Brianna Perry

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Brianna Perry
Born (1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 23)[1]
Origin Miami-Dade County, Florida,
United States[2]
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, actress
Years active 2002–present
Labels Diva Enterprises (2002–2005)
The Goldmind Inc. (2003–2006)
International Music Group (2009–2011)
Atlantic Records (2011–present)
Poe Boy Music Group (2002–present)
Associated acts Trina, Missy Elliott, Flo Rida

Brianna Perry (born January 11, 1992),[1] also known as Lil' Brianna, is an American rapper and actress from Miami-Dade County, Florida. She was the youngest act signed to Missy Elliott's label The Goldmind Inc. as well as the youngest to be affiliated with Slip-N-Slide Records, home to rappers Trina and Rick Ross. Perry made her debut on Trina's album Diamond Princess on the track "Kandi".[3] Since then, she has released several mixtapes and starred as a regular cast-member on the reality-television series Sisterhood of Hip Hop.[4]

Music career[edit]

Career beginnings[edit]

At the age of 7, under the supervision of her uncles, Brianna Perry made her first recording at the Poe Boy Music Group studios. Her frequent visits to the studio would accumulate the attention of rappers Trina and Trick Daddy,[3] the former who would grant Perry a recording deal with Diva Records (Diva Enterprises/DP Entertainment). From there, Perry guest starred on BET's Rap City and made her rapping debut on Trina's Diamond Princess on the track "Kandi",[3] which would attract the attention of Missy Elliott. Elliott would go on to sign Perry to her label, The Goldmind Inc., and feature the young rapper in various promotional concerts with her and Timbaland.[5] Additionally, Perry would also make cameo appearances in a few of Elliott's work such as the music video to "Pass That Dutch" and her short-lived reality series, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott. In between cameo work, Perry would work extensively on an untitled debut album which tentatively comprised forty tracks and sole production from Elliott and Timbaland; however, the project was never released.[5][6] In 2006, due to creative differences, Perry parted ways with Elliott on good terms.[3]

In 2007, Perry readied a mixtape, Princess of Miami, with Slip-N-Slide recording affiliates and former mentor Missy Elliott.[7] In 2008, Perry announced work on a debut album tentatively titled Girl Talk,[8] alongside a film project with Malcolm in the Middle actor Frankie Muniz, however neither project was released.[6] In 2009, Perry was shuffled to Flo Rida's label International Music Group,[9] where she materialized a mixtape, The Graduation,[10] and an underground single, "Boom Shacka", that failed to serve as a commercial release.[11][12]

2011–present: Atlantic and Sisterhood of Hip Hop[edit]

By 2011, Perry departed from Flo Rida's camp and went on to do further work with longtime family label, Poe Boy Music Group. That same year, Perry released the single, "Fly Kicks",[13] alongside an accompanying music video. Its visual premiere on BET's 106 & Park would earn her a contract deal with Atlantic Records, and accumulate enough buzz to compose the mixtape Face Off.[3] On December 20, 2011, Perry released the single "Marilyn Monroe", which featured production by frequent Missy Elliott co-producer, Cainon Lamb.[3] The song would generally meet favorable reception from musical peers like Beyoncé, who featured the song on her official website.[14] In 2012, Perry collaborated with SWV ("Do Ya"),[15] Pusha T ("Red Cup"),[2] and Victoria Monet ("Hate Ya Past"); the latter being featured on Perry's mixtape, Symphony No. 9: The B Collection.[16] Additionally, Perry would go on to collaborate with Trina on a visual titled "Girl Talk".[17]

In June 2014, Perry starred as a regular cast-member for the Oxygen reality series Sisterhood of Hip Hop, where a portion of her promotional material ("I'm That B.I.T.C.H.",[18] "Since U Left"[19]) was previewed via various episodes.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Aside from her music career, Perry enrolled in University of Miami as a business major.[21] In May 2014, Perry graduated from the University.[22]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2003: Candy Girl (hosted by Rick Ross)[3]
  • 2007: Princess of Miami[8]
  • 2009: The Graduation[10]
  • 2011: Face Off[3]
  • 2012: Symphony No. 9[23]
  • 2013: Symphony No. 9: The B Collection[24]

Singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Kandi" 2002 Trina Diamond Princess
"Say Aah (Ladies Remix)" 2009 Trina, Shonie N/A
"Beautiful Body" 2011 Trina Diamonds Are Forever
"Let It Burn" Flo Rida N/A
"Do Ya" 2012 SWV I Missed Us
"Supa Bad" Trina Back 2 Business

Filmography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • BET Awards
    • 2012: Best Female Hip-Hop Artist – (Nominated)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brianna The YRB Talks Rick Ross, Trina & Being Next (EXCLUSIVE)". Global Grind. GlobalGrind.com. February 20, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Diep, Eric (February 5, 2013). "Brianna Perry ft. Pusha T "Red Cup"". XXL. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Douze, Khalila (February 10, 2012). "Brianna Perry Talks Upcoming Album, Trina's Guidance & Rick Ross Collabo". Billboard. Billboard.biz. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brianna's channel". YouTube. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "The first of Lil’ Brianna". The Miami Hurricane. TheMiamiHurricane.com. February 1, 2005. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Lil Brianna". 24HourHipHop. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "LIL BRIANNA > Bio > Members". MySpace. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Brianna: Young, Fly, and Flashy". 24HourHipHop. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Flo Rida talks music, preps female rapper protégé". Associated Press. theGrio.com. December 15, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD - Brianna - The Graduation". The305. December 25, 2009. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "New Music: Lil Brianna "Boom Shaka Laka"". Teen Savvy. August 20, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "MP3 :: Brianna featuring Flo-Rida – Boom Shaka". the305. September 20, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Fly Kicks - Single by Brianna". iTunes. Apple.com. August 16, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "TAKE A PIC...BRIANNA PERRY!!". The Music Destination. Sony Music Entertainment. March 28, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ Kellman, Andy. "I Missed Us - SWV: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards: Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  16. ^ Weiss, Sam (February 15, 2013). "Premiere: Brianna Perry f/ Victoria Monet "Hate Your Past"". Complex. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b Augustin, Camille (February 20, 2013). "Brianna Perry to Debut ‘Girl Talk’ Webisodes [Video]". Vibe Vixen. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - I'm That B.I.T.C.H. - Single by Brianna Perry". iTunes. Apple.com. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Since U Left by Brianna Perry". iTunes. Apple.com. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  20. ^ Corry, Kristin (9 June 2014). "'Sisterhood of Hip Hop' to Debut on Oxygen This Summer". Vibe. Vibe.com. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  21. ^ Pfeffer, Ryan (28 November 2013). "Brianna Perry, Hip-Hop Phenom". Miami New Times. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "New Music: Brianna Perry - 'Kick Rocks'". Rap-Up. Rap-Up.com. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "New Music: Brianna Perry - 'Symphony No. 9' [Mixtape]". RapUp. November 20, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  24. ^ Iandoli, Kathy (March 4, 2013). "Brianna Perry Talks 'Symphony No. 9: The B Collection' Mixtape, Premieres '9' Video". Billboard. Billboard.biz. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 

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