Tweet

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An American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. As a young girl, Tweet was inspired not only by her family, but also by larger-than-life divas Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston (whom she later worked with). Tweet's first steps into a career in the music industry first began when she enrolled in Rochester's School of the Arts. In 1990, at the age of nineteen, Tweet gave birth to her daughter, Tashawna. Tashawna can be seen singing on YouTube with Corey Mekell, they refer to each other as big brother/lil sister. Tashawna is also seen on a YouTube clip with her mother.

In the early nineties, Tweet joined the female trio Sugah, leaving her daughter with her parents in Panama City, Florida, while Tweet relocated to many places. Sugah was composed of Tweet, Susan Weems, and Rolita White, and was a part of Devante Swing's Swing Mob collective. While there, she met Timbaland, Magoo, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (who at the time was a part of Sista), Playa, Ginuwine, and Renee Anderson who were also all a part of the Swing Mob collective. During her time with Sugah, Tweet formed a close friendship with Elliott.

Around 1999 with Sugah going nowhere, no album to show, and many broken promises, Tweet returned to her parents' home in Panama City penniless and depressed. After Tweet fell into a deeper depression after a string of bad relationships and a number of jobs she had suicidal thoughts, but she received a phone call from Elliott, calling to ask if Tweet would contribute background vocals on her then-latest album Miss E… So Addictive. Tweet felt she could tell Elliott about her situation and what she was going through. To this day she calls Elliott her "Guardian Angel".

In 2007, Tweet departed from Missy Elliott's Goldmind camp and signed to Jheryl Busby and Mike City's record label, Umbrella Recordings, whose acts included Patti LaBelle,Carl Thomas, among other well-known R&B chart climbers. There she began recording material for her third album, formerly titled, Love, Tweet.

The album was rumored to be lead by the singles "My Dear", "Anymore" and "Real Lady", however all singles were scrapped due to internet leaks. In 2010, Tweet split from Umbrella Recordings due to lack of promotion and ongoing delays. In May 2012, Tweet signed to MC Lyte's record label, DuBose Music Group, and renamed her album Simply Tweet.
Tweet has recently confirmed that the first official single for the album has been chosen, details of the single are yet to be confirmed by Tweet and her record label. On June 5, 2012, Tweet posted a new song of her covering Aretha Franklin's "Day Dreaming" on her new website iamsimplytweet.com as a part of her weekly Soundcloud-hosted special,Tweet Tuesdays.

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