Amanda Reifer is a 32– year-old Grammy-nominated Barbadian singer, songwriter, and painter. She became popular as the lead singer of Cover Drives band which consisted of members such as T-Ray Armstrong, Barry ‘Bar-Mon’ Hill, and Jamar Harding.
The singer started her solo career in 2018 following the disbandment of her former band. She has recorded songs such as Girl Like Me, Ransom, Haunt You, Crazy, and Bag.
10 Amazing Facts About Amanda Reifer
1. She Started Singing When She was 5 Years Old
Karen Amanda Reifer on March 17, 1991, in Barbados where she was also raised. The .. year-old was drawn to music, art, and dancing, and by the time she was 5, she had already started singing.
She also started playing the piano at an early age and was equally exposed to listening to several legendary musicians such as Celine Dion and Bob Marley.
2. The 32– year-old Worked as a Baby Sitter
The Barbados native started working as a Red Bull girl and a babysitter to one of her Cover Drives bandmates, T-Ray Armstrong of the group in other to fund money for her musical career.
Amanda and T-ray lived in the same neighborhood. According to her, where she lived was 5 minutes away from his house. So she started babysitting at the age of 15 and T-ray was 12.
The minor job initiated the Cover Drives band with T-ray, two of his friends, and Amanda.
3. She Started Her Professional Career at 19
Amanda’s professional career started in 2010 with the Cover Driver band – a band that a signed in by a record label known as Global Talent. She started as the lead of the group and its other members include T-Ray, the drum/backing vocals; Barry “Bar Man” Hill, the keyboardist/guitarist; and Jamar, the bassist.
They first started drawing attention with covers which they mostly released on YouTube. They were signed to Sony in 2011 and a year later, they released one of their most notable and earliest songs, Twilight.
This was followed by several other successful releases. Amanda maintained her position as the lead singer of the band for about 8 years before they disbanded in 2018 when she was 2017.
4. Amanda Reifer Had Her Debut Solo Song in 2018
The singer had her first solo song, Girl Like Me in 2018 after her group separated. She started her own signature style of music.
Subsequently, she released songs like Ransom, Bang Bang and had a massive hit with the song Rich Bitch Juice in 2020. Also, she had over 1 million streams on Spotify with the song Leo which captured the attention of TITLE 9 who gave her a contract through a partnership with Republic Records.
5. She Won Her First Grammy Nomination 12 Years After She Made Her Career Debut
In 2022, Amanda was honored by Grammy award winner, Kendrick Lamar with whom he collaborated with Blxst and Amanda in an R&B song that ponders on trust, love, and personal demons. The song is titled ‘Die Hard’.
Reifer who was also working on her debut Album didn’t know what part of the song she would work on or even make it to the album. However, she had a studio in-person with Lamar.
Her part was opened with Little Anthony’s classic 1959 single, Shimmy Shimmy Ko-ko Bop That Lamar was intentional about the request. According to her, she said Lamar gave her a space to express her creativity which she did in the song.
6. Amanda Reifer Sees Herself as a Self- inspired Person
The singer has a defined identity that makes up who Amanda Reifer is. In a post, she stated that she is an independent artist who writes her songs, co-directs her own videos, edits and produces her own Videos, and conceptualizes all of her works.
Even when she was severally compared to Rihanna, with sources calling her the new Rihanna, Amanda felt flattered but didn’t let it get to her. She admits that Rihanna set her Island on the map but she is quite different from the Grammy Award singer who hails from the same place.
Reifer insists that she isn’t like anybody else although she draws inspiration from the likes of Gwen Stefani, Bob Marley, and other artists.
In addition, She creates her artwork with intentionality, creates her own style, and manages her calendar herself.
Also in identifying herself, she proclaims that she is a child of God. A sister, a friend, an artist a future wife, and a mother who loves loyally and is a manifester.
7. The Songwriter Has A Tradition of Documenting Her Creativity
Reifer like other artists has a way of documenting every creative idea they get. On her path, she says sometimes she loves to ramble record. She puts down whatsoever that comes to her mind at that time. It could be a song or an expression that hits her and she always feels good whenever she documents these things.
8. The Former Lead Singer is Also a Painter
Aside from having a beautiful voice, Amanda is a very skillful painter, She has a lot of paintings she has shared on her media page.
The multi-talented artist says she sees painting as a peaceful process and enjoys bit and moment of it. Her paintings are associated with her songs. Some of her paintings are associated with the songs that she uses to promote her songs.
Her paintings reify her feelings and she enjoys it whenever she paints.
9. She learned Martial Arts For One of Her Musical Videos
In preparation for her Musical video Ransom, she had to learn boxing in Barbados. The whole process wasn’t easy on her but she underwent training for 3 weeks every day with different trainers from Planetkore.
The song depicts her love of an ungrateful partner who takes her love for granted. The video has over a thousand views on YouTube.
10. The Multi-Talented Singer Has an Estimated Net worth of over $500,000
Amanda Reifer’s net worth has not been certain. Although some sources have suggested that her worth might be above $500,000 She has accumulated her net worth from her music career.
Her exact earnings as a singer are not known but based on the average salary paid to singers in Barbados is 29,600BBD monthly which is about $ 14,472. 25. Going by this she has roughly she has an estimated amount of $200,00 dollars yearly.