Teyana Taylor: 5 things to know about star of Kanye West's 'Fade' video

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Twenty-five-year-old Teyana Taylor got the performance bug as a child and has been on the radar for years, but the singer-actress-dancer got exposed to a massive new audience on Sunday (Aug. 28) night when the 2016 VMAs debuted Kanye West's "Fade" video, which stars Taylor going through some sweaty/sexy exercise choreography à la Jennifer Beals in Flashdance.

Kanye West's 'Fade' Video Starring Teyana Taylor Debuts on VMAs

If you're not familiar with Taylor, here are five quick facts about the Harlem-born multi-hyphenate.

"Fade" Is Far From Her First Collab With Kanye

Taylor provides vocals to Kanye's 2010 masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on the songs "Dark Fantasy" and "Hell of a Life." She also sings on "Christmas In Harlem" from his GOOD Music comp Cruel Summer (she's signed to the label, as well as Def Jam).

She Has History With MTV

Aside from being prominently featured in the 2016 VMAs broadcast, Taylor starred in a 2007 episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16. Her party was '80s themed and she received a BMX bicycle and Range Rover as gifts.

She's Engaged & A Mother

Her fiance, Cleveland Cavaliers player Iman Shumpert, delivered the couple's baby girl in their house in Dec. 2015 after she went into labor early.

Her Debut Album Was a Billboard Chart-Topper

2014's VII hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Her Second Studio Album Is In the Works

"Freak On," produced by DJ Mustard featuring Chris Brown, came out this summer and may feature on her in-the-works next studio album, which doesn't have a release date.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce accepts the Best Female Video award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce accepts the Best Female Video award during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce accepts an award onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce Knowles accepts an award from U.S. Olympic gymanstic team at the 2016 MTV Music Video Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce accepts an award onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce accepts the award for 'Video of the Year' onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Jimmy Fallon presents Beyonce with 'Video of the Year' for 'Formation' onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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