Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rainy Davis

Rainy Davis (born Denise Lorraine Davis in Brooklyn, New York) is a singer, songwriter and music producer who was successful in the 80s.

Rainy sang with a local band called Jamila (which featured future hit R&B singer, Keith Sweat). She later joined a female singing group called, Musique who scored a few moderate dance hits.

Rainy's claim to fame was her first single, "Sweetheart." She originally wrote the song for Janet Jackson, hoping to submit in time for her 1986 album, "Control," but didn't make it. Instead, she recorded the song herself.

The song peaked at #42 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #24 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
During that same year, Rainy released her debut album, "Sweetheart" on Columbia Records, which managed to peak at #61 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Her follow-up single, "Lowdown So & So" peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #14 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Still Waiting" (which was written by Prince), peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
In 1988, Rainy released her sophomore album, "Ouch!" which didn't appear to make the Billboard charts at all.

The first single from the album, "Indian Giver" peaked at #16 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #41 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The title song was released as a single, but it is unknown how or if the single ever made the Billboard charts. Since then, Rainy has worked with numerous artists including Keith Sweat, Shannon, Fonda Rae, The Cover Girls, and Ollie Brown.

In 1998, Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri covered Rainy's song "Sweetheart" which was featured on Jermaine's 1998 solo album, "Life in 1472." Their version of the song earned them a Grammy nomination.

These days, Rainy is the CEO and founder of a new production company turned label called Rainysongs Entertainment that was founded in 2005. The business started releasing products in 2007.

To see Rainy's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/rainydavis

To see the website for Rainysongs Entertainment, go to:
http://www.rainysongsentertainment.com/Rainy%20CEO.html

To see a fan-made video for "Sweetheart," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G44vLQ13uPE

To see a fan-made video for "Lowdown So & So," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXl-ncdtW9w

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

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