Fiery and outspoken, Brianna Taylor rode 21st century media into the spotlight, turning a stint on MTV's The Real World into a springboard for a singing career. Born May 30, 1987, in Philadelphia, PA, Taylor began singing at weddings and shopping malls while still a teenager. After graduating from high school in 2005, she worked as an exotic dancer for a time, and after a run-in with an ex-boyfriend, she found herself in legal trouble, eventually doing anger management classes and probation. Addiction problems with meth and cocaine also complicated her life, and two months after she kicked her substance abuse problems, she found herself as one of the housemates on MTV's The Real World: Hollywood, the 20th season of the long-running reality show. The exposure led to her working on an EP for Chamberlain Records. The EP, simply titled Brianna Taylor and co-produced by Tomas Costanza and Matthew Blair, was released in 2008. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi