Lynda Starr is ESSENCE Fest's New & Next Artist 2022
Lynda Starr won the grand prize of performing at the 2023 Essence Festival at Ceasars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was selected to perform as one of the top finalists out of hundreds of applicants. Stay tuned for more updates about attending next year's festival and seeing her perform live!
Natural ability, a strong will, and intense determination has propelled Lynda Starr forward to this point in her career. While she has achieved so much, there’s still a great deal they want to accomplish in the world of music and entertainment.
Music Is An Expression Of Life.
Lynda Starr is a Soul-driven Brooklyn native who creates and performs emotionally driven music to connect with audiences. As a classically trained vocalist and songwriter, she is knowledgeable in harmonization, vocal arrangements, music theory/composition, and storytelling through her songs. Starr, born Youdlyn Moreau to a Haitian single-parent household, began singing at the tender age of 3, and knew in her heart that music was her ultimate passion. She began writing songs at 8 years old and has been honing her craft ever since.
2022 has been a monumental musical year for Lynda as she was crowned the winner of ESSENCE Fest’s New & Next Artist Competition and was one of the Top 3 Winners of the legendary Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night in May 2022. She captured the ears and hearts of industry heavy-hitters including female Hip-Hop legend Da Brat and TV personality Rocsi Diaz.
The songstress has recently transitioned into acting, making her mark in theatre, film, television, and beyond. She has also received musical nods from acclaimed artists including Mario and August Alsina, and is an advocate for mental health, self-love, and wellbeing. Lynda Starr has performed at several notable events and venues including SOB’s. She was the Unsigned R&B act opening for music legends Brian McKnight and Deborah Cox at WBLS’s Circle of Sisters Expo in 2019, the largest expo for Black Women in New York City. With a mission to transform lives one song at a time, Lynda Starr is determined to empower, educate, heal and inspire her community and the world through music.
Over her career, Lynda Starr has produced an eclectic mix of studio and live recordings that are synonymous with her signature sound and testament to the depth and diversity of her creativity. Explore her discography below.
The story of Lynda Starr is rooted in the Brooklyn, NYC music scene. The buzz created by local critics and shared by fans helps her continued development and success as a music artist. Check out the latest reviews.
Great birthday wish during a horrible pandemic
Lynda arrived on time (even early) and brought a big smile to my friend's face for his birthday. Thank you!
Lynda Starr performed for my sisters surprise singing telegram and blew everyone away! My sister was so happy and it was that extra special touch I needed to make her birthday outstanding! I highly recomment Lynda Starr!
Everyone loved her singing telegram. She also accommodated last minute changes for me which was super helpful. Thank you!!!
Excellent Singing Telegram
Lynda Starr fulfilled our dream to say thank you with the gift of music. She made it easy for me to work with her because she has good communication skills. I was also pleased that she arrived on time and was dressed in chic attire.
Great, friendly bartending service
Lynda did a great job. She was upbeat and friendly. She provided all of the details I asked for before I booked her services.
Lynda couldn’t have executed what I asked of her any better. Amazing voice and an amazing person. Highly recommended.