Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Woods has been involved in the arts since an early age. Growing up she sang in her church choir, participated in musical theater and was enrolled in dance, acting and singing lessons. She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at age eleven where she spent her formative school years and received vocal training at the Musical Arts Center. In 2005, Woods reached the semi-finals of the nationally televised Idol-esque singing competition Gospel Dream, where she was lauded each week by Platinum-selling singer and songwriter Kelly Price, gaining recognition and followers.
After graduating high school, Woods relocated to New York where she scored a position singing background vocals and assisting an artist and manager with day-to-day operations. Through this experience, Woods met her current music producer ARC from Pharsound Productions (Ke$ha, Kings of Leon, Shiny Toy Guns, Black Kids, Scissor Sisters). The two decided to move to Atlanta and focus their energies on her solo project. The talented pair spent several months working on music, including the collaboration between Woods and songwriter, Ursula Yancy who penned Rihanna’s hit record “Skin” from her album Loud. The dynamic duo came up with the infectious monster jam “Gangstas, Geeks and Freaks.” The dance-oriented track become the lead single from Wood’s self-financed debut EP Holl.E.Woods, an ode to the unapologetic underbelly of a city decorated by society’s outcasts, led by Woods herself. A play on her name, Holl.E.Woods is a brilliant and unorthodox concept album full of zealous singles.
Playing numerous gigs and parties, the relatable black swan of the bubble gum world has shared the stage with the likes of Robyn, Sasha Gradiva, Adam Lambert, Natalia Kills, Hey Monday and The Ready Set. She has also performed at a variety of PRIDE Festivals across the map, making the hyper-ambitious Woods somewhat of a global ambassador for tolerance and positive change. When she’s not working on perfecting her craft, Woods can be found speaking to middle and high school students on topics such as self-acceptance and bullying, issues that are close to her heart. True to her character, Woods’ music is diverse, honest, intellectual, charming and entertaining.