Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tina B

Tina B. (born Tina Klein from Brooklyn, New York) was a female freestyle\dance singer from the 80s.

When she was 11 years old, Tina formed her first band. Throughout her teen years and into college, Tina continued to pursue a musical career. She later met Arthur Baker, who was an aspiring music producer back then (and would later become her husband).

Later on, she became involved in contributing to Arthur's various projects as a singer and songwriter. Tina made her recording debut on Afrika Bambaataa and the Jazzy Five's record, "Jazzy Sensation."

Tina earned her first big break came when she was featured on the Rockers' Revenge song, "Walkin' on Sunshine" which topped Billboard's dance chart and went platinum in England. Shortly after that, she was signed to Elektra Records.
In 1984, Tina B. released her self-titled debut album which didn't appear to make the Billboard album charts.
Her first single, "Nothing's Gonna Come Easy" peaked at #18 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in January of 1985. The song was featured on the "Beat Street" movie soundtrack.
Tina B.'s second single, "Honey to a Bee" peaked at #12 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

In 1987, Tina B. released her third single, "January February" which peaked at #16 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in May of 1987 and #15 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Tina B.'s fourth single, "Miracles Explode" peaked at #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in May of 1988 and #35 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Her fifth single, "Bodyguard" peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

Tina B. continued to provide vocals for artists such as Carly Simon, Imagination, Jimmy Cliff, Steve Van Zandt, Madonna, Al Green, Tevin Campbell, U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Jennifer Holliday.

She studied opera in New York City in the mid-'90s and later moved to London where she continues to be active in music these days.

To see Tina B.'s official website, go to:
http://www.tinab.tv/

To see Tina B.'s YouTube page, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TinaBBaker

To see a fan-made video of "Honey To A Bee," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqMBYalMdGs

To see a fan-made video for "Nothing's Gonna Come Easy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFokX-31PMg

To see a fan-made video for "Miracles Explode," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGY6p-laI7M

To see a fan-made video for "January, February," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPkxz51yWEo

To see the music video for "Bodyguard," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PJh7YWlSJM



[updated on 09\09\12]

1 comment:

Nasty G said...

I love Tina B! She has a Best Of compilation that has all these hits and more. Love it!