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Mercedes
Birth name Raquel Miller
Born 1978 - 37
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Southern hip hop, R&B, hip hop soul
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer
Instruments
Years active 1997–2000
Labels No Limit /Priority
Associated acts Master P, 504 Boyz, Monica, Mia X, Silkk the Shocker, Magic, Mac, Mystikal, Michael Owens, Paperman

Raquel Miller (born 1978), better known by her stage name Mercedes , is a former American R&B recording artist from Detroit, MI. She is best known for being signed to No Limit Records.

Music career[edit]

1997-00: Music beginnings, Rear End & retirement[edit]

On May 29, 1999 during an interview Mercedes would discuss how she got signed to No Limit, clarifying she was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she was in her sophomore year at Xavier University in New Orleans when No Limit group Kane & Abel saw her perform Shirley Murdock’s "As We Lay" in a talent show. Impressed by her performance, the No Limit group invited Mercedes to join them in the studio, the timing was right as Master P happened to be around that day. The label CEO asked her to sing "and I’ve been with them ever since" stated Mercedes.[1] On June 29, 1999 Mercedes would release her debut album entitled Rear End it would be released on Master P's No Limit Records, the album like most of No Limit's releases, featured other No Limit performing artists such as Mystikal, Mac, Mia X, Silkk the Shocker and Master P. Rear End was successful, peaking at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 and No. 12 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. After releasing the album, Mercedes reportedly retired from the music business less than a year later to attend law school.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
Rear End
  • Released: June 29, 1999
  • Label: No Limit, Priority
  • Format: CD, digital download, LP
34 12

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
US R&B
I'm Bout It
(with Various artists)
4 1

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"It's Your Thing"
(featuring Master P)
1999 71 12 4 Rear End

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"I Can Tell"
(504 Boyz featuring Mercedes & Jamo)
2000 Goodfellas

Collaboration singles[edit]

List of collaboration singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Crazy Bout Ya"
(with Master P featuring Ms. Peaches)
1999 Only God Can Judge Me & Rear End

References[edit]


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