It's been a long, winding road to the top for the spunky Young
, who launched her career in 1991 as hip?hop radio DJ.
At the time, Young
had no idea of the heights to which she
"If you told me 10 years later I'd be DJ?ing Madonna's wedding, I'd say you were crazy," she
It wasn't long before she translated her work at Interscope Records to a thriving career in the DJ booth that allowed her to bring her one?of?a?kind funk, hip?hop and old?school blend of beats to the masses on eastern corridor airwaves and cable television.
But soon the sun?drenched shores of Miami came calling, and with her move came a shift in sound that saw Young
injecting her hip?hop roots with the house music thump that emanated from the steamy, celebrity?filled nightclubs that comprised the South Beach scene.
With the assistance of luminaries Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, Miami was also where Young
carved a niche for herself, both as a female in the traditionally male?dominated stomping grounds of the DJ booth, and as a darling of the thriving gay circuit party scene.
Once Madonna crowned her as her go?to DJ in 2000, Young became a global electronic music celebrity in demand at nightclubs around the world and a breakout name on the Billboard charts racking up 40 #1 Club Play hits including 13 Madonna remixes and imaginative electronic reinventions of songs by Christina Aguilera, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias.