Singer/songwriter and actress CARMEN PEREZ just released her new music EP “Space Girl” January 5, 2017. The EP touches on Scandinavian pop while channeling Carmen’s PuertoRican rhythmic heritage. Carmen is a blend of a Latin Sade, Kylie Minogue, Gloria Estefan & Janet Jackson, yet she mimics no one.
This EP follows Carmen Perez’s hits on Billboard’s Top 40 Hot Dance Club Play & Top 10 UK Commercial Pop Charts, “Emergency” & “Overload”, and Carmen’s UK chart topper, the Super Stylers remix of “Run Little Devil.” Also, on October 31st, 2016, a song Carmen co-composed, “Pajarito”, was released to be included in the popular chillout/lounge series, “Café Del Mar – Dreams 9” album.
EP was produced by hit songwriter/producer Sigurd Røsnes (Cher, Namie Amuro, Kumi Koda, BoA, Ace of Base to name a few). Sigurd Røsnes scored a #1 with Cher on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music Chart and #1 on Billboard’s Latin Chart with Luis Fonsi. He has also had #1 singles in Japan, Korea, France, and Holland.
Carmen currently has a popular recurring role as Captain Vasquez on the Robert Rodriguez/Mark Burnett hit Emmy-Nominated TV series “Lucha Underground” on El Rey Network. She has over 60 acting credits and has exhibited and sold her paintings internationally. Carmen is proud to have served her country on active duty in the U.S. Army for 6 years.
ABOUT CARMEN PEREZ:
Carmen Perez is a modern-day ‘Renaissance Woman’ – A singer, songwriter, actress, painter, filmmaker and a U.S. Army Veteran. She was born in Bronx, New York and raised mostly in Puerto Rico. At 17 years old, she joined the U.S. Army active duty for six years. After being stationed overseas and in Washington, D.C., becoming a Sergeant by the age of 21, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Politics with a minor in Legal Studies at George Mason University, she moved to Hollywood to pursue her career in the arts.
As a singer/songwriter, she has had hits on Billboard’s Top 40 Hot Dance Club Play & Top 10 UK Commercial Pop Charts, “Emergency” & “Overload”, and UK chart-topper, the Super Stylers remix of “Run Little Devil.” She also released an experimental album (Collective Fantasy) in 2014. A music piece “Pajarito,” that she co-wrote with Matt Powell is featured on the popular chillout/lounge series “Café Del Mar ~ Dreams 9” album, just released on October 31, 2016. Carmen has been working on her new music EP to be released January 2017.
In June 2016, Carmen was invited by the MIDEM judges to attend their 50th-anniversary international music convention in Cannes, France, where she was personally greeted by Audrey Azoulay, the French Minister of Culture. Carmen also was selected to attend the prestigious and exclusive Herb Alpert Applied Music Program at a Los Angeles college where she was awarded the elite Non-classical Vocal Performer Certificate.
Carmen currently has a popular recurring role as Captain Vasquez on the Robert Rodriguez/Mark Burnett hit Emmy-nominated TV series “Lucha Underground.” She has over 60 acting credits and was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement (ADA) Awards for the play “Soldiers Don’t Cry” in 2003.
As a painter, Carmen has been acclaimed for using bold edges and vibrant colors and is continuously inspired by her experiences and world travels.
She has exhibited her artwork in the Los Angeles area and sold artwork in both the United States & internationally, including art commissions.