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Plateau Music recording artist Christine Padua’s grandmother came from a family of both amateur and professional musicians. Her grandfather was a trumpet player in their native Italy. While Christine grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. far from her Italian roots she was never far from her musical heritage.
Her own musical journey started in elementary school where she began studying percussion. She quickly moved on to classical guitar, then piano while developing her compositional skills for song writing. However, it wasn’t until after she turned 15 that her family realized her talent for singing, something she had kept a secret for years.
With the encouragement of her family, she continued her studies and pursued a college degree in vocal performance, focused on opera studies. Following graduation Padua decided to cross over into the vocal contemporary realm, a feat few classically trained singers have been able to accomplish with such finesse.
In early 2013, Padua's talent caught the attention of producer Tony Mantor. Teaming up to find songs from top songwriters that were perfect for her first studio project. Drawing from the influences of such great contemporary artists as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Lara Fabian and Ella Fitzgerald, Padua and Mantor took to the recording studio in Nashville, TN.
Later that year, Mantor’s Plateau Music label released Christine’s first single, “Do You” to radio. The response was immediate, “Do You” rose on multiple national radio charts hitting # 35 in the Billboard Hot AC, # 36 in the Billboard CHR, # 40 in the Mediabase Activators, and rising all the way to # 11 on the AC Top 40.
"If That's Love", the second single release, has just arrived on radio. The initial reaction is stronger than that of the previous release. As Padua prepares for an acoustic performance tour in support of "If That's Love", Christine Padua continues to use her warm, velvety and uniquely beautiful vocal color, her extensive range and her unique performance style to create her own mark on the musical landscape.