Saturday, February 13, 2010

Angela Bofill

Angela Bofill (born on May 2, 1954 in the Bronx, New York) is a female R&B singer who even though started her career in the late 70's, she received moderate success in the early to mid 80's. Angela sang with Ricardo Morrero & the Group and also the Dance Theater of Harlem chorus.
In 1978, Angela released her debut album, "Angie" which peaked at #47 on the Billboard 200, #20 on Billboard's R&B albums chart, and #5 on Billboard's Jazz albums chart.

Angela's first hit song, "This Time I'll Be Sweeter" peaked at #23 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
In 1979, Angela released her second album, "Angel of the Night" which peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200, #10 on Biboard's R&B albums chart, and #2 on Billboard's Jazz albums chart. The title song peaked at #67 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart in 1980.

The second single, "What I Wouldn't Do (For the Love of You)" peaked at #18 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
In 1981, two years after her second album, Angela released her third album, "Something About You" which peaked at #61 on the Billboard 200, #4 on Billboard's Jazz albums chart, and #13 on Billboard's R&B albums chart.
The first single, "Holding Out for Love" peaked at #26 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and the title song charted at #21 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
In 1983, Angela released her fourth album, "Too Tough" which peaked at #40 on the Billboard 200 chart and #6 on Billboard's R&B albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Tonight I Give In" peaked at #12 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart. The title song became a hit, peaking at #5 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
In October of that same year, Angela released her fifth album, "Teaser" which peaked at #81 on the Billboard 200, #20 on Billboard's R&B albums chart, and #21 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.

The first single from the album, "I'm On Your Side" peaked at #20 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
In 1984, Angela released her sixth album, "Let Me Be the One" which peaked at #39 on Billboard's R&B albums chart. The album was produced by David Frank and Mic Murphy of the System.
The first single from Angela's sixth album, "Can't Slow Down" peaked at #59 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and #15 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

The last single from the album, the title song peaked at #84 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
In 1985, Angela released her seventh album, "Tell Me Tomorrow" which peaked at #53 on Billboard's R&B albums chart.

This was the last album that Angela released for Arista Records. The title song peaked at #72 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
After a 3-year break, Angela released her eighth album, "Intuition" which peaked at #38 on Billboard's R&B albums chart. She was signed to Capitol Records after leaving Arista Records.

The only single to chart was "I Just Wanna Stop" which peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles chart. After that, Angela left Capitol Records.
In 1993, five years after her previous album was released, Angela released her ninth album, "I Wanna Love Somebody" which peaked at #51 on Billboard's R&B albums chart. No singles were released or charted on the Billboard charts.
In 1996, Angela released her tenth album, "Love in Slow Motion" which was her last studio album released to date. The album failed to chart and no singles were released.

Angela provided backup vocals on other albums and appeared in stage plays such as "What a Man Wants, What a Man Needs" and "God Don't Like Ugly." She also toured the US and Europe in multi-artist jazz artist shows.
In January 2006, Angela suffered a stroke and because she didn't have health insurance, a benefit concert was held at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey and other planned events were held in Los Angeles and Detroit.

In 2006, Angela's first live album, "Live from Manila" which was recorded in 2004 was released. The proceeds from the album have gone to help out Angela's medical expenses.

In July 2007, Angela sadly suffered another stroke, but her condition is stable. She currently lives in a convalescent home in the Bay Area.

These days, Angela is recovering well from her stroke and is slowly getting back into singing again.

To see Angela's official website, go to:
www.angelabofill.com

To see a fan-made video for "This Time I'll Be Sweeter," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HGalxF9fZQ

To see a fan-made video for "Angel of the Night," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKQeyeGLhBE

To see a fan-made video for "Something About You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKUY4dL5n0s

To see a video for Angela performing "Too Tough" live, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxiT520rEGo

To see a fan-made video for "Let Me Be the One," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8rYreVPdo8

To see a fan-made video for "Tell Me Tomorrow," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6LfcIvr5As

To see a fan-made video for "I Just Wanna Stop," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSv8_isY37o

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