Welcome to my new blog. It has been a while since I typed my last words and posted it on cyber space. In fact it is more than 3 years since my last blog, but the very first time I do it in english. This will be all new to me as many other things in life. But before I tell you all about it I would like to introduce myself and my career before I start post bits of my everyday life to you.
My name is Denise Lopez, I am 46 years old (going on 47), I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, a single mother to my son (almost 8 years old), a girlfriend, a good (i hope) friend of a few fantastic people and colleague of wonderful women and men at Sprinkle. Sprinkle is the company where I work as the main ambassador. I was head hunted for this position and it is truly amazing to be a part of this company and help it grow. I will tell you all about my work at Sprinkle and my first month here in my next blog post, but first I will give you a insight of my artist careeer.
I am an singer/artist, songwriter, dj, producer and started at age 17. I started my carrier as a dancer & backup singer and toured around the world between 1989-1994 with Dr.Alban, Melodie MC and the famous dance group Culture Beat (Mr. Vain). During my last year with Culture Beat I signed my first record deal and recorded the album TBA (Totally Bombastic Anecdotes) with Sony Music Sweden under my nickname DeDe. My second single (Party) opened up the market in Japan and my first album TBA went gold within a month. As an artist I was contracted to Sony BMG for five years (1994 – 1999). In 1997 I was the only Swedish support act for Michael Jackson down in Ullevi Gothenburg and in 1999 I went to Japan to do my show at the Tokyo Dome for two consecutive days; 100,000 people were watching those shows. See it live here!
The end of 99 brought a new challenge for me. I started my own label and by July of 2002 I released my fourth album in Japan (through Epic) under the title ”Like a Queen”. 2003 saw the release of three singles as well as my first DVD collection. In August of 2007 I teamed up with my friend and Grammy-winning recording artist Pras Michel (The Fugees) and released ”Turn you on”, layered with sassy vocals me and Pras Michel’s signature fluid rap style. Turn you on is written and produced by Pras Michel. After nine weeks on the Swedish single chart, ”Turn you on” went No.2
In December of 2007 I went to China for the first time where I did two shows at the biggest clubs in Beijing; Club Mix and Club Cargo. In November 2008 I did a tour together with Pras Michel in Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Denmark and Sweden. In December 2008 I wrapped up my first live-band tour in China, which became a great success. In April of 2009 I went back to China for promotion in Shanghai. My fourth album ”Slave To The Sound” was released in China May 2010 under the title ”Denise Lopez”. My fifth album ”Black Lace & Leather” was released 2010.
During my career I sold more than 500 000 albums. As I told earlier I was the only Swedish artist to open up for Michael Jackson in Gothenburg, Sweden and was also opening act to 50 Cent in Helsinki together with Pras Michel in Helsinki, Finland. I have worked with prominent producers and songwriters like Max Martin, Father Mc, Pras Michel (Fugees), Anders Bagge, Andreas Carlsson, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger, Michael Feiner, Derek Bramble among others.
During 2016 I released the EP ”Female Revolution” and my latest single ”Dare To Chang The World” feat hiphop queen Mc Lyte went #5 on UStop20 (2018). The song was written and produced by me. In the beginning of 2019 – I teamed up Grammy-winning recording artist Pras Michel (The Fugees) once again and released ”Turn you on” with a new remix by Dj Screamshot.
Besides my artist career as an artist I am a frequently engaged DJ at the hottest clubs and events in Sweden. As a Dj I provide high technical skills and great artistic and interacting performances.
Since may 5thI have my own studio trough my company MD Enterprise AB from where I will offer music production, songwriting sessions, private Dj-lessons and artist coaching located at Östermalm, Stockholm. Music will always be a huge part of my life since music is my passion. But I also have an interesting background and work experience of business building, entrepreneurship and leadership. I have a very long experience of events, service, entertainment and marketing. I had my own online casino, life style magazine, blog portal and I have arranged my own golf competition. I have a strong confidence in my professional ability and I feel safe in my professional role. I am happy to take on responsibilities, new tasks and challenges with a good mood. I enjoy and I am good at socializing with other people. I create and maintain a strong connection with people and I easily solve social problems. I also have experience of editorial work as a recruiter, IRO, Chief Operating Officer, Music Director and communication in digital channels and social media. I know what it means to work hard and creatively in a number of different industries. I am a committed and social team player, but I also work carefully, structured and independently.
So, this is a introduction of me. I hope you stay tuned and join me on this journey as the main ambassador of Sprinkle.