Atlanta, Georgia, United States
R&B, hip-hop, gospel
singer, songwriter, background vocalist
Vocals, bass, guitar
Labels Rowdy Records,
Hands Up Records Inc.
TLC, OutKast, Monica, Dallas Austin
Debra Killings (born in 1966) is an American singer and bass guitarist, notable for extensive session and background vocal work for LaFace Records and Rowdy Records-based artists such as TLC, Monica and OutKast. [1 ]
Killings appears on the majority of the recordings in TLC's catalogue singing background vocals, in Monica's first albums (
, Miss Thang ), and has performed both background vocals and bass guitar for several OutKast albums, including The Boy is Mine and ATLiens . Aquemini
In 2002, Killings signed for
Verity Records, and she released her debut solo album, a gospel LP entitled Surrender, in 2003. Killings was the singing voice of [2 ] Paula Patton's character Angel Davenport on the film . Killings' recognizable voice is spotlighted in "Moving Cool", the song Angel first performs in the movie. Idlewild
Television [ edit ]
Killings is a member of Big Jim's Penthouse Playas, the house band on
. Killings also occasionally plays bass in the house band for The Mo'Nique Show Showtime at the Apollo.
Killings also played bass for BET's "
Black Girls Rock" all-star band [3 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Killings was born in 1966, and grew up in
Atlanta, Georgia. [4 ] She is married and has two sons. [5 ] [4 ] [6 ]
Discography [ edit ]
Princess & Starbreeze (MCA Records, 1987)
Modest Fok (East West Records, 1992)
Surrender (Verity Records, 2003)
Open Heaven (Hands Up Records Inc., 2008)
"Message In The Music"
"It's Gonna Be Lonely"
"Love Or The Single Life"
References [ edit ]
^ "Debra Killings". Artists. TC Electronic . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ Lacy, Dwayne (2003). "Interview with Debra Killings - There Is A Message In Her Music". Articles. GospelFlava . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ a b "Debra Killings - 196(?)– Vocalist, bassist, songwriter". Encyclopedia.com - Contemporary Black Biography. HighBeam Research. January 2007 . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ Breimeier, Russ. "Surrender". The Fish - Music - Reviews. The Fish Christian Entertainment - from Christianity Today International . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ "Debra Killings: Musical Ace!". Flaimahmy. March 18, 2010 . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
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