Dionne Farris
Born in: Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
United States United States
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Dionne Farris

Dionne Yvette Farris (born December 4, 1968) is an American female, singer,songwriter, producer and actor known for her vocal contribution to the hip hop group Arrested Development breakthrough song “Tennessee”. She sang a total of three songs on their debut album in 1992.

In 1995, she had a solo hit single called "I Know", which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996, and in 1997, she had another called "Hopeless" (written by Van Hunt) from the Love Jones soundtrack. This was after her demo made its way to Sony Music, and her debut album, Wild Seed, Wild Flower, was released in the summer of 1994, spawning "I Know." Wild Seed - Wild Flower reached #57 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In the UK Singles Chart, "I Know" peaked (after a re-release) at #41 in May 1995, and "Hopeless" peaked at #42 in June 1997.

Dionne was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States the only child of Richard and Larraine Farris. Richard Harris played several instruments and was a member of a local New Jersey choir, while Larraine Wall-Farris had aspirations of being a singer. Although her father was the musician, it was Dionne's mother that introduced her to the musical acts that shaped and influenced her future.

On April 8, 1995, she was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, season 20 episode 17, where Damon Wayans was the guest host. She also sang the closing song "For Once In My Life" in the 1996 film, The Truth About Cats & Dogs.

On May 13, 1996, Dionne gave birth to a daughter named Tate.

Farris has released an album entitled Signs of Life on her own record label, Free & Clear. Her 2007 release For Truth If Not Love was issued on iTunes. It featured the track, "Stuck in the Middle".

Available songs by Dionne Farris:

1 Music Track


Latest albums featuring Dionne Farris:

Wild Seed - Wild Flower
Wild Seed - Wild Flower
(1994)

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