Briana began singing as a child. She went on to become a lead singer in a number of groups as well as nationally.
Briana released her debut album, “While I’m Here”, which garnered three GMA Dove Award nominations and one Stellar Award nomination. The project featured many great songs. In review of Briana's debut album, music critic Peggy Oliver asserted, "Briana has a fascinating voice capable of exceptional interpretation and a smart sense of arrangements."
Briana released her second musical offering, a Christmas album titled “O What A Night”. With this project, Briana took popular songs and soulfully merged gospel influences with multiple genres. The project included a stirring rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and “Who Would Imagine A King” (a beautiful song made popular by Whitney Houston). The project earned Briana a Stellar Award nomination for Special Event CD of the Year.
Briana has appeared on TBN and on TV One's Jeff Majors Show. Additionally, Briana has been the guest artist at many conferences and churches including those of highly revered leaders such as, Bishop Alexis Thomas of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Bishop Charles E. Blake of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Bishop Ernestine Reems of Center of Hope Community Church, and Pastor E.V. Hill, II of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Briana's musical journey afforded her the opportunity to share the platform with: Israel Houghton, Stevie Wonder, Sandi Patty, The Winans, Tramaine Hawkins, The Clark Sisters, Kim Burrell, and a host of others.
When asked about her objective as a singer and writer, she responded, "I want my music to inspire the heart, strengthen the spirit, and sooth the soul."
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
GMA DOVE AWARDS
Nomination - Inspirational Album of the Year
Nomination - Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year
Nomination - Urban Recorded Song of the Year
Nomination - New Artist of the Year
Nomination - Special Event CD of the Year
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