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Angela Bofill (born on May 2, 1954 in The Bronx) is an American R&B contralto vocalist and songwriter. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... In music, an alto or contralto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. ...

Angela Bofill
Background information
Born May 2, 1954 (1954-05-02) (age 53)
Origin Flag of the United States The Bronx, New York, United States
Genre(s) R&B, dance,
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter,
Years active 1978–2006
Label(s) Arista Records (1978–1988)
Capitol Records (1988–2006)

Bofill was born to a Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother. She performed with Ricardo Morrero & the Group and Dance Theater of Harlem chorus prior to her 1978 debut album, Angie. She scored several dance hits such as "Angel Of The Night", "Something About You", "Holding Out For Love" and "Too Tough". In the early 1980s she recorded You're A Special Part Of Me, a duet with romantic balladeer Johnny Mathis. Her 1984 album "Teaser" featured the Top 10 R&B chart hit, "I'm On Your Side" which also became a hit for Jennifer Holliday in 1991. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... NY redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, first performed by African American artists. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... The Apollo Theater on 125th Street; the Hotel Theresa is visible in the background. ... Angie is the first album by Angela Bofill, released by GRP Records in 1978. ... Angel Of The Night is an album by Angela Bofill. ... Something About You is the third album by Angela Bofill, released by Arista Records in 1981. ... Angelas second album for Arista Records, Too Tough proformed better on the charts than her excellent previous album, Something About You did. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... A teaser (or a two-team teaser) is a type of gambling bet that allows the bettor to combine his bets on two different games. ... Jennifer Holliday came back onto the charts with her fourth album, Im album consists of soul stirring, dramatic, moving ballads. ... Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress. ...


Bofill is the first Latina musician to find success in the R&B market. [citation needed] Latina may refer to one of the following: The female gender of the noun Latino in reference to Latin-American immigrants and their descendants. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...

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Later Career

She recorded two more modestly successful albums for Arista (with the help of the System and George Duke) before moving to Capitol and producer extraordinaire Norman Connors for Intuition in 1988. It was her last notable chart success. She recorded three more albums over the next eight years of varying quality, and provided backing vocals on a number of other albums, most notably Connors’ excellent Eternity in 2000.[1]


She’s appeared in a number of stage plays over the last few years, including “God Don’t Like Ugly” and “What A Man Wants, What A Man Needs.” She's also regularly toured the US and Europe in multi-artist jazz artist shows.[2]


2006 Stroke

Angela Bofill was paralyzed on her left side following a stroke suffered on Jan. 10, according to her manager Rich Engel. Bofill is convalescing was at Sutter Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA. She was released from intensive care on Sunday (Jan. 15) and will require speech and physical therapy, Engel said.


A benefit concert has been organized to pay her hospital bills, as Ms. Bofill did not carry health insurance. The show, planned by Engel along with N.Y. radio stations Kiss FM, and CD 101.9, was held on March 11th at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J. Similar events were being planned for Detroit and Los Angeles, Engel said.


David Nathan, of the R&B Foundation, says that Bofill may just qualify for sorely needed aid from the organization. He says that the wheels were grinding and if all goes well, she would receive assistance with medical bills ASAP.[3]


Ms. Bofill suffered another massive stroke on July 10, 2007 according to her website www.angelabofill.com. Her condition at this time is unknown.


Discography

Albums

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Compilations

  • The Best Of Angela Bofill – 1986
  • The Definitive Collection – 1999
  • Platinum & Gold Collection – 2003

Singles

Year Title Album US US R&B
1979 "This Time I'll Be Sweeter" Angie 104 23
1980 "Angel of the Night" Angel of the Night - 67
1981 "Something About You" Something About You - 21
1982 "Holdin' Out For Love" Something About You - 26
1983 "Too Tough" Too Tough - 5
1983 "Tonight I Give In" Too Tough - 12
1985 "Let Me Be The One" Let Me Be The One - 84
1988 "I Just Wanna Stop" Intuition - 11

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...

Awards

References

  1. ^ http://www.soultracks.com/angela_bofill.htm
  2. ^ http://www.soultracks.com/angela_bofill.htm
  3. ^ http://65.18.149.205/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=17;t=000745

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