Subway singer from the Bronx goes viral in Humans of New York postPosted: Updated:
A Bronx artist has gone viral overnight thanks to Humans of New York.
Thanks to the site, Jennuine has gone from singing in the subways to now getting studio time.
Jennuine, who’s real name is Jennifer Paniagua, says all she wanted was to share love and express it through music.
She got her start singing at the Harlem-125th Street subway station.
“I didn’t like that it was drained of life, so I pulled up and started singing my songs,” says Jennuine.
Although she is an artist at heart, she had never sung in public before that time. She says she was nervous when she first started singing on subway platforms and trains back in March.
"I've met so many people who were going through so much and I’ll play a song and they'll feel better."
Jennuine plays a variety of songs including salsa, Stevie Wonder and her personal favorite Marive Gaye.
“I'm just opening up different cultures to different people helping to build bridges for a lot people,” says Jennuine.
This past Thanksgiving, the founder of Humans of New York listened to her on the train and then interviewed her.
The post went live on Wednesday at around 3 p.m. That's when Jennuine says her life changed.
“This is going crazy now. If I close my eyes, for five seconds, it's going to be even crazier,” she says.
Jennuine went from 1,500 followers on Instagram to more than 20,000 overnight.
Jennuine says she is grateful for the viral post.
"I didn't think I would get this far, but I have and I think the biggest change for me is that I’m humbled and learning to listen to people more,” says Jennuine.
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