Singer and songwriter Teenear specializes in upbeat, pop-oriented R&B. She attracted a Slip'N'Slide Records recording contract with uploaded cover versions and has since released several singles dating back to "Friday Night" (2015), issued when she was 18.
Teenear Renee began singing with the praise team of her church in her hometown of Miami, Florida. She later started performing solo at talent shows. A version of Rihanna's "Stay" went over so well that she started a YouTube channel -- after her parents' strong encouragement -- to gain wider exposure. Uploads of "Stay" and other covers caught the attention of the Miami-based Slip'N'Slide label, resulting in a recording contract. In 2015, the year she graduated high school, Teenear debuted with "Friday Night," featuring a guest verse from Sage the Gemini. Follow-up "Streetlights" arrived in 2016, followed shortly thereafter by a dancehall-flavored remix with an appearance from labelmate Trina. A handful of additional tracks, including the sparkling Fetty Wap collaboration "Love Me or Leave Me" and the beaming ballad "Need Your Love," were scattered across 2017 and 2018.
~ Andy Kellman