Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
My name is Shevyn Roberts. That’s Shevyn pronounced as rhyming with Heaven. I grew up dancing, and in my childhood and teen years, became a Six-Time National Solo Champion Dancer and that really shaped me as a person and as an artist. I started doing national commercials in the acting world as a young child, so I pretty much have been wired to love the arts and entertainment industry. I think it’s just in my DNA because I love creating art and I love performing it.
What exactly does your company do?
I create my own independent music along with music videos, and I perform a dance, and I also act in films and television. I also have my own talk show called the “Shevyn Show” that I recently started on YouTube and Instagram where I interview other well-known entertainers.
What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
The biggest challenges I faced have to do with overcoming our own negative soapbox that we have going in our subconscious mind. I have learned that our own mind can be our worst enemy and it’s really the negative thoughts of the world that are trying to enter our minds that are probably not our own thoughts anyway. So I program myself with positivity and uplifting messages and only listen to those that I am inspired by.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
I wish someone would’ve told me how much money I was going to need from the start in order to create the vision that I have in mind. They would’ve sat down with me and laid it all out for me step-by-step and given me the best lawyer, manager, and record label from the get-go, as it would’ve made it a lot easier. But sometimes, that’s just not how life goes, so I had to figure it out for myself step-by-step, and it’s taken years. But in the end, I really appreciate it and don’t take it for granted because I had to invest my own time, money, and my own energy into trial-and-error until I finally figured it out. More specifically, I wish someone would’ve pointed me to the very best producers from the very start because it truly is all about exactly who you’re working with, and even more importantly, how to market it.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
I admire Gwen Stefani because she is a veteran in the music industry, yet she looks so young like a teenager and such a cool personality and style. I really like her energy as a whole, as it seems positive and spunky. Joel Osteen is another huge influence on my life because I pretty much have taken all of his advice from his speeches and applied it. More so than anything, I’m influenced by myself because I know who I am and what I want to express. I don’t really feed off of anyone’s energy other than my own for the most part.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?
Well it’s definitely not just one person because there are many people that God put in my life to help me along the way. Each has a unique and significant role during their specific season, and they know who they are, and they know that I am grateful. So more than anyone, I would have to give credit to God for directing my steps. Also, keep in mind that some of the same people that helped me have also hurt me. Just because someone helps you and is for you one day or one year, doesn’t mean that they will not be your enemy the next day or that they don’t have an ulterior motive for helping you in the first place. I’m just keeping it real. So I would definitely have to just thank myself for not giving up on me because I am truly the one running the show and keeping the dream alive and everyone benefits from my success if they are truly invested.
What do you see as your greatest success in life?
My greatest success in life is my joy and happiness that I co-created with GOD and the peace that I feel everyday, regardless of what’s going on. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have emotions and get upset occasionally because I’m human; but generally speaking, I’m in a really happy and good state of mind–to me, that is true success. However, if we want to talk about success specifically related to my career, then I would have to say that Winning Best Pop Song at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards was one of my more successful moments in music and of course opening up the concert for Justin Bieber.
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