Friday, September 13, 2013

C.J. Anthony


C.J. Anthony (born in Newark, New Jersey) is an R&B singer from the late '80s. He moved to Martha's Vineyard when he was 8 years old.

He acted in a small family theater in New York. He was also background dancer in a Carly Simon music video.

His music career began after someone heard him sing and suggested that he send a demo tape to a music producer in California.
In 1988, C.J. released his debut album "Luv's Invitation" on KMA Records. It's unknown how or if the album charted.
The only single released was "You Are My Starship" which peaked at #80 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.

C.J. was a background singer on Vanessa Williams' debut album, "The Right Stuff" and was one of the writers & collaborators on Chuckii Booker's number-one R&B hit "Games."

He has appeared on talk shows such as Jay Leno, David Letterman and Arsenio Hall & performed on MTV, VH1 and B.E.T.
In 2005 (17 years after the release of his debut album), C.J. independently released his sophomore album "I Let Heaven Go" which is available on CD Baby. 

According to an interview with Soul Treasures.com, a new album from C.J. was planned to be released during the summer of 2008, but nothing much has been heard about the project since.

To see a fan-made video for "You Are My Starship," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IifSA9O-IgM

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