Brenda K. Starr (born as Brenda Kaplan on October 15, 1966) is an American singer and songwriter. She is half Puerto Rican and half Jewish American. She began making a name for herself in the 80s and after we heard her sing, we never stopped loving this wonderful Starr. Mariah Carey was one of Starr's background singers and is said she helped launch Mariah's career. Starr is known for her musical talent and I'm sure one of everyone's favorite song— "I Still Believe" that debuted in 1988 and it's still a hit today!