Category: Pop


Teen Queens

Teen QueensTeen Queens were a pop music girl group from Australia that consisted of model/singer/actresses Roxanne Clarke, Kellie Hoggart (born Kellie Lynn Hoggart on May 1, 1974 in Sydney, Australia) and Liza Witt.

The group was formed in Sydney, Australia in 1992 and a pilot episode starring the girls was developed by the creators of the Australia TV soap opera, “E Street”, but the pilot wasn’t picked up to be a TV series.
Be My BabyIn May of 1992, Teen Queens released their debut single, a cover version of the Ronettes’ song “Be My Baby” which peaked at #6 on the ARIA Singles chart, making it their only highest-charting single to date.
I Can't Help MyselfIn July of that same year, they released their follow-up single, a cover version of the Four Tops’ song “I Can’t Help Myself” which peaked at #28 on the ARIA Singles chart.
love how you love meIn September of 1992, their third single, a cover version of The Paris Sisters’ song “I Love How You Love Me” peaked at #14 on the ARIA Singles chart.
Get Happy!In November of that same year, Teen Queens released their debut and only album, “Get Happy!” on the Phonogram record label. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
baby it's youThe group’s last charting single, a cover version of the Shirelles’ song “Baby It’s You” peaked at #91 on the ARIA Singles chart in 1993. During that same year, the group disbanded.

Kellie Crawford went on to be a member of the children’s musical group, Hi-5 (from 1998 to 2008) and also appeared on the group’s TV show of the same name as well. These days (according to research), she works as a professional makeup artist.

Liza Witt appeared on various television shows and movies. According to research, she was the host for a TV online shopping site. She is married to Kristian Brock (since 2006) and has three children. It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days.

As for Roxanne Clarke, it’s unknown what she is currently up to these days and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Be My Baby,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Can’t Help Myself,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Baby It’s You,” go to:

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The Point

the pointThe Point was a pop/dance music duo that consisted of vocalist Sybil Syn and musician Christopher Little. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the I.R.S. Records label.
Fingernoid SlinkIn 1993, they released their debut and only album “Fingernoid Slink.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Their only charting single was “Dance Is The Nu Sex” which managed to peak at #94 on the UK Singles chart, but didn’t appear to make much impact in the United States. Another single, “Hey Jane” failed to make the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if The Point faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the members of the duo are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Dance Is The Nu Sex,” go to:

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

Jenaé Ezell

jenae ezellJenaé Ezell was a female pop/dance singer from the ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the So’vi Records label.
don't even feel itIn 1988, she released her only single “Don’t Even Feel It.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Jenaé has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

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Areal

arealAreal was a female R&B/pop singer from the late ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Copper Sun Records label.
Um BahIn 1997, she released her only single “Um Bah” which managed to peak at #12 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot R&B Singles chart.

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

[Note: There are no videos available for this blog entry.]

Tamara Walker

tamara walkerTamara Walker (born in Ohio) is a former country/pop music singer from the 2000s. Raised in Maryland, she began taking piano lessons when she was 5 years old and by the time she was 12 years old, she began taking private singing lessons.

She continued to excel in singing throughout her high school years which earned her scholarships to programs at Peabody, Julliard and Berklee. Tamara chose to attend Peabody, but she would later transfer to Townson University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. She was also named Miss Maryland and placed in the top 10 at the Miss America pageant.

After college, Tamara headed off to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career as a professional singer and later signed a record deal with Curb Records. In 1999, she released her debut single “Giants,” but it didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.
asking too muchIn 2000, she released her second single “Askin’ Too Much” which peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.
coyote uglyDuring that same year, Tamara was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Coyote Ugly” with the track “Didn’t We Love” which peaked at #69 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only a week.

The remixed version of the song managed to peak at #21 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. She also sang with Bryan White in several episodes of the TV soap opera “The Bold & the Beautiful” and appeared on the TNN network drama “18 Wheels of Justice.”

In 2001, Tamara appeared on the soundtrack to the film “Driven” with the track “Falling for Me.” During that same year, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Angel Eyes” singing the title track which peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
angel eyes album
In September of 2002, Tamara released her debut album (also called) “Angel Eyes.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all. One of the tracks from the album “If Only” peaked at #23 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
view from the top
In 2003, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film “View From the Top” with the tracks “Everywhere I Look, There’s You (View From The Top)” & “Circle Of Love.”

After that, not much was heard from Tamara and it seemed as if she faded into obscurity. These days, she now works as a luxury real estate specialist at Douglas Elliman.

To follow Tamara Walker on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/tamaramusic1?lang=en

To see the music video for “Didn’t We Love,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Asking Too Much,” go to:

Youth Asylum

Youth AsylumYouth Asylum was a multi-racial pop boy band from the 2000s that was formed by producer/songwriter/arranger St. Gian. They were signed to Quincy Jones’ Qwest Records label.

The members (who were all teenagers at the time) consisted of 16-year-old Kevin Yee (from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 13-year-old Leo Gallo (from Chico, California), 13-year-old Derek (from San Diego, California), 16-year-old Jason (from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), 14-year-old Donnell (from Los Angeles, California) and 14-year-old rapper Flashlight (or “Flash” from Los Angeles, California).
jasminIn 2000, Youth Asylum embarked on a national promotional tour sponsored by the Tommy Hilfiger clothing line and later released their debut single “Jasmin.”

The song managed to peak at #64 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales chart and the music video for the single received some airplay on the Disney Channel & music video channel, The Box. The band also performed at malls & middle schools in the United States.
we are young americansAccording to research, due to issues with the band’s record label & the fact that they were not good at singing live, Youth Asylum disbanded. Their debut album “We Are Young Americans” ended up being shelved in the United States, but according to Discogs.com, it was released in Indonesia.

After that, Kevin Yee went on to perform in musical theater and these days, he has a career as a comedian, performing at clubs and colleges.

In 2014, Kevin wrote a post on Reddit.com called “IamA former member of a failed 90’s BoyBand. AMA!” describing what it was like for him during his time with Youth Asylum.

According to Kevin, he had no control over his life while with the band; he also revealed that he is gay, but reportedly, his record label told him to act less gay and tried to teach him how to be straight; also, Kevin made about $4,000 dollars in three years and that his mother had to pay for a lot of his living expenses, and afterwards, he had to work at a clothing store in order to stay afloat.

Leo Gallo signed a record deal in 2012 with Universal Germany and released a single called “Extravaganza” during that same year. He has sung and danced in various commercials and was even a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.” According to research, Leo is now a member of The Red Hot Band.

As for the other members of the group, it’s unknown what they are currently up to these days or if they are still active in the entertainment business.

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

To follow Kevin Yee on social media, go to:

Official website (http://www.kevinyee.com/)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kevinyeedotcom/)
YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jEIPNgfTGS1TU8UhONz1Q)
Twitter (https://twitter.com/kevinyeedotcom)

Debby Boone

Debby BooneDebby Boone (born Deborah Anne Boone on September 22, 1956 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a pop/country/Christian music singer, actress and author who first rose to fame in the late ’70s as a solo artist. She is the daughter of singer/actor Pat Boone and Shirley Foley Boone (who is the daughter of country music singer Red Foley).

At the age of 14, Debby began touring with her parents and sisters (Cherry, Lindy and Laury). The Boone sisters first recorded with their parents as The Pat Boone Family.

The sisters later recorded as the Boones or Boone Girls where they recorded gospel music, but they released singles on Motown and Curb Records of secular pop music with Debby as the lead singer.

They managed to chart on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart with a remake of the Supremes’ song “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” (which peaked at #25 on the chart) and a remake of ABBA’s song “Hasta Mañana” (which peaked at #32 on the chart).

When Debby’s older sisters got married and her younger sister went off to college, Debby was encouraged by music producer Mike Curb to start a solo music career.
R-3892779-1434226873-4190.jpegIn 1977, Debby released her debut solo single “You Light Up My Life” (which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “You Light Up My Life” starring Didi Conn) which became a hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 consecutive weeks (which became the longest-charting song in Billboard Hot 100 history).

It also topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for a week in November of 1977 and managed to peak at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.

The song also earned Debby a Grammy Award for “Best New Artist,” an American Music Award for “Favorite Pop Single of 1977” and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The success of the song led to Debby going on tour with her father and frequently appeared on various television programs.
R-1576603-1348190241-7623.jpegDuring that same year, Debby released her debut album “You Light Up My Life” which peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums chart. It was also certified platinum.
R-2588862-1371492552-7276.jpegIn 1978, Debby released her sophomore album “Midstream” which peaked at #147 on the Billboard 200 chart.
R-999517-1182522074.jpegThe lead single from the album “California” peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #20 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
godknowsThe follow-up single “God Knows” peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100, #14 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and #22 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (staying on the chart for 8 weeks).
babyimyours The b-side track from the single “Baby I’m Yours” peaked at #18 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and #33 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart.
When You're LovedDuring that same year, Debby released the single “When You’re Loved” which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “The Magic of Lassie.” The song managed to peak at #48 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
In Memory Of Your LoveShe also released the single “In Memory of Your Love” which peaked at #61 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (staying on the chart for 4 weeks).
R-7023284-1523117370-4694.jpegIn 1979, Debby released her third self-titled album which failed to make the album charts unlike her previous two albums.
myheartThe first single “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own” which peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (staying on the charts for 13 weeks). The follow-up single from the album “Breakin’ in a Brand New Broken Heart” peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (staying on the chart for 10 weeks).

During that same year, Debby released two non-album singles “See You September” (which peaked at #45 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and #41 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart) and “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (which peaked at #48 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart).

Although “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” was released on her 1986 compliation album “The Best of Debby Boone”), “See You September” has never been featured on any of Debby’s albums.

Shortly after the album was released, Debby married Gabriel Ferrer (the brother of actors Miguel & Rafael Ferrer and the son of Rosemary Clooney) on September 1, 1979. The couple went on to have four children: son Jordan, twin daughters Gabrielle & Dustin and daughter Tessa (who is an actress).
love has no reason

In 1980, Debby released her fourth album “Love Has No Reason” which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me AgainThe lead single from the album “Are You On the Road to Lovin’ Me Again” topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart for a week in May of 1980. It also peaked at #31 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

The song was part of a historic week on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart in the week that it topped the charts. During the week ending April 19, 1980, all top 5 positions on the chart were held by female singers (including Crystal Gayle, Dottie West, Emmylou Harris and Tammy Wynette with George Jones).

The follow-up singles “Free to Be Lonely Again” (which peaked at #14 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart) and “Take It Like a Woman” (which peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart; it also charted at the same time as her father Pat Boone’s song “Colorado Country” which peaked at #60 on the chart) didn’t match the same success as the album’s lead single.
with my song

During the same year, Debby released her fifth album and first contemporary Christian music album “With My Song” which peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart.
Savin' It UpIn 1981, Debby released her sixth album “Savin’ It Up” which peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It would be her last country music album to date.


The lead single from the album “Perfect Fool” peaked at #23 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart and #37 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.The follow-up single “It’ll Be Him” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart.

After the release of her sixth album, Debby toured the United States in a stage production of the film “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.” The play received negative feedback from critics and closed after five performances which caused a protest among 20 cast members and fans of the show; Debby was not one of the protesters.

After her country music career ended, Debby switched her music career to a contemporary Christian music artist where she released four more albums under that genre: “Surrender” (in 1983), “Choose Life” (in 1985), “Friends for Life” (in 1987) ” and “Be Thou My Vision” (in 1989). During her career in contemporary Christian music, Debby won two GMA Dove awards and two more Grammy awards as well.

In 1988, Debby began a new career writing children’s books (which were also illustrated by her husband, Gabriel); she has written five books: “Bedtime Hugs For Little Ones,” “Tomorrow is a Brand New Day” (in 1989) “The Snow Angel” (in 1991) “Welcome to This World” (in 1996) and “Counting Blessings” (in 1998).
Home For Christmas
In 1989, she released a Christmas album called “Home for Christmas.” The album features a duet with her late mother-in-law, Rosemary Clooney on the track “White Christmas.”

In the early ’90s, Debby released two children’s videos called “Debbie Boone’s Hug a Long Songs.” Also during the ’90s, she starred in regional theater productions of “The Sound of Music,” “Grease, “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “South Pacific.” She also appeared in various television shows and made-for-TV movies.

During the 2000s, Debby continued to appear in regional theater in productions such as “The King and I”, “Camelot” and “Mississippi Love.”
reflections of rosemary
By 2005, she revived her recording career and released a jazz music album called “Reflections of Rosemary” which was a tribute to Rosemary Clooney, who passed away in 2002. Debby toured extensively to promote the album, including performing at a New York cabaret, Feinstein’s.
swing this!
In 2013, Debby released a new album called “Swing This!” which features jazz and pop standards music.

These days, Debby continues to tour & perform music. She resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Gabriel.

To see Debby’s official website, go to:
http://debbyboone.com/

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “God Only Knows,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Baby, I’m Yours,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “When You’re Loved,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Breakin’ in a Brand New Broken Heart,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Are You On the Road to Lovin’ Me Again,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Free to Be Lonely Again,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Take it Like a Woman,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “It’ll Be Him,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Keep the Flame Burning” (from her “Surrender” album), go to:

Mandy Smith

Mandy SmithMandy Smith (born Amanda Louise Smith on July 17, 1970 from England) is a former British pop music singer and model.

She became well-known in the public eye when she began dating Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman when she was just 13 years old (an Wyman was 47 years old at the time) & she was married to him from 1989 to 1991.

When she was 16 years old, Mandy signed a record deal with PWL Records, becoming the first artist signed to the label.
I just can't waitIn 1987, she released her debut single “I Just Can’t Wait” which peaked at #91 on the U.K. Singles chart. It was also internationally successful on the music charts in countries such as Australia (at #91), Germany (at #14), Italy (at #12), New Zealand (at #37), Norway (at #9) and Switzerland (at #16). It was also a hit in Japan at as well.
positive reactionHer follow-up single “Positive Reaction” made the music charts in Germany (at #39), Italy (at #16) and Switzerland (at #11), but didn’t make the charts in the U.K.
mandy albumMandy’s success in Europe and in Japan ultimately led to a full album deal and in April of 1988, she released her only album “Mandy” which made the album charts in Australia (at #144), Germany at (#60), Italy (at #41), Sweden (at #35) and in Switzerland (at #14).
boys and girlsThe third single from the album “Boys and Girls” made the music charts in Germany (at #23), Italy (at #12), South Africa (at #7) and Switzerland (at #4).
victim of pleasureThe last single from the album “Victim of Pleasure” peaked at #98 on the U.K. Singles chart and managed to peak at #22 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart (staying on the chart for 6 weeks).

It also made the music charts in Australia (at #91), Germany (at #49), Italy (at #18) and Switzerland (at #28).
dont you want me babyIn 1989, Mandy released a cover version of the Human League’s hit song “Don’t You Want Me Baby” which peaked at #59 on the U.K. Singles chart (making it her highest chart single to date) and made the music charts in Australia (at #90), Ireland (at #30) and Italy (at #13).

By the ’90s, Mandy had seemingly faded away from the music scene. She was married to footballer Pat Van Den Hauwe for two years and was briefly engaged to “Vanity Fair” fashion model Ian Mosby (with whom she had a son with named Max in 2001). She also worked as a make-up artist.

These days, Mandy resides in Manchester, England where she appears to be active in church and has written an advice column for a Christian lifestyle magazine since 2012. She has also set up a PR/counselling firm with her sister, Nicola.

To see the music video for “I Just Can’t Wait,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Boys and Girls,” go to:

To see the music video for “Victim of Pleasure,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t You Want Me Baby,” go to:

As a bonus, here is a fan-made video for “Got To Be Certain” (which was later recorded by Kylie Minogue):

carol hitchcockCarol Hitchcock (born Carol Ann Hitchcock on October 12, 1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) was an Australian pop singer from the ’80s. She was known for her shaved hairstyle nose ring and ear piercings.

Carol began her music career as a vocalist for a funk music band in Melbourne called Bang. Six months later, she went on to join another funk music group called Cat People. She also appeared on television shows such as the Australian soap opera “Prisoner.”
get readyDuring the mid-’80s, Carol signed a record deal with Mushroom Records. In 1987, she released her only single, a cover version of The Temptations’ 1966 hit song “Get Ready” which was produced by music producers Stock Aiken Waterman.

Her version of the song peaked at #18 in Australia and #56 on the U.K. Singles chart. It was also moderately successful in New Zealand as well. The B-side of the single included a cover version of Mel & Kim’s song “More Than Words Can Say.”

During that same year, Carol was a part of the backing chorus on a cover version of the Beatles’ song “Let It By” which was recorded as a charity record by an ensemble group called Ferry Aid (which consisted of various artists such as Rick Astley, Samantha Fox and Paul McCartney) which raised funds for the Zebrugge Ferry Disaster.

After that, it was reported that Carol was working on a follow-up single, but for reasons unknown, it was never released and Carol had faded into obscurity. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

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

To see a fan-made video for “More Than Words Can Say,” go to:

Lou

louLou (born Lou Nicholson) was a female pop/dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Supreme Records label.
rookies revengeIn 1987, she released her only single “Rookies Revenge” which managed to peak at #92 on the U.K. Singles chart.

After that, not much was heard from Lou and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days.

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