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Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1981 (of Jamaican, Indian, and Dominican descent), R&B/rap femme fatale Olivia specializes in sultry, smooth, and sexy sounds à la Janet Jackson, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, and so on. Born with the talent of perfect pitch, Olivia began developing her singing in the church choir and by singing Michael Jackson songs for friends, as well as taking voice, guitar, and piano lessons as a teen, eventually inking a recording deal with Clive Davis' J Records in August 2000. April 2001 saw the release of Olivia's self-titled debut and hit single, "Bizounce."