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Kalenna

Kalenna Harper (born August 13, 1982), better known mononymously as Kalenna (pronounced kuh-LEE-nuh), is an American singer-songwriter. She was a member of the hip hop group Diddy-Dirty Money, along with Diddy and fellow singer-songwriter Dawn Richard (formerly of Danity Kane) until they disbanded. Early life edit: Harper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Randy Howard, an emcee and serviceman, and Donna Harper, a gospel singer. Kalenna moved around very often as a child because her father was in the military. She attended three different high schools, Richmond Academy, Hephzibah and Fort Meade, where she graduated. Career edit: 2004-2009: Songwriting and album appearances edit: She wrote many songs for other artists, such as Christina Milian's "Peanut Butter & Jelly", Charlotte Church's "Moodswings (To Come at Me Like That)", Aretha Franklin's "Put You Up on Game", Pussycat Dolls' "Painted Windows" and Ciara's "Pucker Up". She was featured on Rasheeda's GA Peach on the track "Pack Ya Bags" and Timati's The Boss on the track "Sexy Bitch". A track leaked in 2008 titled "Kaboom" is a duet between Harper and Lady Gaga recorded during their sessions with Jim Jonsin, before either singer was famous. Additional credits include, Maino (Don't Say Nothing), Three 6 Mafia (Shake My), Ciara (Kiss My Swag), Trina (Let them Hoes Fight) and Dirty Money (Love Come Down). She's also been featured on the movie soundtracks to "Phat Girls" (Stronger) and "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (Big Spender). "Let Them Hoes Fight" was originally slated to feature Gaga, but solely Harper's vocals ultimately made the record. 2009-2012: Diddy-Dirty Money edit: Harper has now become a member of a group called Diddy-Dirty Money, which includes Harper and former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard. The band worked heavily on Diddy's new album Last Train to Paris. They have released three singles to date. "Angels" was the band's debut single and featured The Notorious B.I.G., and was officially released on November 3 (but the song had leaked to the internet in early June). The video was directed by Hype Williams. The band's second single "Love Come Down" was released later that day (November 3). Both singles appeared on Diddy's album Last Train To Paris. On November 13, a new Diddy-Dirty Money song leaked onto the internet. The song "Hurt" was a demo but officially became known as "Loving You No More," and features Drake. The song is likely to be a track on Last Train To Paris. The band's third single "Hello Good Morning" featured rapper T.I. and was released on March 30, 2010. The group has performed on the 2010 BET Awards and nominated for the BET Best Group award. The album's fourth single "Loving You No More" featuring Drake was released on iTunes on September 21, 2010. She also co-wrote a song with Christina Aguilera on the Switch and John Hill production "Bionic" for Aguilera's 2010 fourth studio album, Bionic. 2012-present: Chamber of Diaries edit: Kalenna released a mixtape called Chamber of Diaries on February 13, 2012 free of charges, consisting of thirteen tracks. The mixtapes lead single, "Go To Work" was released in November 2011. Personal life edit: Harper is married to Tony Vick, they have one child, son Meshach Vick.

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