Latrelle (born Andrea Latrelle Simmons on April 15, 1981 in Newark, New Jersey) is a female R&B singer. She is the daughter of R&B singer Aleese Simmons who had a top 10 R&B hit in 1989.
Latrelle began singing when she was a child in church. When she was 16 years old, her mother began teaching her vocal, songwriting and production techniques. In 1998, she performed at a showcase that was orchestrated by her mother.
A year later, Tracey & Babyface Edmonds signed Latrelle and Aleese to a publishing deal at Edmonds Music Publishing. During her teen years, Latrelle wrote songs for artists such as Destiny’s Child, Monica and Next.
After meeting music producer L.A. Reid, Latrelle was signed a record deal to Arista Records.
In 2001, she released her debut single “Dirty Girl” which received heavy airplay in clubs & appeared on several mixtapes, but didn’t appear to make any music charts at all.
Her follow-up single “House Party” was released, but didn’t appear to many any impact on the charts at all.
Latrelle’s debut album “Dirty Girl, Wrong Girl, Bad Girl” was supposed to be released in 2001, but according to an interview with Latrelle, due to the events of September 11th, it appears as if the album was shelved, but promotional copies appear to be available.
Later on, Latrelle left Arista Records and went on to tour with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Diddy, Blu Cantrell & Snoop Dogg. She has also worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Philly’s Most Wanted, Shaggy, R. Kelly and Mary Mary.
These days, Latrelle goes under the stage name “MzMunchie” and in 2011, she had a minor chart appearance with the song “We Got Music.” She continues to perform and tour.
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