THANK YOU TO THE FANS!!!

You have been with me on such a crazy, wacky, wonderful journey all these years. 

 I really do relate to my roles on JEM. 

I'm Jerrica Benton, business woman, creating and running all that goes on behind the scenes, wearing a million and one hats and pretending like I know what I'm doing. 

Then I get to put on my makeup and hair, roll out my swagger in some sparkly heels, throw some glitter, crank the music and walk out on stage, much like Jem!! 

As many in entertainment will tell you, this is a journey of huge peaks and valleys, feast and famine. It's not an industry for the faint of heart and you have to be in it for the long run.

You will encounter a ton of in your face rejection of your talent In a business that offers no real formula for success. You'll meet magical peers, your tribe who are walking the same path but also many Misfits and Eric Raymonds along the way who would just love to see you fail. Be ready to leap into the void, and take huge risks. It will require a ton of courage or crazy, maybe a little of both because you never know what is over the next horizon. 

Be boundlessly in love with what you do like the deepest  most beautiful breath in your lungs, something "You literally CAN'T NOT do".

It is true for me and the one thing that has sustained me

and then there are YOU GUYS!!

I can't even begin to tell you what your love and encouragement has meant to me over the years, I'm so honored and grateful. My heart could burst sometimes, I'm incredibly humbled. It inspires me to wake up every day and keep creating, growing and sharing my gifts.

 

I wanted to have the following galleries on my website of some of my Truly Outrageous adventures over the last few years. I hope you may find yourself in some of the photos here and the ones yet to come.

Thank you, 

You have my heart!! 

 

Love always, Sam xo

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  • Allen

    Allen Severn, maryland

    My wife would love to meet u sometime Jem was her favorite show as a kid and then she showed it to my daughter when it was on Netflix and now they both love it any chance u can come to baltimore area for a siginig or something

    My wife would love to meet u sometime Jem was her favorite show as a kid and then she showed it to my daughter when it was on Netflix and now they both love it any chance u can come to baltimore area for a siginig or something

  • Philip

    Philip Ice Cold Freezing Canada

    Hi, Samantha! On this Valentine's Day and your stellar studio album Hologram's 2nd Anniversary, I just want to say a HUGE "THANK-YOU!!!" for all that you've done for your fans and all that you continue to do. You are humble, kind & sincere. You make every single fan you meet feel special and you are an inspiration to all. Your voice is forever iconic: over 30 years ago in the cartoon and still sounding the same today! You are so talented & so creative! Everyone who reads this NEEDS to visit your online store under "Shop All" where they will find your various Jem treasures, wonderful comic cover artwork and your beautiful music. It is clear that you create your brilliant music & artwork from nothing: and as an Artist you do this simply because you can't NOT do it. You always inspire your fans to work hard and to dream big... for anything is not impossible. Love always, Philip

    Hi, Samantha! On this Valentine's Day and your stellar studio album Hologram's 2nd Anniversary, I just want to say a HUGE "THANK-YOU!!!" for all that you've done for your fans and all that you continue to do. You are humble, kind & sincere. You make every single fan you meet feel special and you are an inspiration to all. Your voice is forever iconic: over 30 years ago in the cartoon and still sounding the same today! You are so talented & so creative! Everyone who reads this NEEDS to visit your online store under "Shop All" where they will find your various Jem treasures, wonderful comic cover artwork and your beautiful music. It is clear that you create your brilliant music & artwork from nothing: and as an Artist you do this simply because you can't NOT do it. You always inspire your fans to work hard and to dream big... for anything is not impossible. Love always, Philip

  • Sean

    Sean

    It’s funny because I remember my mom talking about watching Jem and the Holograms and how she that it was a fun show. Fast-forward to about three years ago and my wife, our son, and I are all flipping through Netflix and we see Jem and the Holograms. I make the memory connection and it sparks some excitement since my wife and I are big 80’s fans anyway, even though it predates us. We give it a shot and it’s an instant hit in our family. The catchy theme song, the vivid colors, the touch of fantasy, and the abundance of transcendence are just the foundation of the gem that is Jem and the Holograms. We began a massive binge session for days on end of the show. We always, to this day, catch ourselves singing the song out loud at the most random times. It’s been a wonderful addition to our family’s fandoms. My wife even most recently was super excited to see the new Funko Pop line of Jem and the Holograms and we absolutely had to get the Jem figure immediately. As in, the rent can wait, Jem is more important, ha. So, in the myriad of glamour and glitter, fashion and fame, you’ve been part of something truly outrageous that has been such a joy to our family. I can’t thank you enough! Sean @bruceshouseofwayne on Instagram

    It’s funny because I remember my mom talking about watching Jem and the Holograms and how she that it was a fun show. Fast-forward to about three years ago and my wife, our son, and I are all flipping through Netflix and we see Jem and the Holograms. I make the memory connection and it sparks some excitement since my wife and I are big 80’s fans anyway, even though it predates us. We give it a shot and it’s an instant hit in our family. The catchy theme song, the vivid colors, the touch of fantasy, and the abundance of transcendence are just the foundation of the gem that is Jem and the Holograms. We began a massive binge session for days on end of the show. We always, to this day, catch ourselves singing the song out loud at the most random times. It’s been a wonderful addition to our family’s fandoms. My wife even most recently was super excited to see the new Funko Pop line of Jem and the Holograms and we absolutely had to get the Jem figure immediately. As in, the rent can wait, Jem is more important, ha. So, in the myriad of glamour and glitter, fashion and fame, you’ve been part of something truly outrageous that has been such a joy to our family. I can’t thank you enough!

    Sean
    @bruceshouseofwayne on Instagram

  • Coryn MacPherson

    Coryn MacPherson Massachusetts

    I love Jem and the Holograms because it helped get me through a really tough time when I was younger, and helped me to realize that I didn’t have to pretend to be someone I wasn’t. I’m fine just as I am, and shouldn’t let anyone ever tell me otherwise. ❤️

    I love Jem and the Holograms because it helped get me through a really tough time when I was younger, and helped me to realize that I didn’t have to pretend to be someone I wasn’t. I’m fine just as I am, and shouldn’t let anyone ever tell me otherwise. ❤️

  • Sarah M

    Sarah M Winnipeg, MB

    The reason why I love Jem and The Holograms is because that’s the cartoon that introduced me to music and also cause it’s a huge part of my childhood!!!! ❤️

    The reason why I love Jem and The Holograms is because that’s the cartoon that introduced me to music and also cause it’s a huge part of my childhood!!!! ❤️

  • Erica

    Erica Chicago

    I HOPE YOU CAN GET OUT TO CHICAGO ONE DAY! YOU HAVE SOME TRUELY OUTRAGEOUS FANS HERE THAT WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!!! ERICA

    I HOPE YOU CAN GET OUT TO CHICAGO ONE DAY! YOU HAVE SOME TRUELY OUTRAGEOUS FANS HERE THAT WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!!!

    ERICA

  • Melody

    Melody Summerville, S.C. USA

    Love your singing and music. Loved u in JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS ,BOTH OF THEM. CANT WAIT TO MET U IN PERSON. HOPE IN LAS VAGAS,OR YOUR TOWN. I LOVE THE GROUND SONG AND HOLE IN THE WORLD.

    Love your singing and music. Loved u in JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS ,BOTH OF THEM. CANT WAIT TO MET U IN PERSON. HOPE IN LAS VAGAS,OR YOUR TOWN. I LOVE THE GROUND SONG AND HOLE IN THE WORLD.

  • Jennifer Laybourn

    Jennifer Laybourn Lakewood, WA USA

    Hi Sam! xo I met you here in Tacoma, WA in October 2016 at Dorky's Arcade... So much fun and oh, I was the chick who brought you a bunch of gifts and you & Roxy were surprised that I didn't bring those things just for you to sign! I had made you a little heart necklace, a small purse "It's Samantha-Time, Synery!". I really really really hope you can make it up here to the Pacific Northwest again! Dorky's Arcade told me they're trying to get you back next year!!! That would be truly AWESOME cuz I love ya! 💓💕💓💕💓

    Hi Sam! xo I met you here in Tacoma, WA in October 2016 at Dorky's Arcade... So much fun and oh, I was the chick who brought you a bunch of gifts and you & Roxy were surprised that I didn't bring those things just for you to sign! I had made you a little heart necklace, a small purse "It's Samantha-Time, Synery!". I really really really hope you can make it up here to the Pacific Northwest again! Dorky's Arcade told me they're trying to get you back next year!!! That would be truly AWESOME cuz I love ya! 💓💕💓💕💓

  • Anna-Maria Fabbricante

    Anna-Maria Fabbricante Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Samantha it was absolutely amazing to meet you at RetroCon in Oaks, PA. I have always loved Jem. Thank you for providing and giving me such joy during my childhood. I want you to know that the little girl inside me was jumping up and down inside when you said “It’s Showtime Synergy.” I hope to see you again at another show! You are just as beautiful as Jem! Thanks for being so nice to me. You are truly outrageous yourself!!

    Samantha it was absolutely amazing to meet you at RetroCon in Oaks, PA. I have always loved Jem. Thank you for providing and giving me such joy during my childhood. I want you to know that the little girl inside me was jumping up and down inside when you said “It’s Showtime Synergy.” I hope to see you again at another show! You are just as beautiful as Jem! Thanks for being so nice to me. You are truly outrageous yourself!!

  • Matt Hickman

    Matt Hickman Houston TX

    I loved Jem has a kid

    I loved Jem has a kid