Sir Ari Gold – Sparkle

 Sir Ari Gold has this new music video which I really enjoyed called, ” Sparkle.”  It is really smooth and he has a great beat to his music.
From his website:

“Award Winning Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist SIR ARI is that rare artist who with every song, every
video and every album unfolds a wholly original story never seen or heard before in quite the same way.
People Magazine says his music “takes the listener to fresh places” and music legend Clive Davis says he
“writes from the heart.” His latest single, “Make My Body Rock” from his fourth studio album Between the Spirit
& the Flesh debuted at #1 on LOGO making him the artist with the most #1’s since the networks launch in
2005. His Billboard Top 10 and #1 Sirius/XM Radio dance hit, “Where The Music Takes You” from
the critically hailed Transport Systems was voted LOGO’s #1 Video of the Year and is the Grand Prize
Winner (in all genres) of the 12th Annual USA Songwriting Competition.
Sir Ari Gold was born and raised in an Orthodox Jewish household in the Bronx, and now resides on the lower
east side, making him the 4th
generation from his family to live in a the historically and artistically rich
neighborhood. His auspicious career in show-business started at the tender age of five when he was
discovered singing at his brother’s bar-mitzvah. By six years old he had recorded a CBS Children’s Record Pot
Belly Bear: Songs & Stories and made his national network television debut on the legendary Joe
Franklin Show. He went on to sing on over 400 TV jingles including voices for characters on Jem and
the Holograms, Cabbage Patch Kids, and singing with Diana Ross on her Swept Away album. Ari
also recorded many Jewish children’s music like 613 Torah Avenue and Uncle Moishe. He released his
self-titled debut album in 2000, receiving critical attention from Billboard, HITS and VIBE for being the
first openly gay pop singer who was out in his music from the beginning of his career.
His sophomore album Space Under Sun spawned features on HBO, IFC, BBC, Radio 1, WOR, FOX
News, NPR, MTV and VH-1, while gracing the cover of countless magazines around the world, establishing
Gold as a bonafide gay icon. He’s toured Europe, Canada and in over 50 cities across the US alongside Chaka
Khan, Debbie Harry, and Cyndi Lauper as well as performing in his hometown at Summerstage, Lincoln
Center, BAM and Joe’s Pub. Ari’s coffee table book and remix CD, released in 25 countries, includes
contributions by Boy George and RuPaul. The Remixes features the Billboard dance hit, “Love Will Take
Over” which bumped Madonna out of LOGO’s top spot, marking the first time an out artist debuted at #1
which lead to the “Because You Deserve an Award” Nomination on the NewNowNext Awards where Lady
Gaga made her national television debut. Ari is an Independent Music Award Winner (Best R&B
Song, “Love Wasn’t Built In a Day” featuring Dave Koz), a 2x Outmusic Award Winner, one of the 25
People That Make Us Proud by Metro Source, one of Genre’s Men We Love, an OUT100 Most
Influential by OUT Magazine, and received a “Decade Of Achievement” by the LGBT Expo.
Ari attended Yale University and graduated with honors from NYU. He gives talks across the country at
community centers, synagogues and universities about growing up gay and orthodox and is a contributing
writer to the anthology CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and
Trauma of Growing Up Gay and Religious in America. Sir Ari received his Knighthood at the 24th
Annual Night Of 1000 Gowns by the Imperial Court of New York for his commitment to LGBT issues and
HIV/AIDS. Ari’s activism and charity work also includes the HRC, UJA, Soulforce, Ali Forney Center, ACLU,
Bialy House, amFAR, Live Out Loud and GMHC on HIV/AIDS awareness and research, homelessness and
human rights.
What press and industry are saying about the music of Ari Gold:
“Ari wrote a very personal album and the lyrics attest to the battles that he’s been through…he writes from
the heart.”
“Gold takes the listener to fresh places [and] evokes another openly gay artist George Michael.” PEOPLE
“Ari Gold combines everything we ever loved about Michael and Janet…and Transport Systems is pretty
much his Thriller–a musically and lyrically ambitious tour de force of modern sexuality, as concerned with
turning heads as it is torsos. Its the kind of exuberant soul boogie George Michael once made…and it gives

us hope for the future of sexy pop.”
– INSTINCT Magazine
“Ari Gold stands out from the pack…specializing in R&B electro dance sounds that are a pleasant surprise.”
“Gold’s music is both a declaration of love and a passionate rendition of identity politics. Luckily, Transport
Systems is also ridiculously catchy, locking Gold’s themes into another firm R&B tradition — sneaking in the
subversive lyrics through smooth vocals and clean production.” – The FORWARD
“A pop music masterpiece.” – OUT & ABOUT, Nashville”

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