Antonique Smith, The Love Story behind “Love is Everything”

Antonique Smith

The Love Story behind “Love is Everything”

Meet Antonique Smith

Acclaimed actress Antonique Smith speaks on seeing past heartache and remaining open for love. Known for her role as Faith Evans in Notorious, and Mimi in Jonathan Larson’s Broadway production of Rent. Due to her exceptional musical talents, 2015 delivered Antonique a Grammy nomination for her debut single “Hold Up Wait a Minute.”

Born to a big family, she has always been surrounded with love. Regardless, similar to most of us, she struggled with some relationships and heartbreak. Therefore, through her music, Antonique aims to help others not feel alone in their recovery from heartache. Similarly, she aims to encourage the belief in beautiful, wonderful things, such as “Love is Everything.” Antonique also answers the question of how she has gone through heartbreak and what has helped her move on. She claims while heartache is difficult to see through, opening yourself to receive love is everything. 

With this in mind, if you are struggling with heartbreak listen to see how family and friends play an important role in getting over someone.

Remember, love takes courage. 

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Love takes courage and in order to experience it, you have to invite it in.”

“First of all, God is love and love is good… I still do believe in love. I also do believe that in order to experience love, you have to be open. You can’t be closed off. You can’t be afraid.”

“Sharing my music is sharing my personal experiences as a part of my love. And then them receiving it in such a way that the way they perceived it, the way they received my lyrics… is them giving their love to me. “

-Antonique Smith

Producer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai.

Interviewer: Amber Zhai.

Cameras: Derrick Cleveland.

Photographer: Sherman Wellons.

More on the artist, go to

Transform Heartbreak into a Love Story 

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Antonique Smith’s Creative Expressions


The Love Story Playbook: The Mystery of Love is Revealed in 3 Acts.

1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV

Act I: For Now We See A Reflection as in a Mirror

Act II: …Then We Shall See Face to Face…

Act III: …For Now I Know in Part, Then I Shall Know Fully, Even as I am Fully Known.

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