Aretha Henry

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Aretha Henry
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Background information
Born (1982-08-01) August 1, 1982 (age 31)
Jackson, Mississippi
Genres R&B, Pop
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unsigned
Website arethahenry.com

Aretha Lafayette Henry (born August 1, 1982)[1] is an American singer-songwriter born in Jackson, Mississippi.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Henry released her debut album, Beautiful, on June 26, 2010. The album was followed, in 2011, by a compilation album titled The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones. It included singles Magic and In My Own World along with fan favorites from her debut album. On August 1, 2012, she released her sophomore album Enchanted.[4][5][6]

Using various resources including social media networks Twitter and SoundCloud, she has built a strong online presence.[7][8] Aretha Henry is most known for her singles Magic and Captive which became very popular without the push of a major record label.[9][10] In October 2012, Captive peaked at #23 on the Top 40 Urban/Hip-hop/Latin Charts.[11][12][13][14]

She re-released her debut album, Beautiful, on April 15, 2013.[15] In May 2013, the album appeared at #5 on Amazon's List of Hot New Releases.[16][17]

Stars from the Beautiful album has appeared on both the Top 50 Crossover and Top 50 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin charts numerous times.[18] [19][20] On April 28, 2014, she released the first single from her upcoming third studio album Superhuman titled Masterpiece.[21] [22]

Early life[edit]

Aretha Henry was raised in Camden Mississippi. She has two sisters of which she is the middle child. Her younger years were spent singing in church and in school choirs. She graduated from Velma Jackson High School and later studied Fashion Merchandising at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Personal life[edit]

She has two children, Ariel and Sivon. On February 25, 2011, she married engineer/producer Kevin "KJ" Jones.

Discography[edit]

  • “Beautiful” (2010)
  • “The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones” (2011)
  • "Enchanted" (2012)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC BBC Music Aretha Henry .Retrieved April 12, 2013
  2. ^ MSI Song of the Week .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  3. ^ Scandalous Women Aretha Henry's R&B Magic .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  4. ^ "Aretha Henry Website" Biography. Retrieved 2013
  5. ^ Musicbrainz" Musicbrainz. Retrieved 2013
  6. ^ "Allmusic" Allmusic . Retrieved 2013
  7. ^ "Twitter" Aretha Henry Twitter. Retrieved 2013
  8. ^ Soundcloud Aretha Henry Soundcloud. Retrieved 2013
  9. ^ "Datpiff" Datpiff Unsigned Mixtape . Retrieved 2013
  10. ^ "'Artist of the Year 2' Compilation Album iTunes. Retrieved 2013
  11. ^ "Top 40 Starfleet Music Pool- Top 40 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin October 1,2012" Starfleet Music Pool. Retrieved April 7, 2013
  12. ^ Top 40 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin 9/1/2012 Starfleet Music Pool .Retrieved April 12, 2013
  13. ^ Radio Nation Interview .Retrieved April 7, 2013
  14. ^ "Aretha Henry on Pandora" Pandora. Retrieved 2013
  15. ^ Aretha Henry Daily Beautiful Album Re-Released .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  16. ^ Aretha Henry Daily Amazon's Hot New Release .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  17. ^ Amazon Amazon's Hot New Releases- Contemporary R&B .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  18. ^ Starfleet Music Pool Charts.Retrieved July 5,2014
  19. ^ Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin Chart.Retrieved May 7, 2014
  20. ^ Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Crossover Chart. Retrieved May 7, 2014
  21. ^ Digital Trends Best New Music for May 2014.Retrieved May 7,2014.
  22. ^ iTunes Masterpiece.Retrieved May 8, 2014