Destiny still remembers the day, at the age of five, she donned headphones that were nearly as big as her head, and stood in front of a microphone for the first time. The studio was already a warm and familiar place. But this was new.
So began the journey of a girl named Destiny, who seems to have been, yes, destined to become a musical artist. Destiny’s job was to recite the pledge of allegiance and sing backup for a 9/11 tribute show being performed by her mother, a recording artist with a successful Latin band.
That day still resonates in Destiny’s soulful and energetic vocal style. But though her love affair with music began with a performance, it did not end there. Her mother saw to it that Destiny understood music at a fundamental level. As a young teen, Destiny was trained to think in terms of musical and narrative structure when she listened to popular songs. Her natural creative instincts ignited a love affair with song writing, and it is still the core passion that drives her career. Her writing talent was evident early. She won multiple consecutive songwriting contests as a high school student, and was voted "most musical" by her peers at Malibu High School.
So it was as a songwriter that Destiny’s professional career would begin. She opted for independent studies in her senior year of high school in order to take a job as a songwriter for Burnett Music Group. As a writer, Destiny developed a hopeful and uplifting style that reflects her caring and deeply empathetic nature. Known for Genre Blending, Destiny's fans have come to expect a new element of surprise with every release. You will find elements of Pop, Soul/R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, EDM, Country, Classical, and Rock in all her compositions, depending on the vision for each song.
"I grew up listening to Top 40 Radio, and therefore a variety of music styles. Naturally that diversity has greatly inspired my artistry today and is deeply embedded into my songwriting". She has a keen ear for music, but perhaps an equally keen sense for the quiet suffering of people around her. This sense of awareness and responsibility has come to inhabit her music.
Perhaps because of her desire to connect with and understand people, Destiny’s tenure as a full-time songwriter would be short-lived. She soon discovered that her true calling was to “tell my own story,” as she puts it, by performing her music and engaging with an audience. And equipped with that insight, Destiny Malibu would become the singer/songwriter she is today.
Since then, Destiny has been writing, recording, and releasing music at a dizzying pace and touring internationally. She performed an original song in a 2018 appearance on American Idol. She has performed at such renowned venues as the House of Blues and Viper Room in LA, as well as high profile festivals such as Texas Rockfest and the Florida Music Festival and toured internationally in Singapore and Dominican Republic. She has recently begun to further push creative boundaries, experimenting with Spanish-language songs that honor the Latin roots she owes to her mother.
She will resume her tour, aboard her 45-foot tour bus when the "Stay At Home" initiation to address the world Corona Virus crisis is lifted. In the meantime, stay connected with Destiny online. She engages with her audience on Instagram daily.
A frequently addressed topic found in her music and social media posts, Destiny is extremely passionate about Mental Health & Suicide Prevention. While on tour, Destiny regularly has personal Q&A group discussions with the youth about mental health before and after her concerts. She has formed partnerships with organizations that align with her passion to contribute to the mental health and the well-being of others, including Imperfectly Perfect, American Heart Association, Embrase Foundation, Smule, SiriusXM and others to bring positive, encouraging messages to Gen Z and Millennials.
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