Donyale Renee (a Houston, TX native) who has lived in Atlanta, GA since 1995 where she performed for countless corporate events including several fundraisers and private events for former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell while being signed to Platinum Atlanta Records (1995-1997). Donyale was a co writer of the campaign song for the former Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin (2002) which was used throughout her campaign. Donyale has sung background vocals for Pop Diva Mariah Carey, R&B singers Monifa and Michael Henderson, as well as Reggae artists Maxi Priest. Donyale has also been the opening act for several major R&B artists including Smokie Robinson, The Manhattans, Betty Wright, Twelve Gauge, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Adina Howard, Calvin Richardson and Blues artist Theodus Ealey, Marvin Cease and Omar Cunningham, and from 2008-2011 she had the opportunity to to also sing backup throughout mainland China with one of China’s biggest Pop stars Jane Zhang also know as Zhāng Liàngyǐng . She's sung lead with Atlanta's own Corporate Band’s the Golden Touch Band, GT All-stars and The Atlanta All-stars!
While living in Japan 1996-2007 (Tokyo, Shizuoka, and Osaka) Donyale also sung background vocals for Japan's most popular actor and recording artist Yuji Oda and Def Jam's number #1 hip hop and R&B artist of Japan "AI" along with England’s Recording R& B Artists Jackie Graham Sony Music and Elisha La’Verne, Avex Inc. Donyale is the voice of Japan's TV commercials such as Draft One Beer "The Tide is High" and Crystal Geyser Water "Oh Baby I Love Your Way", an the voice of Sony’s hit video dance game “Bust A Groove” as the voice of Pinky on the song “I Know”, which is loved around the world! She also co-wrote one of Japan's popular TV show songs titled "Wave Up" (2006).
Highlights of Donyale’s career includes performances such as, “The G8 Summit, Savannah GA (2004)”, performing in the gospel workshop choir for “Pastor Donnie McClurkin (2007) Japan, performing as a lead vocalist in the gospel choir for the “Michael Jackson's VIP Japan Party (2007),”and making her very first acting debut in the off Broadway musical play "You Betta Put That Woman First" written by “Mr. David Payton (2007-2008)” and (2011-2019) Hotel and night club residency in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand, she has grab the hearts and love of more Asian fans with her amazing voice and performances!
Donyale is also known to be a humanitarian by volunteering the gift of her voice to local and national organizations events such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Senior Citizen’s Christmas parties (Atlanta), and the Re-recording of the R & B hit “Love Train” by the Mighty O’Jays on a Charity CD forThe Christian Action Outreach for Refugees (Hong Kong, 2011) and in 2013 she volunteered on a project which was one of the most inspiring projects
of her life for Nick Vujicic and the Life Without Limbs organization. When she is off the road and at home in Atlanta she loves to volunteer with Hosea Feed the Hungry and when Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Tx and surrounding areas, Donyale was there to lend a helping hand by participated in several charity events to help raise money for the Harvey Relief Fund and volunteering at the Lighthouse Baptist Church food bank in Dickinson for several weeks delivering food to families in need who lost everything.
Donyale is always gracious in helping others with words of encouragement. A few of her most noted quotes are: "Put God first and everything you could imagine for you - will happen",
"Without faith life is meaningless". Just keep trying”! And never give up, never give in".
2017 Donyale released her dance hit single "Overdose" written by Robert A. Curry, Micheal Macon & Shannon Lee which was released through her own independent label JesNik Entertainment Group, which rose up the dance charts and in 2019 the release of new single "Back dat Booty" ft. Tha Party King & produced by Stephen Beckham made a grand entrance into the Southern Soul music community which was followed up by the new woman anthem song "Spend My Money" written by Donyale Renee, Earnest Bell & produced by award winning Ronald Jefferson of Slacktraxx Productions, which quickly rose up the charts and will have everyone on the dance floor sliding to for years to come! (2020) She received the Black Music Association Award (BMA’s) as Houston Female Artist of the Year and in (2022) She also received the award for Southern Soul Female Artist of the Year from The National Radio and Records Award along with a Proclamation from the City of Atlanta!
Donyale's vocal charisma can be as smooth as Diana Ross, clear as Denise Williams, as powerful as Whitney Houston or Celine Dion, dynamic as Beyonce' strong as Tina Turner, and as soulful as the late great Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole. But before it's all over many will be compared to Donyale Renee.