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Myron Lavell Avant (born April 26, 1978), better known as Avant, is a multi platinum awarded American R&B singer and songwriter.

Birth nameMyron Lavell Avant
Born (1978-04-26) April 26, 1978 (age 41)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Years active1999–Present
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Avant is best known for hits such as "Separated" (the remix featuring Kelly Rowland); "My First Love", one version of which features KeKe Wyatt; and "Read Your Mind" (remix featuring Snoop Dogg on the extended promo vinyl and released September 30, 2003). He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.

His self-titled fifth album, Avant, was released on December 9, 2008. Avant is now signed to Verve Forecast and released his sixth studio album The Letter (formerly titled Wake Up) on December 21, 2010,[1] featuring production from the likes of The Pentagon; Mike City; Marshall Leathers; and Kajun.[2] Avant cites R. Kelly as his biggest influence and inspiration. His eighth album The VIII was released on September 25, 2015.[3]

In 2019, Avant returned with the new single "Not Gone Lose" and signed a new label deal to release his upcoming album.[4]


Studio albums


  1. ^ "Avant MySpace announcement". Retrieved December 18, 2010.
  2. ^ Pete Lewis. "Avant: Getting down to the letter".
  3. ^ "The VIII". iTunes.
  4. ^ New Music: Avant – Not Gone Lose

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