Award winning vocalist Brenda Vaughn continues to receive kudos for her work in the music industry; her most recent, The Black Music Association Academy of America will recoginize and honor Ms Vaughn as A Living Legend during the Bay area Black Music Awards April 15, 2007 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland Ca.! She also has received one triple platinum and two platinum awards for her coordinating work with Japan's Ki/oon /Sony Music recording artist The Gospellers. St. Louis Mo. is where Brenda performed with her first band! The lead vocalist for her uncles band couldn't make a gig, so after her uncle auditioned all over town for her replacement , Brenda was finally able to convince her uncle to allow her to do the gig, needless to say she kept the job! After a year or so Brenda headed back to Oakland California where she began her career, performing around the Bay area with all the best local muscians , jamming all over town at the best local live houses with members of EnVogue, Toni Tony Tone, Confunktion , Sheila E and so many great artists that went on to become famous!