Saturday, March 23, 2013

Nonchalant

Nonchalant (born Tanya Pointer on October 18, 1970 in Washington, D.C.) was a female rapper\songwriter that was signed to MCA Records.
In 1996, Nonchalant released her debut single, "5 O'Clock" which peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100, topped Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #33 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #8 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. In the U.K., the song managed to peak at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In March of that same year, she released her debut album, "Until the Day" which peaked at #94 on the Billboard 200 and #20 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song managed to peak at #25 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart and #88 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks. After that, Nonchalant was featured on the "Dangerous Ground" movie soundtrack with female rappers MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, and Bahamadia with the track, "Keep on Pushin'."
In 1998, Nonchalant released the single, "Take It There" which peaked at #8 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart and #56 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks. She made her last appearance on the "Half Baked" movie soundtrack with the song, "Flyin'" before fading into obscurity.

To see the music video for "5 O'Clock," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQy1knJmGXg

To see the music video for "Until The Day," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbQM9WFhin0

To see the music video for "Take It There," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68_KMl66ITg
 

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