Adina Howard
American R&B singer
Adina Howard
Adina Howard is an American R&B singer who rose to prominence during the mid 1990s with her debut album, Do You Wanna Ride? and her debut single, "Freak Like Me". Howard is known for her sexual image and provocative songs. Some of her other minor hits include "What's Love Got To Do With It?", "(Freak) And U Know It", "Nasty Grind", and the fan favorite "T-Shirt & Panties".
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''Corporate Credit Unleashed'' author announces book signing tour
MMD Newswire - almost 5 years
May 9, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- Kevyn Jerome Nelson, author of 'Corporate Credit Unleashed', is pleased to announce tour dates and locations that include a book signing and seminars, starting on May 23 in Chicago, IL during the Black Enterprise Conference. "I wanted to offer my hands-on, one-on-one counselling services, for which I charge US$5,000, to those that may not be able to afford the fee, yet want to understand business credit and gain knowledge about how to build business credit," said Nelson. Nelson says he provides most of his financial consulting services to entertainers, many of whom are at their professional careers, yet are often suffering financially. According to Nelson, previous clients include Ralph Tresvant, TLC, Adina Howard, Brian Austin Green, and "Moesha's" Lamont Bentley. Nelson explained the book signing and seminar tour starts on May 23 in Chicago, IL with stops in Atlanta, LA, Dallas, Miami, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Charlotte, New York, New Orle ...
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Getting To Know Manika - Pollstar (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
On the songwriting side, she's working on several tracks for her upcoming album with Tearce Kizzo and Francci, whose credits include Keyshia Cole, Patti Labelle, Adina Howard and Jo Jo. The duo also wrote Manika's “Just Can't Let You Go,” which
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Pop that tape, it's time to go cruising (and I don't mean the gay kind) - Westword (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He'd hit up my pager with his code and we would be out on the lawn awaiting his arrival, which could be heard from a mile away because Adina Howard or Puff Daddy or Westside Connection was always queued up on the tape player, ready to go
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Beyoncé, Beats and Blackface: Who's Really Running Her World? - AllHipHop
Google News - almost 6 years
Instead, she hired Francis Lawrence, who is known for his directorial work on Constantine (2005) and I Am Legend (2007), in addition to his artistic vision on the following risqué singles: Adina Howard's “(Freak) and U Know It” (1997), Lil' Kim's “How
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Flashback Friday: Jay-Z Featuring Foxy Brown “Ain't No” - The Round Table
Google News - almost 6 years
by Jayvee Mack over at Sound Savvy threw down with his Flashback Friday selection in “Freak Like Me” by Adina Howard. So it's only right that we see his carnal selection and raise him one to “Ain't No” by Jay-Z and featuring a then 17-year-old Foxy
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NYTimes - about 12 years
Roughly 30 years after D.J.'s began mixing songs into clever new forms, the mash-up -- in which two or more songs are fused into one -- has ascended from underground phenomenon to commercial fad, with a Jay-Z/Linkin Park album making its debut at the top of the Billboard chart last month. Here's how the mash-up went legitimate. 1976 -- Walter
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Spreading by the Web, Pop's Bootleg Remix
NYTimes - almost 15 years
The song may sound familiar at first, thanks to the unmistakable guitar riff from Nirvana's classic ''Smells Like Teen Spirit.'' But, suddenly, the recording changes course when, instead of the gravelly voice of Kurt Cobain, the smooth R&B harmonies of a Destiny's Child hit appear on top of the grunge music. As the recording moves on, it is clear
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Time Warner Wins a Tug-of-War
NYTimes - about 21 years
The day after Michael J. Fuchs was dismissed as the chairman of Time Warner's music division on Nov. 16, Sylvia Rhone sent piping hot pizzas to the staff of the Elektra Entertainment Group. Executives at Warner said Ms. Rhone was celebrating the ouster of Mr. Fuchs, with whom she had repeatedly and bitterly clashed. Ms. Rhone, who is the chairman
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adina Howard
  • 2016
    Age 41
    In June 2016, she announced she'll be playing the role of Candice in the new stage musical For All My Girls alongside April Nixon, Monifah and Marlain Angelides premiering in New York on June 27.
    More Details Hide Details In July, one of her new promotional photos went viral, in which she released a sneak peek into her album for her fans the following weekend. A year after its release, the album's lead single "Bad 4 Me" was featured on MTV and garnered renewed interest and radio airplay.
    In May 2016, she previewed four new songs ("Love Jones" "Come Over" "Nasty" "Run It") from her upcoming album Resurrection on her Periscope account, in addition to doing a mini-concert for her fans.
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    In March 2016, she was featured on the new single "Freak" by R3hab and Quintino, who sampled her single "Freak Like Me."
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  • 2015
    Age 40
    A documentary, Adina Howard 20: A Story of Sexual Liberation was released on May 6, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In June, she announced that her single "Bad 4 Me" will make its premiere on a San Diego, CA radio station on June 5, ahead of her appearance at the Urban Network Digital "Back To Basics 2" Music Summit that weekend. It was released to digital outlets on August 14, 2015. Additionally, she is asking fans for donations to cover video and promotion cost for her new single "Bad 4 Me" in addition to working on her next album now titled #IHeartAdinaHoward (originally titled The Switch Up). She's featured on Pitbull's new single "FREE.K" which samples her hit single "Freak Like Me." Her "Being" interview originally filmed back in 2014, premiered on December 9, 2015 under their new series "Designed For."
    She released a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Love is a Losing Game" in January 2015 to media outlets.
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    Howard is also set to appear on Centric's new docu-series "Being" in early 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 39
    She announced in November 2014 that she signed a new label deal with SMG/Sony Red in addition to news of a new single "Bad 4 Me" set for release in December.
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    In June 2014, it was announced that Howard had landed the lead role of April in Derrell Lawrence's touring stage play "Do You Trust Your Best Friend?" and is set to make her stage debut in October in Washington, DC.
    More Details Hide Details She later confirmed that her role had been changed to Olivia in the play.
  • 2013
    Age 38
    In a radio interview in July 2013, she mentioned her daughter is 14 years old and is from her husband's previous relationship.
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    On December 3, 2013 it was announced that Howard be the resident chef on Wednesday nights at Michael's Cafe and Supper Club in Phoenix, Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details She completed her run at the end of December.
    On September 10, 2013, she released her new single "Switch" which is the lead single off her fifth studio album The Switch Up.
    More Details Hide Details It received positive reviews, and won "Best Dance/Club Single of the Year" at the 2013 UB Honors, which was voted by the public.
    She also filmed an episode of TV One's Life After in April, and it is set to premiere during the Fall 2013 season on October 2.
    More Details Hide Details In July, she announced that she will be releasing an EP next, ahead of her forthcoming fifth studio album.
    Additionally, she signed a new record deal with Monarchy Records in April 2013.
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    On January 16, 2013, Howard wrote on her Twitter account that her new single "Better Than Ever" would be released soon.
    More Details Hide Details She premiered a snippet of the single on January 28 on her official YouTube page. A longer version premiered on March 6 on the mixtape DJ Jump Off's R&B Madness Volume 4.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    She graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu with an Associates in Culinary Arts in October 2012.
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    She collaborated with rapper Ruffa on the track "I Want You" for his Coming to America album which was released on July 31, 2012.
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    In 2012, Howard released two buzz singles online: "2 Close" and "Ooh Wee."
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    She married Sherman Jordan on October 3, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In January 2013, she stated that she has a daughter.
    She announced in mid-2011 that she got engaged and that fans could attend the wedding engagement party.
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    In 2011, she started work on her Culinary Arts degree, a cookbook, a new album and a restaurant in Austin, Texas.
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  • 2008
    Age 33
    This compilation album featured "What Do I Do," a song recorded by Howard in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The album version is different than the version that was originally included on Howard's MySpace page.
    In 2008, she appeared in the short film Poke the Sleeping Bear which won the Grand Jury Award at the 2008 Solstice Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details On September 25, 2009 a UK compilation Independent Soul Divas 2 was released on Lola Waxx Records.
  • 2007
    Age 32
    Also in 2007, she released a jewelry line titled "Vixen Vintage."
    More Details Hide Details Her fourth album, Private Show was delayed many times by Arsenal Records, almost to the point of being shelved. However, it was released on June 26, 2007 along with a promotional single "Picture This." As of 2008, the album has sold 4,000+ copies. Following the album's release, a remixes EP for "My Hips" (appears as "Hips" on her album) was released on iTunes & other digital services in December. A third official single, "Tease" was slated to be released, but as Howard parted ways with the label shortly after the album's release, it was cancelled.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    In 2006, she announced that a new single "Phone Sex" was going to be released, but the following year, the song "L.O.V.A." was released digitally as her lead single.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, a song titled "Hips" was announced to be her second single.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    She released an official mixtape album (with DJ RIP) featuring new songs, remixes, and unreleased tracks titled Let You Hit through on August 5, 2005.
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  • 2004
    Age 29
    By 2004, Howard released her third album The Second Coming on Rufftown Records.
    More Details Hide Details A video for the first single, "Nasty Grind", played on BET during early morning hours. The album sold poorly due to lack of promotion and only managed to gather 40,000 copies on store shelves and she was later sued by the label. A second single, "(Outside) The Club" was slated to be released, along with a remix album The Second Coming: Remixed & UnCut but both were cancelled following her departure from the label. Later that year, she collaborated with Play-N-Skillz and Krayzie Bone for the track "Freaks" which sampled her hit single "Freak Like Me." The single appeared on the Play-N-Skillz album The Process and became a hit, peaking at #52 R&B and #69 on the Hot 100 (her first-charting single in 7 years).
  • 2002
    Age 27
    In 2002, she filmed her second movie role, in the still-unreleased Casanova's Demise for director Tigre Hill.
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  • 1997
    Age 22
    In 1997, she prepared for the release of her second album, Welcome to Fantasy Island (originally titled Portrait of a Lady).
    More Details Hide Details It garnered critical raves and a moderate hit with the lead single, "(Freak) And U Know It," but was shelved by Elektra Records in 1997. The album was leaked to the internet a few years later and promotional copies sell for hundreds of dollars on eBay. One of the shelved album's tracks, "T-Shirt & Panties" (a collaboration with Jamie Foxx) ended up on a soundtrack the following year. It was originally slated for the soundtrack to his film Booty Call but it eventually ended up on the soundtrack to the 1998 feature film Woo. It was released promotionally as a single, and the remix featured Cam'ron and Charli Baltimore. Also this year, she collaborated with Cydal on a track titled "Chocolate (Cuties & Condoms)" which was released as a single for the Bulletproof soundtrack. The track was also included on their debut album Cydalwayz the following year.
  • 1996
    Age 21
    In 1996, she collaborated with Warren G for the Police Story 3: Super Cop soundtrack with the single "What's Love Got to Do with It" which featured a sample of the Tina Turner hit.
    More Details Hide Details The single was another hit for the two, peaking at #36 on the Hot 100, #32 on R&B, and #2 on the UK charts. The music video also featured Jackie Chan in a cameo. Also that year, she collaborated on a track with Somethin' for the People titled "Damned If I Do" which appeared on the soundtrack for A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as well as their self-titled debut album. She also recorded the track "For the Funk" for the Sunset Park soundtrack.
  • 1995
    Age 20
    Her debut album Do You Wanna Ride?, featuring the Platinum-certified hit single, "Freak Like Me," was released in 1995 and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
    More Details Hide Details Her follow-up singles included "My Up and Down" (#32 R&B, #68 Hot 100) and "It's All About You" (#58 R&B).
  • 1973
    Age -2
    Born on November 14, 1973.
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