Singer, composer, dancer, actress and model, Teyana Taylor is a bomb with many talents. She signed to Pharell Williams’ Star Trak label as a budding artist and then made a name for herself in the United States after playing in an episode of the MTV reality series My Super Sweet 16.
Having joined Kanye West’s GOOD Music label in 2012, Teyana Taylor released her first album VII in 2014, which culminated in first place among the best American R&B/Hip-Hop albums. The multi-talented music star has also worked with several major artists and has marked some major collaborations. She currently plays in her own reality TV series VH1 Teyana and Iman alongside her husband, Iman Shumpert, an NBA star.
Teyana Taylor’s Bio
Teyana Taylor was born on December 10, 1990. She grew up in Harlem, Manhattan, New York. She is African-American of Trinidadian descent. Taylor’s many talents were evident from an early age and with the support of her mother, she participated in several talent competitions although she did not win any.
In 2006, 16-year-old Teyana Taylor was recognized as a choreographer on Beyonce’s successful single “Ring the Alarm”. She won a recording contract with Pharell Williams’ Star Trak Entertainment record company in early 2007. The girl made her first major television appearance in an episode of the MTV reality series My Super Sweet Sixteen, which chronicled her own 16-year-old party. Later in the year, she was invited as a dancer to the hit “Blue Magic” by Jay Z in 2007.
In February 2008, Teyana Taylor released her first single “Google Me“, which became the main single of her first mixtape From a Planet Called Harlem which was released the following year. “Google Me” reached 90th place in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ranking. The multi-talented artist began performing in August 2010 in Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, a sequel to Stomp the Yard 2007. It was followed by an appearance in the first episode of the reality TV series House of Glam.
In November 2010, Teyana Taylor had the opportunity to appear on Kanye West’s fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, including tracks such as “Dark Fantasy” and “Hell of a Life”. She also participated in Kanye’s single “Christmas In Harlem”, which was released as part of Kanye’s GOOD Friday music series. While actively working on his music, Taylor got a role alongside Bow Wow in Tyler Perry’s comedy-drama film Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011).
Teyana Taylor’s contract with Star Trak ended in January 2012. Still an independent artist, she has started working on her next full project. She released her 2nd mixtape The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor in March 2012, after which she signed a joint venture agreement with Kanye West’s GOOD Music label and The Island Def Jam Music Group (DJMG).
She contributed to the compilation Cruel Summer (2012) by GOOD Music. Her first album VII (2014), at the top of the charts, is the result of collaborations with Chris Brown, Pusha T, Fabolous, and several other artists. After taking time off from music to pursue her acting career and start a family, Teyana Taylor finally released her second album K.T.S.E. in June 2018, which debuted 17th on the US Billboard 200.
Musician, songwriter, actress, model, and reality TV star, Teyana Taylor can be described as a concentration of talent. In addition to her successful career in showbiz career, Taylor is also a fashion entrepreneur. All these initiatives and many more bring Teyana Taylor’s net worth to an enviable $3 million. This estimate is expected to be even higher in the near future, even if Teyana Taylor continues to build on her momentum.
Teyana Taylor is her parents’ only child. However, she has 3 half-brothers and half-sisters on her father’s side. After her parents’ separation, Taylor was raised by his mother’s family. Her mother, Mrs. Nikki Taylor, aka Mama Teyana, has been her manager and career partner since childhood. Ms. Taylor is the founder of Taylormade Management Group, Inc. and Taylormade Enterprises.
Teyana Taylor is very well known for her many talents and her successful career as a versatile artist. However, she is also on the front page of the newspapers for her marriage to NBA star Iman Shumpert. After several years of dating, the couple announced their engagement in November 2015. Taylor and Shumpert finally tied the knot at a secret ceremony in September 2016. The powerful couple featured in the video clip of Kanye West’s hit song “Fade” in 2016.
The couple has a child together, a daughter named Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr. the baby was born on December 16, 2015, during a home birth. The delivery was performed by Taylor’s husband, Iman Shumpert, after the beginning of labor.