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Prince. Madonna. Rosey. Like all divas known solely by their first names, this performer has attitude to boot. Her debut album, Dirty Child, only hints at her sassy nature. Once you catch her on stage, it's confirmed. Rosey is the kind of girl everyone wants to be friends with. She goes to beat of her own drum and makes no apologies. Many listeners got a taste of "Love," her sexy first single featured in Bridget Jones' Diary. However, the masses will soon recognize Rosey. Even Rolling Stone Magazine named her one to watch. We tend to agree.

Lindzi.com: How did the Bridget Jones' Diary connection happen?

Rosey: People were looking for a song. One of the A&R people at the label said, "You should really hear Rosey's stuff." The people at Miramax heard it and loved it. I was really happy.

Lindzi.com: How would you describe your sound?

Rosey: It's a hybrid of rock and roll, blues, hip hop, reggae. Everything. I don't discriminate when it comes to music. I love all kinds. Country. Whatever. I try to bring it all into what I do. It's also very important to me that people can put on my music and groove to it. I wanted beats so you can shake your booty to it. That's what music is for. My favorite song is number three. It's called One. It's a real dance song.

Lindzi.com: What were you up to during your college years?

Rosey: I was interning at record labels. I worked at Elektra and SubPop. It helped me open myself as an artist and person. I worked in some of the bars. I was the guest list girl. I did everything I could. I was a film major, but couldn't get any of the classes so I started doing radio and liked it. My grandfather was a DJ. I thought maybe I'm supposed to be a DJ and follow in his footsteps.

Lindzi.com: Is it true that, upon graduation, you thought you'd work in A & R at a record label? How'd you wind up where you are now?

Rosey: I think the intension was to go into the world and try to do as many things as I could. I knew eventually I was going to figure out what it was that I was supposed to do. I wound up giving my demo tapes to all of the presidents at the labels. I think they liked my charisma and that I wasn't afraid.

Lindzi.com: Where do you find inspiration when writing?

Rosey: Usually when I'm sad I find inspiration. When I'm heartbroken, the songs come one after another after another. That's not always true. Sometimes when I'm extremely elated I write songs. It's never when I'm in a calm mode. I have to be all about a situation.

Lindzi.com: What makes you insecure?

Rosey: What am I afraid of? I know that my whole life I wanted so badly to fit in. I didn't have a lot of friends in elementary and junior high school. I tried so hard to make friends. After years and years, developing my personality and finding friends I really liked, I got to this point where I thought, "I don't need to fit in anymore. I don't care about that stuff." Because my friends like me for who I am. I can just be myself and that's cool. Then I get a record deal and I'm like, "Oh my gosh. I have to fit in with so many people now. It's a world of people that, if I don't fit in somehow, maybe aren't going to take an interest in me." I'm still trying to be myself, but it's hard. I still feel like I need to fit in. I don't really know how to do that because all I can be is myself. It's a fear of people not like me just the way I am. The whole record is about that. About being yourself and not caring what people think. They can't be the ones who define you and what you really are. You have to do that. In my quest of learning to love and accept myself the way I am, I wrote these songs for other people who have the same fears.

Put those fears behind you, grrl... Soon everything will be coming up Rosey!

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