'Love & Hip Hop Miami' Star, Amara La Negra, Signs Multi-Million Dollar Contract

Amara La Negra
Breakout star Amara La Negra just signed a multi-million dollar record deal and takes the opportunity to thank her mom for her constant support. Photo: Instagram

Amara La Negra is ready to make her crossover. The singer of Dominican descent has just signed a multi-million dollar musical contract with the production house BMG and Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide.

Although Amara is not a new figure in the music industry, since the release of the first episode of "Love & Hip Hop Miami" on January 1, 2018, in which she is one of the main characters, her popularity has increased. The 27-year-old rising star used the power of her voice to defend her looks and the Afro-Latina woman who's trying to succeed and break the cookie-cutter mold, when Young Hollywood, a pioneer of Latinx trap movement and best known for his collaborations with Migos and Pitbull told her that he wasn't feeling her Afro and dares to suggest that she should flat iron her hair or try some braids. 

“I’m still in shock! At times, I am caught pinching myself because there is a part of me that still is in awe of being signed to a franchise that will heighten my success," Amara said according to Billboard. "It is a feeling of a different level of hunger because I have prayed for this so much that it feels unreal! I am humbly honored to have a team that continues to believe in me. Having a pioneer in the music arena like Zach seeing the potential in my musical craft and talent. I am thankful for my team at Fast Life Ent. Worldwide and BMG for this opportunity as an artist. And I cannot for my fans to hear my new music."

The singer immortalized the moment she was signing the contract in a black and white photo. She captioned the post thanking BMG and BMG president Zack Katz. "NEVER STOP BELIEVING! NEVER STOP DREAMING! AND ALWAYS ASK YOURSELF “HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?!” AND I WANT IT BAD ENOUGH!!!! LETS GET TO WORK!" she wrote.

Amara knows who her selfless supporters are, and one of them is her mother Ana Maria Oleaga. She constantly shares on her Instagram account photos of her daughter in action. "Hard Work Pays Off! Don’t Let Anyone Put you down! Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep believing in yourself and turn it into something positive," the singer wrote. "Thanks to all my fans for all the love and support because you guys are part of my success!!! I want to Thank my Mom for always being there for me," adding that Ana Maria and Jullian aka Ju-Boy -Amara's manager, are her "Ride or Die!"

Although the Dominican born in Florida is living a good stage at a professional level, the haters and certain tabloids have accused the singer of using the power of makeup and artificial tanning to make her skin look darker and brighter, and likewise, many others have said that her perfect curly hair is a wig. Following the negative comments, she took social media to deny and clarify rumors. "Well, Yea I guess I was Born in a “Black Face Body!” It's funny that I even have to go through this and show you baby pictures or videos to prove to blogs and people on social media that my skin color is not airbrushed or spray tanned nor do I take melanin shots to be black! This shit is hilarious however this is one of my favorite baby videos. I started when I was four years old doing beauty pageants, working on TV, commercials, etc. I have always been sassy & confident! I've always been Naturally curvy Hips, Thighs, butt lol Thanks Mom/Dad lmao.. and Yess That's My Hair! Back Then I used Braids... ( These days you gotta explain it all... I'm Being Questioned every single part of my body," she wrote sharing a cute video of her modeling. 

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.