March 21, 2003

Nee-Nee Gwynn ~ Stepping Up To The Plate

Anisha Gwynn, nicknamed “Nee-Nee” as a youth, was born and raised in San Diego, California. Being the daughter of famed major leaguer Tony Gwynn, the San Diego Padres’ 20-year career veteran, hasn’t prevented Nee-Nee from developing her own talents and a strong sense of self. This is clearly evident by the songs Nee-Nee has chosen to sing, as well as the tonality of her voice when she sings them.

The dream of becoming a singer-songwriter began taking shape at the tender age of eight. Always singing around the house, Nee-Nee grew up to the sounds of the Clark Sisters and other gospel luminaries. Further quenching her musical thirst, she grew older and listened to such R&B/Pop acts like Janet Jackson, SWV, and 702. She began to truly love the emotional experience of song and how people relate to that very same spirit.

Taking her cue from those influences, that love for singing led to her joining Flame, a San Diego female quartet brought together by Nee-Nee’s aunt and uncle. Though the group lasted only four years of live performances, Nee-Nee truly began honing her vocal skills with the opportunity she was given. When they disbanded, she decided to pursue a career of her own.

Combining a melodic style of R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop, Nee-Nee’s music embraces the early musical influences as well as the tuneful musings of such contemporaries as Destiny’s Child, Monica and Brandy without compromising originality. In terms of writing, her lyrics rhythmically revolve around such people relatable subjects as friendship, love, and independence, spicing up the mood with percolating party jams.

The 17 year-old Poway, CA high school senior tackles serious issues many young women are dealing with today. Wanting to make a difference with songs that truly express what she wants to share with other teenagers, as well as the world. The single, ‘No Means No’ debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot Singles charts, a feat not to be taken lightly. Nee-Nee Gwynn’s album is due for release in the summer of 2003 and quite possibly, Tony Gwynn, isn’t the only Gwynn that can hit.

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