TeyaLauray was born and raised in Compton, California. At the age of 8 TeyaLauray began to notice that she had an interest in music. Her parents were supportive and encouraged her to participate in talent shows and small local events. She listened to and admired the vocal styles of the older generation. Some of the music legends she admired were Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and Tina Turner. She often mimicked the sounds of these women and was considered to be an exceptional performer for her age.
TeyaLauray was raised in the church where she discovered that she was blessed with the gift to sing. Shortly after joining the church choir she realized she was able to bring the congregation to their feet. As TeyaLauray grew and matured in her craft, she learned that she loved to entertain people.
She began to entertain outside the church and perform at local events. She wanted to share her talents with the world and her passion for singing grew each year she performed.
TeyaLauray put her life and singing career on hold to care for her ill grandmother. Prior to her grandmother’s death she told TeyaLauray to pursue her dreams and no matter what she did in life, “always keep God first." From that moment forth, TeyaLauray used her gift in multiple television productions, live stage plays and background singing for major artist.
She has starred along side R&B music artists Howard Hewitt and James De Barge in the hit gospel stage play “A Man That Finds A Wife Finds A Good Thing.” She has also performed with Gospel Legend Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Ali Woodson of The Temptations, and Keith Washington from “Lord There’s A Stranger in My House.” She’s also done background singing for rapper YO-YO, KNOCTURNAL, Mac Milly, TC and many others.
TeyaLauray’ is a former member of the female singing gospel group DIVINE PRAISE based out of California. She’s also performed at live stage events, clubs and private locations such as; Club B-52, The Key Club, The Conga Room (Jamie Fox Night), Club Dragonfly, The Watts Festival, Club Cohiba, and The Cellar.
Destiny recently brought TeyaLauray to Atlanta, Georgia where she is continuing to pursue her music career. Since relocating, she has performed at several local venues including, DJ's gone wild part1, BET after party, Wild Bills, Apache Café, Time 2 Shine music showcase, she has hosted the West Side Historic African Festival and much more. TeyaLauray is rapidly building a fan base on the east coast and continues to work extremely hard to achieve her goals. Currently TeyaLauray Is working on her own Clothing Line " House Of Lauray LLC" which will be released Oct 17th at Club Kapture in Atlanta, Ga. Now in 2016 TeyaLauray is dropping her new single titled: What Hair Should I Wear! Oct. 1st 2016.