April 14, 1974 (49)
Shawntae Harris, better known by her stage name Da Brat, is an American rapper. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she began her career in 1992, the year she signed with So So Def Records. Her debut album Funkdafied (1994) sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to receive a platinum certification, and the second overall female rap act (solo or group) after Salt-N-Pepa. Brat has received two Grammy Award nominations. She has achieved two-top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, “Funkdafied” and “Not Tonight”, the latter with Lil’ Kim, Lisa Lopes, Missy Elliott and Angie Martinez. Brat has also had commercial success with other songs including “I Think They Like Me”, a remix of Mariah Carey’s “Loverboy” and “In Love wit Chu”.