As R&B artists continued to bring the genre further last year, Sevyn Streeter, a promising act, arguably got overshadowed. The Chris Brown Entertainment signee, who has plenty more room to breathe in 2015, celebrates her 29th birthday today (July 7).

Streeter is another example of a solo artist blossoming from a girl group. She was originally a member of the groups TG4 and RichGirl. Neither group really achieved a huge amount of success. TG4's biggest single, "Virgnity," peaked at No. 88 on the Billboard R&B chart and RichGirl's singles never even hit the charts. The latter opened for Beyonce and toured with Mario before disbanding.

The singer's come-up began in 2012. Streeter was credited as "Se7en" when she guested on Chris Brown's album, Fortune. The next year, she earned more attention with the soothing "It Won't Stop," which eventually earned the Chris Brown remix treatment. That track peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her highest charting single.

In 2013, she dropped her solo EP, Call Me Crazy, But..., and her song "nEXt" earned a remix from Kid Ink, who was on fire that year. Her most recent single, the Breezy-featured "Don't Kill the Fun," channels late '90s, dance-flavored Whitney Houston. Houston, Aaliyah and Beyonce are some of Streeter's main influences. Whether she's a true successor of that lineage remains to be seen.

Watch Sevyn Streeter's "It Won't Stop Video" Feat. Chris Brown

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