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of the late Black jazz pianist Walter Davis Jr. and White jazz singer
Annamarie Schofield. First gained airplay on alternative radio
for her cover of Ani DiFranco's "32 Flavors." After
signing with Elektra, she worked with producer Ed Tuton and released
her debut album, Blame
It on Me in September 1997.
Vicki Sue Robinson
father is Black and her mother is White and maybe Native American
(from her official website). Signed to RCA Records in the mid
'70s, she had four albums on the imprint, Never Gonna Let You (spring
1976), Vicki Sue Robinson (fall 1976), Half and Half (1978) and Movin'
On (1979). "Turn The Beat Around" #10 Pop on Billboard's
Pop chart in summer 1976, earning Robinson a Grammy nomination for
Best Pop Female. Her movie roles include Going Home with Robert
Mitchum in 1971 and 1972's To Find A Man with Lloyd Bridges.
mother is White (Sicillian) and his father is Ugandan. Fascinated
by mambo's sounds and stylish fashions, Bega returned to Germany and
created his own version of the music. The result was the single Mambo
No. 5, which went double platinum in Germany in the summer of 1999
and soon became a global hit. Later that year, Bega's full-length
A Little Bit Of Mambo met similar success.
mother is English, her father is Jamaican (according to a biography
on CDNow.com). She came to the world of popular music in 1997
with her debut album Growing
Pains. Her vocal style is a combination of pop, jazz and world
music. The first single off the album, "Kiss the Rain,"
quickly became a Top 20 hit. Billie was signed to Universal Records
in 1997 and toured with the Lilith Fair in the summer of 1998, as
well as headlining her own tour. Singles from the album Growing
Pains have appeared on television in commercials and in the
series Dawson's Creek. Growing
Pains achieved gold record status in 1997 and Billie's follow-up,
arrived in mid-2000.
is quoted as saying, "My mother is black, she's from Trinidad.
My father is a white Canadian" (from an interview
in CBC InfoCulture). Marshall landed her first record deal
at the age of 19 while touring with Jeff Healey. Her self titled
debut album Amanda
Marshall was nominated for a Juno in 1996 for Best New Solo Artist,
and has sold over 1,000,000 copies. On her Second album Tuesday's
Child she wrote a song about growing up the product of an interracial
union entitled, Shades of Grey.
to her bio on Dreamworks Records Web Site and her lyrics on the song
4, 5, 6 she is part Black and part Native American. Rapper
Solé first attracted attention in the spring of 1999 thanks to her
contributions to JT Money's Top Five smash "Who Dat."
Her solo debut Skin
Deep appeared on DreamWorks that autumn.
mother is black, and her father is Italian (from an interview
in SouthCoast Today). Achieved notable US success when her
debut single, 'Legend Of A Cowgirl', became a MTV hit in 1998. The
multi-instrumental singer-songwriter boasted an eclectic musical upbringing.
Her debut album Chupacabra
mined the psychedelic dance pop vibe of early 90s, while also giving
a passing nod to the same era's Daisy Age rap scene. The album's playful
surrealism and quirky lyrical vision came as a blast of fresh air
on an increasingly moribund music scene.
father is Jamaican and her mother is English (from her website Quarternotes).
Cleo Laine is a singer who has done just about everything. She's played
everywhere - English dance halls to London's Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie
to the Blue Note Cafe. She's been on stage, on Broadway, to London's
West End, done opera and the BBC.
Hèléne and Célia Faussart
to a French father and Cameroonian mother. Les Nubians debut
Nubiennes, mixes uplifting messages with contemporary hip-hop
stylings. They are equally influenced by classic soul, contemporary
R&B and the inspiration of African world music.
is quoted as saying, " My dad was white, my mom was Cherokee
and Black" in an interview with Alice
Magazine. Beginning in 1963 Ronnie Spector- as lead singer
of the ultimate girl group, the Ronettes- recorded a long string of
classic pop hits: powerful poignant teen anthems like the Grammy-winning
"Walking in the Rain", "Do I Love You", "Baby
I Love You", "The Best Part of Breaking Up", "I
Can Hear Music", and their international Number One smash "Be
My Baby". In 1989, Ronnie took time off to write the story of
her remarkable life and great music Be
My Baby. In 1999, Ronnie released the critically acclaimed
Talks To Rainbows [EP]
mother is White and her father is Black. Singer in the
group En Vogue. Also starred in the movie Juice.
mother is Chinese and Puerto Rican her father is Black (from an interview
Loafing). She left home at 16 to pursue her own goals, and
four years later Kelis had a deal with Virgin. In mid-1999, Kelis
was beatboxing alongside Ol' Dirty Bastard on his cut "Got
Your Money" and her signature technicolor spiraled afro was
sparking critics' interests. Her brooding vocals blend sensible R&B
additives, and the hip-hop layers are funky. Kelis captured feminist
desires on her debut Kaleidoscope.
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