Category: 2000s


Bayje

BayjeBayje [pronounced “beige”] (born Brittany Doray from Syracuse, New York) is a female pop\R&B singer that first made her presence in the music business in the 2000s.

She got her stage name from her mother after tearfully coming home from school & asking her, “If I’m not black and I’m not white, what am I?” and her mother responded with, “You’re beige.”

Growing up, Bayje was exposed to various types of music from her parents. After winning a karaoke contest at a local radio station, she began performing and at the age of 12, she was discovered by talent manager Bill Herndon, who became her manager & signed her to a production deal.
greatest giftAfter over 4 years of trying to get a record deal, Bayje finally signed a deal with Atlantic Records when she was just 16 years old. In 2006, she released her debut single “The Greatest Gift.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any charts at all, but it was released on iTunes.
stepup2In 2008, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Step Up 2 The Streets” with the track “Impossible.”
find a wayDuring that same year, she released the single “Find a Way” which received some moderate feedback, but didn’t appear to make any music charts at all. During that time, she created an online PSA campaign called “Find Your Way to Extraordinary” which provided a platform for teens to share about the issues in their lives.

Baye was supposed to release her debut album sometime around 2009, but due to personal issues, she severed ties with her record label & went on to take a two-year hiatus.

By the 2010s, Bayje (who currently goes under the name Kat Doray) became an independent music artist. In 2012, she released a music video for her song “A Broken Home.”

big bad wolfIn 2015, she released the single “Big Bad Wolf” which has received. As of 2016, she appears to still be working on new music, working with The Rookies production team out of New Jersey.

 

 

To see Kat Doray’s Reverbnation page, go to:

To see Kat Doray’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/KatDoray/

To see the music video for “Find a Way,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Greatest Gift,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “A Broken Home,” go to:

To see the music video for “Big Bad Wolf,” go to:

To see the music video for one of Bayje’s songs “No Happy Ending,” go to:

Deemi

DeemiDeemi (born Tahu Jessica Aponte on December 2, 1980 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York) is a female R&B singer\rapper\songwriter\record producer from the 2000s. She is also known as “The Hoodz Princess.”

Deemi first began singing as a young child. When she was 7 years old, she won a neighborhood talent show, singing Whitney Houston’s song “Greatest Love of All.” In her teen years, she attended Manhattan’s Talent Unlimited High School.

When she was just 17 years old, she gave birth to her son, Nathan & transferred to a new school. A year later, Deemi gave birth to her daughter, Felicity and ended up dropping out of school, but later returned to get her GED.

In 1998, Deemi met with music producers Chris Styles and Bruce Waynne, who helped her create a demo. She later relocated to Richmond, Virginia with her children’s father where she encountered verbal & physical abuse by him.

In 2000, she and her children moved back to New York. Four years later, her children’s father was shot to death after being released from prison on drug charges.

Deemi later met with producer Waynne “Bruce Waynne” Nugent (of music production team Midi Mafia) and signed a record deal with Atlantic Records.
soundtrack of my lifeIn 2007, she released her debut single “Soundtrack of My Life” which didn’t appear to make any music charts, but received radio airplay & was even featured on Wendy Williams’ mixtape “Brings The Heat Vol. 1.”
on the radioA follow-up single “On the Radio” peaked at #113 on Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.

Deemi’s debut album was supposed to be released in July of 2007, but due to unknown reasons, the album was shelved & she left Atlantic Records, seemingly fading into obscurity.

In 2013 (after taking a long hiatus), Deemi began uploading new songs of her YouTube account, but it’s currently unknown whether or not she plans on releasing an album.

To see Deemi’s YouTube page, go to:
https://www.youtube.com/user/HOODSPRINCESS07/videos

To see the music video for “Soundtrack of My Life”, go to:

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

To see a video of Deemi performing on “Showtime at the Apollo,” go to:

Lonnie Gordon.jpgLonnie Gordon (born on November 8, 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a female dance\pop\R&B singer who scored a couple of dance hits during the ’90s. She moved to the Bronx, New York when she was young.

In the early ’80s, Lonnie began performing around the Harlem area in clubs as the lead singer of a band called Nythjar. After she met her husband, she moved to England in the late ’80s and took time off from the music business to care for her daughter.

In 1988, she continued her singing career singing lead vocals for club-oriented music acts such as Deja Vu, Offshore and most notably, Quartzlock.
pleasure controlIn 1989, Lonnie contributed lead vocals to Simon Harris’ cover version of On the House’s song “(I’ve Got Your) Pleasure Control” which peaked at #60 on the U.K. Singles chart and also managed to chart in the United States, peaking at #23 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

The single attracted the attention of record label Supreme Records, who offered Lonnie a record deal in 1989.
it's not overDuring that same year, she released a cover version of First Choice’s song “Let No Man Put Asunder” under the title “It’s Not Over (Let No Man Put Asunder”) which only peaked at #91 on the U.K. Singles chart, but did not chart in other countries.
happenin' all over againIn 1990, Lonnie’s second single “Happenin’ All Over Again” (with whom she worked with British songwriting\producing trio Stock Aitken & Waterman) peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and was successful in other countries such as Australia, France, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany & New Zealand.

When the song’s re-recorded version was released in the United States, it peaked at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in November of 1993.
beyond wildest dreamsLonnie’s song “How Could He Do This To Me” was supposed to be a follow-up single, but it was scrapped & never released until years later, so it was replaced with the song “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” which peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart.
if i have to stand aloneIn 1991, Lonnie released her debut album “If I Have to Stand Alone”. The album received a limited release in Europe, Japan and Australia (where it peaked at #173 on the ARIA Albums chart), but due to her last two singles flopping on the charts, the album was never released in the United Kingdom.
stand aloneThe title song managed to peak at #68 on the U.K. Singles chart and #147 on the ARIA Charts in Australia.
gonna catch yaIn 1991, Lonnie flew to Italy where she recorded the song “Gonna Catch You” (which was written by Italo house music group Black Box). When the song was released a single, it became a top 40 hit in the U.K., peaking at #32 on the chart.

The song (which was released as her debut single in the U.S.) was featured on the soundtrack to the Vanilla Ice film “Cool As Ice” which managed to peak at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in October of 1991. The single would be Lonnie’s last release on Supreme Records & she would later sign with SBK Records.
bad moodIn 1993, Lonnie released her sophomore album “Bad Mood”. It’s unknown how or if it made any album charts at all.
bad mood singleThe title song topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in July of 1993.
do you want itAnother single from the album “Do You Want It” peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
dirty loveIn 1996, Lonnie released the single “Dirty Love” on Geffen Records which peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
if you really love meIn 1997, she worked with European dance producers P.O.F., Roland Michael and Demetrius Ross to remix a cover version of Stevie Wonder’s song “If You Really Love Me” which peaked at #42 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
no regretIn 2000, Lonnie released a compliation album called “No Regret” on the Centaur Music, Inc. record label.
he lives in youThe lead single, a cover version of Lebo M.’s song “He Lives In You” was released, but didn’t make the charts.

In 2002, Lonnie starred as the lead vocalist & narrator for Cirque Du Soleil in an act called “Zumanity” in Las Vegas, Nevada. After leaving Cirque Du Soleil, she returned to London, England where she toured with a U.K.-based company called Allaboutdivas.com.

In 2007, she formed her own record label called Gordon Records, releasing four compliation albums on the label.

In 2012, she launched a one-woman show called “No Apologies: Who Said Life Was Easy”. In 2014, she released the singles “When I Think About Sex (I Think of You)” and “Horny.”

These days, Lonnie appears to still be active in the entertainment business as a singer, performer, actress, painter & vocal coach.

To see Lonnie’s official Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/lonniegordonpage/

To see a video of Lonnie performing “It’s Not Over (Let No Man Put Asunder),” go to:

To see the music video for “Happenin’ All Over Again,” go to:

To see the music video for “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams,” go to:

To see the music video for “If I Have to Stand Alone,” go to:

To see the music video for “Gonna Catch You,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Do You Want It,” go to:

To see the music video for “Dirty Love,” go to:

To see the music video for “If You Really Love Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “He Lives in You,” go to:

To see the music video for “Horny,” go to:

China Prynz

China PrynzChina Prynz (real name Frances Pryzbyl) was a female freestyle\dance singer from the 2000s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to High Power Records.
China Prynz ‎– C'est La VieIn 2000, she released her only single “C’est La Vie.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if China Prynz has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the 2000s.

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beu sistersThe Beu Sisters (born in New York City) are a pop music girl group that originally consisted of sisters Candice, Jilaine, Christie & Danielle. Their parents were Broadway veterans.

Born in New York, the sisters and their family moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1989. In 1997, the sisters recorded a homemade demo. Outside of music, Candice is skilled in art (particularly in drawing & painting), Jiliane did costume design and Christie was a champion surfer.

By the end of the ’90s, they formed an a cappella music group and later opened for artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Bad Company, John Anderson & Daryle Singletary. They were later discovered by songwriter Desmond Child who helped sign them to a record deal with S-Curve Records.
decisionsIn 2002, the Beu Sisters released their debut album “Decisions”. It’s unknown how or if the album charted it all, but it received positive reception from critics.
seventeenThe only single released from the album was “I Was Only (Seventeen).” Like the album, it’s unknown how or if the single made the music charts at all.

Throughout the early\mid-2000s, the Beu Sisters appeared on various movie & TV soundtracks such as “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “Home on the Range,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Smallville” and “Charmed.”

The group was also well-known on the Disney Channel, performing at Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl & Disneymania In Concert.” They also opened for singers Kelly Clarkson & Clay Aiken on a 32-city tour.

The Beu Sisters later signed an entertainment deal with Sony\Columbia Records, but due to unknown delays, their deal didn’t pan out quite well, so they decided to take a break from the music business.

During their hiatus, the sisters found themselves waiting tables, teaching vocal lessons, gardening, cleaning homes and starting families of their own, but they still continued to perform music.

In 2012, the Beu Sisters (minus Jilaine) made a comeback to the music scene and released three EPs: “Beu-tiful” Volumes 1, 2 & 3. These days, the sisters continue to perform as a trio.

(Note [05\10\2017]: This week, I received a comment from one of the Beu Sisters, Candice and this is what she had to say:
Hello there….I’m a Beu Sister! Just wanted to say thank you for creating this for us. Just found it today as I was recounting tales from years gone by to my 9 yr old. This page had everything summarized so concisely. Very nice job. Wondering how you found us? Were you a former fan-friend? I’ve been in the process of writing a memoir & creating a little Indi documentary about my big show biz family’s time in the limelight. So nice to know that even in our obscurity our contributions to the music industry have not been completely lost or forgotten. Again, much appreciation, love & light to you -Candice Beu“)

To follow the Beu Sisters on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/BeuSisters/

To see a video for the Beu Sisters appearing on MTV, go to:

To see the music video for “Definition of a Lady” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 1 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Daze” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 2 EP), go to:

To see the music video for their song “Everything Will Be Alright” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 3 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Anytime You Need a Friend” (from the “Home on the Range” soundtrack), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Make Me Feel Like a Star” (from the “Lizzie McGuire Movie” soundtrack, go to), go to:

Mul-Ty

mul tyMul-Ty was an R&B singer from the early 2000s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Universal Records.
R-7943100-1452126371-2848In 2002, he released his only album to date “Made 4 Love.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted at all.

After that, it seems as if Mul-Ty has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since the 2000s.

To see a fan-made video for “Made 4 Love,” go to:

Dana Glover

dana gloverDana Glover (born on October 14, 1974 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina) is a female pop singer-songwriter & pianist from the 2000s.

Dana resided in Asheville, North Carolina as a child and when she was 16 years old, she went to Manhattan, New York to pursue a modeling career. At the age of 18, she decided to pursue a career in music and first became a piano player in Nashville, Tennessee and then later in Los Angeles, California.

In 2001, Dana recorded the song “Plan On Forever” which was featured on the soundtrack to the Jennifer Lopez film “The Wedding Planner” and was later featured on the soundtrack to the film “Shrek” with the song “It Is You (I Have Loved).”
testimonyIn October of 2002, she released her debut album “Testimony” on DreamWorks Records. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all in the United States, but it managed to peak at #43 on the U.K. Albums chart.
thinking over

rainThe lead single from the album “Thinking Over” peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, #22 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart and #38 on the U.K. Singles chart. The follow-up single “Rain” peaked at #30 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart.

After that, Dana appeared on various soundtracks for films such as “Two Weeks Notice,” “Laws of Attraction” and “Blueprint.” In 2010, she was featured on saxophonist Dave Koz’s album “Hello Tomorrow” on the track “Start All Over Again.”

In 2012, Dana arranged & sang vocals on four tracks on Leonard Cohen’s album “Old Ideas” and was featured on his 2014 album “Popular Problems.” These days, she appears to still be active in the music business & in 2016, she was featured on another one of Leonard Cohen’s albums “You Want it Darker.”

To see the music video for “Thinking Over,” go to:

To see the music video for “Rain,” go to:

Little-T And One Track Mike

Little-T and One Track MikeLittle-T (born Timothy Sullivan) and One Track Mike (born Michael Flannery) were a hip-hop group from New Jersey. Other members of the group consisted of keyboardist Dan “Shank Bone Mystic” Saks, bassist Jesse “Savior” Saul and percussionist Jason “J Ride” Riddle.

Timothy & Mike first met in 1998 while attending Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey when Little-T was looking for someone to help him launch a career as a rapper.

After completing their first demo together, Little-T gave Michael the nickname “One Track Mike.” Their songs became so popular with the students at Rutgers, they began playing shows throughout the tri-state area.

After members of MTV’s “Lyricist Lounge Show” discovered Little-T and One Track Mike performing at the Mercury Lounge in New York City, they introduced them to Lava Records who signed them to a record deal.
shaniquaBefore releasing their debut album was released), the group performed at the last 4 stops of the Vans Warped Tour in 2001. During that same year, they released their first single “Shaniqua” which was moderately successful on MTV and got some airplay on alternative radio stations.
fome is dapeIn late August of 2001, Little-T and One Track Mike released their debut album “Fome is Dape”, but due to the events of September 11, 2001, a record release party for the album was cancelled. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
wingsThe follow-up single “Wings” flopped and after touring for two years with various artists such as Blink 182, Outkast, Green Day & Ben Kweller, the group disbanded in 2002, going their separate ways.

These days, Tim Sullivan performs under the stage name “Time Fite.” Mike Flannery continues to produce music from his project studio in Manhattan, New York along with working as a children’s jingle house under the name “Jumping Giant.”

Dan Saks and Jason Riddle are part of an indie rock band called DeLeon while Jason Riddle went on to pursue other interests.

To see the music video for “Shaniqua,” go to:

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

Christine Milton

christine miltonChristine Milton (born on July 18, 1985 in Amger, Denmark) is a Danish pop singer from the 2000s. She was raised in Gilleleje, Denmark and has three siblings.

Christine began taking singing lessons when she was 14 years old. She participated in the second series of the Denmark version of the reality TV series “Popstars”, but didn’t win the competition. Despite that, she signed a deal with record label BMG.
superstarIn January of 2003, she released her debut single “Superstar” which became a big hit, topping the Danish Singles charts, sold over 12,000 copies and was certified Platinum. During that same year, British R&B singer Jamelia covered the song which became a hit in the United Kingdom and topped the charts in other countries as well.
Whiketywhack I Ain't Coming BackIn July of 2003, Christine released her follow-up single “Whicketywhack (I Ain’t Coming Back)” which peaked at #4 on the Danish Singles chart.
shine onIn March of 2004, she released her third single “Shine On” which peaked at #8 on the Danish Singles chart.
fridayA month later, Christine released her debut album “Friday”. It’s unknown how or if the album made any album charts.
so addictiveThe last single released from the album “So Addictive” which didn’t appear to make the charts at all.
Det' forbiAfter that, nothing much was heard from Christine until 2007 when she released her first Danish-language single “Det’ forbi”. It’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.
tilbageA year later in 2008, she released another single called “Tilbage”, but like her previous single, it’s unknown how or if the song made the charts at all.
leave you nowIn April of 2010, Christine released a new single called “Leave You Now” (under the name “Milton”).

These days, Christine appears to still be active in the entertainment industry where she has worked as a TV presenter and also appears to still be active with her music career, but it’s unknown if she plans on releasing any new music any time soon.

To see the music video for “Superstar,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Whiketywhack (I Ain’t Coming Back),” go to:

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

To see a video of Christine Milton performing “So Addictive,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Det’ forbi,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Leave You Now,” go to:

Patti Austin

patti-austinPatti Austin (born on August 10, 1950 in Harlem, New York) is a female R&B\jazz singer who made her first debut on the music charts in the ’60s, but it wasn’t until the ’80s that she got numerous pop, R&B and dance hits on the charts.

Patti’s father, Gordon Austin was a jazz trombonist, her godmother is singer Dinah Washington and her godfather is musician\producer Quincy Jones. At the age of 4, Patti made her singing debut at the Apollo Theater and signed a record deal at the age of 5. During the ’60s, she worked as a session musician who sang background vocals & commercial jingles.
the-family-treeIn 1969, Patti’s song “The Family Tree” managed to peak at #46 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks.
end-of-rainbowIn 1976, she released her debut album “End of a Rainbow” on jazz record label, CTI Records which managed to peak at #31 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart. The only song from the album to chart was “Say You Love Me” which peaked at #63 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
patti_austin_-_havana_candyIn 1977, Patti released her follow-up album “Havana Candy” which peaked at #116 on the Billboard 200.

The song “We’re in Love” peaked at #90 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks. In 1978, she appeared on Quincy Jones’ song “Love, I Never Had It So Good” (which also featured Charles May) which peaked at #60 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart.

Patti later sang on a song called “Love Light” by Japanese musician Yukata Yokokura and appeared on Michael Jackson’s album “Off the Wall”, singing a duet with him called “It’s the Falling in Love.” She also provided vocals for artists such as Angela Bofill, Noel Pointer and Roberta Flack.
body-languageIn 1980, Patti released her third album “Body Language” which peaked at #28 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart and #62 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The title song managed to peak at #45 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
r-834782-1188320475During that same year, Patti appeared on Quincy Jones’ album “The Dude” on the track “Razzmatazz” which managed to peak at #45 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. She was later signed to Quincy Jones’ record label, Qwest Records.
everyhomeIn 1981, Patti released her fourth album “Every Home Should Have One” which peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200, #16 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #9 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.
do-you-love-meThe first single from the album “Do You Love Me” (along with another track from the album “The Genie”) topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for 2 weeks in October of 1981 and peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks.
everyhomesingleThe second single, the title song peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100, #24 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and #55 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
babycometomePatti scored her biggest hit to date with the duet “Baby, Come To Me” featuring James Ingram which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks in February of 1983 and also topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart & peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart.

Originally, the song peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was first released, but after gaining exposure when it was played on the ABC network soap opera “General Hospital,” it became a big hit.
howkeepmusicIn 1983, Patti scored a moderate hit with another duet featuring James Ingram called “How Do You Keep the Music Playing” (which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Best Friends”) that peaked at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart & #6 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks.
in-my-lifeDuring that same year, Patti released a compliation album called “In My Life” which peaked at #65 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The title song peaked at #92 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
paustinIn 1984, Patti released her self-titled fifth album which peaked at #87 on the Billboard 200 chart.its-gonna-be-specialThe first single from the album “It’s Gonna Be Special” (which was also featured on the soundtrack for the film “Two of a Kind”) peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks. It also managed to peak at #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
rhythmThe follow-up single “Rhythm of the Street” (which was remixed by producer John “Jellybean” Benitez) peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #33 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
shoot-the-moonThe last single from the album “Shoot the Moon” peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 10 weeks) & #16 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. In 1985, she appeared on musician Narada Michael Walden’s song “Gimme Gimme Gimme” which was moderately successful on the R&B charts.
gettin-away-with-murderDuring that same year, Patti released her sixth album “Gettin’ Away With Murder” which peaked at #182 on the Billboard 200 and #25 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
honeyforbeesThe lead single “Honey For the Bees” peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 24 weeks and #6 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
heat-of-heatThe follow-up single “The Heat of Heat” peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 (becoming her last appearance on the Hot 100 to date), #14 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #13 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
gettin-away-with-murder-singleThe title song peaked at #72 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
the-real-meIn 1988, Patti appeared in the film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.” During that same year, she released her seventh album “The Real Me” which peaked at #56 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart & #7 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.
smoke-gets-in-your-eyesThe only single released from the album was “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” which didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.
love-is-gonna-getchaIn 1990, Patti released her eighth album “Love Is Gonna Getcha” on GRP Records which peaked at #93 on the Billboard 200, #45 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #4 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.
through-the-test-of-timeThe only single to chart from the album “Through the Test of Time” peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and #60 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
carry-onIn 1991, Patti released her ninth album “Carry On” which peaked at #75 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart & #13 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart, but missed the Billboard 200.
giving-into-loveThe only single to chart from the album “Givin’ Into Love” peaked at #55 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
that-secret-placeIn 1994, she released her tenth album “That Secret Place” which peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.
reachThe only single from the album “Reach” became a top 5 dance hit, peaking at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
jukeboxdreamsIn 1996, Patti released her eleventh album “Jukebox Dreams” which was only released in Japan. It’s unknown how or if the album made any impact on the charts.

In the late ’90s, Patti released two more albums “In & Out of Love” (in 1998) and “Street of Dreams” (in 1999), but they didn’t appear to make much impact on the charts at all.
on-the-way-to-loveIn 2001, Patti released her fourteenth album “On the Way to Love” which peaked at #36 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart.
for-ellaIn 2002, Patti released her fifteenth studio album “For Ella” (which was a tribute to jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald) which peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

In 2003, she collaborated with Hong Kong Cantopop singer Frances Yip on a program called “Papillon III” in the rotunda of the San Francisco City Hall in order to benefit the Jade Ribbon Campaign of Stanford University.avant-gershwinIn 2007, Patti released her sixteenth album “Avant Gershwin” which peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart and won the 2008 Grammy Award for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”. She also sang and co-produced the charity single “We Are the World: 25 for Haiti”.
soundadviceIn 2011, Patti released her seventeenth album “Sound Advice” which peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart. She also appeared in the Academy Award-winning documentary film “20 Feet from Stardom” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released in June of 2013.

These days, Patti continues to be active with her music career and still performs live. She has written & created her own one-woman show and co-created a musical called “Beboperella.”

She is also active in philantrophic work with “The Over My Shoulder Foundation” (which she also co-founded) and performs for AIDS-related organizations.

To see Patti Austin’s official website, go to:
http://pattiaustin.com

To see a fan-made video for “The Family Tree,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Say You Love Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love, I Never Had It So Good,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We’re in Love,” go to:

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Do You Love Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Every Home Should Have One,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Baby, Come To Me,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “In My Life,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s Gonna Be Special,” go to:

To see the music video for “Rhythm of the Street,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Shoot the Moon,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Honey For the Bees,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Heat of Heat,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Gettin’ Away With Murder,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” go to:

To see the music video for “Through the Test of Time,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Givin’ Into Love,” go to:

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