Kelly Price’s musical roots were planted in church, where she began singing in the children’s choir at age 2. Her double-Platinum debut album, Soul of a Woman
, featuring the record-breaking single “Friend of Mine,” made history as the first to garner the #1 spot on the singles chart without an accompanying video, a rare feat during the era when music videos were the driving force of popular culture. Price returned to center stage three years later with the Platinum-plus seller “Mirror, Mirror,” led by her remake of the R&B classic “As We Lay,” and followed up with the Gold-selling holiday collection One Family: A Christmas Album
. Three years after releasing Priceless
, she returned to her roots to release the live gospel album This Is Whom I Am
. The album included the uplifting single “Healing,” which reached the top of the gospel charts and was also recognized at the 2007 ASCAP Awards as one of the top five songs played across both R&B and gospel genres during 2006. She has collaborated with artists including Mariah Carey, George Michael, Elton John, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Faith Evans, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston and James Brown. Additionally, Price has modeled for Lane Bryant and Ashley Stewart and taken her talents to the screen and stage with roles in the films Soul Food
and Bringing Down the House
and the plays Why Did I Get Married?
and The Bible Experience
. Her latest album, Kelly
was released in 2011. In addition to focusing on conquering the music business, Price also is dedicated to her marriage to Jeffrey Rolle, who is also her manager, and their three children.