Youlanda Burnett, has been writings songs since the age of fifteen. She has a long history of songwriters and singers in her family, including her late mother. She grew up listening to a variety of music thanks to her. She would often hear her mother listening to everyone from, Karen Carpenter, to Chaka Kahn, Jim Croce, The Commodores and so many more. Which is probably why her song writing is so varied. To date she has written over two hundred songs. Which include everything from, country, pop, r&b even a little rap, rock & roll and commercial jingles Even though life would take her in a direction that would derail her career, she never stopped writing and believing that her songs would one day make an impact. As life gave her more freedom, she started on the journey to get her music heard. She released her first Cd “Starting Over” in 2001 and then started her own record label Maylay Entertainment. At one time she had seven acts on her label. All of which she managed with her husband. Even though the acts did not last, she ended up with over one hundred fifty songs in her library. After the bumps and bruises of running a label she decided to expand her wings in a different direction, acting. Which is something she always wanted to do, and she loved it! Songwriting and music were always her first love and she would eventually return to the studio to record the cd 8 Reasons as well as a few other songs. As a way to keep herself motivated she decided to start writing songs that would uplift her. That started the motivational series of songs, which include Releve’ which means to rise followed by Try Again, I See You, On My Way and her most recent Note to Self which has gotten a lot of positive feedback. Note to Self is about the things we should be telling ourselves rather than listening to or reading what other people think they know about us. You are awesome, you are beautiful, intelligent a survivor and so many wonderful things. It’s more important to believe what we say about ourselves than the keyboard bully’s internet trolls or even people within our circle. Know that you are worthy and fearfully and wonderfully made. If saying it isn’t enough, then write a Note to Self.