Kaliahya Lashun Collins was born in Laurel, Mississippi. She grew up in a small town called Wiggins, Stone County, MS . Kaliahya began singing and playing piano at the age of 5 and by age 11 she was a minister of music in church.  

She is married and is the mother of 3 children, Cadence, Lyric and Rhythm who all were given musical names by her. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Southern MS and is also a licensed cosmetology gist. In her free time she enjoys reading and cooking.