Artist Details

Teedra Moses

No contemporary R&B singer and songwriter who debuted during the 2000s combined vulnerability and toughness with as much finesse as Teedra Moses. Born and raised in New Orleans, Moses relocated to California with her mother after her parents' divorce. Exposed to gospel early -- her mother was once active on the Southern church revival circuit -- Moses brought a little bit of that fervor to her own vocal style when she began writing and singing professionally, which followed a stint as a wardrobe stylist. Moses released her debut single for TVT, "Be Your Girl," in 2003, but she reached the mainstream the following year, when Christina Milian's "Dip It Low" -- a song she co-wrote -- became a Top Five pop single in the U.S. Through additional studio time beside Poli Paul, a producer who worked on that hit and on "Be Your Girl," Moses followed with the harder "You'll Never Find (A Better Woman)," featuring Jadakiss. She continued to mix a light gospel touch with mature and soul-rooted contemporary R&B on her debut album, Complex Simplicity, which was issued in July 2004 on TVT. The exceptional release received neither the push nor the attention it deserved.

More Teedra Moses

Discography