December Rose, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, first attracted international attention in 2012 after winning the Best Solo Artist title in an online competition with her original song, “Don’t Give Up On Love.”
Invitation Records’ Russ Regan, who previously launched the careers of Elton John, Barry White, Neil Diamond and Olivia Newton-John, heard her performance and quickly signed her up for a four-album deal. In 2015, her first EP, “December Rose,” was released to broad critical acclaim. It included the single “Ball Game” which received a “New Artist Spotlight” award from Blastro.com, was featured on AOL/Slacker Radio’s “New Pop First” channel, on Tunecore’s “TC Video Fridays” and listed among “Retail Radio’s Top 40” list, which brought it to 8,500 outlets.
December Rose’s voice and style have been compared to the best of Adele, Jessie J and Amy Winehouse. Earning her music degree in classical voice performance, being awarded 2 silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and winning the 2017 Superfantastico Singing Contest, it’s no surprise “this woman has the vocal power to really make it in this business” (New Transcendence, August 2015). “Rose’s vocal range rivals some of the best in contemporary music today and solidifies her as an artist to keep a watch on” (Music Existence, March 2017.)
With her latest album, “Inside | Out”, December takes listeners on a powerful, emotional journey, providing insight to the challenges she encountered while growing up, and the hope that helped her overcome them. The self-written pieces are interspersed with classic spiritual songs, which reflect some of her earliest musical memories of singing in the children’s choir while attending church with her grandma. “December Rose’s sophomore album Inside Out is an arrangement like nothing I’ve ever heard before.” (Ponoka News, January 2017)
Using her music, experience, and knowledge to teach and mentor youth, December is using her voice as a mouthpiece, and industry professionals are taking notice of this rising Canadian talent.