Celeste Stoney is an American recording artist, actress, producer and songwriter signed to her own record label, Level Music Entertainment and Peermusic. She was born Felicia Celeste Scalone in Phoenix, Arizona and was later raised in Los Angeles. As a child, all Celeste wanted was to become a singer, and she was driven by the music of the 80s-90s like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Her sound is a mix of pop, soul and retro funk.
Celeste showed a talent for singing and performing at a very early age and had her first release as a featured artist on the Ja Rule single, “Murder Reigns” in 2003. Celeste has appeared as a Semi-Finalist on American Idol and a finalist on MTV's Making The Band 3 and has written for several other artists and television shows. Her debut single, “My Kinda Crazy” gained industry buzz performing to sold out shows in LA and culminating in an invitation to perform at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Showcase to open up for Grammy Award-winning artist, The Weeknd. Celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton says, “Celeste Stoney reminds us of Pink” and CNN says, “Thank you! There is a female who brings ‘true music’ back.”
Returning to music after taking some time away to welcome two adorable sons into her life, Celeste shifted gears from being on the stage to pitching her music for television and film, landing the song, “Sisters” on the Freeform Media hit show The Bold Type, the song “Living A Lie” on UMC series, Craig Ross Jr.'s Monogamy and the end credit song, “Shadows Come Alive” for Amazon Prime's documentary, Obscene Beauty.
Continuing to regularly release music, her single, “CAMOUFLAGE”, is a power ballad about domestic abuse. “MY KINDA CRAZY” embodies the ups and downs of a lasting, monogamous relationship, “MIRACLE” is an uplifting song about living in the moment and “KOOL” takes a lighthearted but real look at sexual exploitation in media. Her newest single, “DUMB” is a no-holds-barred reality check of society including addressing current issues like police brutality, failing schools, the control of media and the divisions in our country and is released with a satire laced music video shedding light on real issues.