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The 28-year-old beauty mogul might seem like an impossible outlier — and she is — but she’s also the president of a collective of social influencers who’ve amassed a whopping 14 billion total Instagram following, according to the marketing firm Huge. Her influence extends even to Hollywood, where the director who brought her to the big screen — Michelle Obama — is using her as a muse for her upcoming project, "Wanderlust".

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Sevyn Streeter has cemented herself as a rising singer-songwriter with the success of her solo EP Call Me Crazy, But…, which debuted at number 5 on Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In addition to making her mark as a solo artist, Sevyn is also a Grammy-winning songwriter, having written six songs from Chris Brown’s Fame, as well as two songs from Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire. Her songwriting also include Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home,” Alicia Keys’ “New Day” and Ariana Grande’s chart-topping hit, “The Way.”

As I got older, music took me through all kinds of peaks and valleys, a journey that I welcomed. I moved from one girl group to the next — situations where I wasn’t exactly encouraged to let my light shine, to say the least. I remember pulling the creator of my second girl group to the side and asking if I could take part in changing a line or two in a song. His response to me was a smug laugh, a pat on my shoulder and a “no baby.” I remembered feeling stifled and voiceless. Still, I never stopped writing down the million creative ideas that floated around in my head all day. I knew one day they would be set free. (Source: www.talkhouse.com)

I ran and told my group members. One of the girls chose to go back to the hotel, and after about forty-five minutes into the session with Chris, the other two opted to go have drinks. In awe of the process, and so desperately wanting to learn more, I chose to stay — surrounded by artists, writers and producers I’d admired since forever. In addition to Chris, there was Tank (who is one of my top three favorite male singers), Lonny Bereal (who has written a lot of my favorite songs) and so many other creative minds. A kid in a candy store had nothing on me at that moment. I threw out a few lines and most were rejected, lol. But I didn’t care, because for the first time I HAD A VOICE! (Source: www.talkhouse.com)

All of the knowledge and experience I gained while writing for others played such a huge role in how I approached my album, Girl Disrupted. I challenged myself to be more fearless and more vulnerable. I was even more honest with my co-writers, which is always important to me. There has to be a level of trust in the studio in order for the music to be authentic. Girl Disrupted is exactly that…authentically me. I learned so much about myself and disrupted the things I didn’t like. I have my album to thank for that! (Source: www.talkhouse.com)

Sevyn Streeter has cemented herself as a rising singer-songwriter with the success of her solo EP Call Me Crazy, But…, which debuted at number 5 on Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In addition to making her mark as a solo artist, Sevyn is also a Grammy-winning songwriter, having written six songs from Chris Brown’s Fame, as well as two songs from Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire. Her songwriting also include Tamar Braxton’s “All The Way Home,” Alicia Keys’ “New Day” and Ariana Grande’s chart-topping hit, “The Way.” (Source: www.talkhouse.com)

When your approach to life is similar to Sevyn Streeter’s the possibilities can be endless. One night after a session with her then group RichGirl, she asked Chris Brown if they could write with him. He said “yes” and that was the beginning of a new chapter for the Florida native. “All somebody can say to you is ‘no,’” she says. “It never hurts to ask or to realize an opportunity and act on it.” Taking advantage of those opportunities placed in front of her led to her co-writing hits for Chris like “Yeah3x,” “Strip” and “Fine China.” Her creative chemistry with the “Forever” singer, accompanied by her undeniable talent was enough for him to sign her to his CBE imprint. Her years of grinding in girl groups like TG4 and RichGirl and writing for Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Brandy, Kelly Rowland and Trey Songz, has more than prepared her for this next chapter. She’s currently finishing up her debut album, which is scheduled for release later this year and boasts contributions from Babyface and Diplo. (Source: lifeandtimes.com)

L+T: You were member of both TG4 and RichGirl, was being in a girl-group initially your goal? Or did you always know you’d be a solo artist? (Source: lifeandtimes.com)

Sevyn: RichGirl had a session at the same studio with Chris Brown one day. We had met Chris maybe one time before, but we never worked together. Our session was about to end, so I asked Chris if we could write with him and he was like “ok cool. I’ll come and get you.” I remember telling the girls “Chris said we could write!” He came and got us and that night it was a lot of writers there. It was Kevin McCall, I think Tank was there, I think Lonny Bereal was there – that was just the beginning of everything. We did a song called “Smile & Wave.” From that point on we just kept writing together. (Source: lifeandtimes.com)

Sevyn: On a lot of it, yeah. If it’s not one of my experiences it’s one of my girlfriends’ or something that I’ve read. I get really inspired by movies. I’m pulling from a lot of different types of experiences. I don’t know who hasn’t been heartbroken, but if you haven’t been trust me it is sure to come [laughs]. So I sing about heartbreak, I sing about the romantic place of just being in love, I sing about being with your girlfriends and just going out, I sing about having one of those nights with your dude or your girl and just some candles and that’s just what it is. You know what I’m saying? I have a little bit of everything on the album. (Source: lifeandtimes.com)

Look out for Girl Disrupted, set to be released in early 2017. As for the inspiration behind the album’s name, Sevyn says, “I was going through a phase in my life where I was looking at the world in a naïve way. Now I’m a confident young woman so the girl in me has been disrupted.” (Source: people.com)

Her debut studio album Girl Disrupted was released on July 7, 2017. The album has been preceded by the release of five singles "Prolly", "My Love for You", "D4L", "Before I Do" and "Fallen". She has written songs for artists such as Chris Brown, K. Michelle, Usher, Kelly Rowland, Ariana Grande, Trey Songz, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Brandy, and Tamar Braxton. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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 name TG4 is short for Tom Girls 4. "We're like four Tom Girls," said Amber, who tied for first place on Showtime at the Apollo 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 opened for B2K, IMx 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. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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. The girls released their mixtape on Valentine's Day 2011 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. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

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