Battle of the 1Bands

Teyana Taylor

Being a jack of all trades has enabled Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. After pivoting from a successful music run, the R&B superstar is now embarking on a creative renaissance adding actress,
producer, director, choreographer and stylist credits to her incredible career.
Teyana has received critical acclaim for her role in Focus Features’ A THOUSAND AND ONE playing Inez, a mother who kidnaps her son from the foster care system to reclaim their identity in a rapidly changing New York City. Written and directed by A..V. Rockwell, the film premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and won the 2023 Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic category. Teyana’s past film credits include Coming 2 America, White Men Can’t Jump (2023) The Trap, The After Party, Honey: Rise Up and Dance, Brotherly Love, The Love Section, Gang of Roses II: Next Generation, Madea’s Big Happy Family and Stomp the yard 2: Homecoming.
Teyana began her career on the R&B music scene in the 2010’s dropping her debut album VII, with tracks like gold-selling “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different”. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today’s modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it's better than ever,” she says. In June of 2018, the world caught up with Teyana’s multifaceted abilities and the depths of her talents when she released her second album project K.T.S.E. She went on to receive critical acclaim for her third studio album titled "The Album" which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and offers features from artists such as Missy Elliot, Future, Erykah Badu, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Davido, Elton John and more.
In 2017, Teyana launched her all-female production company The Aunties, a creative collective of women that create dope visuals. With The Aunties, Teyana self-directed videos for her second album, including, “WTP,” the RIAA platinum-certified single “Gonna Love Me,” and recently, gold-selling single “Issues/Hold On,” and every video in conjunction with her third studio album. This led to Teyana winning Director of the Year at the BET Awards in 2020 - up against industry heavyweights such as Benny Boom and Dave Meyers. Teyana has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”), Wale (“Love”...Her Fault featuring Bryson Tiller), Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) with icons like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praising her creative moves. After much success, in 2021, Teyana and The Aunties expanded to a full-service company where they now offer musical direction, choreography, production, visual content, wardrobe, stage presence and more services. Since then, Teyana has worked with music artists like Latto and Lil Baby on their musical and creative direction and has styled stars like Usher.
Coming up next for Teyana is THE BOOK OF CLARENCE, a Black biblical film directed by Jeymes Samuel and starring Omar Sy and LaKeith Stanfield.


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