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Sexy rapper Da Brat or also known as Shawntae Harris in Chicago on April 14, 1974. Rapping since 11 years old, her strong image was discovered by Jermain Dupri in 1992 when she won an amateur rap contest. Dupri signed her with So So Def Label. In 1994, her debut album, Funkdafied, was released which was produced by Dupri. The singles "Fa All Y all", "Funkdafied" and "Give It 2 You" was a huge hit and made her the first female rapper to reach a platinum selling album. The album topped the R&B Album Charts.
In 1996, Da Brat's sophomore album, Anuthatantrum. It's single "Sittin' On Top Of The World" and "Ghetto Love" entered the R&B Chart. The album sold millions of copies. Da Brat also made guest appearances with other artists such as, Mariah Carey, Missy Missy Elliott, Total, Dru Hill and Lil' Kim.
In 2000 Da Brat was arrested for assault for pistol-whipping another woman at a night club. She was plet guilty but left with a fine, probation, and community service. Later on, she released her third album, Unrestricted, with a sexier image. "That's What I'm Looking For" and "What'Chu" were the album's successful singles. In 2003, she released her fourth album, Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz. It included the remix versiono of "I Think They Like Me," by Dem Franchize Boyz. In 2005, her latest album, Ghetto Love, was released. In 2007, she is expected to appear on the Celebrity Fit Club's 5th season.
Awards & Certifications
|2004||Funkdafied||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|1996||Anuthatantrum||Certified Gold in U.S.|
|2000||Unrestricted||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|1994||Fa All Y all||18||5||37||Funkdafied|
|1995||Give It 2 You||11||3||26||Funkdafied|
|1996||Sittin' On Top Of The World||18||2||30||Anuthatantrum|
|2000||Thats What I m Looking For||18||11||56||Unrestricted|
|2000||What Chu Like||9||26||Unrestricted|
|2003||In Love Wit Chu||32||12||44||Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz|
Tours & Concerts
No upcoming tours and concerts for this artist.
June 28, 1994
October 29, 1996
December 17, 1996
April 11, 2000
June 24, 2003
April 05, 2005
|1994||Fa All Y all||So So Def||Funkdafied|
|1995||Give It 2 You||So So Def||Funkdafied|
|1996||Sittin' On Top Of The World||Sony||Anuthatantrum|
|1997||Ghetto Love||So So Def||Anuthatantrum|
|2000||What Chu Like||Sony||Unrestricted|
|2003||In Love Wit Chu||Arista||Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz|
- Da Brat was the first solo female rapper ever to sell a million albums.
- She is the sister of actress Lisa Raye.
- She performed her song "Give It 2 You" for the Alkatraz Concert in the year 1995.