miquel brownMiquel Brown (born Michael Brown on February 8, 1949 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a female dance\R&B singer. She is the step-sister of singer Amii Stewart (well known for her disco hit with the song “Knock On Wood”) and the mother of pop singer Sinitta.

Miquel’s parents changed the spelling of her first name, but kept the pronunciation of it so she wouldn’t be confused with Michael Brown, a male producer & children’s author from Texas.

Miquel was raised in Vancouver, Canada and gave birth to her twin daughters Sinitta & Greta when she was only 14 years old. After landing the role of Sheila in the musical “Hair,” she left her university to perform & tour with the company.

In 1973, she was cast as the lead role in “Decameron ’73” at the Roadhouse in London, England. Miquel also appeared in various films and TV series such as “Rollerball” and a TV film called “Regan.” In 1978, she also appeared in the film “Superman” in a non-speaking role.

In 1976, Miquel portrayed the role of Sister Anna in the musical “Mardi Gras” which attracted the attention of musician Alan Hawkshaw, who signed her to a record deal.
symphony of loveIn 1978, Miquel released her debut album “Symphony of Love” on Polydor Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

The tracks “Dancing With the Lights Down Low” and the title song managed to peak at #28 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
manpowerIn 1983, Miquel met music producers Ian Levine & Fiancra Trench and released her sophomore album “Manpower” on the Record Shack Records label. Like her debut album, it’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
somanymenThe lead single from the album “So Many Men, So Little Time” peaked at #88 on the U.K. Singles chart and was successful on the dance charts in the U.S., peaking at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. When the song was re-released in 1984, it fared better on the U.K. Singles chart, peaking at #78 on the chart.
saintnotsinnerThe follow-up single from the album “He’s A Saint, He’s A Sinner” peaked at #68 on the U.K. Singles chart and #29 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
beelineThe last single from the album “Beeline” peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. After the release of her sophomore album, Miquel spent the next two years appearing in stage productions such as “Only in America” and “The Leiber and Stoller Musical”.
close to perfectionIn 1985, she released her third (and to date, last) album “Close to Perfection”. Like Miquel’s previous two albums, it’s unknown how or if the album made the album charts at all.

The title song peaked at #63 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming Miquel’s highest charting song in the United Kingdom to date. The follow-up single “Black Leather” peaked at #85 on the U.K. Singles chart.
ontheradioDuring that same year, Miquel released the single “On the Radio” which didn’t appear to chart at all. In 1986, she filled in for Helen Scott (of R&B music act The Three Degrees) while Helen was pregnant.

Between 1986 and 1989, she released two more singles on the Nightmare Records label: “Footprints in the Sand” & “This Time It’s Real”, but neither of them appeared to chart at all.

In the ’90s, Miquel released the single “I Was Strong (My Moment)” (in 1990) and “It’s A Sin” (in 1997), but throughout the ’90s and 2000s, she focused more on her acting career, appearing in various films & plays.

These days, Miquel appears to still be active as an actress and as of 2013, she completed filming a short film called “Iced: A Quick Freeze.”

To see a fan-made video for “Symphony of Love,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Close to Perfection,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Black Leather,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “On the Radio,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Footprints in the Sand,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Time It’s Real,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Was Strong (My Moment),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s A Sin,” go to:

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