“Mariah Belgrod is a name which will soon be a fixture in the modern music landscape.”
Pop recording artist / social media singer
Mariah Belgrod grew up as a free spirit in the Amish farm-town of New Holland, Pennsylvania, where the horse and buggy is still a legitimate way to travel. Relocating to the West Coast in early 2018, Mariah has spent the last year recording new music and performing frequently to pursue her dream of becoming a successful recording artist and performer. The big city of Seattle, Washington is a far cry from her small town roots.
Born to two New Yorkers, Mariah was exposed to the performing arts at a young age. She found her passion for expression and music performing at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, PA from the age of 7. Mariah performed in plays and musicals, including Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, and Annie. She also spent more than thirteen years dancing - styles which included ballet, tap, pointe, hip hop, and jazz. However, at the age of 15, Mariah lost the zeal for performance that once claimed her as she began her battle with depression, so she left the stage.
In 2016, Mariah discovered the karaoke-style singing app Smule. On Smule, Mariah found not only a place to creatively let off steam, but also a community of people with similar interests and struggles. In typical Mariah fashion, she wanted to be a light in that community, and show people the healing power of music. Through Smule, Mariah started her journey in discovering herself, as well as a profound way to cope with her internal struggles - singing for and with others. In the process, her powerhouse vocals and genuine, infectious personality garnered over 315,000 followers around the world, who have sang along with her more than 130,000 times.
Mariah is now a verified Partner Artist on the app, where she further developed her performance and vocal talents. On Smule, you can join Mariah in singing fun pop songs, as well as musical numbers reminiscent of her theatre days. In 2018, Mariah was nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award under the Social Star Category. She attended the ceremony in March and walked her first red carpet. Later that month, Mariah released her first single, “Empty Spaces.”
Since the release of her single, Mariah has been working on other singles with Focal Productions, a production house in the San Francisco Bay Area. Embracing her continuous battle with mental health, and her past experiences with detrimental relationships, Mariah believes in the importance of representation for women in music. As such, Mariah sought out a female songwriter and co-producer in Alyssa Wendzel, who could help her share her positive, empowering messages for women. With lyrics like “you’ll find me in your empty spaces” and “here’s to me, I’m done,” Mariah’s first single celebrates women knowing their worth, and knowing when to walk away from bad situations. With her passion for strengthening and encouraging her listeners, her debut EP is one to watch out for.
Mariah's second single, "Lie to Me" released August 30, 2019. You can listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more!
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Lie to me
"Lie to Me" is Mariah Belgrod's 2nd single. Released August 30th, 2019, "Lie to Me" was produced by Focal Productions, in conjunction with Ed Clare and Bassie Blue Productions. The song was written by Alyssa Wendzel. The "Lie to Me" music video was released on September 6, 2019 and can be watched above!
This song has impacted listeners from around the world with its unique take on the typical love story. It flips the tale of the damsel in distress, where a man is fawning over a woman and she is independent and empowered to make the relationship what she wants. Mariah is a strong believer of those qualities and through every decision she makes in life, she strives to exemplify this.
"Empty Spaces", released March 21st, 2018, was Mariah's debut single. Combining the sounds of EDM and pop, "Empty Spaces" is the kind of song that makes you want to dance, while also promoting a positive social message. "Empty Spaces" is the first single off of Mariah's debut EP, which will be released Spring of 2020. The song was written by Alyssa Wendzel, and co-produced by Alyssa Wendzel and Focal Productions, Inc. To listen to the song, watch the lyric video below!
Mariah performing "I Like Me Better" (by Lauv) at Paragon in Seattle, WA. This performance was filmed on September 13, 2019.
Mariah Belgrod performing karaoke live in front of perfect strangers at a Pittsburgh, PA bar. Mariah's booming vocals and infectious personality draw in the crowd to engage with her performance.
Mariah singing her original song, "Empty Spaces" at the Parke Ave Artist party in Seattle, WA. This night highlighted Seattle talent.
Mariah singing a cover of Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons". Mariah sings this song live into her earbud microphone, in one take.
Mariah performing Royals (by Lorde) at the Stars and Stripes Festival on July 3rd, 2019. This was Mariah's first live performance and it was in front of 2,000 - 3,000 people.
Mariah Belgrod singing "Delicate" (by Taylor Swift) at Stone Way Cafe in Seattle, WA. This performance was filmed on July 6th, 2019.