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Annika Bennett has been a songbird from day one. Early photos show her onstage strumming an electric guitar the size of her entire body. Day in and day out, she listened to Queen, the Beatles, Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel and more. After learning several Beatles songs note for note on guitar, Annika was inspired to write her first song at age nine - and hasn’t stopped since.
Her music captures a unique blend of pop melodies with introspective, thought-provoking lyrics. Suffice it to say Annika’s youth belies her prolific nature: At 20 years of age, she's already written a few hundred songs and received multiple awards including ASCAP’s Robert Allen Award for excellence in songwriting, WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs Queens champion, Folk Alliance International Executive Director's Choice Artist, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s #1 Emerging Artist. In 2016, after studying pop music production for one year at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music on a scholarship, Annika moved to Nashville to work as a developing artist with Sony Records. She currently spends her time traveling between New York and Nashville, recording, playing shows, and writing songs every step of the way.