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Platinum recording artist, DaVionne Starks is a nineteen-year-old singer and songwriter from Augusta, Georgia. Exposed to music at an early age, DaVionne began songwriting at the age of eight and has been developing her craft ever since. Her sound is often described as distinct in nature because it combines Hip Hop/R&B with folk undertones. When listening to her music, you’re able to truly experience what she is singing while also appreciating her unique delivery. DaVionne garnered industry buzz through independently released work, and her appearance on J Coles #1 collaborative album ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III’.
In 2018, DaVionne released her heavily anticipated EP titled "Everything In Between". Her uniqueness and image have sparked the interest of notable blogs and publications such as The Shade Room, Sheen Magazine, Voyage ATL, and Hype Magazine. The American beauty cites many artists like Corinne Bailey Rae, Young Thug, and Rihanna as her influences.
DaVionne ended 2018 with a bang by gifting her supporters with a surprise EP titles Exe’s and Oh’s. This project allowed the artist to transparently express who she is along with the struggles that she has overcome. Her ability to be relatable and tackle subjects that individuals of all ages can relate to has been her greatest strength. Honing in on a craft allows you to find who you are within it and that’s exactly how this project made her feel. DaVionne takes pride in being a successful independent artist and says that building a committed team and being a part of a strong community has led her to multiple wins throughout her journey.
In 2019, DaVionne attended the Dreamville writers camp in Atlanta, Georgia. She recorded several tracks alongside 342 other talented artists. In the end, only 35 artists were selected to contribute to the final collaboration project; DaVionne being one of them. She was featured on track eight, ‘Sleep Deprived’ which currently has over one million plays on YouTube. The project landed the artist her first Platinum plaque which begins her personal achievement collection. This was only the beginning of a record-breaking year. As a thank you to her supportive 30k Instagram followers DaVionne released her single ‘Best Friends’ on all major platforms including Spotify and her artist station currently receives over 10k monthly listens. In October, DaVionne served as a panelist on Soundcloud’s A3C stage mentoring over 100 aspiring artists and offering up her esteemed tricks of the trade.
DaVionne includes her fans in every major step of her journey leaving them with the motivational message of chasing your dreams until they become your reality. DaVionne is most active on Instagram and gives her followers exactly what they’re looking for, offering up photos of her unique fashion sense, unreleased music snippets, and industry related conversation starters. It is only a matter of time before she reaches her big break; so be sure to join her on her journey of becoming a mainstream musical influence!