Hometown: Los Angeles
Web site: http://www.kellyprice.com
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MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY-NOMINATED RECORDING ARTIST, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, AUTHOR & PHILANTHROPIST
New Self-titled album out this Fall
Kelly’s first in studio recording was at the age of 12 where she sang lead vocals on an independently recorded project with a local church choir. The process came easy to Kelly. Kelly’s young age coupled with her mature vocal sound earned her a widely known reputation regionally causing her to be sought out by many producers of independent gospel projects throughout her teen years. Her labor would pay off by making a connection in January 1992 that would land Kelly her first major engagement performing live behind George Michael at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
This amazing jumpstart was followed 1 month later by Kelly participating with a 40 voiced choir backing Mariah Carey at the Grammy Awards resulting in Kelly being asked personally by Mariah if she would be interested in working with her. Kelly’s very first engagement with Mariah after this would be the now infamous MTV “Unplugged” where Mariah featured her in a vocal “step out” during the live performance of her #1 smash “Someday”. In the years to follow Kelly Price would become the most consistent voice on Mariah’s records and the most consistent face seen on stage with Mariah for the next 5 1/2 years. In 1998 Kelly released her now double platinum plus debut CD “Soul of A Woman” which propelled her to the forefront of the music industry.
Kelly’s subsequent albums were 2000’s platinum plus “Mirror Mirror”, her RIAA gold certified Christmas LP “One Family” released in 2001 and 2003’s “Priceless” also reaching gold.
Through musical collaborations Kelly has seen Billboard’s top spot multiple times with many artists. Through her amazing writing, arranging and production skills, Kelly has brought her unmatched sound, ability and unique talent to the already distinct sounds of the music industry’s best.
They include Mariah Carey, George Michael, Ronald “ Mr. Biggs” Isley, the legendary Isley Brothers, Brandy, Gerald Levert, Aretha Franklin, Brian McKnight, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupree, the legendary James Brown, Chicago, Whitney Houston, Wynona Judd, Eric Clapton, Gospel music legends Donnie McLurkin, Yolanda Adams, the record breaking R. Kelly for whom she holds the honor of being the only person whose songs the noted writer has recorded other than his own and last but not least Sir Elton John who was quoted declaring “Kelly Price is the most important black singer to come since Aretha, she is going to be a huge star!!” . The list of artists she’s collaborated with continues and continues to grow. It is extremely impressive and nearly impossible to include them all!
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