Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Next Big Thing

Meet Kylee, the hottest thing ever to come out of Chandler, AZ. Not many folks have heard of her in the United States, but in Japan she’s a bona fide superstar. Kylee (full name Kylee Saunders) is a 17 year old high school student in Chandler who has a thriving career as a pop sensation in Japan. She commutes between Chandler and Japan promoting her music. She’s often compared to Hannah Montana, who also had a double life as high school student by day and pop singer by night. Kylee is signed with Sony records. 
Friday morning she put on her first national performance on the Today Show on NBC and Friday night she performed in front of the home town crowd on the “Plaza” at 200EVB, in front of the Arizona Republic building. The Friday night show was broadcast on KPNX, which, like the Republic, is owned by Gannett and in the Republic building. 
I made these photos during the show last night after my shift at the Republic. There are more photos of Kylee in my archive