Friday, May 2, 2008

Lillo Thomas


Lillo Thomas (born in 1961 in Brooklyn, New York) is a male R&B singer from the 80s.

Before starting his music career, Lillo was on the United States track & field team. He set the world record for the 200 meters at the age of 16. He qualified for the 1984 Olympics, but he was unable to attend after he was in a car accident in Brazil.

Lillo left athletics for a music career. He did session vocals for artists such as Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, Melba Moore, and George Benson. He even went on tour with Eddie Murphy.
In 1983, Lillo released his debut album, "Let Me Be Yours" on Capitol Records. The album peaked at #23 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "You're a (Good Girl)" peaked at #22 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The second single, "Who Do You Think You Are" peaked at #68 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
The last single from the album, a cover version of the Temptations' "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" which peaked at #79 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
In 1984, Lillo released his second album, "All of You" which peaked at #186 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Your Love's Got a Hold on Me" which peaked at #102 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #11 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The second single, "(Can't Take Half) All of You" featuring Melba Moore, which peaked at #28 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
The last single, "Settle Down" peaked at #60 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1987, Lillo released his third album, "Lillo" which peaked at #10 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Sexy Girl" peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
The second single, "I'm in Love" became a hit, peaking at #2 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The third single from the album, "Downtown" peaked at #43 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, #34 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #11 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Wanna Make Love (All Night Long)" peaked at #7 on Billboard's
Hot Black Singles chart in November of 1987, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
After that, nothing much was heard from Lillo until 1993 when he released the single, "Out There Doing Wrong" on THG Records.
In 2010, Lillo released his latest album in 27 years, "Come and Get it" on the Fitingo Music record label. He has also dabbled in acting and painting.

These days, he lives in Westchester, New York with his wife, Kim, who is a successful VP in the beauty industry and he continues to perform. In July of 2012, Lillo's greatest hits album was released on iTunes.

To see Lillo's official website, go to:
http://lillothomas.com/

To see Lillo's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lillo-Thomas/101406516588006

To see a fan-made video for "You're a Good Girl," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGM0G_eH-s

To see a fan-made video for "Wanna Make Love (All Night Long)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e1UiKpR9zw

To see the music video for "I'm in Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y75Gyov_8dY

To see a fan-made video for "All of You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcO0VezXSpE

To see a fan-made video for "Settle Down," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErliJJ3ZSiQ

To see a fan-made video for "Downtown," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxkSwjN65nE

To see a video of Lillo performing "Your Love's Got a Hold on Me" on "Soul Train," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry5Cvc9PMAg

To see a fan-made video for "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QxsdAzuoTg


[updated on 08\08\12]

1 comment:

cmor131 said...

Lillo Thomas is back with a new CD "Come And Get It". This CD has feel-good funky mid-tempo tunes throughout the CD. It also has heart-felt ballads. I especially like the track "What's Not To Love?". I think Lillo out-did himself with "Come And Get It". This CD is great and filled with hit after hit. On this CD, Lillo worked with the hit producer Paul Laurence and new songwriters Larry Jefferson and Allen Copeland. On Amazon & iTunes, I gave this CD 5 stars.
Lastly, Lillo is a true crooner - so all the fake singers who hide behind audio-tune should pay heed.