Award winning singer-songwriter Ashley Marina who stunned Simon Cowell and won the hearts of the world with her original song inspired by her Father’s love and devotion “You’ll Always Be My Hero” as a 12-year old in 2020 on NBC’s America’s Got Talent (AGT) season 15 has gone viral again, this time with a cover of “Talking To The Moon” by Bruno Mars.
Ashley’s version of the song has amassed over 2 Billion streams across platforms capturing the attention of Universal Music Group (UMG) through its division U-NXT to sign an exclusive distribution deal. UMG is a world leader in music-based entertainment and home many of music’s greatest artists. Using Ashley’s audio of the song is trending on the popular platform Instagram Reels.
A multifaceted rising talent from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Ashley Marina made a name for herself when Simon Cowell made her sing three times during her AGT Judge’s audition. The dramatic scene that unfolded hit the highest target rating points (TRPs) as it astonished everyone that a girl at such an early age could manage the pressure-packed deliberation with world-class poise while delivering her original lyrics with emotionally mixed tones and diverse style propelling herself into the next round of the competition.
Ashley’s audition trended at #5 on YouTube worldwide and is one of the most viewed AGT videos of all-time and was featured by media outlets such as Huffington Post, Billboard, Yahoo, ET Canada and iHeart Radio. Unfortunately her time on the show was cut short when AGT was forced to modify the structure due to the pandemic which caused global outrage.
Ashley Marina has 16 original song releases to date that have included major radio play and five #1 singles1. Earlier this year she was featured at New York City’s historic Apollo Theater in its first live show in two years and hosted by Hollywood celebrity Nick Cannon where ABC7 New York interviewed Ashley. Ashley’s new single “Call It Love” premieres May 1, 2022. Follow Ashley @IamAshleyMarina on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, her official website IamAshleyMarina.com, and all music streaming services.
1The FAB Chart