Vocalist and pianist who earned a 2008 Best Contemporary R&B Album Grammy Award nomination for her debut album First Love. Her third EP, Parallel World, was released in 2016.
She started studying piano at age three while also studying Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Turkish, and French.
She signed with Def Jam Records in 2006 after being heavily courted by numerous major record labels.
She was born in New York City and raised alongside two brothers in a Dominican-Armenian household where her parents taught her how to sing in English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Turkish and French.
She was discovered by Quincy Jones when she was twelve years old.