Who Is Kiandra Richardson And What Does She Do?

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Kiandra Richardson

Kiandra Richardson is one lady who mesmerized us with her powerful vocals, during the period when the Tv Series, Empire was being broadcasted. She portrayed the role of Yana Cross and the love interest of Lucious Lyon, a role played by Howard Terrence, in season six which was the final season of the show.

She made contributions to one of the songs in the show titled “Heaven“. Other songs she sang are; Home is on the Way, How Could You, The Hard Way, and What is Love, which she performed excellently. Due to her love for music, she has followed the steps of music icons like the late pop king, Micheal Jackson, late Whitney Houston, and Beyonce, when it comes to her style of music.

She had been a backup singer for Beyonce in her concert, Coachella in 2018, she has also followed her and her husband, Jay-Z for a musical tour that lasted for six months, and now she is part of Kanye’s choir, traveling to different cities to perform. Here is all we know about her life before she became popular.


Kiandra Richardson was born on the 30th day of November in 1991. She was raised in Georgia, in a place called Warner Robins, in the United States of America. She is of Black-African descent. Kiandra is currently 29 years old, she would be 30 years old by November 30th.

After high school, she went to Savannah College of Art and Design(SCAD) where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in performing arts. There is no information as it concerns her birth parents or any available records about her siblings.


Kiandra Richardson is an American singer and actress. She started acting right from high school, she performed more musicals like; Beauty and the Beast, Once on the Island, Cats, Pippin, All Shook Up, just to mention a few and that was the beginning for her cause she started acting after that, went to collect and got her degree.

She is known for her performance in the American Drama Tv Series, Empire (2019), as Yana Cross, who fell in love with her father’s rival, Lucious Lyon, he, in turn, decided to use her to get back at her father. She was oblivious of the feud between her father and him, but when she realized what her father is capable of, she ran away from him and signed a deal with his opponent.

Other works to her name are; Visionary Voices(2016), as vocal, Paint The City (2013), as Maria, and a backup singer in the Home Coming: A Beyonce film (2018).
She was part of the musical “Born for This: The Bebe Winans Story, where she depicted the role of Whitney Houston. The show lasted for two solid years.

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They performed in cities like; Atlanta, Santa Monica, and Washington, D.C., leaving a trail of thrilled audiences behind them. She has also worked with musicians like Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Rihanna, and Kosine, who is a songwriter and producer.

Kiandra Richardson was supposed to participate in the music talent show known as America Idol in season 15 which was the finale, but she didn’t continue with the show after she was called to partake in “Born for This”. She had her golden ticket in hand but couldn’t go to Hollywood cause she made a choice and went with playing Whitney Houston, someone she had always admired.


Kiandra Richardson is a lovely lady with black tresses, brown eyes, she stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall (170cm), her weight is 57kg(126 lbs). There is no available information on her other body measurements but she is a petite young lady.

Her precise net worth is not known, it has been estimated to be around the sum of $1- $5 million. When it comes to her love life and relationships, Kiandra Richardson is tight-lipped about it. We are clueless about that aspect of her life.

Although that part of her life has been kept away from the public, it doesn’t mean that she has not been in a relationship before now. She has merely decided to keep it under wraps. It is safe to say that she is currently single as at the time this article was written.

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