Download a totally guilt-free MP3 of Ne-Yo protoge Jadyn Maria's "Good Girls Like Bad Boys" that I featured a few weeks ago after I met Maria at a album listening session at Ne-Yo's studio complex in Atlanta. The track is taken from her forthcoming debut album.
"Good Girls Like Bad Boys" showcases Maria's impressive vocals, a hooky chorus and a contemporary hip pop flavor that should do very well in the charts. Maria is like Angelina Jolie, Fergie and Rihanna rolled into one. Simply irresistible pop.
Ne-Yo writes in an email, "I've been in the process of trying to pass this blessing of mine on to another for a little while now. I thought it would be easy, finding someone who loves this music the way I do, eats, sleeps and breathes it......yea, not so much. Then I met Jadyn Maria. Smart as a whip, pretty as a porcelain doll, and talented as all hell!! I was instantly intrigued by her "larger than her stature" personality. She's not big by any means, but when she opens her mouth, it's like she's 10 feet tall."
"A sweet tone, a gorgeous smile, a bubbly yet strong persona, (not to mention a rather strong pen game) made Jadyn Maria just what I was looking for. It's these attributes that will also make her a name you will remember. I'm proud to introduce my 1st recipient of the blessing bestowed upon me, proud to introduce to the world my 1st artist, may you show her the same kinda love shown to me."