Brielle Marie

Bloomington singer-songwriter Brielle Marie collaborates with Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc to create the song "Sweet Tooth."

Hitting high notes has brought singer and songwriter Brielle Marie of Bloomington to new heights.

In June, she won Kenneth Cole Fragance's Find Your Bold talent contest. Vocalists and producers competed for the opportunity to collaborate with Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc.

Blacc selected Marie to win after being impressed by her songs “Speak to My Soul” and “Superhero.”

The two co-produced a new single “Sweet Tooth,” accompanied by a music video. The song was recorded at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles and released on Oct. 17.

Marie’s experience was positive. Blacc welcomed her input and was humble throughout their collaboration.

“His [Blacc’s] songs are positive and he does plenty of work for charity,” Marie said. “Although Blacc has sold millions of records, he carried himself just like a normal, everyday person.”

Marie also does charity work. She donates 20 percent of sales proceeds for her 2015 single “Only Human” to the Autism Society of America. She performed the song at Soldier Field in 2016 to represent the Autism Speaks Campaign.

As Marie’s profile rises, she will use her platform to make a positive difference in the world.

STUART STALTER is a Features Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at sstalt1@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @VidetteStuS

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