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Paris Bennett

Fayetteville, Georgia, United States | SELF

Fayetteville, Georgia, United States | SELF
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The best kept secret in music



Unbelievable!" Cowell exclaimed after Bennett delivered in her soulful, sometimes saucy, voice. "Where have you been hiding? - STARTRIBUNE

"Tiny Teen, Huge 'IDOL' Promise Former TwinCities [..]"

The 24 "American Idol" finalists won't be announced until tonight, but entertainment magazines are already calling 17-year-old Paris Bennett the favorite in the reality show competition. "She would have to set a kitten on fire onstage not to make it to the final 12," said Entertainment Weekly's Michael Slezak, who writes a blog about the show for That's a sentiment echoed by the many [...] - St. Paul Pioneer Press


"Baby-O" Dean Martin Ft. Paris Bennett
"My Boyfriends Back" Paris Bennett
Princess P. Album- Paris Bennett
A Royal Christmas Album- Paris Bennett
"Ordinary Love"- Paris Bennett



PARIS BENNETT aka PRINCESS P! At only first 4’ 11”, Paris Bennett may be pint-sized. But she definitely packs a wallop when it comes to singing.
The national television audience got a taste of what she can deliver when Bennett auditioned and later became one of the 24 contestants on the fifth season of the hugely popular reality series “American Idol.” Early into the sing-off, the Rockford, Illinois-born singer was a standout, capturing the audience’s and voters’ hearts with her natural, full-bodied voice. Bennett being
voted off yet still making it into the top five precluded her from donning the Idol crown, the singer polished her lucky charm—a princess tiara—as she prepared for the April 2007 release of her
solo album, “Princess P.”

Being released through 306 Entertainment, distributed by TVT Records, the album definitely showcases the multiple personalities of Bennett the singer.
“This album is a little bit of everything I did on ‘Idol,’” says Bennett. “I don’t like being put in one category, or one genre. I’m into Pop, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel … you may even hear me do a Rap thing or a Country version of something.”
The album’s lead single, “Ordinary Love,” was produced by young producer/song writer Jon Jon Traxx

Bennett comes by her mesmerizing voice honestly. She comes from a musical family that includes her voice-training mother Jamecia Bennett and grandmother Ann Nesby. Devoted music fans will recall them both in the ‘90s R&B/gospel group Sounds of Blackness.

Paris began foregoing her singing alter ego at the age of four, working out at her great grandfather’s church in Rockford, Illinois, Macedonia Baptist Church. From there it was on to local talent shows before securing her first big performance: singing the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis-penned song “Welcome” during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Bennett—, who currently spends her time residing in Minneapolis Minnesota, cites India.Arie, Maroon 5, Coldplay and the Dixie Chicks as favorites. However, the 21-year-old draws a lot of her inspiration from the old school. We’re talking such R&B and jazz masters as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole.

Since the show Paris has released 2 albums. Herself titled album Paris Bennett was released May 8th 2006 and her Christmas album titled A Royal Christmas was released October 2007. Paris also has been blessed to grace the film industry in one released film starring with Patti Labelle, Ciarra, and Lynn Whitfield in the MOMMA I WANNA SING, and her new movie not yet released called BABY OH starring Charlse Durnin and Theresa Russell ( release date tba). Paris was also blessed to perform in Japan for the troops . 2009/10 Bennett graced the stage of the renown Lab theater in a 3month performance of the Broadway show "RENT" . Now 2011 Paris has traveled from Mexico to Cairo on Missions trip helping build homes along with working with One Heartland foundation to help with chidren affected by HIV. Fall she will play the role of "Columbia" at the Ordway Theatre in hit the Broadway Musical "Rocky Horror". Paris Bennett is currently working on her new album no scheduled release date.