Stay grounded. Don’t be afraid. Live with the moment.
An artist of the next generation, Holland’s Esmée Denters was discovered on YouTube by none other than pop-legend Justin Timberlake. From boy bands, to SNL skits; Shrek voice-overs, to top restaurants; clothing lines, golf tournaments and, of course, his certified-platinum and Grammy-winning records, JT clearly has the Midas-touch—so Esmée is bound to be on her way to gold.
Esmée remembers meeting Justin for the first time: “I was so nervous. I remember walking in, seeing Justin there—I didn’t know what to say, what to do. So, I just kinda went over to the piano. We talked a little bit and then I just asked him, ‘Is it okay if I just play you a song?’ I’m here in the U.S., a little girl from Holland. This is my shot, so I just went for it. I sang ‘How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore?’ by Prince, and a month later, I was signed.”
After being the first artist signed to his new label, Tennman Records, Esmée began writing songs with Justin and eventually produced her debut album Outta Here; their collaboration includes a duet on the track “Casanova,” as well as his presence and style throughout many others. The first single, “Outta Here,” has already appeared in an episode of The City.
Check out Esmee Denters’ updated channel on YouTube.
Here’s Esmée Denters singing “Outta Here”
And Esmée Denters teaming up with Justin Timberlake on “Love Dealer”