Gregory Abbott (born on April 2, 1954 in New York City, New York) is an R&B singer, musician (keyboards & drums), composer, and producer. During his childhood, Gregory's mother taught him how to play the piano and encouraged his singing. Before starting his music career, Gregory studied psychology & taught English at the University of California, Berkeley and he also studied creative writing at Stanford (where he won a Wallace Stegner fellowship).
Gregory's first opportunities in the recording studio was an album for an independent record label that gave him the chance to do a duet with Whitney Houston. He also produced for music group, EQ on Atlantic Records.
In 1986, Gregory released his debut album, "Shake You Down" which peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song became Gregory's biggest hit to date, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B chart, #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The song was certified Platinum and also became a hit in the UK.
The second single from the album, "I Got the Feelin' (It's Over)" which peaked at #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on Billboard's R&B chart, and #25 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
In 1988, Gregory released his sophomore album, "I'll Prove it To You" which peaked at #132 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song peaked at #5 on Billboard's R&B chart and was featured on a movie soundtrack in Japan.The second single, "Let Me Be Your Hero" peaked at #34 on Billboard's R&B chart, but didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100 just like the previous single. Gregory won first prize at the Tokyo Music Festival and performed with Princess Stephanie of Monaco in Belgium.
In 1994, Gregory released his third album, "One World" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard 200 or R&B charts. It's unknown if or any singles were released from the album or if they charted. Gregory's greatest hits album was released in 1998
In 2002, Gregory released his fourth album, "Eyes, Whispers, Rhythm, Sex" which also failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
In 2005, Gregory released his fifth album, "Dancing in the Inner Realm" which became another album for Gregory that failed to chart at all.
A year later in 2006, Gregory released his sixth album, "Rhyme and Reason." Once again, the album failed to chart at all. In 2010, Gregory released his newest single, "Baby Mama" which is available on iTunes.
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