If you’ve never watched the TV show Glee before than you may not know who Amber Riley is. This stylish and amazingly talented young women is an up and coming actress/songstress who plays High School show choir single Mercedes on Fox’s hit TV show.
Riley auditioned for American Idol when she was 17 years old, during the show’s second season, but was turned down by the producers, and In 2006, Riley auditioned for the part of Effie White in Dreamgirls, yet was refused because of her age. Thankfully the rejection didn’t stop Amber. Riley who has pipes like Jennifer Hudson has been starting on the show since 2009, and this year was nominated by the NAAP for an NAACP Image Award for her portrayal of Mercedes. Amber won this year a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role on Glee, and has been nominate for a Teen Choice Award as well.
This year for www.Dosomething.org and VH1’s Save the Music foundation Riley has signed on as campaign spokesperson, and starred in a Public Service Announcement that engages fans through Social Media to get involved and participate in the campaign that rallies young people in the fight to keep music education alive in school nationwide.
She has been busy in the studio making a solo album which she hopes to have finished in the next year or so. I totally can’t wait to listen to the finish product. Amber is extremely artistic and is definitely going places. She is for sure one to watch in 2012!