If you’ve ever heard Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3x” or Ariana Grande’s “The Way,” then you’re already familiar with the talented Sevyn Streeter. The 28-year old singer/songwriter spent years crafting hit songs for other artists, fully paying her dues in the process. Now this beauty is poised to add to the buzz that she created with her solo debut in 2013. So who the hell is Sevyn Streeter? Let’s take a deeper look as to why all the hoopla surrounding this songstress.
WHO is Sevyn Streeter?
Hailing from Haines City, FL a small city 39 miles outside of Orlando, Sevyn decided at the very young age of nine that singing would be her occupation. She snagged her first recording contract at age 15, and by the time she hit her 20s she was writing for artists such as Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, and K. Michelle to name a few. Chris Brown recognized Streeter’s talents early in the game, and signed the beauty to his CBE Entertainmnt in 2012. Her hit single “It Won’t Stop,” not only put her on the map as a solo artist, but earned her a gold plaque as well.
“It Won’t Stop” featuring Chris Brown
“nEXt ” featuring Kid Ink
WHAT is her album?
Sevyn released her debut EP Call Me Crazy, But… back in 2013, the project debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Streeter just released the video for the lead single “Don’t Kill The Fun,” the lead single off of her upcoming album due in 2015. Chris Brown is not only featured on the song, but directed the high-energy clip as well.
“Don’t Kill The Fun” featuring Chris Brown
WHERE have you seen her before?
Sevyn got her first taste of the music industry as a member of the girl-group TG4. The group was created by Chris Stokes, the engineer behind B2K and Immature. After the TG4 disbanded, Streeter once again found herself in another girl group as a member of Richgirl. Richgirl was the concept of Rich Harrison, the musical mind behind such hits as Amerie’s “1 Thing” & J-Lo’s “Get Right.” The group released an EP in 2009 and a mixtape in 2011 before going their seperate ways in 2012.
“He Ain’t Wit Me Now” – Richgirl
WHEN can you see her live?
Currently, Sevyn isn’t on tour which leads us to believe she’s fully focused on delivering her full length album in 2015.
WHY should you care?
A photo posted by 7ev (@sevyn) on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:08pm PST
Hit records as both a singer and songwriter aren’t easy to come by and Sevyn Streeter has accomplished just that. Although she’s been in the industry since a teen, those early years were mainly spent as part of various collectives. Streeter’s career as a soloist has just begun, her strong pen game combined with her distinctive look and versatile sound, should make this triple threat a new addition to your 2015 playlist.