Current Status: I was so humbled and thankful to be face to face with my young fans at my Crowd Gathers For Golf Mill Concert! Remember to chase your passion and be a kind person! I literally cried at the concert when fans rushed the stage! Mall security was not too happy about it but it will be a moment I will never forget.
Artist Name: Andre B
About & History:
When you say choreographer, singer, model, and actor you think, Andre Bellos. Born a Chicago native, created a voice for himself and began his journey at a tender age. August 13th, 1995 just thirteen years old, Andre’s mother enrolled her son in schooling for child actors. An expensive fifteen week boot camp, developed to hone in on young talent and turn them into superstars. Barbizon modeling school was a great opportunity for proper training and healthy growth. After successfully graduating and earning a certificate of completion Andre took off. With plans of superstardom on his mind and his mother managing/ financing his career, moving him into the audition process was no problem. Countless companies showed interest including I.MT.A, J.R.P, John Casablanca’s, and I-POP to name a few. As the commitment grew stronger the financial responsibility followed. The stress proved to be overwhelming and subsequently Andre was deterred away from the entertainment industry by the same person that introduced him to this world, his mother. Exactly one year after what seemed to be his “big break” was now over.
One year later, now fourteen years old, and growing up in Des Plaines, IL Andre began high school. Graduating from Maine West high in 2005 w/ honors he dove into the community and involved himself in as much as he could. This was one way he continued his training into perfecting his craft. Shortly after graduation and now of age to work in this industry on his own Andre entered into a musical group entitled “Da Truth” consisting of two female leads and two male back-ups. The group recorded a demo and moved forward w/ ambitions of making it in Hollywood. Shortly after forming they won a chance through a local radio contest to showcase themselves to music guru Russell Simmons. Popular Chicago R&B based station 107.5FM WGCI gave these young hopefuls a shot. Setting up and executing a professional audition w/ the music mogul was next. After doing so the timing felt right to graduate to another level of artistry. Although the time was not right and after much deliberation D.O. D (Def. on Demand) Russell Simmons and his television station at the time moved in a different direction. Six months later in 2007 the group was dismantled.
Andre and a primary female lead of the group had been left behind. This Italian R&B songstress moved on and toured locally as a solo act. Bringing in Andre as her choreographer and back up dancer and included a young female dancer, making the duo a trio. For the next eight months everyone grew together and as individuals and unfortunately grew apart. Andre broke off from the duo and began to book local performance dates under a new nickname. Andre B. was created, stemming from a fascination w/ ’80 and ’90’s popular dance era artists.
Andre “Andre B.” Bellos has been breaking through the challenge of standing out amongst the Chicago crowd. He has built his team from the ground up and released his first studio single in 2009. A fan favorite charting on local pop charts, Hit the dance floor with a jump out of your seat dance anthem. Circulating amongst a young crowd Andre B. was the newest tween sensation. After a long 12 month run Andre B. gravitated towards an older crowd. The mid-west nightlife music scene was reaching a fever pitch and this encouraged him to broaden his reativity and show more of himself w/ his second studio single Notice. In February of 2010, this Miami themed club banger hit the Chicago club scene. When music proved not to be enough he branched out into acting and modeling, enduring a successful two year run w/ South Pole clothing co. online campaigns. As an actor he has contributed work to films such as: The Dilemma, the latest installment of Superman, and the Showtime series Shameless, just to name a few roles.
This dancer turned all around entertainer is making his way through the industry bringing his own unique retro style and upbeat dance records to life. In 2011 he delivers w/ “Andre Underscore B.” his first ever mix-tape of 80’s and 90’s popular freestyle/dance records. With a new look and a new sound Andre leads this effort w/ two new tunes. A remixed version of Eurhythmics, “Sweet Dreams” alongside a breathy cover of Stevie B.’s “Diamond Girl“. Released as a double feature, both proved that freestyle music is back and so is Andre B. In March 2012, Change on Me was released as a third single off Andre Underscore B. Catching his audience’s attention w/ a seven minute composition, this was much longer than any of his other records. In 2013 Andre B. came full circle w/ his highly anticipated official debut album.
“Mythology” is the title of this original album. Graduating to another level, Andre B. drops the initial for his real name, Andre Bellos. This album was independently released and includes 7 original compositions and 2 unreleased tracks. Mythology produced a few hits including EXPLODE, Say Something, and Almost Famous but by far the biggest single was “Otra Vez” (Tried again) which was the first Spanish unreleased single from this crossover artist. The song hit the top ten pop charts locally for Chicago, IL in one week only. This has never been done by another artist w/o a record deal. Cementing Andre Bellos in internet history forever and letting us know he is here to stay! He recently headlined the Live&Local concert at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL solidifying his status as Chicago’s prince of pop! You can catch Andre on the new series Chicago P.D, and this fall he will be appearing on the new singing reality competition show called, “Yo soy el artista” (I am the artist) which kicks-off in September of 2014 hosted by international superstar Lucero and premieres on Telemundo across the United states and abroad. Look out for official merchandise and tour dates in the Chicago land area and surrounding states for this rising star!