It was only a matter of time before a young Miami native assured his spot in the entertainment industry. Born Devon LaDarius Bain (also known as Devonte Riley), Influenced by Babyface, Joe, and Brian McKnight, Riley ignited a passion for pursuing a music career. Growing up, Riley would always catch moments to be the center of attention, whether telling jokes, impersonating close family friends, or having a lovable essence.
Throughout his childhood, Riley repeatedly fell victim to bullying from his peers, which began affecting his academic performance in school, his self-esteem, and his social life as a whole. When Riley was eleven, his family relocated to Peach State (Atlanta) to broaden his career and opportunities in late December 2007.
As he became more involved with music, Riley recorded four cover tunes and released them via YouTube in 2010, which gained him positive feedback, a steadily growing fan base & an active online community. In early 2014, he went into the recording studio, began developing music production and engineering skills, and crafted his first studio project.
He released his debut R&B/pop single entitled “Good Love,” featuring A.J. Starr on August 22, 2015. Later that year, his debut R&B/soul album “Restricted Limits” was released in December, bringing about interviews from the press and five-star reviews on digital music outlets like iTunes, Amazon Music, & Google Play.
In August 2016, Riley became a brand ambassador for the BET Network, which granted him access to the eyes of the public, red carpet, and networking opportunities. Shortly after, Riley began making appearances on several different sitcoms and programs, debuting his work in the television and film industry.
In 2018, Riley became an advocate and spokesperson for anti-bullying, spreading awareness about the causes and effects of peer pressure and the horrors of those behaviors.
Riley’s ultimate goal is to continue touching the lives of others through music, business, and entertainment and inspire his audience and supporters worldwide!