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Gianni & Kyle are here to take over the music game as the next male R&B duo. Hailing from the small city of Annapolis, Maryland, the two best friends now reside in Glendale — moving to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. The two initially crossed paths freshman year of high school when Gianni copied off Kyle’s final. Fast forward to senior year of high school, they linked back up and their friendship blossomed both musically and personally. It was soon evident Gianni could sing and Kyle had the equipment. Now on the heels of their new single “Do U Even Miss Me At All?”, Gianni & Kyle stop by Power 106 for an exclusive interview with DJ Felli Fel.
In 2013, Gianni put out a “really bad Drake cover,” singing over “Good Ones Go.” Kyle reached out the next day saying “hey, you can actually sing! I got better equipment if you ever want to get together.” Gianni also reveals a lot of kids used to make fun of them back home in Maryland because during a time when rap was prominent, they were making more melodic pop/R&B. They describe their sound and style as a mix of Britney Spears, N Sync, Backstreet Boys, and Drake when they got to high school.
When Felli asks about their biggest influences, Kyle states,“My first crush was Britney Spears. I remember drawing pictures of her in my notebook. When I did go to college, I went for art. Britney, early T-Pain definitely.” The two actually went on to open for T-Pain for a show, eventually going to the bar and partying it up. Watch the rest of the conversation above as they discuss their favorite hip-hop artists!
Be sure to catch them on their forthcoming tour opening for Marc E. Bassy as well.