Brooke Valentine

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Brooke Valentine
Valentine performing in March 2005.
Background information
Born (1984-10-05) October 5, 1984 (age 36)
Houston, Texas, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Years active2004–present
Associated acts

Kanesha Nichole Brookes[1][2] (born October 5, 1984) best known by her stage name Brooke Valentine or Valentine is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress, model and dancer. She broke out on the music scene in 2005 with the song "Girlfight" which features fellow Southern hip hop acts Lil Jon and Big Boi.

1984–2004: Early life and career beginnings[change | change source]

Valentine was born in Houston, Texas[3] She started her musical career as a member of the female R&B group Best Kept Secret. To start up a solo singing career, she moved to Los Angeles, California with producer and Subliminal Entertainment CEO Deja the Great and signed to Virgin Records.[4]

2004–06: Chain Letter[change | change source]

Brooke Valentine released her debut album Chain Letter in 2005.[3] The album's first song was the hit single, "Girlfight", which features Lil Jon and Big Boi.

2006–09: Physical Education and Physical Education Mixtape[change | change source]

In 2006, Valentine planned a second album, Physical Education.[5] Its first single was "D-Girl", which featured rapper Pimp C. She then released the second single "Pimped Out", which featured Dem Franchize Boyz. Her second album "Physical Education" was almost ready to be released but Virgin Records ended up being merged with Capitol Records. The album was temporarily put on hold. However the album ended up being released as a bootleg album. Instead some of its songs were put on a mixtape which was called "Physical Education: The Mixtape".

2010–present: "Forever" and change to B. Valentine[change | change source]

As of 2010, Brooke Valentine changed her stage name to B. Valentine. The first single from her yet-to-be-released third album, "Forever," was released on February 14, 2012.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums

References[change | change source]

  1. Penn, Charli (May 13, 2012). "Singer Brooke Valentine Opens Up About Parenting A Special Needs Child". Essence. Retrieved August 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Gilkes, Kimberly (January 14, 2014). "Brooke Valentine Rumored to Join "Love and Hip Hop: L.A." Cast". Hip Hop Enquirer. Retrieved August 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kellman, Andy. "Brooke Valentine Biography". allmusic. Retrieved August 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Rashbaum, Alyssa. "Brooke Valentine". You Hear It First. MTV News.
  5. Crowder, Ashley (July 27, 2006). "Brooke Valentine Gets Physical With Tyrese, Others On 'Sultry' New LP". MTV News. Retrieved August 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)