Avant is an American R&B singer, songwriter, TV personality, and actor who has released a number of albums which include the likes of My Thoughts, Private Room, Ecstasy, Avant, The Letter, Director, Face The Music, and The VIII.

Born Name

Myron Lavell Avant

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States



Singer, Songwriter, TV Personality, Actor


  • Siblings – Mia Avant (Sister), Marshall Pitton (Brother)


Avant is represented by Evolution Talent Agency, Talent Agency, New York City, New York, United States.






Magic Johnson Music, MCA Records, Geffen Records, Capitol Records, Verve Forecast Records, Universal, MO-B Entertainment, Caroline




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Sports a goatee
  • Deep-set eyes

Avant Facts

  1. On May 9, 2000, he released his debut studio album, My Thoughts, which included songs like Let’s Make a Deal, Separated, My First Love, I Wanna Know, Destiny, Happy, and This Time. The album was ranked at number #6 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) weekly chart and at number #45 on the US Billboard 200 weekly chart. My Thoughts was also certified ‘Platinum’ by United States (RIAA).
  2. Avant appeared as a musical guest in an episode of the late-night talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in April 2002.
  3. His 3rd studio album, Private Room, was released on December 9, 2003, by Geffen Records. It was ranked at number #14 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) year-end chart and was certified ‘Gold’ by United States (RIAA).
  4. In February 2004, Avant made an appearance in an episode, titled It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Hip Hop World, of the sitcom, One on One, whose lead cast comprised of Flex Alexander, Kyla Pratt, Kelly Perine, Sicily, Robert Ri’chard, Jonathan Chase, Camille Mana, Nicole Paggi, and .
  5. He made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Dexter in the 2004 comedy film, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, starring , Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, , Troy Garity, , Leonard Earl Howze, Harry Lennix, and .
  6. On December 9, 2008, Avant released his self-titled studio album through Capitol Records and it peaked at number #6 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) weekly chart and number #26 on the US Billboard 200 weekly chart.
  7. He is often confused with , the popular singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, and former semi-professional basketball player from Illinois.
  8. Avant has worked with a number of fellow artists like Antonio Dixon, , , and .

Featured Image by Avant / Instagram


Facts of Avant

  • full nameAvant
  • Date of Birth April 26, 1978
  • Age 43 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • weight74 kg
  • height5 ft 7 in

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