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Electrik Red
Origin Los Angeles
Genres R&B, hip hop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Radio Killa/Def Jam Recordings
Associated acts The-Dream
Website Electrik Red official website
Members
Kyndra "Binkie" Reevey
Lesley Lewis
Naomi Allen
Sarah Rosete

Electrik Red is an R&B girl group comprising Kyndra "Binkie" Reevey, Lesley Lewis, Naomi Allen and Sarah Rosete. The members began their individual careers as back-up dancers in New York City and Toronto. The group formed in 2005 and signed with Def Jam Recordings in 2008. Their music is mainly written and produced by songwriter The-Dream and his production partner Tricky Stewart.

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Electrik Red comprises two sets of childhood friends, Reevey and Lewis from New York City and Allen and Rosete from Toronto. While working as back-up dancers for Usher in his 2004 Confessions tour,[1] Reevey and Lewis asked Rosete if she wanted to be a part of their girl group. Rosete agreed to join, but requested that they meet with her best friend, Allen, who they "fell in love with" .[2] The group moved to Los Angeles, where they began working with different producers, including Shannon "Slam" Lawrence and Rodney Jerkins.[2] The group officially formed Electrik Red in 2005.[3]

To pay the rent, the group continued to work as professional dancers, individually appearing in videos for Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson,[1] Akon, Ludacris, Chris Brown and in the film Dreamgirls. After individually performing as dancers and models, they appeared together in Ciara's video for "Like a Boy".[2] In late 2007, Allen and Rosete were cast in the video for The-Dream's single "Shawty Is a 10".[2] Shakir Stewart, the then-Executive Vice President of Def Jam, organized an audition for the group with label chairman L. A. Reid, and the group was signed to Def Jam Recordings on February 23, 2008.[1][4] Steward then organized a meeting for the group with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who cosigned Electrik Red to their Def Jam-based label, Radio Killa.[2] From then, the pair began producing their music and executive produced their debut album, entitled How to Be a Lady: Volume 1, which was released on May 26, 2009. The group explained they named the album as a "play on the stereotype of what a lady is supposed to be, how she is supposed to act and what she is supposed to say. We're bringing a new age woman to the world." The group wanted to show that it was "okay to be different".[4]

How to Be a Lady: Volume 1 has spawned three singles, "Drink in My Cup", "So Good" and "So Good" (Remix). Music videos were filmed for the single; "Drink in My Cup" and another video was filmed for the song "Friend Lover". Both videos were directed by Marc Klasfeld.[5][6] The group shot a video for the remix of their single "So Good" with rapper Lil Wayne.[7]

The girls are currently in the studio working on new material with the likes of Joi Starr and others, and already have recorded tracks such as "Touch Me". The ladies have recently released a 2 minute sample of the track "Im That Chick" to give audiences a taste of what they have in store for the upcoming album.

Discography

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Albums

  • How to Be a Lady: Volume 1 (2009)
  • TBA (2010)

Singles

  • "Drink in My Cup"
  • "So Good"/(Remix featuring Lil' Wayne)

Videos

  • "Electric City"/"Top Rankin'" (2006)
  • "Drink In My Cup" (2008)
  • "Friend Lover" (2009)
  • "So Good" (Original) (2009)
  • "So Good" (Remix) (featuring Lil Wayne) (2009)

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