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Heather Headley Biography

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Born: 1974/10/05
Birth Place: Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago
Years Active: 1997–present
Genres: R&B, Soul, Inspirational, Gospel

Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Trinidadian-American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has won one Tony Award and one Grammy Award.

Headley released her debut album, “This Is Who I Am,” in October 2002 on RCA Records. Although its first single, "He Is," was not very successful, the second single, "I Wish I Wasn't," achieved moderate success. The work on this album earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best New Artist.

Headley released her second album “In My Mind” in January 2006. The title track "In My Mind" was released as the first single. The song reached #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The second single "Me Time" was released after. An album track, "Am I Worth It," served to promote Headley's New March of Dimes Educational Campaign "I Want My 9 Months."

In 2009, Headley, along with Al Green, released a version of the song “People Get Ready” on the compilation album “Oh Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration.”

Her third album, “Audience of One,” was released in 2009 by EMI Gospel. It is a collection of cover versions of popular gospel hymns as well as original songs. The album debuted at #27 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart in January 2009. It also reached #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums and at #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In January 2010, Heather won her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for “Audience of One.”