos.
“I’m somebody who’s not second-guessing myself or my music anymore,” she leaves off. “I’m not second-guessing my talent or my confidence either. I feel like I’m the strongest person I’ve ever been. If I can go through the last ten years, I can basically do anything. I really want to inspire others, because I think a lot of people can identify with my story.”
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