Avant

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Avant
Birth nameMyron Avant
Born(1978-04-26) April 26, 1978 (age 36)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
GenresR&B
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Years active1999–present
LabelsMagic Johnson Music, MCA, Geffen (1999-2007), Capitol (2007–10), Verve Forecast, Universal (2010-2011), MO-B Entertainment, EMI (2012-present)
Websitehttp://www.avantmusic.net
 
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This article is about an American R&B singer/songwriter. For other subjects, see Avant (disambiguation).
Avant
Birth nameMyron Avant
Born(1978-04-26) April 26, 1978 (age 36)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
GenresR&B
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Years active1999–present
LabelsMagic Johnson Music, MCA, Geffen (1999-2007), Capitol (2007–10), Verve Forecast, Universal (2010-2011), MO-B Entertainment, EMI (2012-present)
Websitehttp://www.avantmusic.net

Myron Avant (born April 26, 1978), better known as Avant, is an American R&B singer-songwriter. He is best known for hits such as "Separated" (the remix to which features Kelly Rowland), "My First Love," which one version features KeKe Wyatt, and "Read Your Mind" (remix featuring Snoop Dogg on the extended promo vinyl and released September 30, 2003). He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.

His self-titled fifth album, Avant, was released on December 9, 2008. Avant is now signed to Verve Forecast and released his sixth studio album The Letter (formerly titled "Wake Up") on December 21, 2010,[1] featuring production from the likes of The Pentagon; Mike City; Marshall Leathers; and Kajun.[2] Avant cites R. Kelly as his biggest influence and inspiration.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsCertifications[3]
US[4]US R&B[4]
2000My Thoughts
  • Released: May 9, 2000
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: CD, cassette
456
2002Ecstasy
  • Released: March 26, 2002
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
62
2003Private Room
  • Released: December 9, 2003
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
184
2006Director
  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, digital download
41
2008Avant
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, digital download
266
2010The Letter
  • Released: December 21, 2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Format: CD, digital download
11419
2013Face The Music
  • Released: February 5, 2013
  • Label: MO-B Entertainment, EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download
40

Solo singles[edit]

YearChart PositionsAlbum
US Hot 100US R&B/Hip-HopU.S. R&B
2000"Separated"231*My Thoughts
"My First Love" (featuring Keke Wyatt)264*
2002"Makin' Good Love"277*Ecstasy
"Don't Say No, Just Say Yes"9651*
2003"Read Your Mind"135*Private Room
2004"Don't Take Your Love Away"3713*
"Can't Wait"-55*Shark Tale Soundtrack
2006"You Know What" (featuring Lil Wayne)-58*Director
"4 Minutes"579*
"Lie About Us" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)-101*
2008"When It Hurts"9115*Avant
"Break Ya Back"--*
2010"Kiss Goodbye"-60*The Letter
2011"Your Body is the Business"-73*
2012"You & I" (featuring Keke Wyatt)-3315Face The Music
2013"More"---Face The Music

Featured singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avant MySpace announcement". Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Avant interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2011
  3. ^ a b c d "Gold & Platinum - Avant". RIAA. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Avant > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. 

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