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Name: Heather Headley  
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Date of Birth: 5th October 1974
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Profession: Singer
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Heather Headley on the cover of her 2002 debut album This Is Who I Am

Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer from Trinidad. She began playing the music of her native country at a young age, including calypso, reggae and soca. She moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in the United States at age 15 when her father was offered a job there at pastor of a church.

After graduating from Northrop High School, she attended Northwestern University to study communications and musical theatre. In 1997, she played Nala in The Lion King on Broadway. Headley's performance was well-received and she then played Aida in Aida, earning herself a Tony Award in 1999. She recorded her first solo studio album, This Is Who I Am, in 2001 for RCA Records.

On September 6, 2003 Heather Headley married Brian Musso, formerly of the New York Jets.



  • 1999 Won Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, ("Aida").


  • Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.


  • 2002 Nominated for Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist ("He Is").


  • 2003 Nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, and Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female ("I Wish I Wasn't")".
  • 2003 Won Soul Train Lady Of Soul Award for R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Solo, ("This Is Who I Am").
  • 2003 Won Soul Train Lady of Soul Award, Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Solo ("He Is").
  • 2003 Nominated for Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Solo ("He Is").
  • 2003 Nominated for 2 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding New Recording Artist and Outstanding Female Recording Artist.
  • 2003 Nominated for Billboard Music Award for R&B/Hip-Hop New Artist of the Year

External link

  • Official web site

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