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Encyclopedia > Regina Belle
Regina Belle
Background information
Birth name Regina Belle
Born July 17, 1963
Origin Englewood, New Jersey
Genre(s) Adult Contemporary, Quiet Storm, Smooth Jazz, Urban contemporary, Contemporary R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1987 - Present
Label(s) Columbia (1986-1996)
MCA (1997-1999)
Peak / Concord (2000-Present)

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Contents

Early life

Regina Belle was born in Englewood, New Jersey. Her early musical experience was in gospel music. She also studied trombone, tuba and steel drums and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School.[1] In college at Rutgers University, she studied opera and jazz. Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ... The tuba is the largest and lowest pitched of brass instruments. ... Steelpan (also known as Pan or Steel drum, and sometimes collectively with the musicians as a Steelband) is a musical instrument and a form of music originating in Trinidad West Indies. ... Dwight Morrow High School in 2002. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


She met the Manhattans and began working as their opening act, recorded the duet "Where Did We Go Wrong" with them, and earned her a record deal with Columbia Records. The Manhattans is a popular R&B group from Jersey City, New Jersey. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...


Career

In 1987, she released her debut album All By Myself which featured the hit single "Show Me The Way" which reached #2 on the R&B charts. In 1989, Belle released her second album, "Stay With Me". Going gold, the album was packed with several strong and catchy songs. "Baby Come To Me", the album's first single, topped the R&B charts at #1 and was followed by "What Goes Around" which reached #3. The album featured two additional popular singles, "This Is Love" which reached #7 and "Make It Like It Was" which was another #1 single on the R&B charts and #5 on the Adult Contemporary chart. All by Myself is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975 that has spawned numerous cover versions. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Stay With Me is a song by British synth pop duo Erasure. ...


Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with singing superstar Johnny Mathis, "Better Together" which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album. Continuing her success with duets, Belle teamed up with Peabo Bryson for the song "A Whole New World" from the Aladdin Soundtrack. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, went gold and won the Grammy Award in 1993 for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. John Royce Mathis (b. ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Music sample: A Whole New World (1992) ( file info) — 19 second sample of the Aladdin and Jasmine version of A Whole New World. Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ...


During the same year, Belle released her third album, "Passion". Going Gold, the album featured the previously mentioned "A Whole New World", "Dream In Colour and "If I Could" which reached #9 on the R&B charts. Both did well on the A/C chart. A fourth single, "The Deeper I Love" was released but it did not chart. Look up passion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Music sample: A Whole New World (1992) ( file info) — 19 second sample of the Aladdin and Jasmine version of A Whole New World. Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... If I Could is an EP released by 24-7 Spyz in 1997. ...


After a five-year hiatus without any original content released, Belle put out the album "Believe in Me" in 1998. It was much more of a commercial Urban contemporary album than any of her other albums. Although the album had two hit singles, the lead single being "I've Had Enough" (it was also remixed into a sizable dance music hit), the album didn't met MCA Records sales goal. She was dropped by MCA Record in 1999. In 2001, she released the album "This Is Regina!" which featured the sensual hit single, "Ooh Boy". Another single not lifted from the album, "This Is Regina!," went gold. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Ive Had Enough is a Wings single from their 1978 album London Town. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Belle is still active in the music industry and in 2004, released the album, "Lazy Afternoon". In 2005, she had several successful concerts and appearances singing both new songs and older favorites. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Albums

Year Album The Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1987 All By Myself 85 14
1989 Stay With Me 63 1
1993 Passion 63 13
1995 Reachin' Back 115 18
1997 Baby Come To Me: The Best Of Regina Belle - -
1998 Believe In Me - 42
2001 This Is Regina! - 61
2004 Lazy Afternoon - 58
2006 Love Songs - -

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Singles

Year Single US Pop US R&B
1987 Show Me The Way 68 2
1987 So Many Tears - 11
1988 Without You {Leonard VI Theme} {with Peabo Bryson) - -
1988 How Could You Do It To Me - 21
1989 Baby Come To Me 60 1
1989 Make It Like It Was (with Peabo Bryson) 43 1
1990 This Is Love - 7
1990 What Goes Around - 3
1993 A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme) (with Peabo Bryson) 1 21
1993 If I could 52 9
1993 Dream In Color - 63
1995 Love T.K.O. - 29
2001 Oooh Boy - 63

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Awards & Nominations

The 36th Grammy Awards were held in 1994. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Music sample: A Whole New World (1992) ( file info) — 19 second sample of the Aladdin and Jasmine version of A Whole New World. Problems listening to the file? See media help. ...

References

  1. ^ Beckerman, Jim. "For Regina Belle, time for a special payback", The Record (Bergen County), October 31, 2004. Accessed July 9, 2007. "It was at Englewood's Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and then Paterson's Friendship Baptist Church (presided over by Belle's uncle, the Rev. Fred Belle), that Regina Belle began attracting attention with her vocal abilities. She sang her first solo in church at age 8; by the time she graduated from Dwight Morrow High School at age 17, she was the church's star singer."

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Sources

  • Richard De La Font Booking Agency , accessed 16 Oct 2005.
  • Soul Tracks: “Regina Belle Biography”, accessed 16 Oct 2005.
  • VH1.com: “Regina Belle”, accessed 16 Oct 2005.
  • R&B Haven: “Regina Belle”, accessed 08 Sep 2006.
Persondata
NAME Belle, Regina
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American singer
DATE OF BIRTH July 17, 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH Englewood, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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