Chris Bivins, hailing from Washington, D.C., has been a part of the BET family for some time. In 2014, the singer headlined the BET College Tour recap show and performed on the 106 & Park stage. Before rising to stardom, Bivins became one of four musicians featured on the hit CW network show The Next, where he made connections with experienced names in music like Gloria Estefan and John Rich. Soon after he became the official protégé of Nelly after the St. Louis emcee showed up at his front door announcing that he’d be his personal mentor. He is currently working on an album that is set for a 2015 release.