Amber Denise Streeter (born July 7, 1986), known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is an American singer and songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl where she was known as Se7en. In 2012, she changed her stage name to Sevyn Streeter.
Streeter was born on July 7, 1986 in Haines City, Florida to Tim and Karen Streeter. At a young age, Streeter performed in a local church choir and admired the music of gospel singer, Yolanda Adams. By age 14, she had her first recording session.
2001–12: TG4 and RichGirl
Streeter received her first record deal at the age of 15, performing in the girl group TG4, which was put together by Chris Stokes and T.U.G. Entertainment, where Stokes served as their manager. He offered Sevyn Streeter the first spot in the T.U.G./A&M group after she opened for B2K and IMx at a concert in Orlando, Florida in early 2001. Davida, Ashley, and Keisha fell in line after a series of successful auditions. The name TG4 is shorthand for TomGirls 4 Eva. "We're like four Tom Girls," said Amber, who tied for the winning slot on Apollo Kids when she was 10. "'When you're a girl and you act like a boy, you're a tomboy. We're girls and we act like guys but love being girls, so we're tom girls." The group opened for B2K, IMx and Bow Wow for their Scream II Tour, presented an award at the 9th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, California on August 23, 2003, and performed on Soul Train.
The group's only major single was "Virginity", which peaked at number 88 on the US Billboard R&B chart in 2002. Their second single from the album was "2 Minutes", which a music video was filmed for. It failed to chart on any Billboard chart. The group also appeared on the track, "Sexy Boy" on the B2K album Santa Hooked Me Up. The group parted ways with their original label and their album, Time for the New, was shelved indefinitely. After Davida Williams departed from the group to focus on her acting career, they renamed the group "Tomgirls 4 Eva" and they were signed to Soul Chemistry. Shortly thereafter, the group disbanded.
Amber was later discovered by Rich Harrison on MySpace, and signed onto the RichCraft label as Se7en. Amber "Se7en" Streeter signed a deal with Jive Records and the RichCraft label in 2007 as a member of Rich Harrison's girl group, RichGirl. Although the group never released a full debut LP, work on a self-titled debut album had begun in 2009 with a planned release in 2010 and 2011. The album saw the release of a promotional-single titled "24" featuring Bun B. and two official singles, "He Ain't wit Me Now (Tho)" and "Swagger Right". Following unsuccessful attempts to chart, the girls released their one and only full album on Valentine's Day 2011 with a mixtape Fall in Love with RichGirl. The group later disbanded after all members of the group pursued solo careers and different endeavors. The group opened for Beyoncé for her concert tour I Am... World Tour and toured with Mario before disbanding. On March 21, 2012, Streeter released a song titled "Red Handed" along with a statement that confirmed her disbandment from the group and revealed that she had signed with Chris Brown's CBE imprint.
2013–present: Call Me Crazy, But..., Shoulda Been There and On the Verge
Following the release of Chris Brown's Fortune (2012), Se7en has been featured on the album as Sevyn (removing the number "7", and adding a "v" and "y" instead). Se7en changed her stage name to Sevyn Streeter. On October 30, 2012, she released her debut single "I Like It", and premiered the music video for the song on BET's 106 & Park on January 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, and on May 22, 2013, she released her second single "It Won't Stop". On June 24, 2013, Streeter released an acoustic performance video for her second single "It Won't Stop". On August 28, 2013, Streeter released the remix to her second single "It Won't Stop" featuring Chris Brown. The music video for the remix premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 10, 2013 and was directed by Chris Brown himself and he also appears in the video along with NBA player Dorell Wright as Sevyn's love interest. Sevyn's debut EP entitled Call Me Crazy, But..., was released on December 3, 2013. The EP debuted on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 5 with 17,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In 2015, Streeter released the first single called "Don't Kill the Fun" featuring Chris Brown from her upcoming debut album. Also, Streeter recorded a song for the Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack called "How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah)". The soundtrack album was released on March 17, 2015. The song samples the Aero Chord's Festival Trap Remix of Ultra Music's duo Bang La Decks' 2013 single "Utopia". On April 28, 2015, Sevyn Streeter released the second single from her debut album titled "4th Street". The music video was released simultaneously with the single.
In July 2015, Streeter released the first of two planned EPs ahead of On the Verge, titled Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1. The set features "Don't Kill the Fun" as well as the title track, featuring B.o.B.
Sevyn Streeter cites Aaliyah as her biggest musical influence. Streeter covered Aaliyah's "Come Over" after visiting her high school, the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts in Detroit, Michigan in May 2013. She also wrote a letter to honor her memory.
- Call Me Crazy, But... (2013)
- Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 (2015)
Awards and nominations
|2014||Soul Train Awards||Best New Artist||Sevyn Streeter||Nominated|