At seventeen, pop songstress RIA has done more in her young life than many established artists can attest to. But that’s no surprise to anyone who meets the driven and exceptionally talented young girl who took to the stage at 7 years of age and embarked on a journey of passion that has seen her jump from success to success. With her powerful, unique vocal style and striking her presence was immediate as she began her professional career in 2014, participating in “Mini Pop Kids 12 & 13” consecutively. This led to tours and afforded her casting opportunities for television, including participating in the first season of CTV’s “The Launch,” where her mentor was Boy George.

Thereafter, Ria met the management team at Arrival Music Group Inc., who began recording her soon to be released debut EP.

“The music will be modern, contemporary, a variation of different things, but you can hear an old school vibe, hip, SZA kind of vibe. It takes you all over.”

Now in grade 12, Ria, or Victoria Azevedo, as she is known to those in her community, divides her time between school and music. She shares her outlook by saying, “Be true to yourself and don’t let anyone change you just because they don’t like what you are doing. I think uniqueness is essential, especially with this generation. Bring out what’s different because that’s the whole point. If we were all the same, life would be boring.”

With the launch of her debut single “I’m Good” already getting industry attention and with a Canadian radio tour behind her, Ria is poised to share her unique passion with the world and can guarantee that her performances, like her life, will be anything but boring.


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