Follow along with my latest adventures below.
September 4th, 2017
Released her version of Praying by Kesha on YouTube and Spotify
"I thought I wasn't going to put out anymore covers and just focus on original material from now on. But when I heard this song, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to tell a little bit of my story and make a song that was originally about anger and bitterness, about freedom in forgiveness instead. Thanks for watching :)"
watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExlPJ4ZmBp0
July 20th, 2017
Talked songwriting advice, food, and past touring adventures with One Republic on their Honda Civic Tour.
"Getting to hear from @onerepublic personally about their life experiences and what has brought them here was inspiring to me. How they came out on stage last night and simply did what they did before anyone cared is crazy. I guess what I'm realizing is that no matter what you do or where you are, all we can do is be present, be genuine, and do what gives us life. Thanks again to @hondastage for making this experience possible. And thank you @onerepublic for your time, your words of wisdom, and your music from the heart. Your talent level and ability to keep real music alive in the industry is very much admired and appreciated by this Chicago girl💛😊"
See livestream: https://www.facebook.com/OneRepublic/videos/10155876568683912/
April 8th, 2017
Partnered with m&m'S TO promote Caramel M&M'S.
"I am so happy and excited to announce my partnership with M&M'S and Meijer for this year of 2017 to help promote M&M'S latest creation: CARAMEL M&M'S! (Yum) You can be expecting inside scoop updates from me on events from various locations throughout this year. AHHHH!😍😍😍"
January 17th, 2017
Maddi spoke on a panel discussing how to use social media for good at the Influence+Engage 2017 event in New York. Key note speakers for the event included George Takei and Ezra Klein.
"I was so excited to speak on this panel because using social media for good is something that I am very passionate about. A cool moment from this event that stands out to me is when I bonded with this girl in the backstage room who had been on the show Shark Tank a few years earlier. I talked to her about when I went on Ellen when I was little. We connected over both feeling sometimes as if those TV moments are something we have to measure up to or top in our careers moving forward. I've never met someone who understood what that felt like before. It wasn't a tension that needed to be resolved. Just sitting together in it was comforting. I also had fun running around Times Square with Wesley Stromberg and his manager after and then eating tiramisu with my mom at a place down the street from our hotel."
January 9th, 2017
"Falling Up" by Mike Dupree featuring Maddi jane was released on Spotify.
"I am so grateful to be a part of this project. I am really proud of this one and I can't wait for you to hear it! It's a new sound for me..heads up :-)"
January 1st, 2017
Campaign for Charity Water reaches it's goal of raising enough money to drill a well for an entire community
"TWEAKING OUT because as of today we have raised $400.28 OVER our goal of $10,000! I would like to give a huge thank you to charity: water for partnering with me on this, as well as my friends and family who made this campaign and video possible. To the fans, and everyone who has given to this campaign I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your compassion has humbled and inspired me. My prayer is that God will multiply this to help as many people as possible. This is only the beginning."
November 22nd, 2016
Christmas song "SnowFlakes" was released on YouTube and in all Justice stores nation wide.
"When I got this job working for Justice, I was told to write a Christmas song that was uplifting. When I brought it to the company after it was finished and told them that it was about the individuality of SnowFlakes, they said "did you know that that was our Christmas campaign theme?" I replied "I had no idea!" This project was definitely meant to be and a huge blessing. Also it was amazing getting to involve my little sister in the project as the main dancer in it. I hope you enjoy it."
September 16, 2016
peace bell ringing ceremony took place at the UN in New York
"It was a privilege and a humbling experience to get to sit and take down quotes from some of our world's greatest leaders. It gave me a lot of perspective and cast a much greater vision for how a life can be lived to the fullest in service of our world as a whole. Let's just say my dreams look a lot bigger now than they did before today." -MJ
September 4th, 2016
turned 18 and performed at House of Blues for the first time!
"I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. I'm thankful for the opportunities I've been given, for the people in my life, and am looking forward to what this year holds for me in music." -MJ
September 2nd, 2016
"Maybe IDK" by Jon Bellion cover was released
"I usually post covers of songs that are dominating the charts of pop radio, but this song is really relatable to the season of life that my friends and I are going through right now. I wanted to sing it for them and for anyone watching who is approaching a season of unknowns. I hope that this cover is reminds you that you're not alone and that not knowing what's coming next in life is okay."-MJ
August 14th, 2016
THE CHARITY:WATER CAMPAIGN REACHED GIVING CLEAN WATER TO 100 PEOPLE.
"I am so humbled and thankful as I think about the people getting a life giving necessity and the burden it will lift from their daily lives. We have raised 3,000 of the 10,000 we are hoping for that will bring a well to an entire school or community. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all those who have shared, prayed or given. We are so grateful." -Amanda Lehr (Maddi's friend) said about this event.
July 22, 2016
campaign with charity:water is out!
"I re-wrote a bunch of pop songs and changed the lyrics to a theme of helping others because it was an opportunity to do what I love, with people I love, to help other people that need something we can easily give them. The goal is to raise 10,000 to drill a well for a community that needs it over seas. Im hyped!!" -MJ
July 17th, 2016
got my first job working for Disney!
"I was so excited. I was flown down to Downtown Disney in CA and got to do a promotion for a new app they launched! I got to interact with random people on the street and interview Disney's new boyband, "Forever in Your Mind". It was awesome because it pushed me outside my comfort zone and I got to make people smile by being weird" -MJ
June 5th, 2016
graduated high-school and decided to officially dedicate a year to pursue music.
"My whole life so far I've had one foot in school and one foot in music. I'm looking forward to giving music the time I've always wanted to and see what happens" -MJ
Here you'll be able to follow along and see how the rest of the journey turns out!