Celebrity Corner: Iyaz & Shontelle

By Rachel Leigh - bio | email

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - Eleven artists, all showing their support for breast cancer awareness, spent the eve of the fourth annual Think Pink Rocks concert reflecting on 2011 and looking ahead to 2012.

Since we've seen him last, South Florida's American Idol sensation Brett Loewenstern has stayed busy excelling in his musical career. "I've been doing a lot of performing, a lot of charity work, a lot of writing. I've been working in Nashville, and I'm working on putting together a five song EP to shop out to labels," said Loewenstern.

The pre-party also game artists a chance to catch up with longtime friends. "Sean Kingston is performing, and I haven't seen him in so long. We're going to go out there and tear it up tomorrow night," said Iyaz.

And if you enjoy some 'Shawty's like a melody', great news! "Top of the year, I'm going to try and come out with another album," the singer continued.

But Iyaz isn't the only one getting ready to drop their next record.  "I'm working on a third album now," said Shontelle.

A supporter since the concert's inception, Shontelle dedicated 2011 to her other craft. "I was actually able to write on my home girl Rihanna's new album 'Loud'. So if you like 'Man Down', that's what I've been busy doing."

As for Asher Roth, he's now left 'college' and entered manhood. "We've been reorganizing, reprioritizing, and just getting ready, getting the music prepared to bring back out in 2012," said Roth. "So done a couple of shows, but for the most part, prioritizing. Growing up a little bit."

As for Melanie Fiona, she stayed busy in the studio. "I just finished working on my second album, so I'm very excited about that. It's called the 'MF Life.'"

Fiona is also celebrating her fourth Think Pink Rocks concert. "Think Pink Rocks has just come from something so small out of love, from the heart, for such a great cause to something that's so amazing."

Everyone here is family, and they all have Steve Rifkind with SRC Records to thank for this Think Pink reunion. "My dad also had breast cancer which was something that touched home," said Riflkind.

Rifkind donates the talent every year. "You know, it's a great cause, and it's the right thing to do."

Think Pink Rocks hopes to bring in $100,000 for this year's concert.

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