Algebra Blessett
City Winery
February 2, 2019

Venue

City Winery
1350 OKIE ST NE, Washington, DC, 20002, US

Date

Saturday, February 2, 2019
7:00 PM


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Algebra Blessett Biography

Algebra Blessett (born Algebra Felicia Blessett on April 9, 1976) is an American contemporary R&B singer.

Biography
Early life
Blessett's mother was a gospel singer and bass player, and she grew up to the sounds of soul music, gospel and R&B. Like many R&B singers, she sang in a gospel choir when she was in school. As an original detail, however, she has added in interviews that this was not so much out of passion, but rather because she was not good at sports, and wanted to stay after school with her friends.
Music career
Blessett started doing background vocals, among others for R&B artists Monica and Bilal. This earned her a contract with Rowdy Records in Atlanta. She has toured with Anthony Hamilton, and collaborated with India.Arie. At a later age she learned to play the guitar, and started to do her own gigs in the Atlanta club scene. She writes her own songs.
Blessett released her first single "U Do It For Me" on the Kedar Entertainment label in 2006. She released her first album titled Purpose in 2008.
In 2014, her sophomore effort Recovery was released.
Charts
Blessett's debut album Purpose was on the US Billboard R&B chart for 14 weeks, and reached #56. It also landed #37 on Heatseekers Albums.
The sophomore, Recovery made her first debut on Billboard 200 charting #149. It also entered #2 on Heatseekers Albums and #23 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.