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Sevyn Streeter

Songwriter, Artist
"It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way"

Songwriter, Artist - "It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way"

"Music is emotional. Your job is to make people feel something. The best way to do that is to sing and speak from something they've personally been through. That's where I write from," Amber ‘Sevyn' Streeter says. The 26-year-old has already lent her pen to tracks for an elite roster of R&B players including Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys and Estelle. Raised outside of Orlando in the close-knit city of Haines City, Streeter -- like so many of the greats before her -- cultivated her voice in church as a young girl finding inspiration from already iconic voices in gospel, R&B and pop. By the time she was nine, Streeter already knew she wanted to sing for a living. She competed on the legendary talent show "Showtime at the Apollo" at the young age of 10. Opting to sing "My Funny Valentine," she tied for first place. She eventually inked a deal with an Orlando production company and as a teenager landed a spot in TG4, the all-girl answer to B2K. Though the girls opened for Bow Wow and B2K and landed a single on the charts, it didn't quite work out. After being convinced by her cousin to put the music she was writing and recording on her own on MySpace – he did it himself after he couldn't sell her on the idea -- she heard from producer Rich Harrison (Beyonce, Amerie, Jennifer Lopez) about a group he was hoping to put together. He would call the group RichGirl. The four-piece had the harmonies of Destiny's Child, the hard beats of TLC and the sultriness of En Vogue. And while Streeter and the girls built a loyal fanbase with a handful of hard-knocking singles, a number of tracks that leaked online, and a plum spot opening for Beyonce on her 2009 tour, the girls disbanded and their Jive Records debut never got released. The group shared management with Chris Brown, which gave Streeter the opportunity to spark a working relationship with the famed singer and performer. She helped him pen six songs on his Grammy Award-winning album, "F.A.M.E." including singles "Yeah 3x" and "Next to You" and four tracks on Brown's follow-up effort, "Fortune." More importantly, her voice can be heard on both albums, and countless others that have hit the Internet.