|By Marketwired .||
|December 11, 2013 06:07 PM EST||
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 -- It's been over a year since Trevin Hunte (www.trevinhunteonline.com), Season 3 Finalist on NBC-TV's hit show "The Voice," first captured the heart of America and blew away judges Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine with his powerhouse version of Beyonce's "Listen."
But the 19-year-old New York-born vocal dynamo, who joined 15 other singers -- including ultimate Top 3 Finalist Nicholas David -- as part of Team Cee Lo, isn't anywhere close to stopping the celebration. And everyone's still listening as he releases his first recordings since his Top Rated iTunes singles from "The Voice," which included "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "When A Man Loves A Woman" and "The Greatest Love Of All."
What better way for the singer, who moved from his adopted hometown of Atlanta to Los Angeles in early 2013, to cap the wildest year of his life than making his independent recording debut with a holiday EP?
Co-produced by The Heavyweights Jamie Jones of the Grammy Award-winning vocal group All-4-One and Jack Kugell (Ronan Keating, Pussycat Dolls, Wayne Brady), the infectious 3-track set now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-christmas-ep-single/id778894036) includes a stirring rendition of "O Holy Night" and a cover of Wham!'s "Last Christmas," along with the festive original "All The Christmas I Need."
Earlier this year, "Elevate" appeared in a Kia car commercial. Hunte, who signed with veteran talent manager Sahirah Uqdah (SU Management), was also tapped to record "Rise" for inclusion on the soundtrack to the indie film "From The Rough," one of the last featuring actor Michael Clarke Duncan.
Hunte has a new single and video set for release in January. The huge following he built from his performances on "The Voice" had made his www.pledgemusic.com fundraising campaign for his upcoming EP wildly successful, exceeding his financial goal by 15 percent and counting.
Hunte has also been a YouTube sensation, with his performance of "Listen" earning 5-Star ratings and over 4.1 million views, and "Vision of Love," his duet with fellow contestant Amanda Brown in the Battle Round, hitting 1.5 million views.
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