Lyfe Jennings

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Lyfe Jennings
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Lyfe Jennings performs in the WGCI "Coca-Cola Lounge" in Chicago.(photo by raymond boyd) 2010
Background information
Birth nameChester Jermaine Jennings
Born(1978-06-03) June 3, 1978 (age 36)
OriginToledo, Oh, United States
GenresR&B, Soul
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist
Instrumentsguitar, bass, piano
Years active2003–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records, Asylum Records, eOne Music
Associated actsYolanda ''La La'' Brown, Nas, Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, Bun B, Raekwon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Websitehttp://www.lyfeonline.com
 
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Lyfe Jennings
Lyfe Jennings-photo-by-raymond-boyd.JPG
Lyfe Jennings performs in the WGCI "Coca-Cola Lounge" in Chicago.(photo by raymond boyd) 2010
Background information
Birth nameChester Jermaine Jennings
Born(1978-06-03) June 3, 1978 (age 36)
OriginToledo, Oh, United States
GenresR&B, Soul
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist
Instrumentsguitar, bass, piano
Years active2003–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records, Asylum Records, eOne Music
Associated actsYolanda ''La La'' Brown, Nas, Three 6 Mafia, Young Buck, Bun B, Raekwon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Websitehttp://www.lyfeonline.com

Lyfe Jennings (born Chester Jermaine Jennings on June 3, 1978)[1][2][3] is a platinum-selling American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, bass, and piano which he integrates into his music. The New York Times referred to him as a "socially minded R&B singer".[4]

His love for music led him to join a group that included two of his cousins and his older brother. After splitting, Lyfe continued his interest in music. As stated in the songs "Ghetto Superman" and "More Than A Girl" from The Phoenix, Lyfe lost his father at a young age. Lyfe went to prison for ten years at the age of 14.[5] Lyfe has stated via twitter that his 6th studio album "Ten Years Later" will be released later in 2014.[6]

Private life[edit]

In 1992, Lyfe Jennings went to prison for arson.[4] As Jennings refers to many times in his music, he turned his life around while in prison. There, Jennings continued to write music and rekindle his faith in God. Jennings served a little over 10 years behind bars. The numbers "268-192" attached to the end of his debut album represent the identification number he was given while incarcerated. Then Lyfe appeared on Showtime at the Apollo.[4]

With his former-manager and ex fiancé Joy Bounds,[7][8] Jennings has two sons, Elijah and Phoenix. He also has a daughter with Anita Priestley, Liyah Priestley-Jennings.

While he was imprisoned from September 2010 until early 2012, his ex-girlfriend Marquita Goings gave birth to their son Lyfe Michael Jennings on February 23, 2011.[9] [10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

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