Dondria was discovered on YouTube by So So Def
founder Jermaine Dupri. She was born in Dover, OK, and raised
in Texas. Dondria began singing at a young age in her church choir
after her friend David Baker asked her to join with him. In 2006
she created a YouTube channel using the username "Phatfffat" to showcase her singing talent. With Youtube she built a sizable following online,
and eventually she was contacted by Dupri via a Youtube Message.
Although it took several messages before she responded, when she
did she was flown to Atlanta to meet Dupri. Originally she was
asked to record a song with R&B Group Jagged Edge, but eventually was offered a solo contract.
Dondria released a buzz single for her album, titled "Can't Stop" on June 17, 2008. It originally was known to be her first single, but was only used as promotion for the project. She also was featured on a song titled "Like This" by Bow Wow, which was included on his 2009 studio album New Jack City, II.
Dondria released a mixtape for fans, titled "Dondria Duets" on November 6, 2009. The Mixtape was available for download on Global14.com, for free. She recorded popular male R&B songs that included verses by herself, turning them into duets. The Mixtape was released in order to promote, Dondria's single You're The One which dropped a few weeks later.
Her full-length debut album, titled Dondria Vs. Phatfffat, was released on August 17, 2010. It debuted at #43, with first week sales of 9,422, which is notable since she was discovered off Youtube. The official debut single for her album "You're The One" was released on November 23, 2009. The single debuted on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts at #100 and peaked at #14. It's also charted at #21 on the Christian Songs chart the single is has reached at #70 on the radio songs. It is now a #10 on Heetseekers Chart. The video has peaked at No. 1 on 106 & Park. Her second single is titled "Shawty Wus Up" which features label-mate Johnta Austin and Diamond.
Dondria will be touring as the opening act on Trey Songz and Monica's "Passion Pain & Pleasure" Tour. The tour will begin on August 6, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. On August 4, 2010 "Makin Love" from Dondria's debut album leaked to the Internet, getting overall good reviews from fans.
The third single from the album will be "Where
Did We Go Wrong", the only song on the album co-written by Dondria.
* Released: August 17, 2010
* Dondria Duets (2009)
* Dondria Duets 2 (2011)
* 2010: Trey Songz and Monica (Passion Pain & Pleasure
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