Artist Spotlight, Gilda Betancourt

Dominican-American artist Gilda Betancourt is the first of her generation in the family to get involved in music. Born and raised in Lynn, Massachusetts, she began writing her own songs at a young age and her calling to sing was destiny when she joined her first church choir. She then auditioned for a band called "Motion" and was hired on the spot launching her career.

Gilda paid her dues in smokey clubs then stepped foot into the recording studio and never looked back. She's collaborated with musicians that have been on tour with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. 

So it's no surprise that her new song, “Control” would deliver a sweetly addictive dope melody, give us heartfelt lyrics like "I can feel you taking over me." Her beautiful vocals are the songs finishing touch. The track was produced/composed by NOSTROMO featuring Gilda Betancourt. It’s from the album Love Songs To Die 2. The lyrics were written by Gilda Betancourt.

Influenced by major artists like Mariah Carey, Brian McNight, Anita Baker and Chaka kan, Gilda’s goal became more clear as time passed. She's had the opportunity to showcase her original music in Music festivals, Winter Music Conference, Nemo Music Festival and Conference, and clubs like the Blue Note and Soul Cafe in NY including private functions around the United States. Her singing has also taken her to Europe, St. Thomas, Hawaii and Copenhagen. She also sang in the concert choir for Michael Bolton, Reba McKintire and Celine Dion. She's recorded with The Basement Boys (Crystal Waters) and Cutfather and Joe,("Return of the Mac")

She is currently promoting her songwriting catalog which includes songs off of her Pop/Alternative, R&B, and Latin CD. Gilda also performs on jingles and has collaborated with other artists, writing and singing hooks for R&B, Pop, Latin, Alternative and Portuguese songs. Other credits and accomplishments include winning the "USA Songwriting Contest" and placing the song "Natural Thing" in the movie "American Desi" and “American Violet”