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XELLE new single benefits GLSEN
From a news release
2012-03-02

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(March 2, 2012 — New York, NY) — It's 2012 and long overdue for someone to smack Pop Music across the face and tell her to pull herself together. Luckily for America, the ferociously talented and good hearted divas from XELLE (pronounced ex-ELLE) have stepped up to the plate by serving up a healthy dose of glitz, glamour and vocals that could rival pop icons past and present. Their passion for great music aside, the group is adamant in their campaign to dispel the rumors that you must conform to a specific mold to achieve your dreams — whether it's your size, age, sexual orientation or even your penchant for gender-bending.

XELLE consists of blonde bombshell singer-songwriter JC Cassis, electric Israeli pop vocalist Rony G and Mimi Imfurst — one of America's favorite drag queens from LOGO's hit show 'RuPaul's Drag Race' who has also served as opening act for both Kathy Griffin and Mo'Nique — proving that they really are the girl group with "something extra." Also on board is Billboard Pop Songwriting Award winner Zach Adam, who has had 17 number one hits in Asia and Europe and has worked with multiple renowned artists including Martha Wash and Alice Tan Ridley. Even though the concept may sound like a novelty, their music and message are anything but — as proven by their latest release, Invincible.

Ever since the girls formed the group after meeting on the New York City music circuit, their star has been on the rise. The music video for their first single — last year's catchy dance/pop sleeper hit Party Girl — reached a whopping 330,000 YouTube views and XELLE has since racked up 1,200 Facebook Fans, 5,300 Twitter followers and an appearance on Oxygen's 'Jersey Couture.' The latest single Invincible stays true to the message of XELLE with lyrics supporting acceptance for people from all walks of life — a statement made much more profound by the addition of fan-submitted video content featured in the recently released music video, which has reached 80,000 views in only two weeks. Proceeds from the song will benefit GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) — an organization for students, parents and teachers striving for positive change in schools nationwide.

If their social networking success is any indication, the buzz is definitely building for these ladies. With all of the heart-wrenching stories of bullying currently dominating the news, it is refreshing to see a group of people come together from very different backgrounds and find success despite the unspoken rules that still exist within the music industry. Their music is fun and sassy with an irresistible allure that can only be described as Aretha, Madonna, Britney and the Spice Girls thrown into a blender with some extra eyeliner and maybe a little duct tape... XELLE is currently working on their debut full length release and look forward to sharing their upbeat and positive music with fans across the nation. For more information, please visit www.xellemusic.com .


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