Kirby is a singer/songwriter who achieved prominence as a songwriter during the mid-2010s. Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Southaven, Mississippi, she attended Berklee College of Music on a scholarship but opted to forgo her studies to kickstart her career in Atlanta. Unable to gain traction, she returned to Memphis, continued to work on her storytelling-oriented songwriting, and opened for Anthony Hamilton, Kem, and Raheem DeVaughn. Using social media, she initiated a "song a day" project and landed a publishing deal with Roc Nation. She subsequently relocated to LA and co-wrote songs for the likes of Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Lopez, Keyshia Cole, Common, and Ariana Grande, all of which were released in 2014. Early the following year, she really broke out as one of the co-writers of Kanye West and Paul McCartney's "Only One" and Rihanna, West, and McCartney's "FourFiveSeconds." Additionally, she penned "Die with You," Beyoncé's wedding anniversary dedication to husband Jay-Z
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The end of this month will mark one year since I started a terrifying, yet exciting new chapter of my life. It’s been a year of extreme high and extreme lows for me. Dealing with anxiousness and depression I’ve never really dealt with before, weighing the most I’ve ever weighed in my life, having a bad attitude towards meeting new people, as if I was in a constant race to dislike someone before they could dislike me. To put it simply, I felt unloved. When you pursue something God calls you to do, this is the first sign that you’re on the right track: spiritual warfare. I was being fed lie after lie and I fell for it. Slowly but surely, I was reminded just how loved I am and just how thankful I should be. When I pushed my ego aside, I started thinking with a clear mind and realized that over the past year, I have conquered some serious fears and have met some incredible people. I am pursuing something I love, and things are certainly moving forward. Things aren’t moving at the pace I’d like them to, but that’s completely irrelevant. I forgot I’m not doing this for me. Since then, I cleaned up my eating, which has had an enormous effect on my mental well-being, and I am now in the best shape I’ve ever been in. I STILL HAVE ROUGH DAYS, but this has been an absolute game changer for me. Quitting cigarettes and cleaning up my eating has brought me so much clarity. It also has bred confidence in me. When you make goals for yourself, stick to them, and see results, the positive effect it has on you is wild. I was NEVER this person. I was always the procrastinator, never sticking to anything, afraid to commit. I am in the process of breaking those chains, and let me tell you, it’s a great start on the road to recovery. I recorded some incredible songs this past summer that I wrote with heart and soul, and I have some other awesome projects on the way I am dying to share with you guys. Just know that this little hiatus of mine was not in vain and I haven’t quit. I never will. Sometimes you just need to step away, pray, and get it together. Do what you gotta do to find healing, folks. Be lookin’ out 👀👀👀