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Aretha Henry

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Aretha Henry
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Background information
Born (1982-08-01) August 1, 1982 (age 39)
Jackson, Mississippi
GenresR&B, Pop
Years active2008–present
LabelsOz Avenue Entertainment

Aretha Lafayette Henry (born August 1, 1982)[1][2] is an American Singer-Songwriter [3][4] born in Jackson, Mississippi.[5]


Aretha Henry released her debut album, Beautiful, on June 26, 2010.[6] The album was followed in 2011 by a compilation album titled The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones. It included singles Magic and In My Own World along with other fan favorites from her debut album.[7][8]

On August 1, 2012, Henry released her sophomore album Enchanted.[9][10][11]

The album was well-received [12] with the single,Captive, peaking at #23 on the Top 40 Urban/Hip-hop/Latin Charts.[13][14] The single, Magic appeared on Butterflies Radio's top 20 songs for June 2013 charts. [15]

Henry re-released her debut album, Beautiful, on April 15, 2013. In May 2013, the album appeared at #5 on Amazon's List of Hot New Releases.[16]

The song Stars from the Beautiful album has appeared on both the Top 50 Crossover and Top 50 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin charts numerous times since its re-release.[17][18][19]

On April 28, 2014, Aretha Henry released the first single from her third studio album Superhuman titled Masterpiece. The single was featured by Digital Trends on May 7, 2014 as one of the best new releases.[20] Superhuman was released on September 18, 2014.[21][22] Pop track, Party, from the Superhuman album appeared several times on the Top 50 Crossover Charts.[23]

Henry announced the start of her own record label, Oz Avenue Entertainment, in June 2015. She also announced plans to release her second compilation album, The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones Volume 2 on the new label.[24]

On April 1, 2018, Henry released the first single, Love Language, from her fourth studio album,Mrs. Jones. It peaked at #9 on the Urban/Hip-Hop/Latin charts and at #4 on the Indie Charts.[25] Aretha Henry released a self-titled EP on March 10, 2019, which included three new singles.[26] Her fourth studio album, Mrs. Jones, was released on May 16, 2019.[27][28] The album was featured on The Urban Music Scene website and was received positively with music review site, Sleeping Bag Studios, stating that "...Aretha is focused, determined, hungry, and passionate…she’s bringing her A-game to this record, 100%, no doubt."[29][30]

[31] In July 2019, Aretha Henry was nominated for Female R&B Artist of the Year in the Mississippi Hip Hop Culture Awards.[32][33][34] Also, A Life that's Mine, from the Mrs. Jones album, was featured on the music licensing website, Songtradr.[35]

Personal Life[edit]

Aretha Henry graduated from Velma Jackson High School in May 2000. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2020. [36] Aretha Henry is married to Sound Engineer Kevin "KJ" Jones. [37] She has two children.


  • Beautiful (2010)
  • The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones (2011)
  • Enchanted (2012)
  • Superhuman (2014)
  • The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones Volume 2 (2015)
  • Aretha Henry EP (2019)
  • Mrs. Jones (2019)

External links[edit]


  1. Aretha Henry Official Website Aretha Henry Bio .Retrieved June 19, 2019
  2. SwaggNation Magazine Aretha Henry.Retrieved July 13, 2019
  3. Tunein Stations That Play Aretha Henry.Retrieved June 19, 2019
  4. Pandora Radio Aretha Henry.Retrieved June 19, 2019
  5. Independent Music Awards Discover Artists that Joined the 13th IMAS: Aretha Henry.Retrieved June 20, 2019
  6. Discogs Beautiful By Aretha Henry.Retrieved June 14, 2019
  7. Amazon The Best of Aretha Henry- Jones.Retrieved June 14, 2019
  8. "'Artist of the Year 2' Compilation Album iTunes. Retrieved 2013
  9. "Aretha Henry Website" Biography. Retrieved 2013
  10. Musicbrainz" Musicbrainz. Retrieved 2013
  11. Allmusic Allmusic . Retrieved 2013
  12. Scandalous Women Aretha Henry's R&B Magic.Retrieved June 19, 2019
  13. "Top 40 Starfleet Music Pool- Top 40 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin October 1,2012" Starfleet Music Pool. Retrieved April 7, 2013
  14. Top 40 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin 9/1/2012 Starfleet Music Pool .Retrieved April 12, 2013
  15. Butterflies RadioButterflies Radio Top 20 Songs for June 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2019
  16. Aretha Henry Wiki Amazon's Hot New Release .Retrieved May 18, 2013
  17. Starfleet Music Pool Charts.Retrieved July 5, 2014
  18. Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Indie Urban/Hip-hop/Latin Chart.Retrieved May 7, 2014
  19. Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Crossover Chart. Retrieved May 7, 2014
  20. Digital Trends Best New Music for May 2014- New Singles.Retrieved May 7, 2014
  21. ‘’Allmusic’’ ‘’Superhuman’’. Retrieved July 9, 2019
  22. Jackson Free Press" Aretha Henry, Superhuman
  23. Starfleet Music Pool Top 50 Crossover Chart. Retrieved November 16, 2014
  24. Mi2n Aretha Henry Is Starting A New Record Label.Retrieved June 18, 2015
  25. Aretha Henry Wiki Love Language Charts. Retrieved June 13, 2019
  26. Aretha Henry Wiki Aretha Henry EP.Retrieved June 13, 2019
  27. Aretha Henry Wiki Mrs. Jones By Aretha Henry.Retrieved June 13, 2019
  28. Beat Media R&B Singer-Songwriter Aretha Henry, Pours Heart and Soul into Fourth Studio Album. Retrieved June 13, 2019
  29. The Urban Music Scene Aretha Henry Releases New Album Mrs. Jones .Retrieved July 9, 2019
  30. Sleeping Bag Studios Aretha Henry - Mrs. Jones .Retrieved July 5, 2019
  31. Aretha Henry Wiki Aretha Henry Nominated for Female R&B Artist of the Year at the Mississippi Hiphop Culture Awards .Retrieved July 22, 2019
  32. Lex Luga on Instagram Congrats Aretha Henry #FemaleRnBartistoftheyear Nominee .Retrieved July 22, 2019
  33. ProNews Report Aretha Henry Nominated for Female R-B Artist of the Year .Retrieved July 22, 2019
  34. The Clarion Ledger Events: Mississippi Hip Hop Culture Awards . Retrieved July 25, 2019
  35. Songtradr Latest And Greatest July 22, 2019 .Retrieved July 22, 2019
  36. Hype News Aretha Henry graduates from USM.Retrieved July 06, 2020
  37. The Clarion Ledger Weddings: Aretha Henry & Kevin Jones .Retrieved July 06, 2020