Called an "audio-diva superhero" by Solange's blog Saint Heron, singer-songwriter AVA RAIIN sounds like the future interpretation of Soul Music. Her self-titled debut album charted Billboard #9 on the Billboard R&B album sales chart, ranked highly on 4 other Billboard charts . “Ava Raiin" debuted #6 R&B and Top 40 all genres on iTunes as well.
Her summer 2016 single and video ‘Eagle Eye’ received rave reviews from AfroPunk and was named Vimeo ‘Staff Pick’.
Raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Houston / Willis, Texas, Raiin was deeply involved with choirs and settled in New York City after she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin.
Open mic performances resulted in extensive work as a touring backing vocalist, including stints with Melissa Etheridge, Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jack Antonoff / Bleachers , Chrisette Michele and Blood Orange / Devonte Hynes.
Raiin also contributed to a handful of recordings, most notably Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound - the album featured her voice on four songs (Thank You, By Ourselves, Augustine and Juicy 1-4), and the song “Saint” on the Negro Swan album.