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    BREA MILES fka Blaze


    Early Childhood
    Brea Miles was born in 1991 to a military family in Richmond, VA.  Miles, Known to many as “Brea” has also called the Carolinas home.  As a child, Brea was forced to grow up quickly, witnessing things at 13 years old that most people only see in the movies. Surrounded by drugs and alcohol by way of family and friends, Brea remembers seeing only pain and suffering. “Everyone I was cool with was in some type of pain, so they did drugs, partied, and chased money to forget about it”. To maintain her safety, Brea recalls having to develop a tough exterior at the expense of experiencing peace and happiness. “I had experienced both the good and the bad sides of life, and as a result I was extremely guarded, I didn’t trust anybody”
    While Brea’s early childhood would seem to take her down a path to destruction, God had a greater plan for her life. Brea recalls that at first she was not interested in Christianity or Christians. “Although my mother was a strong Christian and took me to church every Sunday…I thought all Christians were a bunch of frauds and I didn’t care much for them” Yet through this season in her life, Brea realizes that her tight-knit family kept her grounded and the influences of her mother and grandmother were especially invaluable.
    While she had yet to experience conversion to Christ, Brea’s heart was being chiseled. She had begun to develop a desire for God and soon her tough exterior would melt before the One who would set her free and set her on a journey to becoming a sold out musicianary & witness for Jesus Christ. She would witness to family, friends, and eventually the national community at large. “Everybody needs Jesus no matter their background. We need to know why we were created and what our purpose is and I’m here to show people the God who created them and what their ultimate purpose is”

    History
    As it has been for many musical artists—music has been a creative outlet for Brea. “Music was always an escape for me…I was into Hip-Hop and R&B…TLC and Aaliyah were some of my favorite artists” Brea began writing songs around 14 years old, and recalls writing her own soundtracks to movies. Music taught her how to express all the feelings she kept guarded inside.
    At 16 years old, Brea started getting curious about God, and wrote a poem called “Blood of Christ”. The song talked about the things she had seen Christians doing that weren’t so “Godly”. “A few weeks later, my family got invited to a talent show and I rapped the poem”. Coming in 2nd place in the competition—the judges clearly saw that Brea had talent but were in awe of her lyrical content, noting that her song was mature beyond her years.
    Yet God’s purpose for her life becomes evident when her song caught the ear of another talented dancer who invited her to church. Brea responded to the invite and in January of 2007 received Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.  “I watched my whole life change…I spent hours reading the bible and I became a better person from the inside out”
    With her new-found faith in God, and a hope-filled heart, Brea was on fire and ready to impact her world. No longer rapping for herself or with a hopeless message, she now wrote songs about the one who had transformed her life. “There’s nothing worse than living a hopeless life and believe me I know…my songs are about trying to show people a way out and a different way of living”
    Brea has since released her debut album He Reigns and has been hitting stages all over the country offering uninhibited energetic worship and a fresh perspective on the scriptures—all while remaining relevant to today’s culture.

    Military & Ministry
    True to her military roots, Brea has ministered to the troops on many occasions. She has ministered at Ft. Lee (both at the gospel service and during the Spiritual Fitness Concert Series), Ft. Monroe, and Ft. Eustis. She also ministers at Grace Chapel and the annual Freedom Fest both on Ft. Lewis, with plans to continue her military ministry throughout her career.
    Brea  perviously resided in Seattle, WA  where she attended Christ the King Bible Fellowship and served as a Youth Ambassador for 6 years. She recently moved back East to Washington, D.C. Ultimately, Brea hopes to communicate through her music that God’s love can heal the broken-hearted, restore hope, and transform lives. She is driven by the truth that the only way to gain life is by surrendering to Christ.  

    Discography
    In 2009 Brea released her debut album He Reigns
    In 2011 Brea released her sophomore album Exposed (debut on itunes’ top 20)
    Latest Effort True Since 91:  Release Date Summer 2015

    Awards
    Brea is the recipient of several awards including:
    Favorite Gospel Hip-Hop Artist of The Great Northwest Award 2009
    Gospel Extravaganza Award 2010
    Three time recipient of the ITM Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Award 2008, 2009, 2011
    Kingdom Choice Awards favorite female hip hop artist 2012(nominated)
    Music Love Awards female Christian Rap Artist of the year 2013(nominated)
    Media & Performances
    Brea has appeared on the following:
    TBN 2010-2012
    JCTV 2010
    The Bobby Jones Gospel Show 2011
    The National Announcers Guild Conference 2012
    GMWA Conferences 2011, 2012
    Stellar Awards Red Carpet Host 2013
    Unashamed/Unspoken Conference Host 2013
    National Performances include:
    Military SHARP events 2013
    Military Mentoring Programs 2009-2011
    Washington National Guard Family Resilience Event 2013
    Seattle Storm Faith & Family Night 2011-2013
    Brea has also acted in Gospel Plays, co-hosted a local television show (ITM—Inside the Music)

    Entry lasted edited by BNBCAMP on 07.10.15
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