CedAri Entertainment, LLC.

CedAri Entertainment, LLC.

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R & B - Soul | Universal City, California, United States
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Ariella Biography

Artist Information

Ariella, singer/songwriter/producer/performer/arranger/piano/percussions

ASCAP Member since 1996


Influenced by only the greats from Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Tina Marie, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Angela Windbush, Stephanie Mills & Gladys Knight, in no particular order, amongst others, is where Ariella draws her memories and love of music as a child.

Ariella has 20+ years experience in the industry as a singer, rapper, dancer and overall "performer" as she is the child of famous parents who are world renown singers/songwriters in their own right.

Ariella's mother, Yakira, who is a trained classical pianist w/8 octaves to her vocal credibility and vocal coach to the stars, in Atlanta, Georgia, started her daughter off early in this business.

At age 3, her mother knew there was something special about her child whom inevitably inherited the talent for music and musical instruments (which obviously ran in the family.)

As early as elementary school, Ariella, discovered writing rhymes (raps) and songs during school time lunches.

Ariella started off as a dancer for who are now considered "old-school rappers" back in the day. As her 3-girl dance crew went their separate ways which was rewarding for all of us, kind of, a promotion in a since....Alice McConnell aka "Pumpkin," Shannon and myself, Lady Fresh! Pumpkin went to dance for "Yo-Yo" (rapper), me and Shannon team up behind "MC Crispy."

Sought out at age 15 by signed local Hollywood bands, Ariella began singing and rapping in rock, ska & funk bands such as; Trulio Disgracias w/Fishbone and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Civil Rite, Weapons of Choice (Marshall Law) Island Records & Subject to Change w/actress Cree Summer from "A Different World" Capitol Records and Slapbak (Fast Food Funkateers,)Warner Bros. Records.

Ariella blew up the stage at such hot spots as "The Coconut Teazer," "Club Lingerie," "The Troubadour" & "The House of Blues" to name a few.

She also began her acting debut then at age 17 on such shows as "A Different World," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," & the movie, "House Party."

Noticing her ability to keep a crowds attention, she began focusing on a solo career.
Ariella comes from a family of living legends with world renown legends in her family such as; her great-uncle, Fats Domino, her cousins, The Brothers Johnson, George's son-her cousin, Troy Johnson - new producing sensation who produced songs on Kelly Rowland's album from "Destiny's Child" and Beyonce' Knowles's little sister, "Solange's" debut album, her cousin, Raz B of hit group sensation "B2K", her aunt singer, Angela Windbush of Rene & Angela, and Mrs. Ronald Isley, her uncle, Barrington Henderson now-lead singer of "The Temptations" but formerly of "Lakeside"...(Fantastic Voyage.) Her mother, Yakira who has a duet w/world renown singer/songwriter Aaron Neville's of "The Neville Brothers" on his latest album "To Make Me Who I Am" , her father, Derek Halliburton a singer in world renown group, "The World Famous Drifters." Also, her uncle and aunt are Augie Johnson & singer, Miki Howard from old school group "Side Effect," her brother ,Tori Ruffin, is the "guitar great" who replaced the great Jessie Johnson in "Morris Day & The Time" .......just to name a few.

It is truly in her genes and chromosomes to do what she does, naturally.

Take a ride with her music.....as you experience her powerful yet soulful, melodic arrangements, smooth, sultry, smokey yet soothing vocals and touching lyrics,............. as it leaves you feeling comfortably refreshed by her sound!

Absorb it!

Cedari Entertainment Biography


Cedric Stephens aka "Ced" from famed soul & r&b group "Stepchild" on Warner Bros Records teams up with wifey Ariella; to her own credit comes from a talented family of legends in music and film such as The Brothers Johnson, Fats Domino, Angela Winbush and she is the cousin to Raz-B of famed group, B2K just to name a simple few! Ariella has performed and written with the most talented artists famous and non on the planet! Together, they've formed a dynamic entertainment & production company/brokerage and resource center for struggling and established artists around the country.

As the "Dynamic Duo" they together produce, write and arrange materials for themselves as well as colaborate with various artists and producers on music for film, radio and television. Ariella has also established a production company which we take solid ideas and make them into major feature films or television shows.

Cedari Productions latest venture is the production of a new..hot..television series, motion picture feature film and video game called "CONCRETE PARK!" WWW.CONCRETEPARK.COM is being produced by Ariella along with friend, famous award-winning actress, Erika Alexander of hit TV Show "Living Singles" starring Queen Latifah and was written by award-winning writer, Tony Puryear, of movie "Eraser" starring Arnold Swartzenegger and Vanessa Williams which grossed over 300 million, as well as "Fahrenheit 451" and "Street Time" on SHOWTIME Network starring Erika Alexander and Terrence Howard of "Hustle & Flow."

Also, Ariella's poetry and book of poetry is being sold and featured on Poetry.Com just enter in; Natasha Stephens; (aka Ariella.)

With over 30+ years of experience in the industry... no wonder they are the hottest ticket in town!