Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chris Walker

Chris Walker (born in Houston, Texas) is an R&B\jazz singer & musician from the '90s.

At a young age, he was a member of the gospel group, The Walker Brothers. By the time he was 18 years old, Chris was focused on going to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

After Chris crashed a performance before the dean and played with the ensemble on stage, he was given a scholarship to the school. While attending the New School, he was given an opportunity to work with Ornette Coleman and two years later, he toured with Regina Belle as her musical director.

As Chris worked with Regina, she helped him shape his voice in order to develop him as an R&B singer.
In 1991, he released his debut album "First Time" on Pendulum Records, which peaked at #33 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #32 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album "Giving You All My Love" peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The follow-up single "Take Time" peaked at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, #17 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and #6 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks and became Chris' biggest hit to date.

The last single from the album "No Place Like Love" peaked at #19 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
In 1993, Chris released his sophomore album "Sincerely Yours" which peaked at #69 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #35 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.

The first single "Love Tonight" peaked at #47 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.

The follow-up single "How Do You Heal a Broken Heart" peaked at #87 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks.

After that, Chris had seemed to have faded into obscurity, but in 2005, he came back to the music scene with his third album "I Know It's Love" on Canvas Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
In 2011, Chris released his fourth album, "Zone" on Pendalum Records. The first single, "I Got that Love" peaked at #76 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The follow-up single, "Everyday Woman" peaked at #69 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Songs chart in 2012.

To see a fan-made video for "Giving You All My Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkN9tDmfAkY

To see the music video for "Take Time," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wBIUEsTsG8

To see the music video for "No Place Like Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv03d22Y098

To see a fan-made video for "Love Tonight," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKHRt1RR-ik

To see a fan-made video for "How Do You Heal a Broken Heart," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkQ-XUbvQlA

To see a fan-made video for "I Got that Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXoIZ65EGtc

To see a fan-made video for "Everyday Woman," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8BHJ_0zvR8


[updated on 05\08\12]

1 comment:

silk1127 said...

I am absolutely in love with this man!!!! I have followed his career and I am so happy to see he's back on the scene with "I've got that love" I can't wait for his album to drop. You have a true fan in Chicago!!!!!!