Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ericka Yancey

Ericka Yancey (born in 1979 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a female R&B singer who was signed to RCA Records in 1996.
Ericka's first single "So Good" peaked at #47 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the charts for 12 weeks.
Her follow-up single "Wait a Minute" peaked at #93 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.

Ericka's self-titled debut album was scheduled for release that year, but due to the two lead singles failing to make the Billboard Hot 100, the album was eventually shelved, but promotional copies of the album were exclusively released on Amazon in 1999 until 2000.

In 1998, Ericka recorded a duet with R&B singer, TQ. From 1999 to 2003, she focused on writing & producing music, and recording background vocals for artists such as Victoria Beckham, Macy Gray, Brownstone, Sheeba Black, Rainman, Kia Shine, and Susan Morabito.

Nothing much was heard from Ericka until 2007 when she signed with an independent record label, and started her official debut studio album.

In 2008, the buzz singles "One Day" and "Sugarcoat" were released on her MySpace page, but they failed to gain any recognition.

Her debut album was supposed to be released in the fourth quarter of 2008, but then it was pushed back to 2009 and then ended up being shelved.

These days, Ericka resides in Los Angeles and appears to be active in the music business according to her Facebook page.

To see the music video for "So Good," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6f0-QOpXfw

To see the music video for "Wait a Minute," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZl7rPpt6PE

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