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Avant

Avant (born Myron Avant on April 26, 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a multi-platinum American R&B singer. A graduate of the Cleveland School of the Arts in 1995 where he majored in theater, he is best known for hits such as "Separated" (the remix to which features Kelly Rowland), "My First Love," which one version features Ketara Wyatt, and "Read Your Mind" (the remix to which features Snoop Dogg on the extended promo vinyl). He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has also had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.

He also did a remix of The Pussycat Dolls song "Stickwitu." He stated that he refused to cooperate with The Pussycat Dolls at first until they offered him a better contract and to perform it and sing his way for a better single. In the past five years, he had a son, Chase, who was born c. 2002. Avant has also appeared on the Oxygen Network reality TV show Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency when he asked Janice to have models dance with him during the release party of the album Director.

Avant has recently left Geffen Records and signed with Capitol Records. According to his MySpace page, his new album is slated for a Fall 2008 release.

Discography

Albums

  • 2000: My Thoughts [Certification: Platinum] #45 US
  • 2002: Ecstasy [Certification: Platinum] #6 US
  • 2003: Private Room [Certification: Gold] #18 US
  • 2006: Director [Certification: Gold] #4 US
  • 2008: Avant Dec 2, 2008 confirmed by myspace.com/avant

Singles

Year Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop
2000 "Separated" #23 #1 My Thoughts
"My First Love" (featuring Keke Wyatt) #26 #4
2002 "Makin' Good Love" #27 #7 Ecstasy
"Don't Say No, Just Say Yes" #96 #51
2003 "Read Your Mind" (featuring Snoop Dogg) #13 #5 Private Room
2004 "Don't Take Your Love Away" #37 #13
"Can't Wait" - #55 Shark Tale Soundtrack
2006 "You Know What" (featuring Lil Wayne) - #58 Director
"4 Minutes" #57 #9
"Lie About Us" - #101
2008 "When It Hurts" # 47 Avant

Featured Singles

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