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Like Her Comic Book Hero Wonder Woman, Lexa Raquel Is Truly 'One of a Kind'The Multi-Talented Tucson Based Singer-Songwriter Just Hit the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Singles Sales Chart -- Ahead of Radiohead and Aiming to Reach the Heights of the Latest Hits by Superstars Justin Bieber, The Wanted and Lionel Richie/Shania Twai (May 10, 2012)
TUCSON, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 05/10/12 -- Up and coming 19-year-old singer-songwriter Lexa Raquel (http://on.fb.me/IR9VAD) lists a pretty dynamic array of musical greats that have influenced her over the years.
But one look in her room and you know who her real hero is: Wonder Woman. The DC Comics superheroine is on Raquel's blanket and posters all over the wall. The singer has enough memorabilia to open a Wonder Woman shop!
The multi-talented Tucson born and raised performer may not be able to deflect bullets with her wrists and save the world from supervillains, but musically, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to compare her to her favorite superhero -- or declare that she's "One of a Kind," the name of her self-penned debut single on Desert Sol Records.
Raquel has sung in church choirs, gone on mission trips to build homes in Mexicali and on local Indian Reservations and worked part time as a Zumba instructor at a local gym, teaching Latin dance inspired fitness to local women.
A former Associate Youth Music Director at her church, she has taken first and second place for vocal performance in her denomination's district Fine Arts Festival. She has also coordinated a benefit concert for Honor Flight, a program which funds trips for World War II veterans to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC.
Currently a freshman on a full music scholarship at the University of Arizona, the 19-year-old singer songwriter is pulling off a superhuman feat (for an indie artist) with the fast rising "One of a Kind," sharing chart space with superstars like Radiohead, Justin Bieber, The Wanted and Lionel Richie/Shania Twain's "Endless Love" on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart.
The soulful pop track, inspired by thoughts of her grandfather (a WWII vet) on the one year anniversary of his passing, made its debut on the chart at #19. The video for the song will soon be featured nationwide on the in-store media systems at Foot Locker and Forever 21.
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