Rose Mallett was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rose began singing in elementary school as a part of the school chorus. Rose’s family relocated to Los Angeles.
At the age of 16, Rose formed an R&B singing group with three girlfriends. The group was discovered by R&B singing duo Sam & Dave, who offered them an opportunity to record a demo at Capitol Records. Once the demo was completed they were offered a recording contract.
Years later, Rose was introduced to Marvin Gaye. Through that association, Rose was often the guest of Marvin’s during recording sessions at Motown and witnessed great songs in-the-making such as “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing.” That exposure led to a working relationship with Motown producer, Hal Davis, who gave Rose the opportunity to sing recording demos of songs he had written to pitch to already signed female artists at Motown.
Rose has received exceptional training from Dick Grove School of Music; Roger Love, vocal coach; and vocal/stage performance instruction from Phil Moore, former orchestra director at Universal Studios, who once taught actress legend, Dorothy Dandridge.