Sevyn Streeter

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Sevyn Streeter
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Background information
Birth nameAmber Denise Streeter
Also known asSe7en (until late 2012)
Born(1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 27)
Haines City, Florida, United States
GenresR&B, pop
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, dancer
Years active2001–present
LabelsCBE, Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, Jive Records, A&M Records, T.U.G. Entertainment
Associated actsTG4, RichGirl, Chris Brown
Websitewww.sevynstreeter.com
 
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Sevyn Streeter
Sevyn Streeter cropped.jpg
Background information
Birth nameAmber Denise Streeter
Also known asSe7en (until late 2012)
Born(1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 27)
Haines City, Florida, United States
GenresR&B, pop
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, dancer
Years active2001–present
LabelsCBE, Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, Jive Records, A&M Records, T.U.G. Entertainment
Associated actsTG4, RichGirl, Chris Brown
Websitewww.sevynstreeter.com

Amber Denise Streeter (born July 7, 1986),[1] known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is an American recording artist and singer–songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl where she was known as Se7en. In 2012, she changed her stage name to Sevyn Streeter. She has written songs for artists such as Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Ariana Grande, and Tamar Braxton. Currently signed to Atlantic Records, her debut EP entitled Call Me Crazy, But... was released on December 3, 2013.

Early life[edit]

Amber Denise Streeter was born on July 7, 1986 in Haines City, Florida to Tim and Karen Streeter. She grew up singing in church and for local talent shows. From a very young age, Streeter was determined to seek out a career in music. By the time she was nine, Streeter already knew she wanted to sing for a living and she aspired to become a professional entertainer. Her big break came at age 10, when she competed in Showtime at the Apollo and tied for first place by singing My Funny Valentine. She and her cousins were in a gospel group called Voices of Praise and they would sing anywhere in Florida. By age 14, she had her first recording session.[2][3]

Career[edit]

2001–12: TG4 and RichGirl[edit]

Streeter received her first record deal at age 15, performing in the girl group TG4, put together by Chris Stokes and T.U.G. Entertainment, where Stokes served as their manager.[4] He offered Sevyn Streeter the first spot in the T.U.G./A&M group after she opened for B2K and IMx at a concert in Orlando, Florida in early 2001. Davida, Ashley, and Keisha fell in line after a series of successful auditions. The girls wear the name TG4, code for TomGirls 4 Eva, like a badge of honor, donning baggy clothes, and hard dance moves that warrant comparisons to guys, despite their God given beauty. "We're like four Tom Girls," said Amber, who tied for the winning slot on Apollo Kids when she was 10. "'When you're a girl and you act like a boy, you're a tomboy. We're girls and we act like guys but love being girls, so we're tom girls." The group's only major single was "Virginity", which peaked at number 88 on the US Billboard R&B chart in 2002.[5] Their second single from the album was "2 Minutes", which a music video was filmed for. It failed to chart on any Billboard chart. The group parted ways with their original label and their album, Time for the New, was shelved indefinitely. After Davida Williams departed from the group to focus on her acting career, they renamed the group "Tomgirls 4 Eva" and they were signed to Soul Chemistry.[6] Shortly thereafter, the group disbanded. The group opened for B2K and Bow Wow for their Scream II Tour, presented an award at the 9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, California on August 23, 2003, and performed on Soul Train before disbanding.

Amber was later discovered by Rich Harrison on MySpace, and signed onto the RichCraft label as Se7en. Amber "Se7en" Streeter signed a deal with Jive Records and the RichCraft label in 2007 as a member of Rich Harrison's girl group, RichGirl. Although the group never released a full debut LP, work on a self-titled debut album had begun in 2009 with a planned release in 2010 and 2011. The album saw the release of a promotional-single titled "24" featuring Bun B. and two official singles, "He Ain't wit Me Now (Tho)" and "Swagger Right". Following unsuccessful attempts to chart, the girls released their one and only full album on Valentine's Day 2011 with a mixtape Fall in Love with RichGirl. The group later disbanded after all members of the group pursued solo careers and different endeavors. The group opened for Beyoncé for her concert tour I Am... World Tour and toured with Mario before disbanding. On March 21, 2012, Streeter released a song titled "Red Handed" along with a statement that confirmed her disbandment from the group and revealed that she had signed with Chris Brown's CBE imprint.[7]

2013–present: Call Me Crazy, But...[edit]

Streeter with Chris Brown at the 2013 BET Awards Red Carpet at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 2013.

Following the release of Chris Brown's Fortune (2012), Se7en has been featured on the album as Sevyn (removing the number "7", and adding a "v" and "y" instead).[8] Se7en changed her stage name to Sevyn Streeter. On October 30, 2012, she released her debut single "I Like It", and premiered the music video for the song on BET's 106 & Park on January 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, and on May 22, 2013, she released her second single "It Won't Stop".[9][10][11] On June 24, 2013, Streeter released an acoustic performance video for her second single "It Won't Stop" [12] On August 28, 2013, Streeter released the remix to her second single "It Won't Stop" featuring Chris Brown. [13] The music video for the remix premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 10, 2013 and was directed by Chris Brown himself and he also appears in the video along with NBA player Dorell Wright as Sevyn's love interest. [14]

Sevyn's debut EP entitled Call Me Crazy, But..., was released on December 3, 2013.[15] The EP debuted on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 5 with 17,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Writing songs for other artists[edit]

Sevyn built her career on writing songs for other artists including Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Fantasia Barrino, Ariana Grande, Trey Songz, Estelle and Tamar Braxton. Her notable work includes Alicia Key's "New Day" and "Limitedless", Brandy's "Slower", Estelle's "International (Serious)", Kelly Rowland's "Keep It Between Us", "Gone" ft Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz's "Without a Woman", Chris Brown's "Yeah 3x", "Next to You" featuring Justin Bieber, "Wet the Bed" featuring Ludacris, "Strip" featuring Kevin McCall, "Biggest Fan", "Party Hard", "Do It Again", "Touch Me", "Beg for It", "Remember My Name", "Bomb" featuring Wiz Khalifa, "Oh My Love" and "Fine China", Fantasia Barrino's "Get It Right" and "End of Me", Tamar Braxton's "All the Way Home".[16]

Streeter also wrote for Pop/R&B artist Ariana Grande for her debut single "The Way."

Influences[edit]

Sevyn Streeter cites the late singer Aaliyah as a major music influence for her, as well as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Yolanda Adams, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Earth, Wind & Fire, Toni Braxton and Brandy Norwood.

Streeter has worked with other artists and producers such as Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Babyface, Polow da Don, Jean-Baptiste/Free School, Pop & Oak, Harmony Samuels and The Runners, among others over the last few years.[17][18][2] Streeter recently covered Aaliyah's Come Over after visiting her high school, the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts in Detroit, Michigan in May 2013. [19] Streeter did an acoustic cover of Usher's "Climax" for the Rap-Up sessions in Hollywood, California in August 2013. [20]

Discography[edit]

EPs
List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS R&B/HHUS R&B
Call Me Crazy, But...732

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
USUS R&B/HHUS R&B
"I Like It"20124519Non album single
"It Won't Stop"
(featuring Chris Brown)
20133094Call Me Crazy, But...
"nEXt (Remix)"
(featuring Kid Ink)
20143919
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sevyn Streeter birthdate. Retrieved 2006.
  2. ^ a b Sevyn Streeter Biography at MTV.com .Retrieved 2012
  3. ^ Sevyn Streeter Biography .Retrieved February 3, 2013
  4. ^ "TG4 owns the spot". groups.msn.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Top Music Charts - Music Genre Sales". Billboard.com. November 9, 2002. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Interview: TG4 owns the spot". groups.msn.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ "New Music: Se7en – ‘Red Handed’". Rap-Up.com. March 21, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chris Brown Reveals ‘Fortune’ Production Credits". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sevyn Streeter – I Like It (2012) (iTunes)". TopMuzik.info. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ "New Music: Sevyn Streeter – ‘It Won’t Stop’". Rap-Up.com. May 23, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Chris Brown Introduces Singer Sevyn Streeter On '106 & Park' / Premieres 'I Like It' Video". thatgrapejuice.net. January 5, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sevyn Streeter - It Won't Stop (Acoustic Performance)". singersroom.com. June 25, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sevyn Streeter - It Won't Stop (Remix) ft. Chris Brown". singersroom.com. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Behind the Video: It Won't Stop ft. Chris Brown". singersroom.com. October 9, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sevyn Streeter Reveals Cover Art, Tracklisting & New Release Date for EP ‘Call Me Crazy, But…’". thisisrnb.com. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  16. ^ Sevyn Streeter Biography at AllMusic .Retrieved 2013
  17. ^ Sevyn Streeter Biography at Last.fm .Retrieved 2013
  18. ^ Seven (of RichGirl) Biography at Last.fm .Retrieved 2013
  19. ^ Sevyn Streeter Covers Aaliyah's Come Over .Retrieved May 14, 2013
  20. ^ "Sevyn Streeter Covers ‘Climax’ for Rap-Up Sessions". Rap-Up.com. August 30, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  21. ^ https://twitter.com/chrisbrown/status/441683646861160449

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