GwenYvette is an independent R&B/Soul music singer from Beaufort, S.C. An artist with extraordinary talent and vocal range, the Harlem-born, St. Helena Island product first picked up a microphone at the tender age of three and performed before community audiences. As a teenager, she entered the music scene in the early 1990’s, singing for a popular local band and later touring with well-known artists Roy C and Kenny Lattimore. In 2012, the songstress had a successful run on the national entertainment show, Fox’s “The X Factor,” where she qualified for the Hollywood Round.
In 2015, GwenYvette launched her solo career and released her debut single, “So In Love,” in February 2016. A few months later, she released the official music video, showcasing Beaufort’s beautiful Waterford Park and signature Gullah Geechee influence. “So In Love” has since been well received and has pushed her career forward, garnering national media recognition and performance opportunities at various venues across the country. Recently she won Female R&B Artist of the Year at the 2016 South Carolina Music Awards.
A survivor of depression in years past, GwenYvette endured personal heartbreak and also faced constant rejection from industry executives who said she did not have “the look” for showbiz. While it took her several years, she decided to use those negative experiences as motivation, and she pushed forward as an independent artist intent on aiding the resurgence of R&B/soul genre. On July 22, 2016, she is releasing her second single, “Victorious,” which references her past struggles with depression, self-doubt, and the process of overcoming obstacles to achieve her career and life goals.
GwenYvette uses her music to inspire, to spread love and to address important issues in modern society. She was quoted as saying – “Overall, I want people to see that you are never too old, too fat or too anything to pursue your dreams! Pursue!”