Kenya King

Kenya King

 Georgia, USA
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Solo artist & band singer. We do everything from Black Eyed Peas & Lady Gaga to Motown & Old School

A singer, songwriter and actress; Sings Jazz, Pop, R&B, Adult Contemporary and Inspirational music; also performs an amazing one-woman show tribute to Lena Horne.

Biography

SINGER - SONGWRITER - ACTRESS

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

TELEVISION AND VIDEO
MTV, BET, VH1
BET (Black Entertainment Television) – soloist, Talent Showcase
WJBF Television

RADIO & PRINT MEDIA
Upscale Magazine – National Spotlight Feature
Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Atlanta, GA - Peachbuzz Feature
Rolling Out Magazine - Featured - Singing/Acting
WVEE – V103, Atlanta, GA - Jingle Featured; and Live Performance
Crossroads Newspaper – Decatur, GA
And Many More!

MUSIC PROJECTS
Derwin Daniels – Jazz Album (background vocalist)
Candi Staton – Gospel Album (background vocalist)
Melissa Ellen – Pop/Soul
Album (background vocalist)
My Braves are Not Losing - Hit Parody Song
Ford Motors - Jingle
American State Bank – Jingle
South DeKalb Mall – Jingle
WJLS Radio- Jingle
And more!

DISCOGRAPHY
(Albums/Singles)
SHINE
I Must Say Good-Bye
Whatever It Takes
Everything You Want For Christmas

MUSICAL THEATER
When Sunday Comes ~ Faith (Lead) ~ Seven Stages Theater
Rewind ~ Sandy (Lead) ~14th Street Playhouse
Charlie Brown ~ Patty (Supporting) ~ Thomas Jefferson Arts Center
Freedom ~ Koretta (Lead) ~ Richmond Arts Auditorium
The Toy Store ~ Queen ~ Caroler (Supporting) ~ Washington Arts Center
A Rio Da Capo ~ Pierre (Lead) ~ Washington Arts Center

The multi-talented Kenya King has been performing in music and the performing arts since the age of seven. She toured with the Atlanta Workshop Players theater group for several years and has performed principle roles in numerous dramatic musicals including When Sunday Comes and Rewind. Her one-woman tribute shows First Lady of Civil Rights and Lena's Horn to Hollywood have received rave reviews.

As a professional vocalist, actress, model and writer, Kenya has been featured in many commercials, jingles and recording projects, including the album of gospel icon Candi Staton. Her inspirational jazz single Shine (Let Your Light...) is currently being featured on several of radio stations throughout the U.S. Recently Kenya made an appearance in Black Entertainment Television's new scripted comedy series, Let's Stay Together, directed by Kim Fields.

Throughout Kenya's youth and teenage years, she performed as one of the lead singers in the gospel trio, The Voice Tones. The group experienced much success and was featured on shows with other popular gospel artists such as The Williams Brothers and F.C. Barnes. With Kenya's melodic four-octave vocal range, she has been compared to Deniece Williams and Natalie Cole.

In the 90s, Kenya co-wrote a hit parody song in honor of the Atlanta Braves which aired on ABC, NBC and CBS affiliate television stations, and on a number of major radio stations. She was also featured in Upscale Magazine as a person to watch. During this time, Kenya also modeled professionally and participated in pageants. Kenya's talents helped her win a Miss America® Preliminary (Miss North Central Georgia) and she performed and competed in the 50th Anniversary of the Miss Georgia competition. Kenya was the first African American to win the Miss North Central Georgia title. She also participated and placed in the top 10 in the Miss Georgia USA® competition and the Miss Black America® pageant where she was also named Most Photogenic.

During Kenya's reign with the Miss America Organization, she initiated a program called C.H.I.L.D. (Changing How Individuals Learn and Develop). Her C.H.I.L.D. program used the creative arts to combat youth violence. She continues to work with youth and volunteer her time in arts and media.

Kenya holds a master's degree from Valdosta State University, a bachelor's degree in journalism from Georgia State University, and an associate's degree in music from the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Lyrics

SHINE

Written By: Kenya King, Derwin Daniels

Verse 1
If we'd only count our blessings, look at what has come to be--but we can't see the forest for the trees

After all our days are done,
The battle's over, it is won,
What will they say?
What good have our lives made?

Pre-chorus
You don't know like I know
What He's done for me
When you give you shall receive
Walk on in victory

Chorus
Let your light shine
Why don't you help someone to grow
Do you know, you reap what you sow
Give and it'll be given to you

Verse 2
Ever since I made the change
Decided to live by His name
I have no regrets
Tell me what's the price for a happy life
Our children need leaders
The homeless say feed us
Drug addict's crying out he needs Jesus
What will they say?
What good has your life made

Pre-chorus
You don't know like I know
What He's done for me
When you give you shall receive
Walk on in victory

Chorus
Let your light shine
Why don't you help someone to grow
Now you know, you reap what you sow
So why don't you give and it'll be given to you

Bridge
Maybe you will find a way to bring our world to peace
Maybe you will find a cure for a world disease
Will you help your fellow man
Find joy and happiness
Just see, the possibilities

Outro
You better make a way to find your purpose, do what you're made to do
You might change the world when you let your light shine through
(repeat once)

The bible says in Acts 20:35 ...for I've showed you all things...so when you labor, you should help the weak...and remember what the Lord says, you're more blessed to give than to receive.

So let your light, let your light, let it shine. Let it shine.

Discography

Shine
Whatever it Takes
I Must Say Good-Bye
Everything You Want For Christmas - Holiday

Set List

Sample listing of cover songs.

Paparazzi
California Girls
At Last
Lets Give Them Something To Talk About
Boogie Oogie
Chain Of Fools
Respect
I Will Survive
Last Dance
Smooth Operator
Kiss of Life
Bad Girls
Sweetest Tabo
Crazy
Forget You
Little Red Corvette
It's to Late Baby
Neither one of Us
Midnight Train To Ga
Just Fine
I Cant Make You Love Me
I Love The Night Life
Piano In The Dark
Where Is The Love
If I ain't Got You
Déjà vu
Rock with You
We Are Family
Killing Me Softly
Billie Jean
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
Fire
Inseparable
Sweet Love
Dont Know Why
Best of My Love
Feel Like Making Love to You
Long Walk
You Know How To Love Me
Long Walk
Turn Me Own
No one in the World
Man I Feel Like A Woman
Daydreamin
Same Ole Love
The Closer I Get To You
I'm So Excited-The Pointer Sisters
When I Fall In Love
Route 66
Just the Way You Are
Night and Day
Still the One
Mr. Melody
Don't Know Why
Popsicle Toes
Peel Me a Grape
As Long As