The Birth of S.D.E.
Superstar Dream Entertainment was founded by C.E.O. Nicole M. Acree, artistically known as Aaliyah Nicole. Acree was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in 2006.
A month before her 14th birthday she gave birth to Music With Meaning (M.W.M.) Records, later published as Music With Meaning Productions. M.W.M. housed young upcoming artists and curated a number of anti-violent talent showcases on the west side of Chicago.
Although it was hard to part ways with her first born, in 2014, Acree realized she was ready to expand her vision beyond just the music. Soon after, Superstar Dream Entertainment (S.D.E.) was born.
The story behind the name . . .
“Superstar Dream Entertainment came to me one day as I was brainstorming. I knew I wanted a name that would have sentimental value and honor the one man who believed in me before I even believed in myself.
Rick, a gifted actor and entertainer in his own right, was the first person to ever push me to take this music seriously. He passed away before he could witness me grow into the entrepreneur and artist that I am today, but I know that if it wasn't for him I would not be doing any of this.
He gave me this dream, and I ran with it. I believed because he made me believe. I was his Superstar. That's all he ever called me, so that's when it hit me, Superstar Dream Entertainment.” - Aaliyah Nicole