Thara Prashad

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Thara Prashad
Birth name Thara Natalie Prashad
Born (1982-01-16) January 16, 1982 (age 32)
Origin United States
Genres R&B, Pop, Hip hop
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts Jay Sean, John Legend, Rupee

Thara Natalie Prashad (born January 16, 1982), also known as Thara, is an American R&B singer and model. Her father is Indo-Guyanese while her mother is part Irish and part African-American.[1][2] Formerly signed to the Desert Storm label most known for rapper Fabolous.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Thara started singing at 16 and began taking modeling jobs in the hopes of getting closer to the music industry. She landed a huge Reebok commercial campaign followed by a Verizon campaign. Shortly after the Verizon commercial, she met Jeremy Skaller, then an up-and-coming producer, who would eventually become a close friend and business partner.[3]

Thara would go on to appear in more commercials and music videos, including Jay Z’s “Excuse Me Miss” in 2003. From there, she did a commercial for MTV 2 and met La La Vasquez, who was then a vee-jay for the network. La La introduced Thara to DJ Clue and told him that she was singer. She gave Clue her demo CD and after listening to it, he had Thara meet with the rest of his team, and then signed her to his label, Desert Storm. While working on her debut album, with Jeremy Skaller as the producer, Thara worked with the cream of the crop in the music industry: Fabolous, John Legend, Kanye West, Rodney Jerkins, and The Neptunes to name a few. In 2007 she released the self-titled album which featured the hits “Jump On” with Fat Man Scoop and a duet she co-wrote with John Legend called “Maybe.”[4]

Following the release of the album, Thara toured throughout Australia, the UK, and Germany, enjoying international success. When she came back to the states, Jeremy Skaller immediately booked her for a show in Miami as the opening act for the British-Asian, R&B/pop sensation Jay Sean. The two instantly clicked and their magnetic chemistry as artists led them to collaborate on the single “Murder,” and travel across the globe performing the song.

She is most known for working with R&B singer Jay Sean featuring on the song "Murder" included on Thara's self-titled debut album in 2007 and on Jay Sean's second album My Own Way in 2008. She was also featured in the video for Sean's "Stay" on his second album. She collaborated with Sean again on the song "Love Goes" that leaked in January 2010.[5]

Thara's album Thara was released in Japan in November 28,2007 and featured a duet with American RNB icon John Legend. That song "Maybe" and the entire album is on iTunes.

Desert Storm rapper Fabolous used Thara on the song "Ghetto", produced by Scott Storch. "Ghetto" and the album Real Talk went on to sell over a million copies since its release in 2006.

Thara was one of the first South Asian artists to be played on Hot 97 and shares a birthday with RNB legend Aaliyah.

She married singer Jay Sean in August 2009. Thara gave birth to their daughter, Ayva Loveen Kaur Jhooti, on December 13, 2013.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Maybe (Don't Be Afraid)" (featuring John Legend) John Stephans, Thara, J Skaller, R Larow J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:18
2. "Push Up On Me" (featuring Rupee) Thara, R Larow, J Skaller, Edwin Serrano, Eritz Laues, Rupee J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:40
3. "Jump On" (featuring Fatman Scoop) Thara, J Saller, R Larow, M Riddick, Ken lfill, Fat Man Scoop J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM and DURO for Chairman of the Boards 3:25
4. "Give It A Chance" (featuring HIRO) Thara, G Adams, J Skaller, R Larow, K lfill, Justin Murray, Hiro J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM and DURO for Chairman of the Boards 4:17
5. "What The Girls Talk About" (featuring Daytona) Thara, J Skaller, R Larow, Daytona J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 4:48
6. "Can't Be Around You"   J Skaller, R Larow, M Riddick J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:52
7. "M.U.R.D.E.R" (featuring Jay Sean) Thara, Jay Sean, Jared Cotter, J Skaller, R Larow J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:59
8. "Out Of My System"   Thara, R Larow, J Skaller, Edwin Serrano, P Smith J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:26
9. "Pretty Song"   Thara, J Skaller, R Larow J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:22
10. "So Sexy"   J Skaller, R Larow, Makeba Riddick J Remy and Bobby Bass for MusicOFM 3:11
11. "Stay"   Thara, M Riddick, J Skaller, R Larow, Duro J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:29
12. "Tell Me"   Thara, J Skaller, R Larow J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM and DURO for Chairman of the Boards 4:09
13. "Break My Heart"   Edwin Serrano, Eritza Laues, J Skaller, R Larow, Devin Parker DLP, J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:15
14. "Push Up On Me (Holosound's Push It Remix)" (featuring Rupee) Thara, R Larow, J Skaller, Edwin Serrano, Eritz Laues, Rupee J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 3:38
15. "Push Up On Me (Shlavens And D Iav Sexy Mix)" (featuring Rupee) Thara, R Larow, J Skaller, Edwin Serrano, Eritz Laues, Rupee J Remy and Bobby Bass for OFM 4:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennifer Bisram (Sep–Oct 2009). "Thara Aims High: What can't she do?". MoraFire. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Something About Thara". baidu.com. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Something About Thara". baidu.com. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Something About Thara". baidu.com. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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