Manika Tours With One Direction This Summer PLUS New EP Slated for 5/22!

Eighteen-year-old pop artist MANIKA is proud to announce that her much anticipated single “GOOD GIRLS,” produced and arranged by SoulShock(hitmaker for Whitney Houston, 2Pac, Usher, Backstreet Boys, Pitbull/Chris Brown, JoJo, Brandy, Nicole Scherzinger, X-Factor etc.), will be added to Top 40 Radio, starting June 5th. This fun, energetic pop track is destined to be an anthem for all the “good girls” out there and meant to be turned up loud!

The June release follows her breakout Top 40 pop hit “Just Can’t Let You Go” featuring Young Money’sLil Twist. “Good Girls” is the lead single from her debut, five-track EP entitled “THE MIDDLE OFHOLLYWOOD EP,” slated for release May 22nd  which will also include “Just Can’t Let You Go .”

MANIKA , a fresh and positive role model for teens, is also jet setting across the nation with special performances. She has been chosen by teen sensation, One Direction, the first British group to ever have their first record debut at #1, to be the opening act on their North American Summer Tour. In between performances with One Direction, MANIKA, a former Girl Scout herself, will also sprinkle in a few headlining dates for The Girl Scouts of America 100th Anniversary Tour , at which she will perform in front of thousands of girls who are inspired by the star’s upbeat radiance. MANIKA performed last Saturday on May 12 on the Village Stage at KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango alongside Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and Maroon 5.

MANIKA was discovered by the late Frank DiLeo, Michael Jackson’s long-time manager, and revered-music coach CeCe Sammy of UK’s Pop Idol, who now manages her. Her EP is released on Wamaframa Records/CCA Entertainment and distributed by BDG / RED – A division of SONY Music Entertainment.

MANIKA can be found gracing the stage on the following dates:
22-May   Mohegan Sun Arena (with One Direction)  Uncasville, CT
24-May   Patriot Center (with One Direction)  Fairfax, VA
25-May   IZOD Center (with One Direction)  East Rutherford, NJ
26-May   Beacon Theatre (2 SHOWS with One Direction)  New York, NY
28-May   Susquehanna Bank Center (with One Direction)  Camden, NJ
29-May   Molson Amphitheatre (with One Direction)  Toronto, Ontario
31-May   Molson Amphitheatre (with One Direction)  Toronto, Ontario
1-Jun   Fox Theatre (with One Direction)  Detroit, MI
2-Jun   Allstate Arena (with One Direction)  Chicago, IL
9-Jun   Girl Scouts “Rock The Mall”  Washington, DC
13-Jun   Event Ctr at San Jose State (with One Direction)  San Jose, CA
14-Jun   Paramount Theatre (with One Direction)  Oakland, CA
17-Jun   Honda Center (with One Direction)  Anaheim, CA
23-Jun   Gexa Energy Pavillion (with One Direction)  Dallas, TX
24-Jun   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion (with One Direction)  Houston, TX
26-Jun   Arena at Gwinnett Center (with One Direction)  Atlanta, GA
27-Jun   Time Warner Cable Arena (with One Direction)  Charlotte, NC
29-Jun   1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre (with One Direction)  Tampa, FL
30-Jun   Amway Center (with One Direction)  Orlando, FL
1-Jul   BankAtlantic Center (with One Direction)  Sunrise, FL
8-Sep   Girl Scouts “GirlaPalooza”  Atlanta, GA

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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