Kristine Elezaj Biography
A young Kristine got her professional "stage" start when the legendary Nick Ashford invited her to perform with him and wife Valerie – better known as Motown legends Ashford and Simpson at their hip New York City venue Sugar Bar.
According to Billboard Magazine, "Kristine's hip-hop tinged dance pop sits comfortably between Britney Spears and Rihanna." Her music is racing her way onto iPods around the world with catchy choruses, hot beats and ambitiously contemporary sounds. As an independent artist, she already has an impressive history making music – her single "Always" is on New York's hottest dance station PULSE 87.7, while her performances at Spotlight Live! in NYC and Republic in New Orleans have been praised by fans on both coasts! She is currently working with highly sought after choreographers, Kevin Maher and Raymond Baynes (Britney Spears, New Kids On the Block), on her current show-stopping performances.
Kristine is currently putting the finishing touches to her debut CD which is set for release in the Fall of 2010. The album features tracks co-written and produced by artists such as Fergie, Eric Pressley, The Pharmacy, Epic, Andrew Fromm, Frankie Storm, Brandon Beal and The Arsenal.
The songs "Let You Know" and "Souvenirs," co-written by Franke Storm are infectious slices of pop, ready made for radio and clubs. The intoxicating and melodic "Living Dream" featuring Bad Boy recording artist Red Cafe and her emotive and powerful ballad "Momentum" all capture her musical vibrancy and diversity.
Adding to her many talents, Kristine is as comfortable behind the microphone as she is behind the wheel of a rally race car. This 24-year-old dynamo has a large fan base among rally car fans that already know Kristine from her national appearances at rallies around the country and her regular guest host spot on the Sirius Radio Maxim Channel show "RPM." Kristine drove in her 4th Celebrity Car Rally "Bullrun," the most glamorous of the high-end automotive rallies in June of 2009. She has shared the road with drivers and names such as Mario Andretti, Carl Lewis, Paris Hilton, Hayden Christensen and many more!
"A lot of people are really shocked when they meet me because they hear I am a rally car driver and they expect me to be really tough – when in fact I am the complete opposite," says Kristine. "I love driving almost as much as I love singing and fashion and fortunately have been able to do it all."
Affectionately known as "Kebe" to her fans, Kristine is giving new meaning to multi-tasking by excelling in two hot careers, rally car driving and singing, Recently, Kristine was the official Trophy Girl for the Young Hollywood Awards Awards and performed at LA's famous Roxy, West Hollywood's Here Lounge and former Pussycat Dolls' Carmit Bechar's United for A Cause Event. Last fall, the New York Post Pop Wrap got the sneak peak preview of her newest music video, "Souvenirs," mentioning that Kristine is "armed with the bouncy locks of Shakira, the banging body of P!nk and dance moves reminiscent of an early Britney Spears."