Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunni


Sunni (born Sonja Lynne Millsap) was a female freestyle\dance singer from the early '90s. Not much information is given on this singer and from what I've discovered, she hasn't gotten a lot of mainstream success.
In 1990, Sunni released her self-titled debut album on Alpha International Records. It's unknown how or if the album charted.
The first single, "Why Did My Baby Get Over Me" didn't make the Billboard charts, but a music video was made for the single.
The follow-up singles, "When the Shades Pull Down," "You Could Change My Life," and "Or Lose Me" failed to make the charts at all.

After that, it seemed as if Sunni had faded into obscurity, but according to comments from YouTube, she resides in Dayton, Ohio, singing vocals for various local bands.

To see the music video for "Why Did My Baby Get Over Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6bMxw2a6Zk

To see a fan-made video for "When the Shades Pull Down," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6M_UfBeJqQ

To see a fan-made video for "Or Lose Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttXwlWkHA2Y


[updated on 04\16\2016]

Laura Enea

Laura Enea (born on November 16, 1966 in White Plains, New York) was a female freestyle\pop singer from the 90's. She started out singing in Italy and even won the Miss Italia Pageant Talent Competition.
In 1992, she released her self-titled debut album on Next Plateau Records which didn't appear to chart.
Her only charting single was "This is the Last Time" which peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 1992, staying on the chart for 14 weeks & #42 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The follow-up single "Our Love" was released, but failed to make any impact on the Billboard music charts at all.
In 1994, Laura released her second and last album to date "Catch Me Now" which didn't generate a lot of success on the Billboard charts.
Her last musical release was the single, "Can We Find a Way" on MicMac Records in 1996. After that, it seems as if Laura faded into obscurity. Nothing has been heard from her since.

To see a fan-made video for "This is the Last Time," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Our Love," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Catch Me Now," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Can We Find a Way," go to:



[updated on 04\16\2016]

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kimberly Scott

Kimberly Scott (born in 1986 in Landover, Maryland) is an R&B singer from the '90s.

She performed in public for the first time when she was 5 years old & won the amateur night concert at the Apollo Theater five times. After opening up for R&B group, Immature, Kimberly got a record deal at the young age of eleven.
In 1998, she released her self-titled debut album which peaked at #95 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Kimberly's first single "Tuck Me In" became her only hit to date, peaking at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Don't Leave Me Alone" failed to chart due to lack of promotion. In 1997, she collaborated with Taiwanese singer, Harlem Yu on the cover version of Barbara Mason's song, "I'm Ready" which was included on Harlem Yu's English cover album "Harlem Music Television."
In 2002, 16-year-old Kimberly (now Kim Smith) released her second album, "Y'all Ain't Ready" on the independent record label, The Cipher.

As of 2010, Kim is living in Washington, DC with her twin sons and she is the lead singer of a band called Love District. She also started her own record label called K.I.M. Productions and is working on her third album.

To see the music video for "Tuck Me In," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGgYTR7okIU

To see a fan-made video for "Don't Leave Me Alone," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECjXSIOJCUo

To see a fan-made video for "Y'all Ain't Ready," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbmmh5z6Br4


[updated on 04\16\2016]

Soul For Real


Soul For Real is an R&B group from New York consisting of the Dalyrimple brothers: Christopher (born on April 30, 1973), Andre (born on April 4, 1974), Brian (born on December 14, 1975) and Jason (born on May 10, 1980). They signed to Uptown Records in 1992.
In 1995, they released their debut album "Candy Rain" which peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song became the group's biggest hit to date, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, topped Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #20 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart, #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and topped Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in March of 1995 for 3 weeks and staying on the chart for 32 weeks.

The group's second single, "Every Little Thing I Do" peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40, #25 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart and #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The last single from the album, "If You Want It" peaked at #43 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #53 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
In 1996, Soul For Real released their sophomore album, "For Life" which peaked at #119 on the Billboard 200 chart and #29 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The only single from the album to chart was "Love You So" which peaked at #64 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1999, Soul For Real released their third album, "Heat" on Chrome Dome Records, which failed to chart at all on the Billboard charts.
The only single to chart was "Come See Me" which peaked at #73 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only a week.

In 2007, Soul For Real formed their own record label, Aljoba Music Group (or AMG) and began working on their fourth album, "The Unknown."

The single "One Man" featuring rapper Jadakiss was released in 2008. The album title has now been changed to "Journey."

To see Soul For Real's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/soulforreal1

To follow Soul For Real on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/#!/SoulForReal1

To see Soul For Real's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/soulforreal

To see the music video for "Candy Rain," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx0xzO73Amo

To see the music video for "Every Little Thing I Do," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ihhJCPYHuk

To see a fan-made video for "If You Want It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGAQPmTaR1k

To see a fan-made video for "Love You So," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQMzVT8J7yU

To see a fan-made video for "Come See Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQJgNgOCSBY


[updated on 05\09\12]

Hi-Five


Hi-Five is a Texas R&B quintet consisting of members Tony Thompson, Roderick "Pooh" Clark, Marcus Sanders, Russell Neal, and Toriano Easley. (Toriano was later replaced by Treston Irby).
In 1990, Hi-Five released their-self-titled debut album on Jive Records. The album peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The group's first single, "I Just Can't Handle It" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks.
Their third single, "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" became their biggest hit to date, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks in March of 1991, staying on the chart for 23 weeks.
The third single, "I Can't Wait Another Minute" peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart for a week in August of 1991, staying on the charts for 20 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Just Another Girlfriend" peaked at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
In 1992, Hi-Five released their sophomore album, "Keep It Goin' On" which peaked at #82 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The second single from the album, "Quality Time" peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100, #23 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #3 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks.
The group's second single from the album, "She's Playing Hard to Get" peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks, #10 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart, #7 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #35 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The third single, "Mary Mary" peaked at #50 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. After the release of their second album, Pooh Clark was involved in a near-fatal car accident.
In 1993, Hi-Five released their third album, "Faithful" which peaked at #105 on the Billboard 200 chart and #23 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Unconditional Love" peaked at #92 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. The song was featured on the "Menace II Society" movie soundtrack.
The second single, "Never Should've Let You Go" peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 24 weeks. It was featured on the "Sister Act 2" movie soundtrack.
The third single from the album, the title song peaked at #52 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
The last single from the album, "What Can I Say To You (To Justify My Love)" featuring R&B group, Nuttin' Nyce, peaked at #72 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
After that, Hi-Five went their separate ways. In 1995, Tony Thompson released his solo album, "Sexsational" that had a minor hit song, "I Wanna Love Like That."
In 2005, Hi-Five was re-incarnated with four new members including Tony Thompson's little brother, Jordan. A year later in 2006, they released their fourth album, "The Return" on Tony's independent record label, N'Depth.

On June 1, 2007, Tony Thompson passed away at the age of 31 from a freon ovedose due to his history of huffing. In 2011, Treston Irby released his debut solo single, "Everything" under the name "Tru$" on his own independent record label, Bronx Most Wanted Ent.
In 2012, Treston, Shannon Gill and Marcus Sanders reformed Hi-Five with two new members, Dre Wonda & Faruq Evans and released a new single, "Favorite Girl" which is available on iTunes and other digital media outlets.

To see Hi-Five's official Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/officialhifive

To see the music video for "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hvSu5JScYc

To see the music video for "She's Playin' Hard to Get," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK6GQwfzqdQ

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

To see the music video for "Unconditional Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZhkv-eq3Zk

To see a fan-made video for "I Can't Wait Another Minute," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoWgdgiqhLY

To see the music video for "Just Can't Handle It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNlpziDqyTE

To see the music video for "Favorite Girl," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLAjAyC-NaA


[updated on 05\21\13]

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chuckii Booker

Chuckii Booker (born on December 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is an R&B singer, bandleader, songwriter and instrumentalist. As a teenager, he became talented on the guitar and the drums.

In 1984, his godfather, the late Barry White signed him to a record deal with Barry's production company, but unfortunately, Chuckii left after Barry failed to issue an album that Chuckii recorded.

After that, Chuckii joined R&B group, Tease as a keyboardist for three years. He worked with artists such as Geoffrey Williams, White, CJ Anthony, Lalah Hathaway, Troop, Kool & The Gang and Vanessa Williams. He was even the musical director for Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" tour.
In 1989, he released his debut album, "Chuckii" which peaked at #116 on the Billboard 200 and #18 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Turned Away" peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100, #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and topped Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in July of 1989, topping the chart for a week and staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
The follow-up single, "(Don't U Know) I Love U" peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Touch" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
In 1992, Chuckii released his sophomore album, "Niice 'n Wiild" which peaked at #13 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Games" became Chuckii's second #1 R&B hit, topping the chart for a week in November of 1992 and staying on the chart for 35 weeks, becoming Chuckii's highest chart appearance to date.

The follow-up single, "I Should Have Loved You" peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.

After his solo career, Chuckii continued his producing career and was the music director\keyboardist for TLC's "CrazySexyCool" tour, New Edition's "Coming Home" tour, and Faith Evans' "Keep the Faith" tour.

In 2008, he was the musical director for Mary J. Blige's "Heart of the City" tour. He was also the pianist for Tina Turner's "Wildest Dreams" tour in 1997.

Along with his music career, Chuckii attended the Pasadena Art Center College of Design specializing in graphic arts. He was also the co-owner of Aire L.A. Studios in Glendale, California.

To see Chuckii's fan-made MySpace page, go to:
www.myspace.com/chuckiifan

To see the music video for "Turned Away," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-l6boIyD8o

To see the music video for "(Don't You Know) I Love U," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJlKSUWGwqQ

To see a fan-made video for "Touch," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i7rENPI2E4

To see the music video for "Games," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDmGl9Nr_3w

To see a fan-made video for "I Should Have Loved You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvejq6irXys



[updated on 05\11\12]