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For the Japanese singer of the same mononym, see Olivia Lufkin.
Olivia

Olivia in Bangkok, Thailand, February 2006.
Background information
Birth name Olivia Theresa Longott
Born February 15, 1981 (1981-02-15) (age 29) Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Origin New York, New York
Genres R&B, hip hop, dance
Occupations Singer, musician, model
Years active 2000-present
Labels J (2000-2002)
Interscope/G-Unit (2004-2007) Universal (2009-recent)
Associated acts 50 Cent, G-Unit
Website www.oliviaonline.net

Olivia Theresa Longott (born February 15, 1981), professionally known as Olivia, is an American R&B singer.

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Early life

Longott's mother is Jamaican/Native American and her father is Cuban.[1][2]

Career

J Records (2000-2002)

In 2000, she became the first artist signed to Clive Davis J Records. Her self-titled debut album Olivia was released in 2001 and featured the singles "Bizounce" which made #15 on the charts[3], and "Are U Capable". The album debuted at number fifty-five and was RIAA certified Gold in November 2002. At the time of the album's certification, Olivia had already been released from J Records, signing to Interscope Records.

G-Unit Records (2004-2007)

In 2004, Olivia re-emerged as the first woman signed to G-Unit Records. She contributed vocals to the trio's debut album Beg for Mercy and to 50 Cent's The Massacre, including the album's number-one single "Candy Shop".

Her first solo single released via G-Unit Records was "Twist It", featuring fellow G-Unit member Lloyd Banks, followed up by "So Sexy" in summer 2005. Both songs failed to debut on the charts due to little promotion. Olivia briefly attended Hofstra University in New York and planned her second album, Behind Closed Doors, which was originally slated for a 2005 release on Interscope and G-Unit Records. Around the same time, Olivia contributed vocals to Shaggy's single "Wild 2Nite" which debuted at number 61 on the UK charts.

Olivia released her single, "Best Friend", featuring 50 Cent in 2006.

Universal Records (2009-present)

In 2007, it was announced Olivia and G-Unit Records had parted ways therefore her second studio album Behind Closed Doors, was shelved. However, the album has since been released as a mixtape available for download on several websites. Since then Olivia has hired an acting coach and been auditioning for both television and film. She will make her acting debut in the film Conspiracy X directed by Shawn Barker.

In 2009, Olivia did a feature for Congolese singer Fally Ipupa on his song "Chaise Electrique". In 2009 at a public event she announced she has signed a recording contract with Universal Records, which will release her official second studio album titled Alone With You.

Discography

  • 2001: Olivia
  • 2005: Behind Closed Doors (shelved)
  • 2010: Alone With You

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