NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Voices, the company's first-ever global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women today released "Until You Love You" written by Diane Warren. The song, exclusively available for download now through Avon Voices in the U.S. is performed by Valeriya, Russia's biggest pop star with 17 number one hits and more than 100 million albums sold, and produced by David Pack. Warren, Valeriya and Pack are all members of a renowned judging panel comprised of music industry leaders from around the world including Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Lea Salonga, Ivete Sangalo, Diego Torres, Delta Goodrem, Sheila E. and Maia who will be selecting contenders from around the world to participate in Avon Voices and the opportunity to record a professionally produced album.
"'Until You Love You' is about loving and believing in one's own self. That's something you find from within, not from others", said Diane Warren. The lyrics 'Take a look in the mirror, you're beautiful, take a moment to love, the one you are' is all about believing in yourself enough to make your own dreams come true, which is exactly what Avon Voices is about. It is the perfect opportunity for women, and men, to make their dreams come true by joining the singing or songwriting portion of the competition.
Avon Voices is about more than providing a showcase for undiscovered talent. In celebration of its 125th Anniversary, Avon Voices invites people from more than 60 countries to ignite a global movement through music. Avon Voices will bring nearly 200 global contenders the opportunity to travel to exciting international destinations such as Hong Kong, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Hollywood and Nashville as well as receive professional coaching, participate in Avon makeovers and record their own performance videos.
"Until You Love You," as well as other recordings by our Avon Voices Judges and additional artists, are available for purchase in certain countries, and a percentage of the purchase will help advance the Avon Foundation for Women's global campaign to end violence against women and girls. Find out more about music purchases at Avon Voices. To date, Avon global philanthropy has raised and awarded more than $30 million directed to domestic and gender violence awareness, education, direct services and prevention programs.
About Avon Products, Inc.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.5 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at http://www.avoncompany.com
About Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women, the world’s largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women, was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women. Through 2010, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $800 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. Today, Avon philanthropy focuses its funding on breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. Avon also responds generously to provide support for relief and recovery efforts in times of major natural disasters and emergencies.
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