Friday, June 13, 2008

Eugene Wilde

Eugene Wilde (born Ronald Broomfield on December 6, 1961 in Miami, Florida) is a male R&B singer from the '80s and early '90s.

Eugene began singing when he was 5 years old and was part of a family group called La Voyage, who performed in local clubs. The group later changed its name to Tight Connection and then Simplicious. In 1979, he released an album on Curtom Records under the name "Ron Broomfield" as a member of music group, Today, Tomorrow, Forever.

Eugene changed his name to "Eugene Wilde" after seeing an advertisement in the paper for a night club called Wilde Flowers.
In 1984, he signed to Philly World Records and released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #97 on the Billboard 200 and #14 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. In the United Kingdom, the album charted at #67 on the U.K. Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Gotta Get You Home Tonight" which peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart for a week in early 1985, staying on the chart for 23 weeks. In the U.K., the song peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The second single from the album, "Rainbow" peaked at #22 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The third single, "Chey Chey Kule" peaked at #69 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks and #83 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The last single, "Personality" was released, but it's unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.
In 1985, Eugene released his second album, "Serenade" which peaked at #17 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Don't Say No Tonight" peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Eugene's second number-one R&B hit, topping Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart for 3 weeks. In the U.K., the song peaked at #80 on the U.K. Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
The second single, "Diana" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The last single from the album, "30 Mins to Talk" which peaked at #79 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.

He was featured in the movie, "Rappin'" and its soundtrack with Joanna Gardner on the track, "True Love Never Dies." His career came to a brief halt when Philly World Records folded.

In 1987, Eugene appeared on Sheena Easton's album "No Sound But a Heart" on the duet "What if We Fall in Love." He also appeared on music group, Cabo Frio's album and sung two lead vocals.
In 1989, Eugene released his third album, "I Choose You (Tonight)" on MCA Records. The album didn't make the Billboard album charts.
The first single, "I Can't Stop (This Feeling)" peaked at #35 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
The second single, "Ain't Nobody's Business" peaked at #50 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The title song peaked at #56 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. Eugene later ran an independent record label, Wilde City Records in Florida.
In 1992, Eugene released his fourth album, "How About Tonight" which also didn't appear to make Billboard's album charts.
The title song managed to peak at #17 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Special Feelings" was released, but didn't make the charts at all. In the 90s, Eugene found success as a songwriter, writing songs for the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and Victoria Beckham.
In 2011, he released his latest album in 16 years, "Get Comfortable" which is available on CD Baby and iTunes.

To see the music video for "Gotta Get You Home Tonight," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOwvU2DGBF8

To see a fan-made video for "Rainbow," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwBTiq7_xuw

To see a fan-made video for "Chey Chey Kule," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwBs7IutXtc

To see a fan-made video for "Personality," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foJo-KxTGtE

To see the music video for "Don't Say No Tonight," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbWDcLOHmqI

To see the music video for "Diana," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6YwGXzNyJI

To see the music video for "30 Mins to Talk," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbfV8zBBFeI

To see a fan-made video for "I Can't Stop (This Feeling)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewq_Y36u0X0

To see a fan-made video for "Ain't Nobody's Business," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elq2KtQDX1Q

To see a fan-made video for "I Choose You (Tonight)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgPeG-fISyE

To see the music video for "How About Tonight," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IaJDSKGVfk

To see a fan-made video for "Special Feelings," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ySPWf3jwzc


[updated on 02/23/13]

1 comment:

Hundred Looks said...

Can't wait for the new album!!