Soulful singer/songwriter and Maryland indigenous Grenique was raised within a distinctively innovative and musical family: her poet mom and percussionist father gave her the name Grenique because her father’s name is normally Greg, and her mom knew she’d be unique. In addition they gave her an intensive history in jazz and spirit music, leading her to soak up components of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Phyllis Hyman, Cameo, and Chaka Khan into her very own approach. Grenique started executing with vocal groupings as a teenager but sensed her ideas works best being a single artist. Her objective of having an archive deal by age group 22 at heart, Grenique going to NEW YORK and fulfilled with entertainment lawyers, among whom released her to maker Dahoud Darien. This connection resulted in conference Kedar Massenburg, the chief executive of Motown Information, aswell as Chico DeBarge; the effect was an archive deal, the music “Disco” within the Rush Hour soundtrack, and a debut recording, 1999’s Dark Butterfly.