“My music is like if Britney Spears and Marilyn Manson fu**ed and had a kid, it would be me,” explained the 25-year-old Detroit native. “‘Cause it’s like dance-pop, but it’s industrial Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails.” Her first single <a target='_blank' title="Porcelain Black – This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like (feat. Lil Wayne)" href="http://www.last.fm/music/Porcelain+Black/_/This+Is+What+Rock+N+Roll+Looks+Like+%28feat.+Lil+Wayne%29" class="bbcode_track">This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like (feat. Lil Wayne)</a> was released on March 29th 2011.
The <a target='_blank' href="http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=23652" rel="nofollow">This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like Songfacts</a> reports that she was born Alaina Marie Beaton on October 1, 1985 in Detroit. From birth up until the age of nine she grew up on the streets of 8 Mile, Warren, then moved to Sterling Heights MI and then to Rochester MI.
Beaton was discovered in The W hotel in NYC by her manager Marvin Howel and then moved to Los Angeles, California a month later where she got signed to Virgin Records (under <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/music/Porcelain+and+the+Tramps" class="bbcode_artist">Porcelain and the Tramps</a>) the day after she moved. Black and Virgin could not agree on a musical direction, so she left the label and signed with producer RedOne's 2101 Records Universal Republic imprint late in 2009. Beaton changed her name to Porcelain Black because it caused confusion to people who thought Porcelain and the Tramps was a band.
She had been busy for the past year writing and recording in the studio with JOHN LOWERY (more commonly known as JOHN 5 – the current guitarist for INDUSTRIAL band ROB ZOMBIE, and former guitarist for ROCK group MARILYN MANSON) and a few others.
As of late 2010, Porcelain was signed to Universal Records under Red One. And is on tour with Lil Wayne on his I Am Music II Tour.
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