Andrea-Latrelle Simmons (born April 15, 1983) better known as "Latrelle" got her start quite early, writing songs in her teen years for artists like Destiny's Child, Next, and Monica. She started out at the tender age of 16 with Her momager (mom/manager) R&B singer Aleese Simmons at her side. Determined to pursue a career in music she began recording her own music. She showcased at Montana studios in New York, which lead to several labels ( Sony Columbia, Motown, Def Jam, Warner Bros, La Face, Island and Yab Yum) courting the young star. Then she met Kenny Babyface Edmonds who signed her and her mom to a publishing deal at Edmonds Music Publishing, and was impressed enough to introduced her to L.A. Reid, and push for Arista to sign the young talent.
L.A. Reid met Latrelle and was so impressed he offered her a contract on the same day. And thus the relationship began. By the age of 19, she had recorded Dirty Girl, Wrong Girl, Bad Girl, her first album. Latrelle's first single House Party was produced by the Neptunes (who produced 6 songs on her Arista album Including Dirty Girl). Latrelle has had an ongoing relationship with them ever since. Pharrell calls her his little sister. The album was produced by, the Neptunes, along with Babyface, Allstar, Mike City, David Anthony, J.R.Swinger, and Riff Raf and most songs written or co-written by Latrelle and Aleese Simmons).
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