Vivian Green

Vivian Green

Vivian Green (born 1980) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist.

Biography

Green was born in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and took an interest in singing, playing the piano, and songwriting at a very young age. At the age of thirteen, she became a member of a female quintet called Younique. Also, she's a graduate of Parkway Northwest High School.

In 1994 she wrote songs for many artists, including Britney Spears.

Green received her big break at the age of nineteen when she became a back Up singer for Jill Scott, who took her on an international tour. She signed to Columbia Records in November 2001.

Green released her first album A Love Story, featuring the hit "Emotional Rollercoaster", in November 2002 in the U.S. and February 2003 in the United Kingdom. Three years later she released her second album Vivian which featured the hit first single "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave (Tired)".

During her three-year hiatus she had a son, Jordan, with ex-husband Erik Tribbet, a drummer from nearby Camden, New Jersey. At a recent gig, Vivian announced that she is currently recording her third album.

In 2004 she appeared on the De-Lovely Soundtrack singing Love for Sale and had a cameo in the movie. She also appeared on NBC's American Dreams as Brenda Holloway, singing her version of Holloway's hit "Every Little Bit Hurts".

In 2005 she appeared on Cyndi Lauper's The Body Acoustics CD singing I'll Be Your River and Sisters Of Avalon.

In 2007 she appeared on Guru's album Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future on the track "Free and Fine".

Discography

Albums

Year Album U.S. U.S. R&B Certification
2002 A Love Story

  • 1st studio album
  • Released: November 2002
  • Formats: CD

51 18 RIAA:Gold
2005 Vivian

  • 2nd studio album
  • Released: March 2005
  • Formats: CD

18 5 RIAA:n/a
2008 Third Studio Album

  • 3rd studio album
  • Released:TBR
  • Formats: CD

TBR TBR RIAA: TBR

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S
U.S R&B
U.S Dance
2002 "Emotional Rollercoaster"
39
13
1
A Love Story
2003 "Fanatic"
52
7
"What Is Love?"
75
2005 "Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)"
24
1
Vivian
"I Like It (But I Don't Need It)"
1
2006 "Cursed"
102

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