The Rise: Lyrica Anderson Say’s Don’t Take It Personal

Lyrica Anderson
Lyrica Anderson

Pop-oriented R&B singer and songwriter Lyrica Anderson knew her calling as early as middle school, when she performed Brandy‘s “I Wanna Be Down” at a talent competition. With support from her mother, the suburban Los Angeles native entered the music industry shortly thereafter, while still a teenager. From 2004 through 2009, she wrote material for the likes of Tamia (“More”), Keke Palmer (“Footwurkin'”), and Webbie (“I Miss You”), and provided background vocals on a handful of recording sessions. She gained much more notice in 2010 for “Pyramid,” a Top Ten pop hit she co-wrote for Charice, and then composed material for some top-rung R&B and pop artists, including Beyoncé (“Jealous”), Tinashe (the number 34 R&B/Hip-Hop single “Pretend”), and Jennifer Hudson (“Walk It Out”). Though she was aligned with Timbaland‘s Mosley Music Group and released “Love Me” through the Interscope-affiliated label, she went independent. In 2015, after she had a mixtape and EP under her belt, Anderson released her proper debut album, Hello, through Empire Distribution. Among the featured artists were the Game, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, and YG. She appeared on the reality television series Love & Hip Hop Hollywood in 2016 and married fellow cast member Floyd Bentley (aka A1) that year. The follow-up to Hello, Nasha Pearl, arrived in 2017 with appearances from Brown and Sevyn Streeter.

Watch the video for her brand new single “Don’t Take It Personal” Below