Source of Wealth:Music
Birth Place:Houston, Texas
Full Name:Kanesha Nichole Brookes
Date of Birth:October 5, 1984
Occupation:Singer, Actress and Model
About Kanesha Nichole Brookes
Brooke Valentine is the stage name of Kanesha Nichole Brookes, who was born on October 5, 1984 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an American singer, actress and model. She began her music career as a member of the group "Best Kept Secret."
Valentine later moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue a solo career along with producer and Subliminal Entertainment CEO Deja the Great, and was signed to Virgin Records. She made her solo debut with the album Chain Letter in 2005. Her hit single, Girlfight, features Lil Jon and Big Boi which became an international success. It peaked in the top fifty in Australia and Ireland as well as Top 40 in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The album debuted at #16 on the US Billboard 200 and as high as No. 3 on the US Billboard TopR&B/Hip Hop Albums single charts. Her second single Long as You Come Home peaked at #71 on the US R&B/Hip Hop chart. She also recorded a song called Boogie Oogie Oogie for the soundtrack of the film Roll Bounce. On April 2, 2005, the album reached #16 in the Billboard 200 and #3 in the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart. It also nearly sold 290,000 units since its release.
Brooke released her second album, Physical Education, in 2006, which included the single D-Girl, featuring rapper Pimp C. Her second single, Pimped Out, featured Dem Franchize Boys. Her Physical Education Mixtape was released in April 2009.
After taking a break, Brooke Valentine changed her stage name to B. Valentine. On February 14, 2012, her lead single from the sophomore album, Forever, was released via Subliminal Entertainment. Her second official single, Don’t Wanna Be In Love, was released and peaked at #29 on the Adult R&B music chart.