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Harper in 2010
|Also known as||Kalenna
August 13, 1982 |
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Associated acts||Christina Milian, Charlotte Church, Bobby V, Rasheeda, Aretha Franklin, Pussycat Dolls, Ciara, Timati, Lady Gaga, Diddy-Dirty Money, Three 6 Mafia, Christina Aguilera, Maino, Ja Rule|
|Website||Kalenna Harper on Myspace|
Kalenna Harper (born August 13, 1982), better known mononymously as Kalenna (pronounced kuh-LEE-nuh), is an American singer-songwriter. She was a member of the hip hop group Diddy-Dirty Money, along with Diddy and fellow singer-songwriter Dawn Richard (formerly of Danity Kane) until they disbanded.
Early life 
Harper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Randy Howard, an emcee and serviceman, and Donna Harper, a gospel singer. Kalenna moved around very often as a child because her father was in the military. She attended three different high schools, Richmond Academy, Hephzibah and Fort Meade, where she graduated.
2004-2009: Songwriting and album appearances 
She wrote many songs for other artists, such as Christina Milian's "Peanut Butter & Jelly", Charlotte Church's "Moodswings (To Come at Me Like That)", Aretha Franklin's "Put You Up on Game", Pussycat Dolls' "Painted Windows" and Ciara's "Pucker Up". She was featured on Rasheeda's GA Peach on the track "Pack Ya Bags" and Timati's The Boss on the track "Sexy Bitch". A track leaked in 2008 titled "Kaboom" is a duet between Harper and Lady Gaga recorded during their sessions with Jim Jonsin, before either singer was famous.
Additional credits include, Maino (Don't Say Nothing), Three 6 Mafia (Shake My), Ciara (Kiss My Swag), Trina (Let them Hoes Fight) and Dirty Money (Love Come Down). She's also been featured on the movie soundtracks to “Phat Girls” (Stronger) and “Confessions of a Shopaholic” (Big Spender). "Let Them Hoes Fight" was originally slated to feature Gaga, but solely Harper's vocals ultimately made the record.
2009-2012: Diddy-Dirty Money 
Harper has now become a member of a group called Diddy-Dirty Money, which includes Harper and former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard. The band worked heavily on Diddy's new album Last Train to Paris. They have released three singles to date. "Angels" was the band's debut single and featured The Notorious B.I.G., and was officially released on November 3 (but the song had leaked to the internet in early June). The video was directed by Hype Williams. The band's second single "Love Come Down" was released later that day (November 3). Both singles appeared on Diddy's album Last Train To Paris.
On November 13, a new Diddy-Dirty Money song leaked onto the internet. The song "Hurt" was a demo but officially became known as "Loving You No More," and features Drake. The song is likely to be a track on Last Train To Paris. The band's third single "Hello Good Morning" featured rapper T.I. and was released on March 30, 2010.
The group has performed on the 2010 BET Awards and nominated for the BET Best Group award. The album's fourth single "Loving You No More" featuring Drake was released on iTunes on September 21, 2010.
2012-present: Chamber of Diaries 
Kalenna released a mixtape called Chamber of Diaries on February 13, 2012 free of charges, consisting of thirteen tracks. The mixtapes lead single, "Go To Work" was released in November 2011.
Personal life 
Studio albums 
|2010||Last Train to Paris||7||3||67||24||194|
|2012||Chamber of Diaries
As featured performer 
|Year||Song||Peak chart positions||Album|
|U.S. 100||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap|
|2009||"Shake My" (Three 6 Mafia featuring. Kalenna)||75||—||22||Laws of Power|
|2010||"Don't Say Nothin'" (Maino featuring. Kalenna)||—||99||—||The Day After Tomorrow|
|"Beatbox" (D. Brown featuring. Kalenna)||—||—||—||TBA|
|2011||"To The Top" (Ja Rule featuring. Kalenna)||—||—||—||Pain Is Love 2|
As songwriter 
|2004||"Peanut Butter & Jelly"||Christina Milian||It's About Time|
|2005||"Moodswings (To Come at Me Like That)"||Charlotte Church||Tissues and Issues|
|2007||"Put You Up on Game"||Aretha Franklin, Fantasia||Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen|
|2008||"Painted Windows"||Pussycat Dolls||Doll Domination|
|2009||"Pucker Up"||Ciara||Fantasy Ride|
|"Angels"||Diddy-Dirty Money, The Notorious B.I.G.||Last Train to Paris|
|"Love Come Down"||Diddy-Dirty Money||Non-album single|
|"Freezer Burn" (with Stefani Germanotta & Jim Jonsin)||Lady Gaga, Jim Jonsin, Kalenna||Unreleased|
|"Kaboom" (with Stefani Germanotta & Jim Jonsin)|
|"Let Them Hoes Fight" (Trina featuring Kalenna)||Trina, Kalenna Harper||Amazin'|
|2010||"Bionic" (with Christina Aguilera)||Christina Aguilera||Bionic|
|2011||"Welcome to St. Tropez"||DJ Antoine & Timati||2011|
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Kalenna Harper|
- Kalenna Harper on Myspace
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- Kalenna Harper at the Internet Movie Database
- Non-commercial Kalenna mixtapes