Raja-Nee' grew up in a suburb of Chicago, and began singing in church at the age of 5.
As an emerging talent, Raja’s voice was recognized by Marshall Thompson of Chicago’s infamous Chi-Lites. His mentorship helped to develop her craft and stage presence. She toured with the Chi-Lites and recorded on their "Just Say You Love Me" album with the single "Eternity" garnering top spots on overseas radio stations.
In addition, Raja caught the eye of production team Auto & Cherokee who signed her to a production deal and landed her an audition with super producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis which led to her solo project on their A&M/Perspective records label as the ragga-hop artist: Raja-Nee'. Jam and Lewis went on to produce her hit track “Turn It Up” for the “A Low Down Dirty Shame” movie soundtrack.
She has also recorded with A&M/Perspective artist Low-Key, SOLO, and the Godfather of Soul himself James Brown. She has been featured on syndicated television shows and in numerous magazines including Billboard Magazine's Hot 100. Her singles "Turn it up" & "Bitchism" were used for the X-Box Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball game. She has recorded singles for a variety of producers in Japan and was selected to receive Chicago's Home Jam Award. In 2016 her singles "Don't Marry Her" and "The Battle (Angelo's Song)" made the Grammy Awards long list.
Raja-Nee' is an anomaly of talent never limiting her gift to any one Genre or brand of music. From Gospel, Neo Soul, Rock, Jazz or pure unadulterated Rhythm and Blues she is sure to evoke pure emotion in every lyric that she sings. She has unapologetically, returned to her roots of R&B to create a brand of pure Rhythm and Blues that aims to please, with a voice that will feel like a breath of fresh air or maybe a cool drink of water on a hot summer’s day.
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