Born Yulia Pshenicnaya in Estonia in North Eastern Europe of Russian decent, goes by the artist name Yulia. She graduated from the most prestigious music academy in Russia. After finishing music school with a 4-year degree, she landed a contract with a cruise ship that took her to over 25 countries where she performed. The International Star has been signed to the historical and legendary Soul Records label. The label was created by Berry Gordy as part of the Motown Records dynasty. Yes, Soul Records recorded Gladys Knight and The Pips who recorded “I heard it through The Grapevine.” Today Mr. Robert Erskine Johnson is the CEO of Soul Records LLC and Erskine Entertainment LLC. He is also the President and founder of Mighty Works Media.
You went to the prestigious music academy in Russia and then landed a contract with a cruise ship. Tell us about your backstory.
I graduated from the music academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia with a degree in music. I worked in the venues and theaters in Russia. I landed a contract on a cruise ship which took me to many different countries. That was during my graduation performance.
What did you learn from your experience on the cruise ship?
My experiences were so fulfilling and educational. I learned to sing in many different languages. I met people of many different races, religions, colors and cultures.
You are fluent in 5 languages, how has this helped your singing career?
Singing fluently in multiple languages opens doors to multiple audiences. Many different
cultures, races and nationalities will come to hear you sing.
You signed-on with the legendary Soul Records, LLC with Mr. Robert Erskine
Johnson. What led you to him? What does this mean to you?
It’s like a dream come true to be recording on the historical and legendary Soul Records
LLC with Mr. Robert Erskine Johnson. I must thank my good friend and colleague,
Anjuelaye, who invited me over for a 4th of July celebration and introduced me to Mr.
Johnson. It has been really wonderful working with Mr. Johnson.
Who are your influences?
My influences as an artist have been many. There is Celine Dion, Anita Baker, Mariah
Carey, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin.
Tell us about your new singles, “If You’re Tired Of Me” and “Until That Moment.”
They are two phenomenal songs both written by Ricky Style, Grammy Award winning songwriter, Bobby Eli, and engineered by Rob Federici. The songs have meaning and go straight to your heart.
Share your favorite verses.
All of the verses are my favorites. The lyrics have so much meaning that when I sing the songs they resonate with my soul.
Yulia’s songs are on Soul Records and distributed by WhoMag/Orchard/ Sony and are now available on all music outlets that include Amazon Music, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, etc.