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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  • Clarissa Crawford

    Clarissa Crawford Billerica MA

    Hey Samantha Newark you are a beautiful truly outrageous woman I love your pink hair jem is truly truly outrageous💖 I really hope I get to go see you at jemcon this year in August

    Hey Samantha Newark you are a beautiful truly outrageous woman I love your pink hair jem is truly truly outrageous💖 I really hope I get to go see you at jemcon this year in August

  • Christian Adrian Monge

    Christian Adrian Monge Manassas, Virginia

    We love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Your amazing . Love Christian ❤️❤️❤️

    We love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Your amazing .
    Love Christian ❤️❤️❤️

  • Jennifer Laybourn

    Jennifer Laybourn Lakewood, WA

    Hi Sam! Just popping my head in to say that I hope you're having a glorious day! xo

    Hi Sam! Just popping my head in to say that I hope you're having a glorious day! xo

  • Mary wasilowski

    Mary wasilowski Colorado Springs

    You are a truly outrages woman and I love your music. I hope you have a truly outrages day.

    You are a truly outrages woman and I love your music. I hope you have a truly outrages day.

  • Sylvester Young

    Sylvester Young North Little Rock, Arkansas

    I listened to your song, called You. What is the song about I really wanted to know all about it

    I listened to your song, called You. What is the song about I really wanted to know all about it

  • TrulyEh

    TrulyEh Houston TX

    Samantha, I just wanted to reach out to you and apology for my actions on twitter. I am truly deeply sorry we fought and you blocked me on the social networking site. I understand why you did and for good reasons. I would like to explain myself , If you allow me? I was having a bad day and just came off my medications. You are my idol and hero and I would never want to make you upset in any way. I Should and I do understand you are busy and have a life and you reaching out to me to explain the messages on why you did not choose to do the voicemail recording thing is your decision and I should respect that. I am sorry that I didn't respect your decision at that time. That was totally wrong on my end and I want to sincerely apologize to you.If you can find it in your big heart to forgive me and unblock me, so i might get to see the fun things my hero is doing around the world I would truly be in debit to you. Thank you for making my childhood the best by being Jem and showing us all the glitter famous and famous through your work. Your fan no matter what! Ant

    Samantha,

    I just wanted to reach out to you and apology for my actions on twitter. I am truly deeply sorry we fought and you blocked me on the social networking site. I understand why you did and for good reasons. I would like to explain myself , If you allow me? I was having a bad day and just came off my medications. You are my idol and hero and I would never want to make you upset in any way. I Should and I do understand you are busy and have a life and you reaching out to me to explain the messages on why you did not choose to do the voicemail recording thing is your decision and I should respect that. I am sorry that I didn't respect your decision at that time. That was totally wrong on my end and I want to sincerely apologize to you.If you can find it in your big heart to forgive me and unblock me, so i might get to see the fun things my hero is doing around the world I would truly be in debit to you. Thank you for making my childhood the best by being Jem and showing us all the glitter famous and famous through your work.

    Your fan no matter what!
    Ant

  • Penny

    Penny Denver, co

    Just wondering if you ever tour. My friend just got an autographed picture from Jem and I would love to get one, which for me means meeting you in person. Jem is still my favorite, have you on my ipod. Penny

    Just wondering if you ever tour. My friend just got an autographed picture from Jem and I would love to get one, which for me means meeting you in person. Jem is still my favorite, have you on my ipod.
    Penny

  • SARAH

    SARAH Boston

    How do i follow you on social media? I keep getting error messages.

    How do i follow you on social media? I keep getting error messages.

  • Philip

    Philip Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    To all the visiting JEM fans: I've now listened to Samantha's new album for 2 weeks straight and it keeps getting better & better on repeated playback!! This Stellar, Brilliant, Futuristic pop/dance/electronica record is masterfully produced by the renowned Dave Polich. It's Samantha's strongest & most sophisticated album to date. So many favourites here: tracks 2,4,5,6,7,9,11 & 12! But they're all awesomely outrageous! Standout tracks include: 'Boy Toys' with its pulsating beat, assertive lyrics, syncopated horns & complex backing vocals featuring Tiffany Belle. 'Not Going Around Again' showcases Samantha Newark's crisp, sparkling vocals at a slower tempo (love how she holds those long notes!) & 'Common Ground' - a cosmic, warp speed, energon infused, rocket propelled journey to Cybertron. And her title track 'Hologram' is an emotional, moving, vocally powerful ballad that has a good message for all of us. Love!! Do yourself a favour and click on the above 'store' link: you won't regret downloading this glamorous, glittery, holographic journey through time & space. 5 out of 5 stars, easily. :) :) :) :) :)

    To all the visiting JEM fans: I've now listened to Samantha's new album for 2 weeks straight and it keeps getting better & better on repeated playback!! This Stellar, Brilliant, Futuristic pop/dance/electronica record is masterfully produced by the renowned Dave Polich. It's Samantha's strongest & most sophisticated album to date. So many favourites here: tracks 2,4,5,6,7,9,11 & 12! But they're all awesomely outrageous! Standout tracks include: 'Boy Toys' with its pulsating beat, assertive lyrics, syncopated horns & complex backing vocals featuring Tiffany Belle. 'Not Going Around Again' showcases Samantha Newark's crisp, sparkling vocals at a slower tempo (love how she holds those long notes!) & 'Common Ground' - a cosmic, warp speed, energon infused, rocket propelled journey to Cybertron. And her title track 'Hologram' is an emotional, moving, vocally powerful ballad that has a good message for all of us. Love!! Do yourself a favour and click on the above 'store' link: you won't regret downloading this glamorous, glittery, holographic journey through time & space. 5 out of 5 stars, easily. smile smile smile smile smile

  • Philip

    Philip Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    All Systems are GO!! Congratulations on your official release of HOLOGRAM, Samantha!! This is your strongest, most sophisticated record to date. Thank-you for your artistry!!!!! You should feel very, very proud of yourself for this brilliant, stellar record. 12 futuristic tracks of pure ear candy and glittery bliss! These are your 12 precious babies and they’ll find their way into the hearts of your thousands of fans, I'm very sure of that. It’s like I’m opening up 12 new Transformers toys all at once and their novelty will never wear out. To those JEM & Transformer fans who are visiting this guestbook page for the first time: Welcome & please give serious thought to downloading Samantha's superb album. Love, love, love!!!! :)

    All Systems are GO!! Congratulations on your official release of HOLOGRAM, Samantha!! This is your strongest, most sophisticated record to date. Thank-you for your artistry!!!!! You should feel very, very proud of yourself for this brilliant, stellar record. 12 futuristic tracks of pure ear candy and glittery bliss! These are your 12 precious babies and they’ll find their way into the hearts of your thousands of fans, I'm very sure of that. It’s like I’m opening up 12 new Transformers toys all at once and their novelty will never wear out. To those JEM & Transformer fans who are visiting this guestbook page for the first time: Welcome & please give serious thought to downloading Samantha's superb album. Love, love, love!!!! smile