Friday, February 19, 2010

Cathy Dennis

Cathy Dennis (born Catherine Roseanne Dennis on March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a female pop\dance singer, songwriter, record producer and actress.

Cathy was spotted recording Stevie Wonder-influenced demos as a teenager at the Kitchen in Norwich with her father (who's also a musician and local restauranteur) who played piano.

Music producer Simon Fuller signed Cathy to his 19 Management company and at 17 years old, she was signed to Polydor Records.
Cathy earned her first musical success as a singer with music producer D-Mob on the single, "C'Mon and Get My Love" in 1989 which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the UK Singles chart. The song also topped Billboard's dance charts.

The song was featured on the movie soundtrack to "She-Devil" featuring comedian Roseanne.
In 1990, Cathy released her debut album, "Move to This" which peaked at #67 on the Billboard 200.
The first single from the album, "Just Another Dream" which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, #91 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play and Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The song peaked at #13 on the UK Singles chart.
The second single and Cathy's biggest hit song to date, "Touch Me (All Night Long)" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard's dance chart. The song also peaked at #32 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
The third single from the album, "Too Many Walls" peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a top 10 hit for Cathy. The song also topped Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks.
The last single from the album, "Everybody Move" peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #41 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

Cathy agreed to join Club MTV's first tour, but dropped out due to claims of being sexually harassed by one of the members of Milli Vanilli. Also, Cathy recorded a song, "Find the Key to Your Heart" which was featured on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" movie soundtrack.
In 1992, Cathy released her sophomore album, "Into the Skyline" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard 200.
Cathy received some success with the first single from the album, "You Lied to Me" which peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, #28 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #12 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
The second single, "Irresistable" flopped, peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and #36 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.

The third single, "Moments of Love" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. She performed the song on "Beverly Hills 90210" along with the songs "Why" and "Touch Me (All Night Long").

Cathy was working on her third album, "Inspiration" and recorded the title song with Todd Terry, but she stopped work on the album and only two singles were released "Find the Key to Your Heart" and "S.O.S." (which was featured on the "Beverly Hills 90210: The College Years" soundtrack).
In 1996, Cathy released her third album, "Am I The Kinda Girl" which didn't chart on the Billboard 200.

The singles "Waterloo Sunset," "West End Pad," and "When Dreams Turn to Dust" which didn't chart at all in the US, but were moderately successful in the UK.

After her solo music career, Cathy turned to songwriting, writing songs for artists such as Livvi Franc, Dannii Minogue, Katy Perry, Kris Allen, Jonas Brothers, Britney Spears, S Club 7, Heidi Montag, and Kelly Clarkson.

Cathy also two of Kylie Minogue's successful hit songs "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and "Come into My World" from her 2001 album, "Fever."

Cathy won an Ivor Novello Award for writing "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and for Will Young's hit UK single, "Anything is Possible." She has won numerous songwriting awards for her songwriting with other famous musicians.

Cathy is currently working with Heidi Montag for her debut album and Britney Spears for her lastest album due in 2010. In 2009, Cathy released the single, "Killer Love," her first release since 1997.

To see the music video for "Touch Me (All Night Long)," go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1o57n_cathy-dennis-touch-me-all-night-lon_music

To see the music video for "Too Many Walls," go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1vy95_cathy-dennis-too-many-walls_music

To see the music video for "Just Another Dream," go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1t3ht_cathy-dennis-just-another-dream_music

To see the music video for "Irresistable," go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25chf_cathy-dennis-irresistible_music

To see the music video for "C'mon and Get My Love," go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4n9lo_d-mob-feat-cathy-dennis-c-mon-and-g_music

Chéri

Chéri was a female Canadian female dance duo from Montreal whose members consisted of Rosalind Hunt (daughter of singer Geraldine Hunt and sister of singer Freddie Jones) and Lyn Culllerier.
In 1982, the duo released their first single, "Murphy's Law" which became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for 3 weeks in May of 1982, and peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart for 17 weeks.
During that same year, Chéri released their debut album, "Murphy's Law" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard albums chart. After the success of their hit single, Rosalind left the duo and was replaced by New Jersey singer Amy Roslyn.
The follow-up single, "Give it To Me Baby" peaked at #53 on Billboard's Black Singles chart in October of 1982, staying on the chart for 10 weeks, but the third single, "Come and Get These Memories" failed to chart.
In 1983, Cheri released their sophomore album, "Love Stew" on 21 Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever made the charts.
The first single from the album, "Working Girl" peaked at #40 on Billboard's Black Singles chart in March of 1983, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The follow-up single from the album, "Small Town Lover" peaked at #56 on Billboard's Black Singles chart in July of 1983, staying on the chart for only 9 weeks. After that, it seems as if Cheri has faded into obscurity.

To see a rare video for "Murphy's Law," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIwF1ZTXZA

To see a fan-made video for "Give it To Me Baby," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-xfUUVKbhg

To see the music video for "Working Girl," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QKY4DVWD40

To see a fan-made video for "Small Town Lover," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=booqc5T4w4M


[Updated on 07\07\12]

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters (born on October 10, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a female dance\pop singer & songwriter.

Crystal lived in New Jersey, but soon moved to Washington, DC to study computer science at Howard University.

After graduating, Crystal worked as a computer technician at the Washington, DC parole board. Crystal took her demo tape of "Gypsy Woman" to a music business forum which attracted the attention of a group of club disc jockeys.
In 1991, Crystal released her first album, "Surprise" which peaked at #197 on the Billboard 200, #65 on Billboard's R&B albums chart, and #23 on Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart.
Her first single, "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" became her biggest hit to date, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #25 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play and Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The song was also successful in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, and Australia. It was nominated for an American Music Award for "Favorite Single" in the dance music category.

The song was even parodied on the skit show, "In Living Color" and a year after the single's release, a new version of the song appeared on the "Red Hot + Dance" AIDS fundraiser disc.
The second single from the album, "Makin' Happy" topped the Billboard dance charts, making it Crystal's second #1 dance hit. The song also peaked at #63 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
The last single from the album, "Surprise" peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #35 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart. Crystal earned an American Music Award nomination for "Favorite Artist" in the dance music category.
In 1993, Crystal released the single, "You Turn Me On" which was featured on the "Encino Man" movie soundtrack. The song failed to chart in the US or internationally.
In 1994, Crystal released her second album, "Storyteller" which peaked at #199 on the Billboard 200, #8 on Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart, and #73 on Billboard's R&B albums chart.
The first single from the album, "100% Pure Love" became another hit for Crystal, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, #10 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #38 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

"100% Pure Love" became one of the longest charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and won Crystal the 1994 Billboard Music Award for "Top-Selling Hot Dance Music Club Play Single" along with nominations for "Top Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales Artist," "Top Hot Dance Music Maxi-Single Sales for "100% Pure Love," and "Top Hot Dance Music Club Play Artist."

The song's music video was also nominated for "Best Dance Video" at the 1995 MTV Music Awards.
The second single from the album, "What I Need" peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
The third single, "Ghetto Day" (which is on a double "A"-side on the "What I Need" single) didn't chart in the US, but managed to peaked at #40 on the UK Singles chart.
The last single from the album, "Relax" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
In 1996, Crystal released the single, "In De Ghetto" which peaked at #20 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #40 on the UK Singles chart.
In 1997, Crystal released her third self-titled album which didn't chart at all on the Billboard 200 chart.
The first single, "Say....If You Feel Alright" peaked at #23 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart, #52 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
The last single from the album, "Just a Freak" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #21 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. In 1998, Crystal wrote & sang the single, "Right and Exact" under the alias "Chrissy Ward."
In 2001, Crystal released the single, "Come on Down" which peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, making it yet another #1 dance hit for her.
Crystal continued her status as a successful dance musician, releasing more singles during 2001 and 2003. Her 2003 single "My Time" topped the dance charts and was successful in the UK and Australia.
In 2004, Crystal was featured on Alex Gaudino's song, "Destination Calabria" which topped the dance charts and when it was re-released in 2007, the song was successful in the UK, Australia, and went 5x Platinum in Spain.

In 2007, Crystal went on a world tour, selling out shows in the UK, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Dubai, Egypt, and other countries.
In May 2008, Crystal released the single, "Dancefloor" which peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
Recently, Crystal released her latest single, "Never Enough" in 2009, which peaked at #20 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

To see Crystal's official website, go to:
http://www.theoneandonlycrystalwaters.com

To see Crystal's MySpace page, go to:
www.myspace.com/theonlycrystalwaters

To see the music video for "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KztNIg4cvE

To see the music video for "100% Pure Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQX2q6WCrbE

To see the music video for "What I Need," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBvms4x_TTY

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

To see the music video for "Relax," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZI0lYZnRGw

To see the music video for "Makin' Happy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJAQ1Ogng_s

To see the music video for "Destination Calabria," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWFao9N7iDU

To see the music video for "Just a Freak," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryg6M5dW-S8

To see the music video for "My Time," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNbt5vYvW5E

To see a fan-made video for "Come on Down," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sbz7MLKomo

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