Barbara Sheree - Billboard recording artist and actress
Barbara Sheree, (Born Barbara Sheree Kellam SEP 6 1977) is a powerful soul singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born to a musical family, father Bobby “Guitar” Bennett and mother Brenda Kellam, Barbara was destined to shine. Barbara developed a love for the arts early on and began singing at a young age in church and school choirs. During these years she also began to incorporate her passion for writing and poetry into music.
Barbara attended Temple University but during her time there decided that music was her purpose in life and embarked on a journey to share her gifts with the world. Her first EP was produced by the HITSQUAD and SOUND FOUND MUSIC in Philadelphia and had several well received songs. This helped open doors which landed her on stages across the country. Barbara participated in The Pantene Total You Tour, the Ebony Black Family Reunion Tour. Barbara was certainly making her mark as an artist. After touring and promoting her EP ”Sensual Soul”, Barbara began working on her follow up “Love and Live” .
Little did Barbara know that her journey was about to take another amazing turn that would land her on NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs”! Barbara was chosen by Patti Labelle to represent Philadelphia on the televised competition. Patti Labelle was quoted as saying “You are the first person to give me CHILLS” in reference to Barbara‘s audition. Barbara went on to sing a rendition of Mary J Blige’s “No More Drama” for the finale of the show and it was a smashing success! This helped to expose Ms. Sheree on a national level as over 8 million viewers tuned in for this performance.
Since then Barbara has gone on to sing with legendary artist like Patti Labelle, Verneesa Mitchell, Deepa Soul, Barbara Tucker, Melissa Morgan, Jessye Norman, Donnie Mcclurkin, Deborah Cox, Keith Sweat, Pamela Knight, Yolanda Adams, Lisa Lisa, Doug E. Fresh, Musiq, Al B. Sure and Kem!
In January of 2010, Barbara released her first dance hit. Working with Dance music legend Jerome Farley, her single “Together” made it to the Billboard Dance and Club Play Charts peaking at #37 after spending 9 weeks straight on the chart. “Together” was then remixed and played at clubs around the world by some of the worlds most renowned DJ’s. Her follow up single “Power to the People” made #1 on dance charts in Spain and was played widely in Europe.
Barbara is currently working hard on other great dance hits and is also planning an r&b/soul album soon.
She is also the lead in a family musical “Show N Tell” directed by Step Stewart of the Dr. OZ show.
In short, Barbara Sheree is a gift and talent who delivers a huge amount of energy and passion to every performance. She captivates crowds from Philadelphia to Morocco and her versatility makes her a unique breath of fresh air to the entertainment industry!