Teyana Taylor was born on December 10, 1990. She is a popular American singer and songwriter, actress, choreographer, dancer, model, and director. She is known for her appearance on “My Super Sweet 16” on M.T.V. She signed for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music Label in 2012. She has also written for stars like Omarion, Usher, and Chris Brown while appearing on fashion runways and being featured on “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by West. She also appears in “Teyana and Iman” on V.H.1 along with basketball player Iman Shumpert, her husband. Let’s celebrate her and her accomplishments right here!
Teyana MeShay Jacqueli Shumpert
December 10, 1990
Teyana Taylor (whose real name is Teyana MeShay Jacqueli Shumpert) was born on December 10, 1990, to Tito Smith and Nikki Taylor. She was born in New York City’s Harlem with African-Trinidadian and African-American roots. She is an only child but has two half-brothers sons and a half-sister. Her mother is also her current manager.
She was the choreographer for Beyonce’s hit ‘Ring the Alarm’ in September 2006, following it up with a deal to join Pharrell Williams-owned Star Trak Entertainment in 2007. She stepped into the national limelight with “My Super Sweet Sixteen” on M.T.V. in 2007. Her debut single ‘Google Me’ was released in February 2008, headlining her first mixtape “From a Planet Called Harlem.” It was released in August 2009, landing at number 90 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list. Taylor appeared in “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming” in 2010, marking her acting debut, followed by the first episode of “House of Glam” in the same year. She ultimately started collaborating with Kanye West, playing a part in his song ‘Christmas in Harlem,’ which was released in 2010. Taylor signed a joint venture agreement with G.O.O.D. Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group in 2012. Her debut studio album “VII” came out in 2014 and debuted at number 19 on Billboard 200. She released the song ‘Freak On’ in 2016 before her album “K.T.S.E.” was launched in 2018. She also released the songs ‘Morning’ and ‘We Got Love’ in 2019. Another album aptly titled “The Album” was launched in 2020. She also released her sneaker designs with Adidas in 2013 while launching “Fade 2 Fit” as her workout program in 2017. She retired from the music scene on December 4, 2020. She and Shumpert have two daughters.
Taylor signs her first major deal with Star Trak Entertainment owned by Pharrell Williams.
She achieves national fame with M.T.V.’s “My Super Sweet Sixteen.”
“Google Me,” her debut single, is released.
She signs a deal with West’s record company G.O.O.D. Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group.
Why We Love Teyana Taylor
She has many talents
Taylor is a dancer, choreographer, musician, singer, songwriter, television personality, and business owner. We’re very happy and blessed to witness her many talents!
Her family comes first
She prioritizes the needs of her husband and two children above all else. She’s a role model for wives and mothers.
She has strength of character
Despite her struggles in the music business, she remains sane and unbroken. We think she can rest on her laurels — she doesn’t need to prove herself. Besides, who needs outlets for self-expression when she’s got her whole family by her side?
5 Surprising Facts
She was an M.T.V. star in 2007
Taylor made an appearance in the fourth season of the reality series “My Super Sweet Sixteen.”
She appeared in Kayne West’s video
Taylor appeared in a music video for West’s song ‘Fade,’ giving an adrenaline-pumping performance.
Hands-on husband and father
Taylor’s husband personally “delivered Junie with his bare hands at their home” before the medics arrived.
Taylor’s daughters’ unique names
Her daughters have cute and unique names: Iman Junie and Rue Rose.
She has her own nail salon
Taylor started her nail salon “Junie Bee Nails” in 2018 in Harlem in collaboration with OPI Products, a nail polish manufacturer.
Teyana Taylor FAQs
Is Teyana Taylor still signed to G.O.O.D. Music?
No, Taylor is no longer associated with the record label since she retired from the music industry in 2020.
Why has Teyana Taylor quit?
Taylor once talked of how retiring from music was a must for her “mental and emotional health.”
Is Teyana Taylor from a rich family?
Yes, Taylor hails from a relatively affluent family in New York; her parents’ net worth is estimated at $5 million.
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