Novel is a Canadian native who grew up in Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan in a small village of 515 people. At age 3, she began dance classes. By 5, Novel was competitively dancing in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop. In 2009, she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Ballet. Since then, she has performed in several dance and musical theater productions and on The Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Music has also been a passion of Novel’s. She began writing tunes at a young age. At 12, Novel made her first live television performance. It led to Novel being a guest performer for top Canadian country artists and to singing the Canadian and American National Anthems for NHL hockey teams, in front of crowds numbering 18,000 and more. “I get more nervous if I notice there isn’t a crowd,” Novel says with a laugh. “The bigger the crowd, the better I perform.”
With dual citizenship to the United States, Novel moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams. She wrote and recorded a five-song demo that got into the hands of Poet Name Life, a two-time Grammy winner for his work with the Black Eyed Peas. They wrote and produced new material including “H8Luv”, a song that received heavy rotation on Virgin Airlines’ Listen Deep Channel.
While promoting “H8Luv” at Atlantic City’s Dance Music Festival, Novel met Grammy Award winning producer Jared Lee Gosselin. They, too, began writing and recording together. Their first single, “Spark”, debuted at #16 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Their latest single, “Give Me Twenty”, is currently rising up the dance charts debuting #27 on Beatport Dance Charts and #23 on Traxsource. It is getting heavy play on Nexus Dance Radio and the music video can be seen on MTV Hits.