Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sparkle

Sparkle (born Stephanie Edwards on August 12, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois) is a female R&B singer and protégé of R&B singer, R. Kelly.
In 1998, Sparkle released her self-titled debut album which peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, #2 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #39 on Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on December 7, 2000. The album not only featured R. Kelly, but rappers Cam'ron and Nature as well.
Sparkle scored a hit with the song, "Be Careful" featuring R. Kelly which peaked at #37 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart, #3 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and topped Billboard's Hot R&B Airplay chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks.

The second single "Time to Move On" peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B Airplay chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The last single from the album "Lovin' You" failed to chart at all. Despite the success of Sparkle's debut album, she and R. Kelly were having creative differences which lead to her being released from her record label, Interscope Records. She later signed to Motown Records.
In 2000, Sparkle released her sophomore album "Told You So" which peaked at #121 on the Billboard 200 and #31 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The album was considered a commercial disappointment and the only single to chart was "It's a Fact" which peaked only at #62 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The follow-up singles "Good Life" (featuring rapper Memphis Bleek) and "When A Woman's Heart is Broken" failed to make the charts at all.

In 2002, Sparkle's 14-year-old niece was shown on a videotape allegedly engaging in sexual acts. Sparkle testified against R. Kelly in 2008 during his criminal trial for charges of child pornography. R. Kelly was later found not guilty on all charges.

Sparkle has performed along side her good friend, singer Toni Braxton in her Las Vegas stage show, "Toni Braxton Revealed."

In August of 2012, she released her first music video in 12 years entitled "So Bad," but the song has not been released digitally. As of 2013, she is working on a new album.

To see Sparkle's official website, go to:
http://www.isparklei.com/

To follow Sparkle on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/@iSparklei

To see Sparkle's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/iSparklei

To see the music video for "Be Careful," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x86tostIKE

To see the music video for "Time To Move On," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZtmJ3Id140

To see a fan-made video for the remix of "Loving You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tjJMmD3rA4

To see the music video for "It's a Fact," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oIGQ7Yg44E

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

[updated on 08/02/13]

1 comment:

HeRBaN LyRiX said...

Wow that was Sparkle`s daughter? I had no idea, dude`s wrong for that one!!!











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