Empress was a female R&B\dance singer from the 80’s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Prelude Records.

In 1981, Empress released her first single, “Dyin’ to Be Dancin” which peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. A year in 1982 later, she released her self-titled debut album. During that same year, she released her second single, “Take A Risk” which didn’t appear to make the charts.

After that, it seemed as if Empress had faded into obscurity. Her album is available on iTunes under the name “Dyin’ to Be Dancin.”

To see a fan-made video for “Dyin’ to Be Dancin,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Take a Risk,” go to: