Saturday, April 12, 2008

Meli'sa Morgan

Meli'sa Morgan (born in Queens, New York) is a female R&B singer from the 80's & 90's. She started singing as a child in church.

By the time she was a teenager, Meli'sa sang in local bands and entered talent contests. Meli'sa was accepted and attended the Julliard School of the Performing Arts & also attended the Lee Strassberg acting school. Once she finished school, she began working as a backup singer, working with artists such as Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston.

Meli'sa was the lead singer of Shades of Love and a member of High Fashion, but left in 1983. Her voice caught the attention of Capitol Records and she was signed to a record contract in 1985.
During that same year, Meli'sa released her first single, a cover version of Prince's song, "Do Me Baby."

By 1986, the song peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and topped Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart for 3 weeks, staying on the chart for 24 weeks, making it her biggest hit to date.
During that same year, she released her debut album, "Do Me Baby" which peaked at #41 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The second single from the album, "Do You Still Love Me?" peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Fool's Paradise" peaked at #41 on the U.K. Singles chart and #24 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
Meli'sa was featured on "The Golden Child" movie soundtrack with the song, "Deeper Love" which managed to peak at #74 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
In 1987, Meli'sa released her sophomore album, "Good Love" which peaked at #108 on the Billboard 200 and #11 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "If You Can Do It: I Can Too!!" peaked at #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #2 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks. It also peaked at #86 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Meli'sa was featured on a duet with R&B singer, Kashif called "Love Changes" which peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The second single from the album, "Here Comes the Night" which peaked at #17 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The title song was released as the last single and managed to peak at #59 on the U.K. Singles chart, but not in the U.S.
In 1990, Meli'sa released her third album, "The Lady in Me" which failed to make the Billboard charts at all.
The only single to chart from the album was, "Can You Give Me What I Want" which peaked at #33 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 9 weeks. It was Meli'sa's last album on Capitol Records.
In 1992, Meli'sa released her fourth album, "Still in Love With You" on Pendulum Records which peaked at #38 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song managed to peak at #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, and #9 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The second single, "Through the Tears" peaked at #18 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. The last single from the album, "I'm Gonna Be Your Lover (Tonight)" which peaked at #68 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for just 4 weeks.
After that, nothing much was heard from Meli'sa. In 1996, her greatest hits compliation album, "Do You Still Love Me?: The Best of Meli'sa Morgan" was released by Razor & Tie Records.

In 2000, Meli'sa was featured on JT Taylor's song, "How" which peaked at #82 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 28 weeks.
In 2005, Meli'sa released her fifth album, "I Remember" on Orpheus Music, which peaked at #96 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single from the album, "Back Together" featuring R&B singer, Freddie Jackson, which peaked at #46 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks. The title song peaked at #86 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

These days, Meli'sa continues to tour in multi-artist shows (particularly on the East Coast of the U.S.) and perform on cruise ships.

To follow Meli'sa on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/MelisaMorgan22

To see the music video for "Do Me Baby," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSSdeE7Zvu0

To see a fan-made video for "Do You Still Love Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwIwwbNaFTU

To see a fan-made video for "Fool's Paradise," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay5dPFpyQ5M

To see the music video for "Deeper Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7MYPfgl8mM

To see the music video for "If You Can Do It: I Can Too!!," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngDHdHooeO4

To see the music video for "Love Changes," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XrYjTuYIeM

To see a video of Meli'sa performing "Here Comes the Night" on "Soul Train," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7oc_4xDVw

To see the music video for "Can You Give Me What I Want," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVkCpdf4f-o

To see the music video for "Still in Love With You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6hVvYMBEgY

To see the music video for "Through the Tears," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LicQfSz5WM4

To see a fan-made video for "I'm Gonna Be Your Lover (Tonight)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIR_FO569U

To see a fan-made video for "Back Together Again," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esmbgtdo3k4


[updated on 04\21\2016]

1 comment:

MusicMistress79 said...

She still performs to this day in little small clubs here and there; just seen her almost 4-5 months agoin Columbia SC, she still can blow