Alana Davis is an American singer and songwriter. She achieved a radio hit with the single "32 Flavors" from her 1997 debut album Blame It on Me. The song was a cover of a track written by and previously recorded by Ani DiFranco. Her sophomore album Fortune Cookies was released four years later in 2001 and did not have any charting singles. She released her third album, Surrender Dorothy, in 2005 on an independent label.
Alana Davis was born on May 6, 1974 in New York City. Her Father, Walter Davis Jr., was a pianist who played alongside jazz greats such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
Her record deal with Elektra produced two albums, "Blame it on Me," which was chosen as one of TIME Magazines five best albums of 1997, and 2001's "Fortune Cookies," which featured production by The Neptunes and Ed Tuton. She was featured in videos for the songs "32 Flavors" and "Crazy."
After guest appearances on the soundtrack to The Mod Squad and Jay-Z's "Vol. 3...Life and Times of Shawn Carter," Davis left Elektra and signed a single deal with Sony. She released "Carry On" on this label and the song was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Sony Electronics.
Tired of the majors, Alana became independent in 2005 with her label Tigress Records. The CD "Surrender Dorothy" was released in Feb. 2005 with the single "Wide Open."
Alana is a fan of not only music but also cats, particularly Tonkinese cats, which she breeds. She currently lives in Los Angeles.