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  • Real name : Lauren Keyana Palmer
  • Date of birth : 26/08/1993

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  • Keke P.
  • Palmer Keke

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Keke Palmer (1993)

Lauren Keyana Palmer

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Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress and singer who rose to fame for her performance in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee. She also starred as the title character in the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP. Palmer earned $20,000 per episode of True Jackson VP, which made her the fourth highest paid child star on television.

  Biography  

 life and career
Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois. Her father, Larry, works for a polyurethane company, and her mother, Sharon, is a high school teacher who works with children with mental disabilities.

In 2002, Palmer auditioned for a stage production of The Lion King at the age of nine. Although she did not win the role, her family moved to Los Angeles in 2004 so Palmer could pursue a screen career.

Palmer then pursued a career in singing. In 2003, she participated in American Juniors, the American Idol spin-off series, but her audition scenes were edited out and the show was canceled that year. In 2005, Palmer signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. Her debut single, "All My Girlz", is featured in the Akeelah and the Bee soundtrack. On November 18, 2006, she performed at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California for VH1's Save the Music Battle of the High School Marching Bands competition, marking her first ever stadium performance in front of thousands of people. In addition, as part of her contract with Disney, Palmer sang the songs "It's My Turn Now" and "Jumpin'" featured in the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In!, in which she stars as Mary, the love interest to Corbin Bleu's character. In 2006, Palmer was featured in the music video for the Ludacris and Mary J. Blige song "Runaway Love, in which she starred as a pregnant 11-year-old girl. That same year, she recorded a song entitled "Tonight" which was featured as the first song in the end credits of Night at the Museum.

Her debut album So Uncool was released on September 18, 2007, on Atlantic Records, with the single "Keep It Movin'" preceding the album release. The album failed commercially and Palmer parted ways with Atlantic the next year. from 2008, Palmer began her starring role as the title character in Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP. Palmer also wrote and performed the theme song for the series.

In 2010, Palmer was signed by the Chairman of Interscope Records Jimmy Iovine and began working on an album. Between her MySpace and SayNow accounts she has released several snippets of songs that were recorded for possible inclusion on her sophmore album. In a 2011 interview, Palmer stated the album is complete and is in the process of finalization. The self titled album will be a mixture of R&B/Hip-Hop with pop undertones. Producers and writers for the album include, Oak, Lil Eddie, Lucas Secon, and others. Palmer stated that the album itself will be released in early 2012.

In 2011 Palmer released a statement on her official website saying that she will be going on a US tour to promote her new music. She asked fans to vote for the states they wanted her to visit first. OnSeptember the winning states were announced. They were Texas, Florida, Minnesota, Georgia, Mississippi, Washington D.C., New York, and North Carolina. The tour is expected to start in 2012.

She will be starring in a film alongside Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah called Joyful Noise to be released in January 2012. She will produce and star in Rags, a Nickelodeon musical film, as well as voice characters in Ice Age: Continental Drift and Winx Club. Palmer has also recently been cast in the upcoming comedy Virgin Mary, opposite Abigail Breslin and Carter Jenkins.

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Name Duration Released
Footwurkin 03:04 18/09/2007
How Will I Know 03:44 18/09/2007
Friend Me Up 03:17 18/09/2007
First Crush 03:52 18/09/2007
Hood Anthem 03:38 18/09/2007
Music Box 03:29 18/09/2007
Wake Up Call 03:12 18/09/2007
The Game Song 03:16 18/09/2007
Skin Deep 03:40 18/09/2007
Keep It Movin 04:00 18/09/2007
Bottoms Up 03:41 18/09/2007
Rainbow 03:59 18/09/2007

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