His musical influences are Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, and Marvin Gaye.
He is the cousin of fellow R&B singer R.Kelly.
He is romantically linked to The Pussycat Dolls' lead singer Nicole Scherzinger.
Avant is featured in the "Stickwitu" remix by the Pussycat Dolls.
Avant's "Read Your Mind" album was released on September 30, 2003.
Avant's "Ecstasy" album was released on March 26, 2002.
Avant's "My Thoughts" album was released on May 9, 2000.
Avant's "Private Room" album was released on December 9, 2003.
Avant's "Director" album was released on April 25, 2006.
Avant is signed with Geffen Records.
Avant: I think we've lost the chivalry in relationships. Our lifestyles and music have changed and that makes it hard for some men to understand what a woman really needs.
Avant: I started writing songs when I realized the different ways a person can approach love. I had just begun to understand what love is, and I wanted people to hear my voice and see my vision as an artist.
Avant: One of the most valuable things my mother taught me is that you can love someone and not expect anything back.