Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tony Terry

Tony Terry (born on March 12, 1964 in Pinehurst, North Carolina) is an R&B singer from the late 80s/early 90s.

He graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. and was a backing vocalist for music groups such as Sweet Sensation and The Boogie Boys. In 1987, Tony signed a record deal with Epic/CBS Records.
During that same year, he released the single "She's Fly" which peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
In 1988, Tony released his debut album "Forever Yours" peaked at #151 on the Billboard 200 and #27 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
His second single "Lovey Dovey" peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart and #4 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The title song peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #16 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The last single from the album "Young Love" peaked at #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #88 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks and #94 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Tony was featured on the "Tap" movie soundtrack with the song "Forget the Girl" which peaked at #97 on the U.K. Singles chart and #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

In 1989, he was featured on labelmate Flame's song "On the Strength" which was moderately successful on the R&B and dance charts.
In 1991, Tony released her self-titled debut album which peaked at #184 on the Billboard 200, #35 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #8 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
The first single from the album "Head Over Heels" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The second single "With You" became Tony's highest chart appearance to date, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 33 weeks.
The third single "That Kind of Guy" peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.

The last single from the album "Everlasting Love" peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 25 weeks.

During that same year, Tony earned two Soul Train Music Award nominations for "Single of the Year" and "Artist of the Year" for "With You." He was featured on the film soundtracks to "Gladiator." After that, Tony left his record label and signed to Virgin Records.
In 1994, Tony released his third album "Heart of a Man" peaked at #18 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and #47 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single "When a Man Cries" peaked at #32 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks along.

The second single "Can't Let Go" also peaked at #32 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.

The title song managed to peak at #86 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks. The following year, Tony contributed background vocals on Yolanda Adams' album "More Than a Melody" on the track "Gotta Have Love."
In 2001, Tony released his fourth album "My Best" on the Golden Boy record label. It's unknown how or if the album was successful.
In 2006, he released his fifth album "Changed!" which peaked at #51 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #21 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart.

Until 2009, Tony toured internationally with Roberta Flack. While on tour in Japan with her, Tony's wife Laronda Dison-Terry was diagnosed with a chronic pain disorder called fibromyalgia. The couple was recently named the National Spokespersons for the National Fibromyalgia Association.

On stage, Tony has appeared in various plays & musicals such as "Sisterella," "Mama, I Want to Sing," "His Woman, His Wife" (which co-starred Stephanie Mills) and recently the national tour of "Tall Dark and Handsome."
These days, Tony continues to perform. In 2013, he released the single "All I Need" which is available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon.com and emusic.com.
In 2015, he released his sixth album "I Tony 6" which is available on Rhapsody.com and iTunes.

To see Tony's official website, go to:
http://www.mrtonyterry.com/

To see the music video for "She's Fly," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIeXl6K6fqw

To see the music video for "With You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlqJyZg_3-o

To see the music video for "That Kind of Guy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdDkWU32fDo

To see the music video for "Head Over Heels," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiwqeoOanHM

To see the music video for "Everlasting Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f24kY-QlBaE

To see a fan-made video for "Lovey Dovey," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwjsaMeU0Bk

To see the music video for "Forever Yours," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7FIuyixjDI

To see a fan-made video for "Young Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juCQFA8fP-w

To see a fan-made video for "Forget the Girl," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp8w1D2LUD4

To see a fan-made video for "When a Man Cries," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zRPHI8ynjo

To see a fan-made video for "Can't Let Go," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ddLQjW-Nco

To see a fan-made video for "Heart of a Man," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMhB-NAqyoc


[updated on 04\09\2016]

1 comment:

crystal said...

he had a cd out in 2001 that was very good and was his best one in my opinion called: my best http://www.amazon.com/My-Best-Tony-Terry/dp/B00005LNIH