Category: 90’s


Lolly

lollyLolly (born Anna Shantha Kumble on June 27, 1978 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England) is a female British pop singer\actress who scored a couple of moderate hits on the UK Singles chart during the late ’90s\early 2000s.
viva-la-radioBefore starting her pop music career, Lolly worked as a model. In 1999, she released her debut single “Viva La Radio” which peaked at #7 on the U.K. Singles chart.
mickeyHer follow-up single, a cover version of Toni Basil’s song “Mickey” peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and also managed to peak at #14 on the music charts in Ireland.
my-first-albumIn September of 1999, Lolly released her debut album “My First Album” which peaked at #21 on the U.K. Albums chart.
bboysdontcryrockinrobinThe last single released from the album “Big Boys Don’t Cry” / “Rockin’ Robin” peaked at #10 on the U.K. Singles chart.
per-sempre-amoreIn July of 2000, Lolly’s single “Per Sempre Amore (Forever In Love)” peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart.
pick-and-mixIn September of that same year, she released her sophomore album “Pick ‘n’ Mix” which failed to chart on the U.K. Albums chart.
girls-just-wanna-have-funThe follow-up single from the album, a cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” peaked at #14 on the U.K. Singles chart.

After the release of her last album, Lolly left her record label and began working as a television presenter, working for the BBC on programs such as “Xchange” and was a stand-in for the kids’ show “Toonattik”.

In later years, Lolly has performed in stage productions and various pantomines in the United Kingdom such as “Starlight Express”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Peter Pan.” In December of 2012, she appeared in “Jack and the Beanstalk in Weymouth.”

These days, it appears as if Lolly continues to perform in the United Kingdom and also has two children as well.

To follow Lolly on Twitter, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Viva La Radio,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Big Boys Don’t Cry\Rockin’ Robin,” go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/…/x288tz4_lolly-big-boys-don-t-cry_music

To see a fan-made video for “Per Sempre Amore,” go to:

To see the music video for “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” go to:

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Yaki-Da

yaki-daYaki-Da were a Swedish female pop duo that consisted of singers Linda Schönberg and Marie Knutson. They were formed by music producer & Ace of Base band member, Jonas “Joker” Berggren.

Originally, Jonas wanted to write & produce material for a solo female artist project, but after meeting Marie and Linda, the project became a female duo project.
prideIn 1995, the duo released their debut album “Pride” which charted on the album charts in Sweden at #37 and Norway at #2.
i-saw-you-dancingTheir debut single “I Saw You Dancing” peaked at #7 in Norway and #32 in Sweden. In the United States, it peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Songs chart.

The only other charting single from the album “Show Me Love” peaked at #16 in Norway while the other two singles “Pride of Africa” and “Deep in the Jungle” did not.
small-step-for-loveIn 1998, Yaki-Da released their sophomore album “A Small Step for Love” which received a very limited release in Korea and Europe.

The lead single released from the album “I Believe” flopped and so did their follow-up single “If Only the World”.

By 2000, the duo had disbanded. These days, it seems as if both Linda and Marie have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they’re up to these days.

To see the music video for “I Saw You Dancing,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Pride of Africa,” go to:

To see the music video for “Deep in the Jungle,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “If Only the World,” go to:

m-c-latinaM.C. Latina was a female hip-hop artist from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Heat Wave Records.
r-5232221-1396461848-1311In 1993, she released her only album to date “Get To You.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Two of her songs “Dance to the Music” and “Your Boyfriend’s a Freak” was featured on a promotional 12-inch single (which also features Dr. Dre and the World Class Wreckin’ Cru’s song “House Calls”) that was released during that same year.

After that, it seems as if M.C. Latina has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Your Boyfriend’s a Freak,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dance to the Music,” go to:

Kakko

kakkoKakko (born Kakko Suzuki on September 23, 1969 in Osaka, Japan) was a Japanese female pop singer from the early ’90s.

When she was 17 years old, Kakko attended an American school in Kobe, Japan where she was discovered by a scout from CBS Records. She later moved to the United Kingdom where she attended a music school in London before attracting the attention of music producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
we-should-be-dancingIn 1990, she released her debut single “We Should Be Dancing” which flopped, peaking at #101 on the U.K. Singles chart.
what-kind-of-foolHer follow-up single “What Kind of Fool” (which was produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman) also failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

In 1991, Kakko returned to Japan and began working under the stage name “Anju Suzuki” and since then, she has appeared in television dramas & commercials in Japan.

To see the music video for “We Should Be Dancing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What Kind of Fool,” go to:

Nick Kamen

nick-kamenNick Kamen (born Ivor Neville Kamen on April 15, 1962 in Harlow, Essex, England) was an English pop singer and model from the ’80s. He is the brother of session guitarist Chester Kamen.
face-buffaloNick’s modeling career attracted attention when late fashion stylist Ray Petri featured him on the front cover of British magazine “The Face” where he was shown wearing a ski-hat, lipstick, orange roll-neck sweater and aviator sunglasses.

He is most well-known in the United Kingdom for his 1985 performance in Levi Jeans’ “Launderette” TV commercial where he was shown stripping down to stone-wash his blue jeans in a 1950s-style public laundromat, waiting only in his boxer shorts.
each-timeIn 1986, Nick released his debut single “Each Time You Break My Heart” (which was written & produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray). The song peaked at #5 on the UK Singles chart and was certified Silver.

In the United States, the song peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Songs chart and #21 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
loving-you-is-sweeterHis follow-up single, a cover version of the Four Tops’ 1966 song “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart.
r-610621-1163570162In 1987, Nick released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #34 on the U.K. Albums chart and also managed to chart in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden.
nobody-elseThe third single from the album “Nobody Else” peaked at #47 on the U.K. Singles chart and also charted in Ireland & the Netherlands.

The last two singles released from the album “Come Softly to Me” and “Win Your Love” managed to chart in Italy, but failed to appear on the charts in the United Kingdom.
usIn 1988, Nick released his sophomore album “Us” which peaked at #2 in Italy, but not in the United Kingdom.
tell-meThe lead single from the album “Tell Me” peaked at #40 on the U.K. Singles chart and topped the chart in Italy.
bring-me

The follow-up single “Bring Me Your Love” peaked at #20 in France and #16 in Italy, but didn’t appear to make the charts in the U.K. Nick was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Shag” with the song “Oh What a Night.”
loving-you
During that same year, Nick released his compliation album “Loving You” which featured the track “Don’t Hold Out” which managed to peak at #32 in Italy. In 1989, he was featured on the soundtrack to the Walt Disney film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”
move-until-we-flyIn 1990, Nick released his third album “Move Until We Fly” which charted in Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.
promised-myselfThe lead single from the album “I Promised Myself” peaked at #50 on the U.K. Singles chart and topped the charts in Austria and Sweden. It was later covered by musicians such as Dead or Alive, A-Teens, Basshunter and Maggers United. The song was re-released in 2004 where it peaked at #6 in Belgium.
oh-how-happyThe second single “Oh How Happy” peaked at #37 in Italy, but failed to chart anywhere else.

The follow-up singles from the album “Looking Good Diving” and “Agony and Ecstasy” failed to chart at all.
whatever-wheneverIn 1992, Nick released his last album to date “Whatever, Whenever” which flopped along with the singles released from the album: “You’re Not the Only One” and “We’ll Never Lose What We Have Found.”

Since then, nothing much has been heard from Nick Kamen and it appears as if he has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Each Time You Break My Heart,” go to:

To see the music video for “Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever,” go to:

To see the music video for “Nobody Else,” go to:

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

To see a video of Nick Kamen performing for “Win Your Love,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Bring Me Your Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Oh What a Night,” go to:

To see the music video for “Don’t Hold Out,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Promised Myself,” go to:

To see the music video for “Oh How Happy,” go to:

To see the music video for “Looking Good Diving,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Agony and Ecstasy,” go to:

To see a video of Nick performing “You’re Not the Only One,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We’ll Never Lose What We Have Found,” go to:

As a bonus, here is a video of the popular Levi’s commercial Nick appeared in:

Precious

preciousPrecious was a British pop girl group that consisted of Jenny Frost (born Jennifer Frost on February 22, 1978 in Wallasey, Merseyside, England) Louise Rose, Anya Lahiri (born on May 1, 1982 in Golders Green, London in the United Kingdom), Sophie McDonnell (born on February 3, 1976 in Lancaster, England) and Kalli Clark-Sternberg.

The group was formed in late 1998 by Sophie and Jenny. Anya, Kalli and Louise joined the group by auditioning. In May of 1999, Precious was voted in the Eurovision Song Contest to represent the United Kingdom.
say it againThe group’s song “Say It Again” became popular, debuting at #6 on the U.K. Singles chart, but in the Eurovision Song Contest, the song placed in the 12th position. The song also charted moderately in Belgium and Sweden. It was also released as a single in the United States in 2000, but it’s unknown how or if the song even charted there.


In 2000, Precious’s follow-up single “Rewind” peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart. Also in that same year, their third single “It’s Gonna Be My Way” peaked at #27 on the U.K. Singles chart.
precious albumIn November of 2000, they released their only self-titled album which flopped, selling fewer than 600 copies.
new beginningThe last single from the album “New Beginning” peaked at #50 on the U.K. Singles chart After that, Precious was dropped from their record label and the girls went on to pursue separate careers.

Jenny Frost became a member of girl group Atomic Kitten and worked as a television presenter. In January of 2011, she became the face for Nelsons (Homeopathy) Pure and Clear anti-blemish care products.

She is currently married to Vicente Juan Spiteri (a Spanish diving school owner) and has three sons: Caspar (born in October of 2007 from her previous relationship with DJ Dominic Thrupp) and twins Blake & Nico (born in January of 2013 with her current husband Vicente).

Sophie McDonnell went on to pursue acting, appearing in various television shows. Most recently, she starred in a production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Kings Theatre in Southsea, England.

Kalli Clark-Sternberg went on to become a session singer. Currently (according to research), she works for the Ten Music Group in the Los Angeles, California office.

Louise Rose has also gone on to pursue an acting career, starring in various TV shows and the 2009 mini-series “Diamonds.”

After Precious disbanded, Anya Lahiri returned to her education, attendning Birkbeck, University of London along with modeling, appearing on the covers of “Company and More”, appearing for brands such as Asda and ASOS & was even one of the FHM PitGirls in 2003

These days, she splits her time working as a fitness instructor, a model and an actor.

To see the music video for “Say It Again,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “It’s Gonna Be My Way,” go to:

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

Sebastian

A-61849-1404254711-2911Sebastian (born John Sebastian Jimenez from New York) is a freestyle\dance music artist & actor from the late ’80s\early ’90s.

He first began his acting career at the High School of Performing Arts and even appeared on “The Cosby Show.”
R-525217-1140952776In 1989, Sebastian signed to the Metropolitan Recording label and released his debut single “The Nights We Shared” which became quite popular among freestyle music fans, but it’s unknown how or if the single charted.
R-2565440-1294272998In 1990, he released his second single “Santa-Li”. Just like his previous single, it’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.


In 1992, Sebastian released two more singles “Every Night” and “Destiny Tonight/Losing Control.”

After that, it seemed as if Sebastian faded into obscurity, but these days, he continues to perform his freestyle hit songs.

To see a fan-made video for “The Nights We Share,” go to:

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

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

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

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

 

Billie Myers

billie myersBillie Myers (born on June 14, 1971 in Coventry, West Midlands, England) is a female pop\rock singer from the ’90s. She was born to a British mother & a Jamaican father and began writing poetry as a child.

Before pursuing a music career, Billie worked as a nurse and an insurance agent. After she was discovered by record producer, Peter Harris at a club, she began writing material for her debut album.
kiss the rainIn September of 1997, she released her debut single “Kiss the Rain” which became her biggest hit to date, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart, #6 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and #28 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

In the U.K., the song peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and was moderately successful in other countries such as Canada, Australia, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Scotland. It was also featured in a episode of “Dawson’s Creek.”
growing painsIn November of that same year, Billie released her debut album “Growing, Pains” which peaked at #19 on the U.K. Albums chart and #91 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was produced by Desmond Child and was also certified Gold.
tell meThe follow-up single from the album “Tell Me” peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Top 40 chart, but missed the Hot 100. It also peaked at #28 on the U.K. Singles chart.
you send me flyingThe last single released from the album “You Send Me Flying” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

In 2000, Billie was featured on the soundtrack to the Freddie Prinze Jr. film “Down to You” with the track “It All Comes Down To You.”
vertigo
In June of that same year, Billie released her sophomore album “Vertigo.” She was more pleased with the album because she was more direct lyrically & more assertive in the production process. The album didn’t match the success of her debut album & didn’t appear to make the album charts at all.
am i here yetThe remixed version of the first single from the album “Am I Here Yet? (Return to Sender)” received some moderate success on the dance charts. The follow-up single “Should I Call You Jesus?” received some controversy due to Billie’s frank, honest questions about religion.
just sexAfter that, not much was heard from Billie until 2005 when she released the single “Just Sex” (which was featured on Artemis Records’ “Star Struck” compliation album) and the remixed version peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

In 2006, she was the closing act for Los Angeles Gay Pride 2006, a featured act for New York City Pride 2006 & also appeared at the 25th anniversary festival of the Chicago North Halstead Market Days.

On October 11, 2009, Billie sang “America the Beautiful” before a crowd of LGBT people and their allies at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C.
wonderfulIn 2010, she released the single “Wonderful” which peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
tea and sympathyThese days, Billie continues to be active with her music career and in 2013, she released her third album “Tea & Sympathy.”

To see Billie Myers’ official website, go to:
http://www.billiemyers.com

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

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

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

To see the music video for “Am I Here Yet?,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Should I Call You Jesus,” go to:

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

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

 

 

Erin Hamilton

erin hamiltonErin Hamilton (born Erin Kate Hamilton on August 14, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is a female dance singer and the daughter of actress\comedienne Carol Burnett.

Prior to starting her solo career, Erin was a member of several jazz & blues-influenced bands such as Komba Kalla and As Is. She even performed at the House of Blues.
dream weaverIn 1998, she released a cover version of Gary Wright’s 1975 song “Dream Weaver” which peaked at #20 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
one worldA year later in 1999, Erin released her debut album “One World” on the Trax Recording record label. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all, but she opened for artists such as Whitney Houston & Bette Midler to help promote the album.
the flameHer second single, a cover version of Cheap Trick’s 1988 song “The Flame” which originally peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
the flame 2008Nine years later in 2008, the song was remixed & re-released as “The Flame ’08” which topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in April of 2008.
satisfiedThe third single from Erin’s debut album “Satisfied” peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
the templeThe last single released from the album “The Temple” peaked at #42 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #39 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
i got the music in meAfter that, not much was heard from Erin until 2002 when she released the single “I Got the Music in Me” which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
control yourselfAfter releasing the remixed version of “The Flame” in 2008, Erin released the single “Control Yourself” which topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart for a week in September.

These days, Erin is married to Kurt West and has two sons: Zach (born in 1997 from a previous relationship) and Dylan (born in 2006). It’s unknown if she’s still active with her music career.

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

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

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

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

To see a video of Erin performing “I Got the Music in Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “The Flame ’08,” go to:

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

Vitamin C

vitamin cVitamin C (born Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick on July 20, 1969 in Old Bridge, New Jersey) is a female pop singer\songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress that began her solo career during the late ’90s\early 2000s.

During her high school years, Vitamin C danced professionally in various TV ads and starred in her high school musical. In 1988, she made her big screen debut as an actress in the film “Hairspray” under her birth name, portraying the role of Amber Von Tussle.

After graduating from high school, she attended New York University and graduated in 1991. During that same year, Vitamin C formed the alternative rock band, Eve’s Plumb with her future husband, Michael Kotch. After releasing 2 albums and 7 singles, the band disbanded in 1998.

After that, Vitamin C began pursuing her solo career, shopping demos around that she recorded and later signed a record deal with Elektra Records.
smileIn June of 1999, she released her debut single “Smile” (featuring reggae artist Lady Saw) which became a hit, peaking at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart and #24 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The song became Vitamin C’s highest chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date and was also certified Gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000.

During that same year, her song “Vacation” was featured in the short movie to the “Pokemon: The First Movie” film called “Pikachu’s Vacation.” Her cover version of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ song “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” was used during promotions for the WB network.
vitamin c albumIn August of 1999, Vitamin C released her self-titled debut album which peaked at #29 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.
me myself and iThe follow-up single “Me, Myself & I” failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but managed to peak at #20 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #27 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales chart and #36 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart.
graduationIn April of 2000, the last single from the album “Graduation (Friends Forever)” peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100, #12 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, #23 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #22 on Billboard’s Top 40 Tracks chart. The song is well-known for being played during elementary, middle & high school graduations.

During 2000 and 2001, Vitamin C appeared in films such as “Dracula 2000,” “Da Hip Hop Witch,” “Rock Star” and “Get Over It.”

Also during that time, Vitamin C took advantage of marketing opportunities that were available to her such as having her own doll made by Mattel and her own shade of lipstick by Tommy Hilfiger.
the itchIn November of 2000, she released the lead single for her upcoming album “The Itch” which peaked at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #26 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart. It also managed to chart in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
moreIn January of 2001, she released her sophomore album “More” which peaked at #122 on the Billboard 200.
as long as you're loving meThe follow-up single from the album “As Long As You’re Loving Me” failed to chart at all in the United States, but managed to chart in New Zealand.

The third single from the album was supposed to be a cover version of the Waitresses’ hit song “I Know What Boys Like”, but it ended being scrapped & Vitamin C was dropped from Elektra Records.

During that same year, Vitamin C signed a record deal with V2 Records and started recording her third album between 2002 and 2003.
last niteIn 2003, she released a cover version of the Strokes’ song “Last Nite” which didn’t chart in the United States, but managed to chart in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at #70 on the U.K. Singles chart.

After that, it appears as if Vitamin C’s third album has been shelved and as of 2016, it has never been released, not even promotionally.

In 2004, Vitamin C married her husband, Michael Kotch (who played in Eve’s Plumb with her). A year later, she appeared on the soundtrack to the Disney film “Sky High” with a cover version of ‘Til Tuesday’s hit song “Voices Carry.”

In 2006, she formed a teen pop\hip-hop music group called the Truth Squad (later called T-Squad) where their music received airplay on Radio Disney. The group would later disband by 2008.

In 2007, Vitamin C formed a girl group called The Stunners (which featured R&B singer Tinashe & actresses Hayley Kiyoko and Allie Gonino). After releasing an EP, two singles, four music videos and opening up for Justin Bieber in concert, the group disbanded in early 2011.

During 2007, she provided vocals on Information Society’s album “Synthesizer” and her song “Money” was featured in the opening scene of the 2010 Lifetime network TV movie “Who is Clark Rockefeller?”

As a songwriter, she wrote and co-wrote songs for artists such as Emma Roberts, Miley Cyrus (as Hannah Montana), Krystal Meyers, Scout Taylor-Compton and even wrote the song “One and the Same” for Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez which was featured in the Disney Channel film “Princess Protection Program.”

In an interview with MTV, Vitamin C revealed details about releasing two albums (one of them being a children’s world-music album), but they have yet to be released & it’s unknown if she is still working on the projects.

On March 21, 2012, Nickelodeon named Vitamin C the Vice-President of Music where she will oversee all of the music for the Nickelodeon network & its sister cable channels along with being the A&R and management of Nickelodeon artists.

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

To see the music video for “Me, Myself & I,” go to:

To see the music video for “Graduation (Friends Forever),” go to:

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

To see the music video for “As Long As You’re Loving Me,” go to:

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

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

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