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Dionne Farris
Origin Bordentown, New Jersey, USA
Genres R&B, soul, alternative hip hop
Years active 1992–present
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Arrested Development

Dionne Farris (born 1968, Plainfield, New Jersey, United States[1]) is an American female R&B/soul musician who sang on three songs with the hip hop group Arrested Development.[2] In 1995, she had a solo hit single called "I Know", which hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996, and in 1997, she had another called "Hopeless" (written by Van Hunt) from the Love Jones soundtrack. This was after her demo made its way to Sony Music, and her debut album, Wild Seed, Wild Flower, was released in the summer of 1994, spawning "I Know."[3] Wild Seed - Wild Flower reached #57 on the Billboard 200 chart.[3]

In the UK Singles Chart, "I Know" peaked (after a re-release) at #41 in May 1995, and "Hopeless" peaked at #42 in June 1997.[4 ]

On April 8, 1995, she was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, season 20 episode 17, where Damon Wayans was the guest host. She also sang the closing song "For Once In My Life" in the 1996 film, The Truth About Cats & Dogs.

On May 13, 1996, Dionne gave birth to a daughter, named Tate Sequoya Farris.

Farris has released a album entitled Signs of Life on her own record label, Free & Clear. Her 2007 release For Truth If Not Love was issued on iTunes. It featured the track, "Stuck in the Middle".






  • "I Know" (1995), Sony
  • "Don't Ever Touch Me Again" (1995), Sony
  • "Hopeless" (1997)


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  2. ^ "Speech Interview". Songfacts. Retrieved April 3 2008.  
  3. ^ a b "Biography by Steve Huey". Retrieved 4 January 2009.  
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 195. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  

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