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Kaleb Dingmon known professionally as Muneshot is an American singer, songwriter, producer born on August 3rd 2001 and raised in New York State. At the age of 12 he started recording music in his bedroom. Releasing singles and albums all by himself he learned all of what he could on his own.
His first hit single "U Got Me Crazy" was released in the summer of 2014 and he kept releasing singles and albums that gained tens of thousands of plays on YouTube & SoundCloud. He first gained major recognition when his single Make Bread released on all platforms in the summer of 2019 amassing over 44k streams in under a few months.
Being influenced by the biggest names of many genres including pop,r&b,hip hop, rap and country he is so versatile you never know what to expect from this young artist. As he leans towards contemporary r&b and pop he expands beyond his sound to express in any way he needs too.
"I've always been in the light and won 1st place in a bunch of beauty pageants around the age 4 and people always knew I had something special about me and they could always feel something, my mom always told me people used to tell her 'he's gonna be the president someday'" said MUNESHOT.
He wrote, performed and produced his first song, titled "U Got Me Crazy", at home with his own equipment at the young age of 12. Then he was known as K-DIZZLE which gained him some attention over the few years he performed under that name. He later changed his name to MUNESHOT 2 years later in early 2018.
Over the last 6 years, MuneShot has worked hard and gained more than 25k followers across all social media platforms with over 500k streams, plays, and views.
Why Do You Love Music?
I've loved singing and performing ever since i was little! It's always been there for me and it was my escape when I was being bullied for being different. Its just sometimes unexplainable i just love singing and dancing and making people happy because its what fuels me, its just been my calling and i just found my purpose when i was really really young, its who i am its embedded in me its just me and i was born to do this
When were you first introduced to music?
My mom is a really good singer and growing up ive been exposed to so many different genres, i fell in love with Justin Timberlakes boyband NSYNC when my mom had their DVD when I was 5 and i would spend hours dancing and singing to it, this is where I really fell in love with performing and singing and dancing at the same time etc I just connected with it very quickly and I knew ever since then that that was who I was. My next big musical influence would be Justin Bieber and from there he was my main influence and hes who i look up to to this day, i feel like hes my big brother and we have this spiritual connection through music! Later on Drake would end up being my next biggest influence especially with his album's "Views" and "More Life".
What's your favorite part of being an artist?
Performing/Meeting fans and knowing what you do makes them happy, the best feeling is when all of your feelings including worries,struggles, happiness etc are out in a song, connect with them and i get to put what I had worried about out into the world and both I and they can benefit from it! its just a special feeling and knowing that youre not alone is also amazing obviously! And the feeling of performing, whether itd be at my own headlining concert or in a musical theatre show I just love the energy and every little detail that has to do with it!
MUNESHOTs album releases Black Friday amassing 75k streams in under a few weeks
Kalebs intention with album was to shed light on his whole life and perspective growing up. He expresses himself in many different ways from both singing his soul out to rapping his heart out explaining how growing up being different was very difficult and all his mom did for him helped him to be successful and be such a great human being. He explains in his single "All Day" to start off the album "everyday i wake up i wanna see bread in my hands, wanna see Momma happy so she dont have to stand, they can rest all good while i perform with the fans" explaining how hes going to be so successful that hes going to retire both his mother and stepfather while hes out having fun performing with the fans. "All Day" is available on all platforms for streaming & download!
With "MIND being the 4th song released off of the album, "MIND" explains his heartbreak and pain. He explains in the song "Heartbreak on my mind, yeah im not so fine my shawty was a dime, I damn wish we could kick it" explaining how he just wants to be with his love again doing them. "MIND" is now available for streaming & download on Youtube and Soundcloud.