Hey M Girls,
It's M intern Jen here giving you the exclusive deets from our chat with Isaiah Pittman V (a.k.a. IP5)! He is a fourteen-year-old singer and dancer who is originally from Chicago, Illinois. By the age of four, Isaiah was already singing and dancing -- how awesome! Now, he is currently working hard getting his album ready for the world to see!
Check out part of our interview below where Isaiah talks about his big break into the music industry, artists he would like collaborate with and what it was like working with Nick Jonas!
M: How old were you when you starting singing? When do you think you got your big break?
IP5: Actually, I started singing when I was just two years old. My mom and my dad used to sing to me all the time. I come from a very musical family. My dad played guitar when he was younger and my mom and her parents. Her dad plays the saxophone and her mom - her stepmom actually - is the second best harpist in the world! And, I think my big break was at a music festival where Mark Calderon from Color Me Badd saw me perform at this festival and passed me to Johnny Wright, who's now my manager.
M: Who are some of your musical inspirations?
IP5: I actually have a wide array of people that I enjoy listening to: Jackie Wilson, Sam Cook, and Michael Jackson. The older artists and the new artists like Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Train, so yeah, those are the people I look up to, to better myself.
M: What can you tell us about your album? How is that coming along?
IP5: Actually, we are recording with a guy named Nate Butler, who's a great producer, he's produced for Backstreet Boys, N'SYNC, TLC and we're still recording now. So looking for new producers and we're hoping to release a project next year!
M: You were also working with Nick Jonas before. What were you guys working on?
IP5: Yeah, we were actually working on a track while we were down there. He's a really cool guy. I look forward to working with him more.
M: Were you a fan of the Jonas Brothers before?
IP5: Yeah, I was. My favorite song by them was "Burnin' Up."
M: Who else are other artists you see yourself collaborating with?
IP5: I actually want to collaborate with Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, and Train. They're just people I can learn from.
M: Do you have any advice for people trying to break into the industry?
IP5: Same advice I got: just work at it, practice, and have fun at what you do and people will recognize you for it.
Want to know more about Isaiah? Check out his Twitter page!
Check out Isaiah performing a little something for us:
It's almost time for school, watch Isaiah give you back-to-school tips:
So let's dish:
-What do you guys think of Isaiah video? Are you a fan yet?