Come Get It
American R&B/hip hop singer and songwriter Yummy Bingham began her professional career as part of the girl group Tha Rayne in 2000, but quit in 2004. She recorded a few singles with the group, such as “Rock wit Me” (2002), “No L.O.V.E.” (2002) and “Didn't You Know” (2003) and also guest starred on other artists’ records, including Jaheim's “Fabulous.” After leaving the group, Bingham pursued a career as a songwriter and record executive before eventually signing a recording deal with Motown. Her debut album, “The First Seed,” was released on October 9, 2006, through Motown's U.K. parent label Island Records Group. The album contained singles like “Come Get It,” “Is It Good to You” and “One More Chance.”
Elizabeth T. Wyce Bingham
Childhood and Family:
Yummy Bingham was born Elizabeth T. Wyce Bingham on January 7, 1986, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, to Dinky Bingham and Patricia Wyce. Mr. Bingham is the CEO of the Philadelphia based production/publishing company Dinky B. Music and has worked with artists like Changing Faces, New Edition, Kylie Minogue and Jaheim, among others. Yummy is the godchild of R&B legends Chaka Khan and New Jack King Aaron Hall. Due to her father's job, young Yummy was raised primarily by her mother until age 10 when she was taken away because of accusations of abuse. She went on to live with her grandparents in Queens, before her father and stepmother got her again after years of custody battles. A then-15 years old Yummy relocated to Dix Hills, New York, on Long Island.
In November 2007, Yummy gave birth to a baby girl.
Yummy Bingham got her start as the drummer at her church when she was seven years old. Two years later, a music teacher noticed her and tried to put her in a solo at a school concert.
With her father's help, Bingham began making her first demo at age 12. They stopped the demo for a time before eventually catching the ear of Kay Gee, a veteran of rap group Naughty By Nature and producer for multi platinum acts like Jaheim, Next, and Zhane. In 2000, Gee hired Bingham as part of a girl group called Tha Rayne. They signed with Arista Record in 2001 and contributed their vocals to various artists, including Boyz II Men, Next, Queen Latifah and Jaheim. It was their appearance on Jaheim's hit record “Fabulous” that really got the group true attention. Bingham and her group gained additional notice with performances on their own songs “Rock wit Me” (2002), “No L.O.V.E.,” (2002) and “Didn't You Know” (2003), which was produced and written by Rich Harrison. Their debut album, “Reign Supreme,” was slated to be released in 2004 but was delayed by Arista. Bingham left the group in early 2004 before it disbanded in mid 2005. She stated, “Being a part of a group was a great introduction to learning the music business. We completed a record; went on promotional tours. Although ultimately it didn't work out for us, I don't regret one minute of it. I'm applying those lessons to everything I do right now.”
While still working with Tha Rayne, Bingham occasionally worked on her own as a background vocalist for artists like De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Black Sheep, Lupe Fiasco, 2pac, Jae Millz or Salt (from Salt-N-Pepa.). After leaving Tha Rayne, Bingham decided to focus on songwriting and collaborated with producers Dre & Vidal, Troy Oliver, and The Buchanans. By age 18, Bingham had become CEO of Rockwilder's record company Muzik Park, making her the youngest female CEO of a major affiliated label. She also served as a signed artist on Muzik Park.
In September 2004, Bingham scored a solo recording contract with Cash Money/Universal, but she quickly left the label. She went on to sign with Motown Records and released the singles “Come Get It” (2005), “Is It Good to You” (2005) and “One More Chance” (2006). The singles received little attention and her debut album, “The First Seed,” which was set to be released on September 27, 2005, was postponed until March 21, 2006, but then postponed again. In June 2006, Bingham, who was still signed to Motown in the U.S., signed with Motown's Island Records Group. The label launched “Come Get It” as her debut U.K. single on October 2, 2006. The song peaked at No. 82 on the U.K. Singles chart and No. 38 on the U.K. R&B chart. “The First Seed” followed on October 9, 2006.
Bingham has signed a new management deal with Czar Entertainment and begun work on her next album. She is also developing her own entertainment and production company and continues to work with other artists.