Teyana Taylor or Teyana Me Shay Jacqueli Shumpert is a 32-year-old American singer/songwriter, dancer, rap artist, and actress. She first time appeared on MTV’s ‘My Super Sweet 16’.
About Teyana Taylor:
In 2005, Taylor signed a record-breaking deal with Star Trak Entertainment. She also worked with popular faces like Kanye West, Omarion, Chris Brown, and Usher.
Taylor was born on the 10th of December, 1990, in New York in an Afro-Trinidadian family. Her parents are Nikki Taylor and Tito Smith.
She has been performing since her childhood (since 1999), But her musical journey actually began when she worked on Beyonce‘s single ‘Ring the Alarm in 2006.
Some of her biggest highlights are San City (2012), Maybe (2014), Hurry (2018), and Morning (2020). She was nominated for many awards in her career.
Awards and Nominations:
In 2017, Taylor won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography. She won the award for Kanye West’s “Fade”.
She was awarded the Video Director of the Year at the BET Awards in 2020. She was also nominated for the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. She was also nominated for Soul Train Music Awards in 2019 and 2020 for Best Dance Performance.
Personal Life and Relationship:
Taylor married Iman Shumpert back in 2016. Iman is a 33-year-old former American Basketball player who used to play for the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and Brooklyn Nets.
The couple welcomed their daughter Junie in 2015 and Rue in 2020.
Unfortunately, after a 7 year marriage life, the couple decided to part away. On 17 September 2023, Taylor broke the news through Instagram. It is assumed that their relationship has broken down as a result of cheating. But the singer confirmed that she is still a good friend and business partner with Iman.
Taylor has a long career. She started her journey back in 2005 and still going on. She witnessed a great amount of success in her career. There is no official declaration of her net worth but it is estimated that she owns around $6.5-7 million net worth in 2023.
In 2018, Teyana and Iman bought a $3 million house in the Studio City area of Los Angeles. The house includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, one modern gourmet kitchen, a movie theater, a spa, and a swimming pool.
Teyana is fond of cars. She has a small but nice car collection which includes a Bentley Bentayga, a Porsche Panamera, and a Rolls Royce Ghost.