Rae Tavares was born Lorae Pearl Tavares on April 23, 1996 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Rae Tavares is of Cape Verdean and Portuguese descent. Being the granddaughter/grandniece of the Grammy award winning R&B group Tavares (Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel), Rae discovered her love for music and entertaining. While in third grade Rae performed at her school’s talent show and surprised her parents who immediately saw the potential in her talent and put her in plays and other local talent shows. Rae performed all through high school and after her third year of college decided that music was her true passion and began to pursue her music career full time.