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Elizabeth T. Wyce "Yummy" Bingham (born January 7, 1986) is an American singer and songwriter.

Yummy Bingham
Yummy Bingham @ The BMI Awards.jpg
Bingham at the 2006 BMI Awards
Background information
Birth nameElizabeth T. Wyce Bingham
Born (1986-01-07) January 7, 1986 (age 33)
OriginSouth Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2001–present
Labels
Associated acts

Contents

BiographyEdit

Bingham was born on January 7, 1986 to R&B producer Dinky Bingham and Patricia Wyce. She was put into her grandparents care in South Jamaica, Queens, New York.[1] She is the god-daughter of Chaka Khan[2] and Aaron Hall.[3]

CareerEdit

In 2000, at age 14, Bingham was recruited by producer KayGee to form the group Tha' Rayne, signed to Arista.[4] The group recorded an album,[5] appeared on a bunch of labelmates tracks[6] including Jaheim's Fabulous that hit #1 on the US Billboard Adult R&B chart for three weeks from February 1, 2003 to February 22, 2003.[7] The group released the single "Didn't You Know",[8] peaking at #76 in September 2003 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[9] Their debut album, "Reign Supreme"[4] never came out and the group disbanded in 2005.[4]

While being a member of Tha' Rayne, Bingham was also getting a name for herself as the appointed vocalist of veteran hip-hop group De La Soul,[10] being featured on various of their songs and singles, and accompanying them on tour between 2000 and 2004.[11][12][13][14] From 2003, Bingham started to collaborate to various artists, getting writing and/or vocals credits on songs from Talib Kweli,[3] Patti LaBelle,[15] Lupe Fiasco,[16] Black Sheep,[17] P. Diddy,[18] Christina Aguilera[19] Mary J. Blige,[19] Sunshine Anderson,[20] Busta Rhymes,[21] Nas,[22] Keyshia Cole,[22] Amerie,[19] Mýa[23] or Monica.[24]

At age 18, Bingham became the youngest female CEO of a major-affiliated label [25] and the youngest female record executive.[4] She formed the label "Muzic Park" with Grammy award-winning beatmaker Rockwilder[3] and was the label's first artist through a record deal with Motown in the United States[26] and Island Records in the United Kingdom,.[27] She released the singles "Come Get It",[4] "Is It Good To You" and "One More Chance"[28] and released her debut album "The First Seed" in the UK in October 2006.[27]

She continued writing and recording for other artists and gave birth to her daughter Aviela in September 2007.[4] She took some time out of the record industry to do Gospel/Inspirational music[29] but eventually returned to secular R&B in 2010 with a new song called "Circles" that was featured in the movie "King of Paper Chasin".[30] She also announced acting projects.[4]

In 2013, she teamed up with alternative R&B producer[31] Nyce Hitz to record new material. From October 29 to December 31, 2013, Bingham offered a music series untitled "Taste Tuesdays" consisting of the release through the online music magazine Singersroom,[32] of 10 unreleased songs,[33] most of them being exclusive songs not appearing on her 10-tracks mixtape "No Artificial Flavorz" that she released subsequently, on January 7, 2014,[34] promoted by singles "Cuffin" and "Can We Stay" (featuring Kardinal Offishall).[31] The same year Bingham was featured on Cam'ron's single "So Bad" with Nicki Minaj.

In April 2015, Bingham released the single "Hard to Love".[35][36]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Chart positions
US UK
2006 The First Seed
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2014 No Artificial Flavorz
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Singles as a solo performerEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions[a] Album
US US
R&B
UK UK R&B
2015 "Hard To Love"
  • Digital Download (US) : April 20, 2015
- - - - Non-album single
2014 "Can We Stay" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)
  • Digital Download (US) : January 7, 2014
- - - - No Artificial Flavorz
2013 "Cuffin"
  • Digital Download (US) : June 2013
- - - -
2006 "One More Chance"
  • Radio Impact (US) : April 24, 2006
  • Digital Download (US) : May 2, 2006
  • 12" Single (US) : May 23, 2006
- - - - The First Seed
"Is It Good To You"
  • 12" Single (US) : December 20, 2005
  • Digital Download (US) : January 3, 2006
  • Radio Impact (US) : March 7, 2006
- - - -
2005 US, 2006 UK "Come Get It" (featuring Jadakiss)
  • Digital Download (US): May 10, 2005
  • Radio Impact (US): August 2, 2005
  • Digital Download (UK) : June 12, 2006
  • 12" Single (UK) : October 2, 2006
  • CD Single (UK) : October 2, 2006
- - 82 38

Singles as featured performerEdit

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B UK UK R&B
2017 "Heads Up Eyes Open" (Talib Kweli featuring Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham)
  • Digital Download (US): September 29, 2017
Radio Silence
2016 "I'm Done" (B. Slade featuring Yummy Bingham) TBA
2014 "So Bad" (Cam'ron featuring Nicki Minaj and Yummy)
  • Digital Download (US) : July 15, 2014
85 1st of the Month Vol. 2
"Melody" (Gene Noble featuring Yummy Bingham)
  • Digital Download (US) : July 2, 2014
Gun Hill soundtrack
2011 "All My Love" (Tiron & Ayomari featuring Yummy Bingham)
  • Digital Download (US): September 23, 2011
Sucker For Pumps
2003 "Much More" (De La Soul featuring DJ Premier and Yummy)
  • 12" Single (UK) : August 4, 2003
85 The Grind Date
2001 US, 2002 UK "Baby Phat" (De La Soul featuring Devin The Dude and Yummy)
  • Radio Impact (US) : November 2001
  • 12" Single (US) : November 6, 2001
  • CD Single (UK) : February 18, 2002
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Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Year Song Artists Movie
2010 "Melody" Gene Noble feat. Yummy Bingham Gun Hill
2010 "Circles" Yummy Bingham King of Paper Chasin
2010 "Major Grind" Cheese feat. Yummy Bingham King of Paper Chasin
2005 "I'm Caught Up" Yummy Bingham Beauty Shop
2001 "Turn It Out" De La Soul feat. Yummy Bingham Osmosis Jones

Other appearancesEdit

Year Song Artists Credits
2018 "Greaner Grass/Cleaner Water" Tiron & Ayomari Co-writer, Featured artist
"Black Business" Princess Good Good Co-writer, Vocalist
2017 "All of Us" Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica Co-writer, Featured artist
"Heads Up Eyes Open" Talib Kweli, Rick Ross Co-writer, Featured artist
"It's Me and You" Mall G Co-writer, Featured artist
2016 "Sincerly Yours" Swerv-O Featured artist
"Make Me Feel" RK Featured artist
2015 "Watch How You Move" Busta Rhymes, Raekwon Featured artist
"Deeper Love" Jayo Cote Co-writer, Featured artist
"Unnecessary Pain" Joe Budden, Felicia Temple Featured artist
"Happy Tears" John Brackett Featured artist
2014 "Chosen" Scoe Featured artist
"Too Much" Zendaya Co-writer
"In a Perfect World" Ginette Claudette Co-writer, Background vocalist
2013 "Live To Love You (Remix)" J Hoard Featured artist
"Get Right" EvitaN, Casual Featured artist
2012 "Reach High" Kardinal Offishall, Nottz Featured artist
"Wonder Love" Wonder Girls Co-writer
"You Are My Reason" Miho Fukuhara, AI Co-writer
"Just Anybody" Big Brother Biz Featured vocalist
"Get Out" Nilo G Featured vocalist
"Deja" Nilo G Featured vocalist
"So Bad" Cam'ron, Nicki Minaj Featured vocalist
2011 "All My Love" Tiron & Ayomari Featured vocalist
"M.F.G." Tiron & Ayomari Background vocalist
"F*** You" Slim da Mobster Featured vocalist
"The One" Gene Noble Featured vocalist
"Melody" Gene Noble Featured vocalist
"Scream" Jaila Simms Featured vocalist
"I'm Done" B.Slade Featured vocalist
"Don't Wanna Be" A-Plus Featured vocalist
"Thought You Had Me" Monica Co-writer, Background vocalist
"When I Look At You" Q.U.E. Featured vocalist
"More Than I Can Say" Nas, Keyshia Cole Co-writer
"Always Love Thy Family" Busta Rhymes Featured vocalist
2010 "Go Harder" Yes Lord Featured vocalist
"Foot On The Pedal" T.F. Mafia & MontBangers Featured vocalist
"The Parking Lot" Tonex Background vocalist
"Everything Alright Everything OK" Chipz Da General Featured vocalist
2009 "Loving Out The Box" Judacamp Featured vocalist
"DreamMaker" Paula Campbell Co-writer
2008 "Numba 1 (Tide Is High) Remix" Kardinal Offishall Featured vocalist
"Ego Trippin" Mýa Co-writer
"High Off You" Billy Guy Featured vocalist
2007 "Feels Good" The Game Featured vocalist
"Gangsta Paradise" Ja Rule Featured vocalist
"We Got The Street" Flipmode Squad Featured vocalist
"Trust" Sunshine Anderson Co-writer, Background vocalist
2006 "The Bomb" Ray Cash Featured vocalist
"Tell Me" P. Diddy, Christina Aguilera Co-writer, Background vocalist
"Making It Hard" P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige Co-writer
"Be About Yours" Keshia Chanté Co-writer, Background vocalist
"Breathe" Shayla G Featured vocalist
"Wonder" Black Sheep Featured vocalist
"Hold Me Down" Merlino Featured vocalist
2005 "Out On Bail" (Supa Dave West Mix) Tupac Shakur Featured vocalist
"Pardon Me" Salt Featured vocalist
"Man Up" Amerie Co-writer
"Magic" Crystal Kay Co-writer, Background vocals
2004 "Appreciate" Spazzout Featured vocalist
"Much More" Lupe Fiasco Featured vocalist
"Welcome Back Chilly" Lupe Fiasco Featured vocalist
"Much More" De La Soul Featured vocalist
"No" De La Soul, Butta Verses Featured vocalist
"Black Girl Pain" Talib Kweli Background vocalist
"Back It Up" Shawn Kane Featured vocalist
"My Baby" Philly's Most Wanted, Ryan Toby Background vocalist
"Dolo" Tarralyn Ramsey Co-writer, Background vocalist
"Unpredictable" Patti LaBelle Background vocalist
"Mama Can You Hear Me" Billy Guy Background vocalist
2003 "Ghetto Love Song" Jaron, Tha' Rayne Featured vocalist
"Doin My Thang" Jae Millz, Juelz Santana Featured vocalist
2002 "Juicy" Next, Tha' Rayne Featured vocalist
"Fabulous" Jaheim, Tha' Rayne Featured vocalist
"Something Wikid" Midwikid Background vocalist
"She's a Queen" Queen Latifah, Tha' Rayne Featured vocalist
"Ain't A Thang Wrong" Boyz II Men, Rob Jackson Background vocalist
2001 "Baby Phat" De La Soul, Devin The Dude Featured vocalist
"Special" De La Soul Featured vocalist
"Finers Keepers" Jaheim, Lil' Mo Background vocalist
"Remarkable" Jaheim, Terry Dexter Background vocalist

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home - The UK's biggest and best youth lifestyle title: fashion, game…". archive.is. February 1, 2013. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Deyior (July 10, 2013). "Yummy Bingham Talks Living, Learning, and Starting Over... Second Chance".
  3. ^ a b c Group, Vibe Media (September 1, 2005). "Vibe". Vibe Media Group – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Interview: Yummy Bingham Talks Former Group Tha Rayne, Writing Hits for Others, Acting and New Music - YouKnowIGotSoul.com". August 8, 2011.
  5. ^ "Tha' Rayne - Reign Supreme (Album Sampler)". Discogs.
  6. ^ "Tha Rayne - Credits". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Jaheim - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  8. ^ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BK9LJO
  9. ^ "Tha Rayne - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com.
  10. ^ "Yummy Bingham Interview". I Love Sunsplash. November 7, 2014.
  11. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Osmosis-Jones-Randy-Edelman/dp/B00005N82K
  12. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Art-Official-Intelligence-De-Soul/dp/B00005RGMQ
  13. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Timeless-Singles-Collection-SOUL/dp/B0000996FD
  14. ^ https://www.amazon.com/The-Grind-Date-Explicit-Soul/dp/B00NAOYBPI
  15. ^ "Timeless Journey - Patti LaBelle - Credits". AllMusic.
  16. ^ "Follow the Leader". December 12, 2008 – via Amazon.
  17. ^ "Black Sheep - 8WM/Novakane (Album)". 2KMUSIC.COM.
  18. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/title.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&keyID=8472586&ShowNbr=0&ShowSeqNbr=0&querytype=WorkID[permanent dead link]
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  21. ^ Meka. "Busta Rhymes – Always Love Thy Family f. Yummy Bingham". 2DOPEBOYZ.
  22. ^ a b http://hypetrak.com/2011/07/nas-featuring-keyshia-cole-more-than-i-can-say/
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  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved April 19, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 20, 2006. Retrieved October 29, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Tha Biz Interview
  26. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Come-Get-It-Yummy-Bingham/dp/B000W26884
  27. ^ a b "The First Seed". October 9, 2006 – via Amazon.
  28. ^ "Yummy Bingham / One More Chance" – via Amazon.
  29. ^ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BN2NFI?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
  30. ^ "King of Paper Chasin'" – via www.imdb.com.
  31. ^ a b "Interview With Yummy Bingham on 95.5 WBRU - Talks Mixtape, New Single & More!". March 23, 2014.
  32. ^ Deyior (October 29, 2013). "Taste Tuesday: Yummy Bingham - Is This Real".
  33. ^ Deyior (December 31, 2013). "Taste Tuesday: Yummy Bingham - No Time To Waste [EXCLUSIVE]".
  34. ^ http://sorry4theblog.com/yummy-bingham-noa
  35. ^ twitter.com/yummyb4u
  36. ^ Radio Seen. "Yummy Bingham on Happy Hour RadioSEEN" – via YouTube.

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