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Encyclopedia > Paris Bennett
Paris Bennett
Birth name Paris Ana'is Bennett
Also known as Paris Bennett
Born August 21, 1988 (1988-08-21) (age 19)
Rockford, Illinois
Origin Fayetteville, Georgia
Genre(s) Soul, Contemporary R&B, soul rock, pop
Label(s) 306 Entertainment / TVT Records (2006-2007)

Paris Ana'is Bennett (born August 21, 1988) is an American singer. She came to national recognition as a contestant on the fifth season of the reality television talent show, American Idol, finishing in fifth place. Paris Bennett released her debut album Princess P on 306 Entertainment/TVT Records in 2007. Exodus is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... Fayetteville is a city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... TVT Records is an independent record label founded in 1985 by Steve Gottlieb. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... American Idol is an American reality-competition show airing on Fox. ... Princess P is the debut album by American Idol contestant, Paris Bennett. ... TVT Records is an independent record label founded in 1985 by Steve Gottlieb. ...

Contents

Biography

Early years

Bennett was born in Rockford, Illinois,[citation needed] to Jamecia Venzett Bennett, former soprano vocalist of the vocal ensemble Sounds of Blackness, and current solo artist.[1] Bennett was raised by her mother and stepfather, downtown developer Nedal "Ned" Abdul,[2] in Edina, Minnesota.[3] Paris began performing at the age of six[4] and was trained by her mother and grandmother, Ann Nesby,[5] the former lead singer of the Sounds of Blackness.[6] , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... This article is about the voice-type. ... Sounds Of Blackness is a gospel music ensemble from Minneapolis Minnesota who scored several big hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the nineties. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: , Country State County Hennepin Founded 1860s Incorporated 1888 Government  - Mayor James Hovland Area  - City  16. ... Nesby on the cover of her new album In The Spirit released April 18, 2006 Ann Bennett Nesby is an American R&B, gospel, and dance music singer from Joliet, Illinois who started out as the lead vocalist for Sounds Of Blackness. ... Sounds Of Blackness is a gospel music ensemble from Minneapolis Minnesota who scored several big hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the nineties. ...


Paris has three younger brothers,[7] Shakur, Jamez,[8]Dustin and a sister Shana. Bennett is also trained in hip hop, modern African and jazz dance.[9] She has opened for acts such as Bow Wow.[10] Bennett attended Edina High School and played the part of Dorothy in the school production of "The Wiz" in 2003.[11][12] Bennett's favorite artists are Gladys Knight, Etta James, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin.[13] In 2004, Bennett shifted to Fayetteville, Georgia to live with her grandparents and began her senior year at Starr's Mill High School.[14] Hip hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. ... An African woman, wearing native garments, performs during a visit from participants in the West Africa Training Cruise 1983. ... Jazz dancers. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bow Wow (disambiguation). ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, R&B, and jazz singer and songwriter. ... Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 - April 3, 1990) is considered by some to be one of the greatest female jazz singers in the history of the genre, along with Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. ... Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Fayetteville is a city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. ... Starrs Mill High School, is a 2005 Georgia School of Excellence located in unincorporated Fayette County, Georgia. ...


Bennett had decided to pursue gynaecology, not wanting to walk in the limelight of her family.[15] However, Bennett's grandfather, Tim Lee, saw that the American Idol auditions were being held in Greensboro, and Bennett agreed to try out but said she would give up singing if she did not make it, as stated on the show. The shamefulness associated with the examination of female genitalia has long inhibited the science of gynaecology. ... Greensboro is the name of some places in the United States of America: Greensboro, Alabama Greensboro, Florida Greensboro, Georgia Greensboro, Maryland Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro, Pennsylvania Greensboro, Vermont This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


American Idol

In her audition, Bennett first performed the Dixie Chicks' Cowboy Take Me Away, and was complimented by Paula Abdul on her voice. Bennett then chose to sing Take Five which she mistakenly attributed to Billie Holiday. In fact, Billie Holiday died in 1959, however, it was composed by Paul Desmond (saxophonist in Dave Brubeck's band) in 1959 with the lyrics penned by his wife in 1960/61 and first recorded by Carmen McRae.[16] Randy Jackson said that she has the lineage (referring to Nesby), Abdul called Bennett incredible, and Simon Cowell asked where she had been hiding. Bennett was given a unanimous vote to go to Hollywood. The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. ... Cowboy Take Me Away is a country song from the Dixie Chicks. ... Paula Julie Abdul is an American, multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... This article is about Dave Brubeck Quartet jazz piece. ... Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. ... Paul Desmond (25 November 1924 - 30 May 1977), born Paul Emil Breitenfeld, was a jazz alto saxophonist and composer born in San Francisco, perhaps best known for penning Take Five as a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. ... David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California[1]), better known as Dave Brubeck, is a U.S. jazz pianist. ... Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920–November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist-and-repertoire (A&R) executive and television personality/producer, best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, and Britains Got Talent. ...


In the first Hollywood round, Bennett sang Can't Fight the Moonlight and was put through to the next round. She then performed a group performance of Emotion with Hannah Freeman and Stevie Scott, which was said by Cowell to be pitiful overall. Bennett was put through. For her third performance, Bennett sang Fever. She was then put through to the Top 24. Cant Fight the Moonlight, a song by Diane Warren, recorded by LeAnn Rimes and featured in the film Coyote Ugly. ... Emotion is a 1978 single recorded by Australian pop singer Samantha Sang for the Private Stock label. ... ... Fever is a song credited to Eddie Cooley and John Davenport (a pseudonym for Otis Blackwell). ...


On February 21, Bennett performed Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips. The judges enjoyed the performance. On February 28, Bennett performed Bette Midler's Wind Beneath My Wings, and was told that it was a good vocal performance, and to avoid performing older songs. On March 7, Bennett performed Gloria Estefan's Conga. The judges liked the decision to sing an uptempo song, although the vocals were average. Bennett was put through to the Top 12 on March 9. is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Midnight Train to Georgia is a 1973 number-one hit single by Gladys Knight & the Pips, their first release after departing Motown Records for Buddah Records. ... The Pips redirects here. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... The Wind Beneath My Wings is the #1 single by Bette Midler from the soundtrack of the movie Beaches. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 22, 1961 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On March 14, the Stevie Wonder theme night, Bennett performed All I Do. Stevie Wonder, guest coach, said that hearing Paris reminded him of the excitement of Fantasia Barrino. Jackson said that she had returned to greatness, Abdul called her a seasoned veteran, and Cowell added that she was very confident on the stage. Bennett was safe. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ...


On March 21, the 1950s theme night, Bennett performed the song she had performed in the Hollywood round, Peggy Lee's Fever. Barry Manilow praised the depth and power in her vocals. Jackson said that she displayed experience beyond her years, Abdul called her vocals impeccable, and Cowell said it was great. Bennett was safe. is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Fever is a song credited to Eddie Cooley and John Davenport (a pseudonym for Otis Blackwell). ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943) is an American artist best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ...


Bennett performed Beyoncé Knowles' Work It Out on the March 28 show, in which the theme was of songs from the past six years. Jackson thought it was the best of the night; Abdul called it awesome. Cowell found it overly precocious. Bennett was safe. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (pronounced [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... Work It Out is the first solo single by American R&B singer Beyoncé, taken from the soundtrack to the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember – in which she plays Foxxy Cleopatra – and also from the international editions of her solo debut album Dangerously in Love. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 4, the country theme night, Bennett performed How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes. Kenny Rogers felt that it was a good choice to display Bennett's strengths. Jackson found the beginning weak, but felt she improved somewhat by the end. Abdul did not feel a connection with the song, and thought it seemed a struggle for Bennett. Cowell called the performance very good and an excellent choice of song. On the results night, Bennett was placed in the bottom three with Mandisa and Elliott Yamin, but was not eliminated. is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... How Do I Live is a 1997 song, written by Diane Warren, that was released originally by LeAnn Rimes, and shortly afterward by Trisha Yearwood. ... Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music and pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ...


On April 11, the Queen theme night, Bennett sang "The Show Must Go On". Brian May said that he loved everything about Bennett. Jackson told her that it was a little rough in the beginning and middle, but she worked it out in the end. Abdul told Bennett to keep on rocking. Cowell found it a little weird. Bennett was safe. Cowell revealed on April 14 that Bennett was his personal favorite.[17] is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bass guitarist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Not to be confused with the Pink Floyd song of the same name. ... For the Australian film composer, see Brian May (composer). ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


April 18 was the Great American Songbook theme night, and Bennett performed These Foolish Things. Rod Stewart commented that "for seventeen, Paris is amazing." Jackson said that it was her best performance. Abdul said that Bennett could have a hit album of these songs. Cowell found it stylish and classy. Bennett was placed in the bottom three with Chris Daughtry and Ace Young, but was not eliminated. is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Songwriter Harold Arlen (right) with singer Bing Crosby (left) and Decca Records owner Jack Kapp (center) Great American Songbook is an informal term referring to the interrelated music of Broadway musical theater, the Hollywood musical, and Tin Pan Alley, in a period that begins roughly in the 1920s and tapers... These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) is a popular song with words and music by Harry Link, Holt Marvell, and Jack Strachey. ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... Christopher Adam Daughtry (IPA: [1]) (born December 26, 1979 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States) is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist of Daughtry, a band he formed in 2006. ... Brett Asa Ace Young (born November 15, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ...


The theme of the April 25 show was love songs. Bennett performed Barbra Streisand's The Way We Were. David Foster called her rehearsal performance "very nice", and Andrea Bocelli called her voice spectacular. Jackson said that he liked it although he was not blown away. Abdul thought Bennett oversang in parts, but overall it was the best female vocal of the night. Cowell called it a very good vocal, but old-fashioned. Bennett was in the bottom two with Kellie Pickler, but was not eliminated. is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... The Way We Were is a 1973 film which tells the story of an intense Jewish woman who marries a carefree WASP following World War II. Fundamental differences in the way they engage the world – as revealed in their responses to the rise of McCarthyism – eventually pull them apart. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is an Italian operatic pop[1] tenor and a classical crossover singer who has also performed in operas. ...


The first theme on May 2 was songs from the contestants' year of birth. Bennett chose Kiss by Prince, although the version released in 1988 was by Art of Noise, featuring Tom Jones. Jackson liked the performance. Abdul stated that she loves Paris singing songs from the past eras. Cowell found it screechy and annoying. The second theme was songs on the current Billboard charts. Bennett performed Be Without You by Mary J. Blige. Jackson thought that Bennett rocked it. Abdul thought that she loved Bennett's voice on the song, but was wishing for an individual flip on it. Cowell thought that Bennett did rather well with the song. On May 3, Bennett was placed in the bottom two with Yamin and eliminated from the competition. is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kiss is a 1986 song by Prince and the Revolution, from the album Parade. ... For other uses, see Prince (disambiguation). ... Art of Noise Edited twelve inch single featured the iconic Art of Noise mask Art of Noise was an avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Be Without You is a Grammy Award winning R&B song written by American singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige, Johnta Austin, Bryan Michael Cox, and Jason Perry for Bliges seventh studio album The Breakthrough. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bennett returned to perform on the finale. As did the other top five contestants, Bennett performed a duet with an artist, in this case Al Jarreau, on "We're In This Love Together". Bennett has since stated that she would love to have a duet with Jarreau on her debut album[18]. She also performed Close To You by Dionne Warwick, and in the girls' medley sang "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!", "Natural Woman", "I'm Every Woman", and "Trouble". Prince, who was appearing for a surprise performance, met and thanked Paris for singing his song, and fulfilled her request for a kiss on the cheek.[19] Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Man! I Feel like a Woman! is a Grammy Award winning song by singer Shania Twain. ... Lady Soul is a soul album by Aretha Franklin, released on January 22, 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Im Every Woman is a 1978 hit single by Chaka Khan, her first hit outside of her recordings with funk band Rufus. ...


Bennett recorded Midnight Train to Georgia for the American Idol Season 5: Encores compilation album. The track has sold 9,100 legal downloads as of August 10, 2006.[citation needed] is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Post-Idol

Bennett appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, May 4, 2006. She got to spin the Wheel of Consolation. She won a Lincoln Aviator, only to have someone come out dressed as Abraham Lincoln wearing aviator glasses. Bennett also appeared on Total Request Live,[20] The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment Tonight, Live With Regis and Kelly, On Air With Ryan Seacrest,[21] WSTR-FM (on The Steve & Vikki Morning Show),[22] and the Today Show, among others. May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Aviator is a mid-size luxury SUV from Lincoln. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... TRL redirects here. ... For the television sitcom, see Ellen (TV series) and The Ellen Show. ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ... Live with Regis and Kelly is a syndicated American television talk show, hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. ... On Air with Ryan Seacrest which ran from January 12, 2004 through September 17, 2004 was an American syndicated TV talk show. ... WSTR FM (Star 94, 94. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ...


In Detroit on May 30, 2006, Paris sang the National Anthem at a conference finals NBA game between the Detroit Pistons and the Miami Heat. On May 12, 2006, Bennett visited her younger brother Jamez's classroom to perform "Fever" in the 3 year old's music class.[23] Bennett also held a homecoming concert in Rockford, Illinois. Bennett recorded a duet with John Debney on the official soundtrack of the movie Everyone's Hero. They sang a song called "The Tigers".[24] Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Debney (born Glendale, California, 18 August 1956) is a prolific American film composer who received an Oscar nomination for his score for Mel Gibson`s The Passion of the Christ. ... Everyones Hero is a 2006 computer animated film. ...


Bennett and her mother performed at the 2006 Divas Simply Singing AIDS benefit concert.[25] Bennett performed "Take Five" at "The Gathering Live", a concert to raise awareness of domestic violence.[26] At the 2006 BET Awards, Bennett announced plans for a clothing line, "Tres P" (Three times the Paris), to "help you find your royalty".[citation needed] Bennett, Young, Mandisa and Kevin Covais are all appearing on the Walt Disney World Christmas special.[27] Bennett is performing on the Walt Disney Cruise to St. Lucia, along with Bianca Ryan. Bennet sang the National Anthem at the Minnesota Twins home opener on April 2, 2007 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Was a guest judge on MTV show SWK 2.0 along with New York and Danity Kane's Aubrey. For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Domestic disturbance redirects here. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate Black Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976[1]), most commonly known simply as Mandisa, is an American singer and was the ninth-place finalist in the fifth season of American Idol. ... Kevin Patrick Covais (IPA: [1]) (born May 30, 1989) was a fifth season American Idol participant from Levittown, New York. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country in the Caribbean; for the Catholic saint, see Saint Lucy Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Bianca Taylor Ryan (born September 1, 1994) is an American singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who won the debut season of NBCs Americas Got Talent. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In 2007, Paris became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.[28] Parker Anderson-Stanley, four, is visited by Olympic gold-medalist Cassie Campbell at Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta in Calgary on Saturday 2006-01-14. ...


It was announced in June 2008, that Paris is expecting her first child in October 2008. [2]


2007: Princess P

Bennett is currently signed to 306 Entertainment,[29] owned by Paul Jones, her uncle. Bennett's mother Jamecia is also signed to the independent label.[30] Bennett is working with Jon Jon Traxx, Darren Lighty, and Rodney Jerkins on her debut album, titled "Princess P" after the nickname given to her by her family and used affectionately for her by Ryan Seacrest on American Idol.[31][32] Bennett co-wrote the album with J. Isaac, and says it is based on her experiences before, on, and after American Idol.[33] The R&B and pop album was released on April 24.[34][35] Rodney Darkchild Jerkins (born July 29, 1977 in Pleasantville, New Jersey) is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer, and musician. ... Ryan John Seacrest (December 24, 1974) is an American television/radio host and television producer. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Four songs from the album, lead single "Ordinary Love", "Burnt Up", "I'm So Hot", and "Dreamin" can currently be heard in full on Bennett's myspace. The song "Burnt Up" was recently removed from Paris's myspace, and replaced with the slow piano ballad "I Will".[citation needed] Bennett has also confirmed tracks "B-Bye", "Best Friend" (with Jamecia Bennett, Ann Nesby, and Shirley Bennett), "Let Me Rap" (featuring Kevin Covais), and one or more jazz tracks.[36][37] Nesby on the cover of her new album In The Spirit released April 18, 2006 Ann Bennett Nesby is an American R&B, gospel, and dance music singer from Joliet, Illinois who started out as the lead vocalist for Sounds Of Blackness. ... Kevin Patrick Covais (IPA: [1]) (born May 30, 1989) was a fifth season American Idol participant from Levittown, New York. ...


The video to "Ordinary Love" was released onto Bennett's management site on February 14, and then taken down due to the single being held back. The video to "Ordinary Love" was officially released onto Yahoo's Music Site: www.music.yahoo.com on April 23, 2007. The album is being released on Tuesday, May 8, 2007. It is being distributed by TVT (Tee Vee Tunes) Records, and 306 Entertainment. The video was shot also starring Dustin Breeding in January 2007 at Icehouse Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota. is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... January 2007 is the first month of that year. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ...


Paris was featured on Radio Disney's Incubator. After this, I Will and My Boyfriend's Back were able to be requested. Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children and young teenagers. ... For the Radiohead song see I Will (Radiohead song) I Will is a song by the Beatles that was released on the White Album. ... My Boyfriends Back was a hit song in 1963 for The Angels, an American girl group. ...


2008: Second Studio Album

Her second album is set to be released in November of 2008. It will take a different turn in musical direction, leaving the modern R&B oriented style of her debut album towards a classic Jazz feel.


Discography

Albums

Statistics Singles
Princess P

Princess P is the debut album by American Idol contestant, Paris Bennett. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Ordinary Love is the debut single from Paris Bennett, the American Idol fifth place finalist (May 3,2006) with production Jon Jon Traxx and J. Isaac. ... My Boyfriends Back was a hit song in 1963 for The Angels, an American girl group. ...

Singles

Year Song Album US US R&B/Hip-Hop US Pop US Digital
2006 "Midnight Train to Georgia" American Idol Season 5: Encores - - 52 -
2007 "Ordinary Love" Princess P - - - -
2007 "Duet" (featuring J. Isaac) Princess P - - - -
2008 "My Boyfriend's Back" Princess P - - - -

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Pop 100 Chart is a newly created chart featured on Billboard in America. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Midnight Train to Georgia is a 1973 number-one hit single by Gladys Knight & the Pips, their first release after departing Motown Records for Buddah Records. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Ordinary Love is the debut single from Paris Bennett, the American Idol fifth place finalist (May 3,2006) with production Jon Jon Traxx and J. Isaac. ... Princess P is the debut album by American Idol contestant, Paris Bennett. ... See also: 2007 in country music 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop 2007 in metal Albums released in 2007 Musical groups established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Princess P is the debut album by American Idol contestant, Paris Bennett. ... The year 2008 in music is full of events, albums released by major artists and bands, and hit singles. ... My Boyfriends Back is a comedy movie about a girl whose boyfriend dies, but comes back to life as a zombie because he loved her so much, and the problems this situation causes. ... Princess P is the debut album by American Idol contestant, Paris Bennett. ...

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Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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