Open main menu

Rhona Lynn Bennett (born May 10, 1976),[1] also known as Miss R&B, is an American singer, actress and model, best known for her recurring role as Nicole on The Jamie Foxx Show. She is currently a member of American contemporary R&B group En Vogue. Bennett started out doing voice overs and industrial films, before moving into professional theatre and television. Before joining the cast of The Jamie Foxx Show, Rhona was a cast member of the Disney Channel's variety show The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.

Rhona Bennett
RhonaBennett5.jpg
Bennett performing in concert, 2009.
Background information
Birth nameRhona Lynn Bennett
Also known asMiss R&B
Born (1976-05-10) May 10, 1976 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actress
  • record producer
  • model
Years active1991–present
Websiterhonabennett.com

Contents

CareerEdit

She started in music at 11 years old with 'ETA Creative Arts Theater', and sang 'Christmas Melody' in Goodman Theater.

In 1991, Bennett became a Mouseketeer on the '90s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club. She was also part of a spin-off dramedy titled "Emerald Cove" on the Disney Channel. After the show was cancelled in 1994, Bennett moved to California to continue her career as an actress, landing several shows, including Living Single and Martin. She also garnered a regular role in the mid-1990s in which she played Loquatia on the sitcom Homeboys in Outer Space.

In early 2000, Bennett had a recurring role on the WB sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show, in which she played Nicole, Jamie's co-worker and singing partner. Regarded now as a classic, she was in the famous 'jingle-off'.

Shortly after, Bennett signed with Epic/Sony Records, under producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins' imprint, Darkchild Records - this is where she earned the name 'First Lady of Darkchild'. Her debut album titled Rhona was released in June 2001. The first single (released in May 2001), "Satisfied", shipped gold to Japan. It also became a U.S. Hot Dance Club Play hit in 2001.[2]

Bennett landed a leading role in the stage play "Men Cry In The Dark" (2002).

In 2003, Bennett joined En Vogue for a five-year tenure until leaving the group in 2008 with the return of original member Dawn Robinson.

Bennett performed at the American Airlines Center on July 27, 2008, under the Miss R&B moniker. She sang solo for her upcoming album, The Anticipation of R&B (later cancelled in 2010), and helped to raise funds for a new charity for the homeless. Bennett met back with the members of En Vogue to perform at the American Music Festival on August 29, 2008. In June 2012, Bennett rejoined the group En Vogue, for their tour and new future projects.

She is active on social media (YouTube, Instagram) and holds online coaching sessions, and may possibly continue a solo career

DiscographyEdit

Albums
  • 2001: Rhona[3] (limited release)
  • 2010: The Anticipation of R&B (unreleased)

SinglesEdit

as lead artist
List of singles as a lead artist, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title[4] Year Chart positions Album
US
Dance


[5]
"Satisfied" 2001 4 Rhona
"The Meaning Of Love" Rhona
"Range" 2008 The Anticipation of R&B
"Letting You Go" 2008 The Anticipation of R&B
"Take Me There" 2010 The Anticipation of R&B

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rhona Bennett on IMDb
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-05. Retrieved 2005-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Mediawars.ne.jp Retrieved on 05-11-07
  3. ^ "Rhona – Rhona (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Rhona Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Chart Search (Rhona)". Billboard.com. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

External linksEdit