Birth Name: Amber Riley
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA
A natural-born talent, Amber Patrice Riley started singing at two years old; barely one year into learning how to talk. Her mother signed Riley up for vocal lessons once she was old enough and it was during these sessions that the budding singer learned she possessed different tones to her voice that allowed her to sing different types of music. Ironically, her high school did not have a glee club, but that did not prevent Riley from pursuing her dreams of a singing career; instead, she sang in choir and did some studio work until the timing was right.When she was 17, Riley took a big step by auditioning for the musical juggernaut "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ), one of the network's highest-r...
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