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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  • Joe

    Joe Chicago, IL

    Sam, I would just like to say it's nice to know what you're up to and am looking foward to your upcoming projects. I am a 34 year old gay man, self proclaimed 80's child if you will. It's funny that everone considers JEM a girls cartoon, which it was, but I have to say on behalf of every gay boy growing up in the 80's JEM was very special for us! I remember I wanted a JEM doll so bad but my mom thought I was too old for dolls at that point. Thanks so much for all the memories and good luck with the new album, can't wait!!

    Sam, I would just like to say it's nice to know what you're up to and am looking foward to your upcoming projects. I am a 34 year old gay man, self proclaimed 80's child if you will. It's funny that everone considers JEM a girls cartoon, which it was, but I have to say on behalf of every gay boy growing up in the 80's JEM was very special for us! I remember I wanted a JEM doll so bad but my mom thought I was too old for dolls at that point. Thanks so much for all the memories and good luck with the new album, can't wait!!

  • Samantha

    Samantha Flint, Mi

    Hiya Samantha! Jem was such an awesome cartoon and I'm glad to actually put a face to the person who shares my name and was a voiceover artist. I'm thinking about becoming a voiceover artist myself and you are an inspiration to me:-) Thanks for being a part of my childhood and an inspiration to me! :):love:

    Hiya Samantha! Jem was such an awesome cartoon and I'm glad to actually put a face to the person who shares my name and was a voiceover artist. I'm thinking about becoming a voiceover artist myself and you are an inspiration to me:-) Thanks for being a part of my childhood and an inspiration to me! smilelove

  • Trent

    Trent Detroit, Mi

    Samantha, you are TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! I am such a huge Jem fan...you rock Samantha :-):blush:

    Samantha, you are TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! I am such a huge Jem fan...you rock Samantha :-)blush

  • Arrihahnn

    Arrihahnn Modesto, CA

    Samantha, I wanted to add this comment. What I truly appreciated about your interview on the first DVD box set is the joy you exuded. You seemed so happy and thankful. I could see you really love what you do. I love it when it is clear that an artist truly loves her work. It's beauty to behold; and,to reiterate, you are beautiful outside and in.:)

    Samantha, I wanted to add this comment. What I truly appreciated about your interview on the first DVD box set is the joy you exuded. You seemed so happy and thankful. I could see you really love what you do. I love it when it is clear that an artist truly loves her work. It's beauty to behold; and,to reiterate, you are beautiful outside and in.smile

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie Vancouver, Canada

    Samantha Thank you I watched Jem as a child and never really grew out of it, I have both DvD's. Thank you for making my childhood fun. You are a wonderful singer, I wish you the best.

    Samantha Thank you I watched Jem as a child and never really grew out of it, I have both DvD's. Thank you for making my childhood fun. You are a wonderful singer, I wish you the best.

  • Miguel

    Miguel Miami, FL

    Hello Samantha, Sence I was a kid I've watched Jem and the Holograms cartoons but never imagined that the voice of Jem was produced by such a beautiful woman. I saw you for the first time in the Jem dvd interview and I think you're an amazing beautiful talented woman with the most attractive green eyes ever seen on a female.I wish you the best of luck with your carrier,and also you've got an admirer for lif.God bless,Love ya!

    Hello Samantha, Sence I was a kid I've watched Jem and the Holograms cartoons but never imagined that the voice of Jem was produced by such a beautiful woman. I saw you for the first time in the Jem dvd interview and I think you're an amazing beautiful talented woman with the most attractive green eyes ever seen on a female.I wish you the best of luck with your carrier,and also you've got an admirer for lif.God bless,Love ya!

  • Molly

    Molly Boise, ID

    Heard about this website on the JEM DVD and am so happy to discover the music of Samantha Newark! Please keep it coming, I look forward to the album! :)

    Heard about this website on the JEM DVD and am so happy to discover the music of Samantha Newark! Please keep it coming, I look forward to the album! smile

  • Shannon

    Shannon Springfield MO

    Thanks for being such a positive person! I am definitly going to get the DVD set as soon as possible. Once again, Thanks! You Rock! :love:

    Thanks for being such a positive person! I am definitly going to get the DVD set as soon as possible. Once again, Thanks! You Rock! love

  • Joshua

    Joshua Baltimore MD

    Hi Samantha! I'd almost forgotten the vast quality of every Saturday morning cartoon back in my time - including Jem. Until this year, I couldn't recall that name but what did stick for the past 15 or so years was that divine voice! Absolutly wonderful! I finally picked up the DVD box set and have spent hours watching it. My next step I've dedicated to purchasing your music. I'm not leaving anything in vain. Many congrats on your continuing success!

    Hi Samantha! I'd almost forgotten the vast quality of every Saturday morning cartoon back in my time - including Jem. Until this year, I couldn't recall that name but what did stick for the past 15 or so years was that divine voice! Absolutly wonderful! I finally picked up the DVD box set and have spent hours watching it. My next step I've dedicated to purchasing your music. I'm not leaving anything in vain. Many congrats on your continuing success!

  • Big Dave

    Big Dave USA

    Hiya ;)

    Hiya wink