Saturday, February 14, 2009

B Angie B

B Angie B (born Angela Boyd in 1968 in Morton, Mississippi) is an R&B singer from the 90s. She first started singing in church and graduated from Morton High School in 1986.

A few years later, Angie and her best friend moved out West to pursue a music career together, but when her friend got pregnant, she moved to California alone.

Once Angie was in California, she was discovered by music producer James Early and brought to MC Hammer's attention that she was a singer.

B Angie B was featured on MC Hammer's song, "Pump it Up (Here's the News)" on his "Let's Get it Started" album and became a backup singer for his tours.

In 1989, she was part of MC Hammer's female rap group, Oaktown's 3.5.7. She added her vocals and appeared in the music video for Oaktown 3.5.7's single, "Juicy Gotcha Crazy."

B Angie B continued to tour and produce background vocals for MC Hammer for his "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" album in 1990.

A year later in 1991, she was signed to MC Hammer's record label, Bust It.
During the same year, B Angie B released her self-titled debut album which peaked at #133 on the Billboard 200 and #12 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Her first single, "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love" (a cover song originally sung by the Emotions) peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100, #37 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
The second single from the album, "So Much Love" peaked at #3 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The last single from the album, a cover version of Chaka Khan's "Sweet Thang" peaked at #52 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
Her debut album sold a mediocre 137,000 copies which did not satisfy Capitol Records, & she was dropped from the record label a year later.

B Angie B made an appearance in rap group Kid 'N Play's movie "Class Act" and sung the title track "I Am A Class Act (Work That Body)."
In 1995, B Angie B released the single, "It's My Life" (under the name "Angie B") which peaked at #74 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

In 2000, Angie moved to Missisippi with her daughter. She quietly left the music scene and focused on raising her family.
In 2012, she released the single, "I Wanna Be" which is available on iTunes and CD Baby.

These days, Angie and her two children live in Atlanta, Georgia & Angie also works in interior design & real estate.

To see B Angie B's official website, go to:
 http://www.bangieb.com/
To see the music video for "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mdh8gH3t-A

To see the music video for "So Much Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCMlVunpz-Q

To see the music video for "Sweet Thang," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm4Ft8knjdI

To see a fan-made video for "It's My Life," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L4_mSJQsYk


[updated on 05\19\13]

1 comment:

Jerome Magajes said...

B Angie B was born on March 9, 1968.