With a low, smoky, and arresting voice, R&B singer Baby Rose channeled the emotionally voluminous power of great vocal talents like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Still in her early twenties when she began her solo music career, the singer brought a weathered and wise energy well beyond her years to her 2019 debut full-length, To Myself.
Baby Rose was born Rose Wilson in Washington, D.C., in 1994. Her family soon relocated to North Carolina, and she was singing by a young age. By 12 years old, her voice had developed to the point where a family friend took notice and encouraged her to take her talent into the recording studio. Throughout her teenage years, she participated in talent competitions and built towards a life in music. She eventually relocated to Atlanta to focus even more intensely on her music, and there she was recognized by established stars like SZA and J. Cole as an up-and-coming talent. She released several singles and toured in direct support of Ari Lennox before the release of her debut album, To Myself, on the Human Re Sources label in the summer of 2019. ~ Fred Thomas