We met 16-year-old singer Taylor Bright at the Marriott Marquis Hotel when she was visiting Manhattan recently. She is from Philadelphia and we really like her music especially the song ““La La La Love” Taylor has experience in acting. She appeared in “13-the Musical” on Broadway.

We read that you were on a Nickelodeon for an Earth Day special. What do you do to help the environment?

I recycle and also my CDs are coming in on recycled packets. So it helps the environment. I turn off the lights when I walk out of the house. Take quick showers to save water. I think the environment is really important and I want to do everything I can to help.

So you had a huge mix-up with Taylor Swift. What happened?

I was in England for about five days and I was doing eight shows in different schools and I was scheduled to do a show in Liverpool and the Liverpool local paper basically mixed Taylor Swift and us together. And at the big football game, soccer game, they announced it in front of 40,000 people. So they canceled the show for safety reasons and the story blew up in England.

Kidsday reporters, from left, Ariana Garrett and Nicolette Rascionato with singer Taylor Bright Photo Credit: Newsday Photo / Pat Mullooly

How did you become famous?

I don’t really consider myself famous. I’m just kind of having fun with it. I put my video on YouTube and basically it just went from there. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and just networked from there. Just put myself out there. It’s been great so far.

It must be great to do what you love everyday?

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Yeah. It’s a lot of fun. But of course, I go to school. I’m taking the SATs. It’s great that I could balance school and acting and singing.

So you’re a triple threat because you can sing, act and dance. Do you have a favorite of the three?

My favorite is singing and song writing. I danced when I was younger, but of course I still like to dance when I’m singing and song writing. It's been great. I use to combine all three.

You’re so down to earth -- what keeps you so grounded?

I think my family definitely keeps me grounded and my friends. I'm going to school like a normal kid. And I'm taking tests and studying really hard. And my friends and family definitely keep me grounded

You write songs. What are they based on?

My friends. Like “Striped Socks” is based on five of my friends, different guys. And I basically put their different characteristics together and made like one guy. Life experiences. What I've been through. I'm only 16 so I'm pretty young, but I’ve been through a lot I guess.

You recently won the ASCAP Young Song Writer Award. Do you feel like all your dreams have been coming true?

I think it’s been moving pretty quickly and it’s been really exciting. It’s been a lot of fun. I can’t believe that I’m here right now. I’m in New York every week so it's great. Yeah, I was really excited to receive the award and it was really cool.