Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gina Thompson

Gina Thompson (born Lugenia Thompson in Vineland, New Jersey in 1974) is a female R&B singer who started her career in the 90's.

She started singing at a young age and continued as a teenager. She also became the first black homecoming queen at her high school.

After graduating from high school, Gina signed a record contract with Mercury Records.
In 1996, Gina released her debut album "Nobody Does it Better" which peaked at #26 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and #36 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album was certified Platinum in 1998.
Gina's biggest hit to date, "The Things That You Do" peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #12 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 29 weeks.

During that same year, she was featured on MC Lyte's song, "Cold Rock A Party" as a background vocalist and was featured on MC Lyte's 1997 album, "Seven & Seven" on the song, "It's All Yours."

Gina recorded a version of Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' song, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" for the 1998 movie soundtrack with the same name. She was also featured on Missy Elliott's sophomore album, "Da Real World."
The second single, "You Bring the Sunshine" peaked at #53 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
Gina's sophomore album, "If You Only Knew" was supposed to be released in September of 1999 through Missy Elliott's The Goldmind Inc. imprint label, but the album was shelved and never released.
The first single, "Ya Di Ya" (featuring Missy Elliot) peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

Another single, "Caught Up" (featuring rapper Beanie Siegel) failed to chart at all. After that, Gina asked to be released from her record contract.
In 2008, Gina started work on a new album and released the song, "We Don't Talk No More" which was #1 on the Musica Urbana Music Channel for a week.

In February 2009, she finally released her sophomore album, "Missing You" through Blue Mountain Records, Sunset Urban Records, and her own record label, MaLjo Entertainment.

After the album failed to chart, Gina was dropped from Blue Mountain Records. These days, she is still active in the music business today and has her own MySpace page.

To see Gina Thompson's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/ginathompson

To see the music video for "The Things We Do," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clZYtzm9ZLs

To see the music video for "Ya Di Da," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv-2U6DZkcA


[updated on 05\07\12]

1 comment:

shorewhorenj said...

LOVE Gina - wish her career kept growing but I hope she is happy wherever she is. Jersey girl do the damn thang!