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Background information
Birth nameGrenique Roshawn Harper
Born (1975-11-13) November 13, 1975 (age 44)
Landover, Maryland, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1998–present
  • Motown
Associated acts

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Grenique Roshawn Harper (born November 13, 1975), simply known as Grenique is an American R&B soul singer.

Early life[edit]

Her mother was a poet and her dad was a singer.[1] Her parents gave her the name "Grenique" because her dad name was Greg and her mom think she will be unique.[1] She grew up listening to Chaka Khan, Cameo, Average White Band, Minnie Riperton, Phyllis Hyman, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.[2]


In 1998 her song "Disco" which is on her debut album appeared on the Rush Hour movie soundtrack.[1] Two weeks before her 22nd birthday Kedar Massenberg the president of Motown alongside Chico DeBarge signed her to Motown.[1] She released her debut album entitled "Black Butterfly" the lead single was Should I, The album failed to sell well, only making it at 49 on the Billboard Top R&B Hip-Hop Chart and 17 on the Heatseekers album chart as well. She gave background vocals on Alyson Williams album "It's About Time" and later on in 2008 Grenique co-written The Game song "Game's Pain".[3][4]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US R&B Heatseekers Albums
Black Butterfly 49[5] 17[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Billboard Magazine". books.google.com. May 8, 1999. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  2. "Ebony Magazine". books.google.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  3. "Grenique Harper Allmusic Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  4. "Game's Pain Allmusic Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  5. "Bilboard Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  6. "Bilboard Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2018-02-02.

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