Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Glenn Medeiros

Glenn Medeiros (born Glenn Alan Medeiros on June 24, 1970 in Lihue, Kaua'i, Hawaii) is a male pop singer from the 80s and 90s.

He began his musical career when he was 10 years old helping his father entertain guests on his tour bus on the island of Kauai.

In 1987 when he was 17 years old, Glenn won a local radio contest in Hawaii when he performed a cover version of George Benson's song "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You."

The song was heard by a visiting radio executive from the KZZP radio station in Phoenix, Arizona who took it back to Phoenix where through word of mouth, it became a national hit and later a worldwide hit.
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain.

It was moderately successful in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The song was certified Gold in the U.K., Canada, France and the Netherlands.
In 1987, Glenn released his self-titled debut album on Amherst Records which peaked at #82 on the Billboard 200.
Glenn's follow-up single "Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone" didn't match the same success as his first single, peaking only at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The last single from the album "Watching Over You" peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1988, Glenn released his second album "Not Me" on MCA Records which missed the charts in the U.S., but managed to peak at #63 on the U.K. Albums chart.
The first single from the album "Long And Lasting Love" which peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #42 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The second single "Never Get Enough Of You" missed the Hot 100, but managed to peak at #30 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

In 1988, French pop singer Elsa Lunghini was invited to perform her single "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" on a French television programme and the host, Jean-Pierre Foucalt made the surprise to invite Glenn whom Elsa was a fan. The two of them got together and decided to record two songs together.
The song "Love Always Finds a Reason" was recorded full in English and added on Glenn's second album and whose complete title was "Un Roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me a Reason)" according to the single title. The song mixes English and French lyrics together.

The song topped the charts in France and was certified Gold. Both Glenn and Elsa promoted the song around the world.

Glenn re-recorded the song in a full English version with singer Ria Brieffles, who performed the song with him in the United States.

In 1989, he recorded the song "Under Any Moon" with music group The Jets which was featured on the "Karate Kid 3" soundtrack.
In 1990, Glenn released his third self-titled album which peaked at #93 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, but missed the Billboard 200.
He scored a number-one hit with the single "She Ain't Worth It" featuring former New Edition member Bobby Brown, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks in July of 1990.

The song also peaked at #43 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks, #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #12 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The second single "All I'm Missing Is You" featuring singer Ray Parker Jr., peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #35 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
The last single from the album "Me-U=Blue" featuring R&B group The Stylistics, peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1992, Glenn recorded the song "Standing Alone" which Modern Talking singer Thomas Anders. He also wrote songs for artists such as Sam Verlinden, Martin Nivera and Forte.
In 1993, Glenn released his fourth album "It's Alright to Love," but it was only released in Europe and Asia. It's unknown how or if the album charted in those countries.
During that same year, he released a holiday album entitled "The Glenn Medeiros Christmas Album," but once again, it's unknown how or if the album charted.
Glenn released four more albums "Sweet Island Music" (in 1995), "Captured" (in 1999), "ME" (in 2003) and "With Aloha" (in 2005).

These days, Glenn is the Vice-Principal of the Maryknoll Grade School where he has been there for five years. He has taught grades Kindergarten through high school at various schools throughout Oahu.

He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii-West Oahu where he earned his B.A. in History and then earned his M.A. in Elementary Education. He is also married with two children.

To see the music video for "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLxTEV5vpyg

To see the music video for "Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le9Anv_EzvE

To see the music video for "Watching Over You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86X8h04OA7s

To see the music video for "Long and Lasting Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_-XOv95qaI

To see the music video for "Never Get Enough Of You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN5t7F4UjBM

To see the music video for "Un Roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me a Reason)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jElpErva5WY

To see the music video for "She Ain't Worth It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBdduYqdy3s

To see the music video for "All I'm Missing Is You," go to:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGIiYPyhT7s

To see a fan-made video for "Me-U=Blue," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doWG-MOzsC4



[updated on 06/11/13]

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