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With 'Girl Disrupted,' Sevyn Streeter's been waiting 15 years for this moment

With 'Girl Disrupted,' Sevyn Streeter's been waiting 15 years for this moment

Sevyn Streeter felt defeated. She was nearly 15 years into a career that included stints in two (albeit short-lived) singing groups and writing credits for Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Tamar Braxton and Fantasia Barrino.

She had the backing of a major label, a loyal fan base, industry co-signs, a platinum radio hit and her songwriting had earned her a Grammy.

Yet she had struggled to get her debut album off the ground five years after releasing her first single.

Feeling frustrated and perpetually stalled at the age of 29, the R&B singer-songwriter found herself in a dark place.

“I was going through the craziest bout of...

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