||1978 - 37
||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
||Hip hop, Southern hip hop, R&B, hip hop soul
||No Limit /Priority
||Master P, 504 Boyz, Monica, Mia X, Silkk the Shocker, Magic, Mac, Mystikal
Raquel Miller (born 1978), better known by her stage name Mercedes , is a former American R&B recording artist from Detroit, MI. She is best known for being signed to No Limit Records.
1997-00: Music beginnings, Rear End & retirement
On May 29, 1999 during a interview Mercedes would discuss how she got signed to No Limit, clarifying she was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she was in her sophomore year at Xavier University in New Orleans when No Limit group Kane & Abel saw her perform Shirley Murdock’s "As We Lay" in a talent show. Impressed by her performance, the No Limit group invited Mercedes to join them in the studio, the timing was right as Master P happened to be around that day. The label CEO asked her to sing "and I’ve been with them ever since" stated Mercedes. On June 29, 1999 Mercedes would release her debut album entitled Rear End it would be released on Master P's No Limit Records, the album like most of No Limit's releases, featured other No Limit performing artists such as Mystikal, Mac, Mia X, Silkk the Shocker and Master P. Rear End was successful, peaking at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 and No. 12 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. After releasing the album, Mercedes reportedly retired from the music business less than a year later to attend law school.
As lead artist
As featured artist