20-year-old Laval, Quebec singer Annabel Oreste, who performs as Princess Annabel, has been signed to MLife Music Group, helmed by Haitain-American producer Mike Jean with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Humberto Gatica championing her career.
Gatica’s 17 Grammy wins include recordings with Celine Dion, Chicago, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.
Oreste aka Annabel first earned recognition earlier this year on the highly-rated Quebec TVA television show Star Académie where she earned attention both for her vocal performances and her fashion sensibilities.
Quite how Gatica came into the picture is unclear at this point but his praise is exceptional: "It's been a while since I have met a new artist with the talents to bring me back to the old days, like Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, and Anita Baker to name a few."
He’s not alone. Best-selling artist Lara Fabian is also mesmerized, stating: "It has been a privilege to witness such grace and talent; Annabel has it all, that is why she gives you more."
Below, Oreste performing Anita Baker’s 1994 hit, Body and Soul, earlier this month. The song was written by the successful songwriting team of Ellen Shipley and Rick Nowels.