Hidden Legend of Houston: Mallory

Houston native, Mallory Henderson, has been singing since she can remember. She got her first solo in the church choir at age four and the rest was history. When she decided to start performing in talent shows at age 12, her family didn't take her seriously, but after the first show, they knew music and performing was going to be a part of her reality for years to come. In high school, Mallory branched out and started working with local artists, which introduced her to industry veteran, Papa Reu, studio sessions, and landed her several features. Though she wrote and recorded her first song at the age of 18, she did not release it and, after a battle with severe depression, she decided to take a more traditional career path. In spite of the negative effects of depression, she completed college with a 3.14 GPA in four years and began building a career as a public relations professional, while advocating for mental health and related services. She soon founded The Premier Benefit & Birthday Bash, a party that celebrates her birthday while raising funds to send minority young adults to therapy. While struggling to find her way in her post-graduate life, she realized that, though she attempted to leave music behind, it never left her. She had still been performing periodically around town and, though she had no plans of pursuing music at the time, people started asking when her album was being released. Mallory took this as a sign from God that music is her gift and it will not be ignored. In June 2019, Mallory released her debut single, "1 Hunned," a fun summer jam that everyone can relate to. Since then she has continued to release diverse music and content that’s been compared to that of Chris Brown and Beyoncé. You can keep up with Mallory on Instagram and Facebook at @iammallory or by visiting her website: iammallory.com

How are you impacting your community?

I throw an annual charity birthday party and want to grow my platform so that I can do more.

What advice would you give to someone looking to follow your path in the industry?

NEVER give up. Acknowledge your dreams, make a plan, and go after them, working like you've already made it.

What quote do you live by?

"It's okay to be afraid, but I will never move in fear again." - Mallory