Aretha Lafayette Henry was born in Jackson, Mississippi on the 1st of August 1982. Raised in Camden, Mississippi alongside her two sisters; her formative years were spent participating and singing in church and school choirs. After graduating from Velma Jackson High School, Aretha went on to study Fashion Merchandising at the University of Southern Mississippi.
During her time in college, Aretha began singing hooks for local rappers and
musicians. It wasn’t long before her talent saw her writing and recording her own songs.
In 2008, Aretha began recording her debut album Beautiful.
Beautiful was released in June 2010. The album was an artistic journey that saw Aretha experiment with different genres including Neo-Soul and R&B
The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones, Aretha’s compilation album was released on October 11th 2011. The album included the singles Magic and In My Own World, as well as fan favorites from her debut album.
Enchanted was released on Aretha’s 30th birthday – August 1st 2012. Aretha’s sophomore album saw her produce a beautifully whimsical mix of hip-hop, pop and R&B. April 15th 2013 saw Aretha re-release her debut album Beautiful. The re-release saw Beautiful appear at #5 on Amazon’s list of Hot New Releases. Superhuman, Aretha’s third studio album was released on September 18th, 2014.
In June 2015, she announced the start of her own record label, Oz Avenue Entertainment. Shortly after this announcement, she released the compilation album, The Best of Aretha Henry-Jones Volume 2, under the new label.