American singer-songwriter, rapper, spoken word poet, dancer, and actress of Puerto Rican descent, Scarlett Santana was born on May 31, 1988 and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She debuted on the dance pop music scene in 2010 with “Live Your Life” produced by Robert Clivilles, released on a Bill Coleman Remixxer compilation album. Subsequently, Scarlett Santana released her second single “Rain” also produced by Robert Clivilles and Eric Kupper in 2011. “Rain” was supported by DJ Riddler, Eric Morillo, David Guetta, Robbie Rivera, Stone Bridge and Dave Seaman to name a few and became a Top 10 Billboard smash hit. In October 2011 “Rain” peaked at No. 1 on the UK Billboard Charts in Breakouts for HOT Dance Club Play.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey by a single mother of three, Scarlett Santana was first exposed to music at home and in kindergarten. Scarlett Santana remembers vividly a joyful day at home with her mother to whom Scarlett Santana credits for her influence in music, listening to all the classics from soft Ballads to Disco to Fania All Stars Salsa musicians to mention a few. Scarlett Santana also credits her Music teacher Ms. Ivy Wallace for helping her find her voice through music. Ms. Wallace saw something special in Scarlett Santana and thus helped to develop her singing, as well as plant the seed for what has grown to be a dynamic and compelling stage presence.
By age 12, Scarlett Santana was writing her own songs and resolute in her desire to touch the world with her music. Several years later, now armed with self-penned tracks, she’d pound the pavement looking for studio time and securing gigs at Nuyorican Poet’s Café for her spoken word ability and singing in New York and New Jersey’s hottest club venues including Club New York, Avalon, China Club, Orchard Beach festival, and Tribeca where Scarlett Santana opened for an artist who would become instrumental in her career- legendary Freestyle singer George Lamond. He took Scarlett Santana under his wing and became her mentor. As of more recent, she has been honing her craft in acting under the mentorship of Hollywood actor Stu “Large” Riley and since then has been giving three independent movie scripts for audition.
In her early adult years Scarlett Santana appeared on one of George Lamond’s albums, and being recognized for her talent, Scarlett Santana was soon commissioned to write a song for pop singer Radka, resulting in a song called “Hey Boy,” a top 50 hit on the Billboard Dance Charts. Currently Scarlett Santana has George Lamond and Kulcha Don, an international Hip Hop/Reggae/Dance Hall artist featured on one of her songs “Live Your Life” the remix version, also produced by Robert Clivilles. Ever determined, Scarlett Santana continued to build her arsenal of music and spoken word poetry, anticipating the opportunity to share her words and experiences with audiences. As life would happen, George Lamond introduced Scarlett Santana to Robert Clivilles, an accomplished producer. Their collaboration resulted in Scarlett Santana’s hit single, “Rain” - an inspirational song about the strong interpersonal relationships that hold you up through even the most trying times. Positivity is a common theme in Scarlett Santana’s music as she hopes to inspire fans to believe that with perseverance, no goal is unattainable. And possessing such belief, Scarlett Santana crossed paths with Grammy nominated Producer & DJ Todd Terry during an NYC industry event in 2012 and thus resulted in their collaboration of “Attention”. He is one of the artists and producers who helped to define New York’s house music scene. ‘Todd the God’, they called him. Arguably he invented House music; certainly he defined it. Scarlett Santana is also collaborating with Duce Martinez, an accomplished Producer & DJ who has collaborated with the best in the industry and currently working on her next single.
Blessed with natural talent and unstoppable drive, Scarlett Santana was called upon to perform during the Spring of 2012 at the Winter Music Conference (WMC). WMC is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world, a pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry. Moving into the summer of 2012, she was asked to walk the Red Carpet during New York International Latino Film Festival to support Latino Films, where Scarlett Santana received media attention for her support in the Arts within the Latino community. Subsequently, she has been interviewed on Planeta Gente (NTN24) cable network channel for her contribution in music. And as of recent, Scarlett Santana was asked to perform at the famous renowned House of Blues in Atlantic City.
Scarlett Santana is beyond a triple threat, she is set to take the music world by storm with an eclectic sound that draws from her Puerto Rican soulful roots and diverse taste developed in her youth through her mother and the music educators who touched her life. And in turn Scarlett Santana’s music continues to touch so many others, including Ms. Dawn Diaz, founder of Milagros Day – “Non- Profit Organization that provides personal growth and professional development to Survivors of Domestic Violence”. Ms. Dawn Diaz has selected Scarlett Santana’s song, “Live Your Life” as Milagros Day Organization’ theme song due to its inspirational message and uplifting sound. As a result, Scarlett Santana along with La India,
Scarlett was also asked to perform in Washington D.C, August 2012 to aid in the fund raising for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital which she expresses ‘performing and supporting such a great cause is one of my biggest triumphs’ up to date.
"La Princesa de la Salsa" or “The Salsa Princess” serve as
ambassadors for Milagros Day because of their positive and inspirational messages they provide
through their music. “It wasn’t easy to get in through the doors because I heard so many No’s before I heard some Yes’s that is why music speaks a lot about my personal struggles, I’ve had to fight for my life to make it where I am, and there’s still so much more to go”. “My songs are about being fearless and going for what’s yours. I want to show people that no matter what you go through in life, you can make it a Cinderella Story.” – Scarlett Santana