Brittany "BrittanE" Edwards
Born and raised in Chicago, Brittany (“BrittanE”) Edwards is an artist, producer, and songwriter. Growing up with many musical influences, she drew inspiration from her mother as well as other artists and songwriters. At the age of three, BrittanE began studying dance, modeling, and charm at FieldCrest School of the Performing Arts. Soon after, she began attending Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre where she honed her skills as a dancer and performer. Along the way she picked up a couple of instruments, beginning to play piano and drums at age seven.
Writing raps—which she kept from most people until she was in high school—became a part of her life early on. In her second year of college she began to produce and write music with the intent to lay low and behind the scenes, avoiding the politics and woes of the music industry. However, everything changed when her music mentor heard a song she had written and challenged her to overcome her fear of being jaded by the industry. He encouraged her to continue to be who she was and reach the people who were waiting to hear what she had to say. This conversation marked the beginning of her career as a full-time musician.
BrittanE set out to be a different voice with a different perspective in an art form where everything seemed to be and sound the same. Her goal as an artist is to influence and shape generations with music that makes people feel good for the right reasons. She refers to her music as “true soul music" due to the fact that her focus as an artist is not on herself or for personal gain, but for her supporters. In her own words, "I don't make music for money or because I want to be rich. And I don't do it for attention or fame. I see the world, and especially my generation, having a hard time getting a grasp on life and what it's really about. I want to see the world and future generations be better, so I make music that will set people free, comfort them through hard periods in their lives, but most importantly, encourage the development of a quality people."