DN: The biggest challenge was to prove that I was more than Phatfffat from You Tube. When they came out, I just knew that was what I wanted to do. So a few of them have and are bringing that sound that I love.Dondria Nicole Fields (born January 6, 1987), better known by her stage name Dondria Nicole, is an American R&B singer, currently signed to So So Def Recordings.Dondria began singing at a young age in her church choir after her friend David Baker asked her to join with him. In 2006 at the age of 19, she created a You Tube channel using the username "Phatfffat" to showcase her singing talent. It’s an appealing mix as the singer smoothly delivers a set of love songs that run the gamut from independent woman flirting in the club (“Shawty Wus Up”) to bubblegum R&B ballads full of yearning (“You’re the One”).The whole “Vs” between Dondria and her username "Phatfffat" never really pays off and that laptop on the cover shouldn’t be interpreted as any kind of Janelle Monae-styled futurism, but in her way, the singer is a breath of fresh air in 2010 as she’s auto-tune free and seems unaware of most other slick gimmicks.Dondria Nicole Fields (born January 6, 1987), better known by her stage name Dondria Nicole, is an American R&B singer, currently signed to So So Def Recordings. Before getting signed, Dondria was known to post You Tube videos singing cover songs.
The sassy artist stopped by the office to give us some insight about her as an artist and the re-introduction of Dondria Nicole. ” You know, when you don’t think you are known for anything, to even imagine that someone across the world knows who you are, and they don’t even know what you are saying, that is amazing.
EBONY: How has your life changed since you got discovered from those You Tube videos of you singing in your bedroom? I’ve definitely gotten stopped everywhere since then. Just the love and the recognition that I have gotten, that is the biggest change.
And then the surprising thing is how many people saw me and know me that are not in America. EBONY: How long were your You Tube videos up before you got discovered? EBONY: I’ve noticed that you are going by Dondria Nicole now instead of just Dondria or Phatfffat. DN: The change was to show my growth as a woman, artist and person.
Dondria began singing at a young age in her church choir after her friend David Baker asked her to join with him.
In 2006 at the age of 19, she created a You Tube channel using the username "Phatfffat" to showcase her singing talent.
'Dana’s late-night escapades became so frequent that even the building’s doormen began to suspect that she was having an affair,' said a source, who added that Dana also began to change her physical appearance in recent months.