Kalenna Harper (born August 13, 1982), better known mononymously
as Kalenna (pronounced kuh-LEE-nuh), is an American singer-songwriter.
She was a member of the hip hop group Diddy-Dirty Money, along with
Diddy and fellow singer-songwriter Dawn Richard (formerly of Danity
Kane) until they disbanded.
Harper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of
Randy Howard, an emcee and military personnel, and Donna Harper, a
gospel singer. Kalenna moved around very often as a child because
of her father being in the military. She attended three different
high schools, Richmond Academy, Hephzibah and Fort Meade, where she
2004-2009: Songwriting and album appearances
She wrote many songs for other artists, such as Christina Milian's
"Peanut Butter & Jelly", Charlotte Church's "Moodswings
(To Come at Me Like That)", Aretha Franklin's "Put You Up
on Game", Pussycat Dolls' "Painted Windows" and Ciara's
"Pucker Up". She was featured on Rasheeda's GA Peach on
the track "Pack Ya Bags" and Timati's The Boss on the track
"Sexy Bitch". A track leaked in 2008 titled "Kaboom"
is a duet between Harper and Lady Gaga recorded during their sessions
with Jim Jonsin, before either singer was famous.
Additional credits include, Maino (Don't Say Nothing), Three 6 Mafia
(Shake My), Ciara (Kiss My Swag), Trina (Let them Hoes Fight) and
Dirty Money (Love Come Down). She's also been featured on the movie
soundtracks to “Phat Girls” (Stronger) and “Confessions
of a Shopaholic” (Big Spender). "Let Them Hoes Fight"
was originally slated to feature Gaga, but solely Harper's vocals
ultimately made the record.
2009-present: Diddy-Dirty Money
Harper has now become a member of a group called Diddy-Dirty Money,
which includes Harper and former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard.
The band worked heavily on Diddy's new album Last Train to Paris.
They have released three singles to date. "Angels" was the
band's debut single and featured The Notorious B.I.G., and was officially
released on November 3 (but the song had leaked to the internet in
early June). The video was directed by Hype Williams. The band's second
single "Love Come Down" was released later that day (November
3). Both singles appeared on Diddy's album Last Train To Paris.
On November 13, a new Diddy-Dirty Money song leaked onto the internet.
The song "Hurt" was a demo but officially became known as
"Loving You No More," and features Drake. The song is likely
to be a track on Last Train To Paris. The band's third single "Hello
Good Morning" featured rapper T.I. and was released on March
The group has performed on the 2010 BET Awards and nominated for
the BET Best Group award. The album's fourth single "Loving You
No More" featuring Drake was released on iTunes on September
She also co-wrote a song with Christina Aguilera on the Switch and
John Hill production "Bionic" for Aguilera's 2010 fourth
studio album, Bionic.
2012-present: Chamber of Diaries
Kalenna released a mixtape called Chamber of Diaries on February
13, 2012 free of charges, consisting of thirteen tracks. The mixtapes
lead single, "Go To Work" was released in November 2011.
Harper is married to Tony Vick, they have one child, son Meshach
Main article: Sean Combs discography
Year Album Peak chart
2010 Last Train to Paris
Released: December 13, 2010
Label: Bad Boy, Interscope
Formats: CD, digital download, LP
7 3 67 24 194
2012 Chamber of Diaries
Released: February 13, 2012
Formats: Digital download
Year Song Peak chart positions Album
U.S. 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2009 "Shake My" (Three 6 Mafia feat. Kalenna) 75 —
22 Laws of Power
2010 "Don't Say Nothin'" (Maino feat. Kalenna) — 99
— The Day After Tomorrow
"Beatbox" (D. Brown feat. Kalenna) — — —
2011 "To The Top" (Ja Rule feat. Kalenna) — —
— Pain Is Love 2
Year Song Artist(s) Album
2004 "Peanut Butter & Jelly" Christina Milian It's About
2005 "Moodswings (To Come at Me Like That)" Charlotte Church
Tissues and Issues
2007 "Put You Up on Game" Aretha Franklin, Fantasia Jewels
in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen
2008 "Painted Windows" Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination
2009 "Pucker Up" Ciara Fantasy Ride
"Angels" Diddy-Dirty Money, The Notorious B.I.G. Last Train
"Love Come Down" Diddy-Dirty Money non-album single
"Freezer Burn" (with Stefani Germanotta & Jim Jonsin)
Lady Gaga, Jim Jonsin, Kalenna Unreleased
"Kaboom" (with Stefani Germanotta & Jim Jonsin)
"Let Them Hoes Fight" (Trina featuring Kalenna) Trina, Kalenna
2010 "Bionic" (with Christina Aguilera) Christina Aguilera
2011 "Welcome to St. Tropez" Timati La Voile Rouge 2011