Aretha Henry

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Musical artist

Aretha Lafayette Henry (born August 1, 1982)[1] is an American singer-songwriter from Jackson, Mississippi.[2][3]


Henry released her debut album, Beautiful, on June 26, 2010. The album was followed in 2011 by a compilation album titled The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones. It includes singles Magic and In My Own World along with fan favorites from her debut album.

On August 1, 2012, she released her sophomore album Enchanted.[4][5][6]

Aretha Henry is most known for her singles "I want you" and "Captive" despite not being signed to a major record label.[7][8] In October 2012, "Captive" peaked at #23 on the Top 40 Urban/Hip-hop/Latin Chart.[9][10][11]

She re-released her debut album, Beautiful, on April 15, 2013.[12] In May 2013, the album appeared at #5 on Amazon's List of Hot New Releases.[13]

Her song "Stars" from the Beautiful album has appeared on both the Top 50 Crossover and Top 50 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin charts numerous times since its re-release.[14][15][16]

On April 28, 2014, she released the first single from her third studio album Superhuman titled "Masterpiece". The single was featured on the Digital Trends website as the best new music of 2014.[17] Superhuman was released on September 18, 2014.[18] Pop track, Party, from the Superhuman album appeared several times on the Top 50 Crossover Charts.[19]

Henry announced the start of her own record label, Oz Avenue Entertainment in June 2015. She also announced her plans to release her next compilation album, The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones Volume 2 on the new label.[20]

Early life

Aretha Henry was raised in Camden Mississippi. She has two sisters of which she is the middle child. Her younger years were spent singing in church and in school choirs. She graduated from Velma Jackson High School and later studied Fashion Merchandising at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Personal life

Henry has two children.[21][22] She is married to Kevin Jones.[23]


External links

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  1. BBC BBC Music Aretha Henry .Retrieved April 12, 2013
  2. MSI Song of the Week .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  3. Scandalous Women Aretha Henry's R&B Magic .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  4. "Aretha Henry Website" Biography. Retrieved 2013
  5. Musicbrainz" Musicbrainz. Retrieved 2013
  6. "Allmusic" Allmusic . Retrieved 2013
  7. "Datpiff" Datpiff Unsigned Mixtape . Retrieved 2013
  8. "'Artist of the Year 2' Compilation Album iTunes. Retrieved 2013
  9. "Top 40 Starfleet Music Pool- Top 40 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin October 1,2012" Starfleet Music Pool. Retrieved April 7, 2013
  10. Top 40 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin 9/1/2012 Starfleet Music Pool .Retrieved April 12, 2013
  11. Radio Nation Interview .Retrieved April 7, 2013
  12. Aretha Henry Daily Beautiful Album Re-Released .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  13. Aretha Henry Daily Amazon's Hot New Release .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  14. Starfleet Music Pool Charts.Retrieved July 5, 2014
  15. Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin Chart.Retrieved May 7, 2014
  16. Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Crossover Chart. Retrieved May 7, 2014
  17. Digital Trends Best New Music for May 2014- New Singles.Retrieved May 7, 2014
  18. Digital Journal New Music: Aretha Henry Releases New Album Superhuman .Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  19. Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Crossover Chart. Retrieved November 16, 2014
  20. Mi2n Aretha Henry Is Starting A New Record Label .Retrieved June 18, 2015
  21. Youtube Aretha Henry Interview with Radio Nation (Ontario Canada) .Retrieved March 3, 2015
  22. Discogs Aretha Henry Discography .Retrieved March 3, 2015
  23. "The Clarion Ledger" "Weddings".Retrieved June 2, 2018

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