Showbiz enthusiasts will remember Teyana Taylor as the woman who stole the show at the 2016 VMAs, the day when music star Kanye was releasing “Fade”. Her mind-blowing theatrics in the video created a buzz online, giving her music and modeling careers a major boost. At 28, the Harlem-born star has many songs under her belt. She has worked under world-leading music labels such as Universal Music Group and GOOD Music.
Before her fame hit the roof in 2016, she had released a couple of fairly known studio albums that included “The Cassette Tape 1994” and “VII”, the former coming out in 2015 and the latter a year earlier. Tenaya had also tried her hands on reality TV, featuring prominently in My Super Sweet 16- a popular show that airs on MTV.
Teyana Taylor Early Life, Ethnicity
Tenaya is an Afro-Trinidadian American. She was raised in a family of 3 together with her 2 step-brothers. She also has a step-sister. Being a New Yorker helped Taylor to kick-start her career in public entertainment aged only 9. She had the chance and the talent to audition for multiple stage performances, a notable one being a talent search that was organized by the Apollo Theater National All-Stars.
There isn’t a clear record of how she performed back in the day, but you can bet that those gigs prepared her for her now successful career in the entertainment industry.
Teyana Taylor Career In Music And Acting
Tenaya has made a name for herself as an astute songwriter, having written globally-acclaimed records for Chris Brown, Usher, and other popular superstars. Her music career can be traced back to 2007 when she released the mixtape “From a Planet Called Harlem.”. It featured “Google Me” among other singles. Her latest hits include “Freak On”, a 2016 single that was produced and video directed by DJ Mustard, and “keep that same energy,” that came out last year.
In October of 2010, she made her acting debut in a recurring role for the TV show, House of Glam on Oxygen. Within her 9-year spell as an actress, Taylor has brought many movie stories to life, including Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. Most of her acting career is definitely ahead.
Teyana Taylor Social Media Presence
Taylor is making huge waves in the social media world. As of September 2019, she had more than 9.3 followers on Instagram and almost 2 million Facebook fans. Her Instagram posts are nearing 4,000.
Teyana Taylor Married To Iman Shumpert
Teyana’s husband is Iman Shumpert, a renowned basketball player. The couple was first seen together in Public in November 2014 during the Beyond the Lights event that was organized by The New York Premiere of Relativity Media. A year later, Iman proposed to her during her baby shower, a colorful event that was shared on Taylor’s Instagram page.
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The happy couple is blessed with a 4-year old beautiful daughter, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr, who is following her mom’s footsteps pretty well. She has almost 460k followers on her Instagram, and the number is growing. The couple is also doing very well in business; the two are co-stars in the reality show “Teyana and Iman” on VH1
Teyana Taylor Net Worth
Teyana Taylor has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.