Quindon Tarver

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Quindon Tarver
Born (1982-08-04) August 4, 1982 (age 32)
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter, actor
Instruments Vocals

Quindon Tarver (born August 4, 1982) is an American singer.

Life and career[edit]

Quindon Tarver started out singing in church, and became a household name by his early teens. He is best known for his 1996 cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry" for the film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet; he also appeared in the film (as a choir boy), which was directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann. It was included on the movie's soundtrack (which earned double platinum status for selling 2 million copies), in addition to his song "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)".

Under the same management as then teen sensations Immature/IMx, Smooth, Gyrl, and B2K, Quindon began to appeal to a large market of teens and subsequently toured the world with the likes of Immature, Brandy Norwood, and Monica.

Throughout his career, Quindon has added to soundtracks for feature films Kazaam (A&M Records) and Down in the Delta (Virgin Records), and has made appearances on Good Morning America, Soul Train and American Idol Seasons 2 & 7, in which he finished in the Top 50. He has worked with artists Faith Evans, Playa, Tiny (of Xscape and VH1’s Family Hustle and Nokio (of R&B group Dru Hill). He has worked with many producers, most notably Troy Taylor.

He auditioned for the American Idol (season 2 & 7) of American Idol, and was eliminated in the Hollywood round. Quindon Tarver has a YouTube channel called QuindonTarverInc and is currently working on a new inspirational project, as well as writing a book.