You cant fight fate, and in Courtney Noelle’s case it was meant for her to be the voice of love on Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Entertainment. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Courtney started her musical journey at 6 years old, not singing, but with a guitar given to her by her uncle. And in her own words “ I didn’t like it”, but like all children with a passion for music she transitioned that instrumental energy into penning her own poems. Stating she was “too shy to sing” is why these poems hadn’t reached fruition into song, but by the time she was 14, and having relocated to Baltimore, she had already morphed those poems into melodies and was writing songs for local groups in the Baltimore area.
After becoming comfortable in her musical surrounding, at the age of 17 Courtney got up the urge to start recording her own material. After hearing the young songbirds demo, Universal Records invited Courtney to New York to meet with her and potentially discuss her future. Feeling she wasn’t ready at the time, she was still offered her an internship to learn the inner workings of the music industry.
Around 2007, Artists started using the internet and social media to develop their own brands and just like other early Artists like Wiz Khalifa, Wale and others, Courtney took to the internet to reach millions around the world and display her talents.
Showing and proving she had developed her music like she said she would, the same A&R she interned with in New York, decided it was her time and brought her into his fold like he said he would, with the newly developed Brookland Entertainment, which was home to artists with such household names as Lil Kim, August Rigo and The Trackmasters. Unfortunately due to creative differences Courtney felt it was best to part ways with Brookland Entertainment.
After leaving New York, Courtney then moved back to Pittsburgh to start her journey over once more, which may have been the blessing she needed, while home recording she ran into a child hood friend and up and coming rapper Wiz Khalifa. Wiz was making a name for himself and was very impressed with Courtney’s music and sound, so much that he featured her on his break out mixtape Prince of the City Vol. 2 on the popular track “Bank Roll” co-written by Courtney herself.
They say good things come in threes, and Courtney’s journey may have finally paid off when during Wiz Khalifa’s 2010 Wake and Bake tour, he asked Courtney to join the him on the to perform bankroll, which later led to her signing to his newly developed Taylor Gang imprint, and even a feature on his chart topping album O.N.I.F.C on the upbeat track “Got Everything”.
Courtney Noelle is currently working on her Love on the Run Mixtape which includes features from label mates, Chevy Woods, Juicy J, and of course TGOD Captain Wiz Khalifa. In the mean time her current body of work Wishing on a Star is available for download and she can be seen on tour with the rest of her Taylor Gang cohorts on the Under The Influence of Music 2 Tour. Follow Courtney Noelle on twitter at @CNBBRAND, for more updates, music, photos, and information regarding this budding star.