Avant

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Avant
Birth name Myron Avant
Born (1978-04-26) April 26, 1978 (age 35)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 1999–present
Labels Magic Johnson Music, MCA, Geffen (1999-2007), Capitol (2007–10), Verve Forecast, Universal (2010-2011), MO-B Entertainment, EMI (2012-present)
Website http://www.avantmusic.net

Myron Avant (born April 26, 1978), better known as Avant is an American R&B singer-songwriter. He is best known for hits such as "Separated" (the remix to which features Kelly Rowland), "My First Love," which one version features KeKe Wyatt, and "Read Your Mind" (remix featuring Snoop Dogg on the extended promo vinyl and released September 30, 2003). He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.

His self-titled fifth album, Avant, was released on December 9, 2008. Avant is now signed to Verve Forecast and released his sixth studio album The Letter (formerly titled "Wake Up") on December 21, 2010,1 featuring production from the likes of The Pentagon; Mike City; Marshall Leathers; and Kajun.2 Avant cites R. Kelly as his biggest influence and inspiration.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications3
US4 US R&B4
2000 My Thoughts
  • Released: May 9, 2000
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: CD, cassette
45 6
  • US: Platinum3
2002 Ecstasy
  • Released: March 26, 2002
  • Label: MCA
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
6 2
  • US: Gold3
2003 Private Room
  • Released: December 9, 2003
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, cassette, digital download
18 4
  • US: Gold3
2006 Director
  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 1
2008 Avant
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, digital download
26 6
2010 The Letter
  • Released: December 21, 2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Format: CD, digital download
114 19
2013 Face The Music
  • Released: February 5, 2013
  • Label: MO-B Entertainment, EMI
  • Format: CD, digital download
40

Solo singles

Year Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop U.S. R&B
2000 "Separated" 23 1 * My Thoughts
"My First Love" (featuring Keke Wyatt) 26 4 *
2002 "Makin' Good Love" 27 7 * Ecstasy
"Don't Say No, Just Say Yes" 96 51 *
2003 "Read Your Mind" 13 5 * Private Room
2004 "Don't Take Your Love Away" 37 13 *
"Can't Wait" - 55 * Shark Tale Soundtrack
2006 "You Know What" (featuring Lil Wayne) - 58 * Director
"4 Minutes" 57 9 *
"Lie About Us" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) - 101 *
2008 "When It Hurts" 91 15 * Avant
"Break Ya Back" - - *
2010 "Kiss Goodbye" - 60 * The Letter
2011 "Your Body is the Business" - 73 *
2012 "You & I" (featuring Keke Wyatt) - 33 15 Face The Music
2013 "More" - - - Face The Music

Featured singles

References

  1. ^ "Avant MySpace announcement". Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Avant interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2011
  3. ^ a b c d "Gold & Platinum - Avant". RIAA. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Avant > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. 

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