Saturday, December 12, 2009

Millie Scott

Millie Scott (born Mildred Vaney Scott in Savannah, Georgia) was an R&B singer from the 80s. She began her music career by singing in gospel groups such as the Pilgrim Gospel Singers and the Sermonettes before switching to jazz music.

Millie performed with Bobby Dilworth and the Blazers and later moved to New York, working as a session singer.

When the Temptations visited New York, they encouraged her to move to Detroit, Michigan where she formed a music group called Quiet Elegance, toured as a back-up singer for Al Green and formed another music group called Cut Glass whom she worked with for 3 years.
In 1986, Millie signed to Island Records and released her debut single "Prisoner of Love." The song peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #43 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles chart, #78 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks and #52 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Millie's second single "Automatic" peaked at #56 on the U.K. Singles chart and #49 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
In 1987, Millie released her debut album "Love Me Right" which peaked at #57 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The third single from the album "Ev'ry Little Bit" peaked at #30 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #11 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks and #63 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The title song managed to peak at #40 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
In 1988, Millie released her sophomore album, "I Can Make It Good For You" which didn't peak at all on the Billboard charts.
The first single from the album "It's My Life" peaked at #90 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.
The follow-up single "A Love of Your Own" peaked at #66 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

After that, it seemed that Millie has faded into obscurity. It's unknown what she's up to these days.

To see the music video for "Love Me Right," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLbi7SjqoPg

To see the music video for "Automatic," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V4XG5yRUF4

To see a fan-made video for "Prisoner of Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhuWkrF9TKQ

To see a fan-made video for "E'vry Little Bit," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC1omPip44A

To see the music video for "It's My Life," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37zp0Iaq6YQ

To see a fan-made video for "A Love Of Your Own," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBDMP3mtLCQ


[updated on 06/02/13]

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