Diamond Velazquez was born on June 7th 1992 in Queens New York. Diamond knew at a very young age that what she aspired to most was to be a singer. Although Diamond cites legends like Mary j. Blige and Faith Evans as sources of inspiration, no one can compare to the influence of the late Maria Velazquez; her mother. Maria was the lead singer in her church’s choir and it only came natural for Diamond to follow in her heroine’s foot steps. While growing up in Far Rockaway, she found herself in many activities doing what she loves. If there was a community dance or talent show you could be sure that Diamond was there. Finding motivation to sing comes easy for Diamond. She has a great support system of family and friends fueling her dream. In a city full of coal, Far Rock has found its Diamond.