Monday, May 5, 2008

Stacy Lattisaw

Stacy Lattisaw (born on November 25, 1966 in Washington, D.C.) is a former R&B singer from the 80s. Her mother, Saundra Lattisaw sang with Marvin Gaye.

She began singing at a young age and by the age of 6, she made her public singing debut at a local talent show.

After performing at Ft. DuPont Park as an opening act for pianist Ramsey Lewis, Stacy was signed to Cotillion Records at the young age of 11.
In 1979, Stacy released her debut album, "Young and In Love" which was produced by Van McCoy.

The album wasn't a big hit, but the single, "When You're Young and In Love" hit #91 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.

A year later in 1980, Stacy released her second album, "Let Me Be Your Angel" which was produced by Narada Michael Walden.

The album peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Dynamite" peaked at #51 on the U.K. Singles chart, #8 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for a week in July of 1980 along with the second single, "Jump to the Beat" which peaked at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart.

The title song became Stacy's biggest hit to date, peaking at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1980 and #8 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
In 1981, Stacy released her third album, "With You" which peaked at #46 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

Her cover version of the Moments' song, "Love on a Two Way Street" peaked at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. The follow-up single, "It Was So Easy" peaked at #61 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.

The last single, "Feel My Love Tonight" was moderately successful on the dance charts, peaking at #36 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

It also peaked at #71 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks. In the same year, Stacy was the opening act for the Jacksons' "Triumph" tour.

In 1982, Stacy released her fourth album, "Sneakin' Out" which peaked at #55 on the Billboard 200 chart and #11 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single, "Don't Throw it All Away" peaked at #101 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #9 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The second single, "Attack of the Name Game" peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October of 1982 and #14 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. (The song was later sampled by Mariah Carey for her song, "Heartbreaker" in 1999.)

The third single from the album, the female version of Eddie Holman's song, "Hey There Lonely Girl" entitled "Hey There Lonely Boy" peaked at #71 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1983, Stacy released her fifth album, "Sixteen" which peaked at #160 on the Billboard 200 chart and #26 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single, "Miracles" peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October of 1983 and #13 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Million Dollar Babe" peaked at #52 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
In 1984, Stacy and her childhood friend, Johnny Gill (who would later become part of boy band New Edition) released the album, "Perfect Combination" which peaked at #139 on the Billboard 200 and #27 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The title song peaked at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April of 1984 and #10 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.

The follow-up single, "Baby It's You" peaked at #102 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #37 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.

The last single, "Block Party" peaked at #48 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #63 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
In 1985, Stacy's sixth album, "I'm Not the Same Girl" was released.

Despite working with producer Michael Masser, the album was not successful. Stacy describes the music on the album as "Whitney Houston rejects."

The title song peaked at #52 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 9 weeks.

After that, Stacy left Cotillion Records and moved onto Motown Records.
In 1986, she released her seventh album, "Take Me All The Way" which peaked at #36 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #175 on the Billboard 200.
The first single, "Nail it to the Wall" peaked at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1986, #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, and #4 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in November of 1986, staying on the chart for 18 weeks. In the U.K., the song peaked at #76 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The follow-up single, "Jump Into My Life" peaked at #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #13 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in March of 1987, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. The song also peaked at #79 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In 1988, Stacy released her eighth album, "Personal Attention" which peaked at #153 on the Billboard 200 and #24 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single, "Every Drop of Your Love" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in March of 1988, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

The second single, "Let Me Take You Down" peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in July of 1988, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Call Me" peaked at #80 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in November of 1988, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks.  
In 1989, Stacy released her ninth and final album, "What You Need" which peaked at #16 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song peaked at #30 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in November of 1989, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. The music video featured a young Sean "Diddy" Combs.
The follow-up single, "Where Do We Go From Here" featuring Johnny Gill topped Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in February of 1990 for 2 weeks, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
The last single, "I Don't Have the Heart" became a hit for singer James Ingram, but Stacy's version went unnoticed. After that, Stacy left the music business and began singing at her local Maryland church.

These days, Stacy and her husband, Kevin Jackson own & operate two businesses in Maryland.

She has a ministry for women called "Women Walking With Authority" and a youth empowerment program. She also has two children: a son named Kevin Jr. and a daughter named Kayla.

In 2010, Stacy wrote an autobiography entitled "I'm Not the Same Girl: RENEWED" which is available for purchase on her website.

To see Stacy's official website, go to:
http://www.stacylattisaw.net/home

To see the music video for "What You Need," go to:

To see the video of Stacy performing "I Don't Have the Heart" on "Showtime at the Apollo", go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7x437osztI

To see the music video for "Million Dollar Babe," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qo7aX-22Fo

To see a video of Stacy performing "Jump into My Life" live, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZ5ZY11-cY

To see the music video for "I'm Not the Same Girl," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7sSxq1mXTY

To see a video of Stacy performing "Miracles" on MTV, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciz3qGDSEcU

To see a video of Stacy performing "Nail to the Wall" on "Solid Gold," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyrTRun2RVg

To see the music video for "Every Drop of Your Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6IQGgL8NPc

To see Stacy and Johnny performing "Perfect Combination" on "Soul Train," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blDa2tybAbI

To see a fan-made video for "Jump to the Beat," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3--gpcJlARA

To see a fan-made video for "Dynamite," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Let Me Be Your Angel," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQnHhgrzDes

To see a fan-made video for "Love on a Two Way Street," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFHvBptTN78

To see a fan-made video for "Where Do We Go From Here," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0utD59ImSW4

To see a fan-made video for "Let Me Take You Down," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzmBR_ft8hI

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

To see a fan-made video for "Don't Throw it All Away," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO0bCYLPGRA

To see a fan-made video for "Attack of the Name Game," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwB1P1JGeR8

To see a fan-made video for "Hey There Lonely Boy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTX3f9Wan-c


[updated on 06\03\13]

2 comments:

joe said...

Stacy's WHAT YOU NEED is new jack heaven!!! i love that album!!! thanks for the udpate!!!

Kyleigh said...

I'm glad you like Stacy. She's one of my all-time favorite singers!