Interview with Sapphire


This time we get to know Sapphire, a wonderful diva with a beautiful, powerful, and soulful voice.

My name is Adrienne Hampton and I am a multi versatile singer songwriter from Philadedelphia. I absolutely love creating art in a variety of ways. I have been this way all of my life. I was a very shy little girl but enjoyed singing in my room when no one was around. My style of vocals are very soft yet powerful at the same time which makes my style very unique. I have been told my sound resembles the beautiful Diana Ross whom I admire so deeply.

I have always wanted to learn how to demand attention without saying a word and Diana 101 is the perfect class. I also share some vocal similarities as the late Natalie Cole with her scatting, Jazz and tone abilities. I love so many singers male and female and as a young adult I have learned how to mimic the way they sing and it stayed with me.

Where are you from?

What is your main genre?
R&B, Soul, Pop, Jazz, and Hiphop

How long have you been making music?
I have been creating music for two years.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background behind it?
My latest release is titled “Gotta Try”. I wrote this song in hopes to encourage and inspire anyone who may be going through a difficult time to never give up. I wanted to make sure I send a powerful message and to use words that will touch hearts and capture their attention. “Don’t you dare cry, wipe that eye” and “In this world you gotta stand on ya own and don’t you dare postpone” “Gotta try, you gotta try, we gotta try, just try”.

What do you think of the music industry after 2022?
I have mixed feelings. Part of the reason is because I am an emotional individual and I want to succeed. I feel the music industry has been very unfair to artists and musicians. It’s either political or financial. Either way, I have to stay true to myself and continue to work hard. I understand everything is not going to go in my favor. I believe that my blessings are coming everyday and the industry will welcome me once they get a taste of Sapphire.

Who is the most influential artist in your life?
Stevie Wonder will always be my teacher and I have learned so much from him. I was raised listening to his music and the one thing I took from his style of creating is the messages and the storytelling.

How do you think you differ from other artists?
I have a unique style that makes me different and one of a kind. As a young child I would mimic singers but I mastered how to pronounce my words to sound like them. This became an art and a skill that allowed me to incorporate it with my style today. Also, modeling school has taught me how to be graceful and poised and it enhanced my performance tremendously. You get to see theatrics with each performance.
Who would be your dream collaboration?
I would be be honored to collaborate with the beautiful and talented Alicia Keys. I know we would create an amazing hit. I’m thinking graduation song or wedding song. I would also love to collaborate with H.E.R. This multi talented young lady has a style like no other and her swag is captivating. Of course, I’d be excited to grace the stage with Stevie Wonder.

What was the first album you bought?
I remember purchasing my first Michael Jackson album “Off the Wall”.

What is your favorite song at the moment?
Stevie Wonder’s, Isn’t She Lovely is such a beautiful song. This song will always be a hit and it never gets old. The words and message brings a smile to my face every time I listen to it. That’s powerful.

What is your favorite words?
Inspire, empower, encourage, collaborate, love

What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I love watching zombie movies, reading, health and fitness, eating and cooking, family time, writing, drawing, painting, educating, swimming and decorating

Tell us more about your upcoming project?
I have a song soon to be released June 12th titled “Remember When”. I will be performing at Wake Up Rise Up 4 Peace world concert June 26th. I just finished a collaboration with Nunnyboy and Erwyn which will be released soon. I landed a major role in a short film “The Diary of a Changed Man” where I get to play a grandmother. I am very excited. Filming begins the last three weeks of July. Two of my songs will be in the movie. “Gotta Try” and “Dear Mom”. I have a radio interview with Soul Groove Radio Uk and Reggae Pulse radio. More collaborations with amazing musicians and artists on the way.

Any comment 
I’d like to personally thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be interviewed and a special appreciation for your love and support that you’ve continually given me.

Thank you Sapphire for taking the time to share your valuable story with us. will continue to support Sapphire.