Angela Winbush


Angela Winbush is an American R & B / soul singer and songwriter who became famous first in the 1980 R & B duo Rene & Angela also scoring hits as a solo artist during his career, Winbush has sold ten million albums and singles over worldwide and has had twenty top forty R & B singles and three number one R & B singles

Born to a deeply religious family in St. Louis Missouri, Angela began singing in church, she originally did not have the ambition to a career in music, studying architecture at Howard University, singing just to earn extra money, she continued to sing in church while Howard and with gospel legend Richard Smallwood 1977 By Angela had changed his major to music education and recordinga demo, she shopped it to various record companies but framgÃ¥ngscessen but through a personal introduction furnished respected industry veteran Wayne K Garfield demo was heard by New York DJ Gary Byrd, who made the call that landed Angela a place of Stevie Wonder’s support vocal group Wonder Love become Wonder’s protege, she learned much about writing and arranging songs while in Los Angeles with Wonder Angela met singer René Moore, the two became a couple (possibly married) and began writing songs together René & Angela released their self-titled debut album in 1980 followed by wall to wall in 1982 and recover during 1983 During this period, the two moderate hit singles “I love you more” and “My first love”

A Street Called Desire and maidTet Ron Isley

Over Rene & Angela öraly years they were asked to produce songs for Janet Jackson in 1982 self-titled debut album, Janet Jackson, one of the songs “Young Love” was Jackson’s first top ten R & B hit reaching number six on the chart They also wrote exclusively for Stephanie Mills, who forged a close friendship with Winbush (their “I’ve learned to respect the Power of Love” gave Mills her first ever # 1 R & B single in 1985) Winbush later write another Mills number one R & B hit with “Something In The Way You Make Me Feel” Between the Rene & Angela decided to branch and find a bigger fan sign with Mercury Records in 1984 they released their groundbreaking album A Street Called Desire the following year Among the hits with pÃ¥Albumet was their first R & BNo one with the dance single “Save Your Love (For # 1)” which included guest vocals from rapper Kurtis Blow makes it even Chaka Khan’s “I Feel For You” one of the first songs to feature a clear rapper Other hit singles included “I’ll Be Good “the most Winbush-led” Your Smile “was another number one hit, while the following” You Do not Have to Cry “Hit number two in early 1986 eventually a Street called Desire sold over a million copies will platinum but on the verge of his greatest success tensions between Winbush and Moore had grown and at the end of the album’s promotion the duo split both personally and professionally Moore would continue to find success as a songwriter primarily for Michael Jackson, but he would never again find success assinger Winbush was often the main draw of their singles

In 1987, Winbush was introduced to future husband Ronald Isley singer of the influential Isley Brothers after Benny Medina had agreed to ask Winbush to participate with the Isley ‘next record when Isley proposed plans to Winbush work with on future projects for production and arranging Isley “Smooth Sailin ‘album Winbush helped the group now has just Ronald and Rudolph (eldest brother O’Kelly had passed away years before) score a top 10 R & B hit with the title track

Sharp and subsequent follow-up

The tour Isley opted to manage Winbush and he helped in the process of releasing her solo album Sharp has also released 1987 album contained the hit “Angel”, which stayed at number one on theR & B list for two weeks during 1987 and show off her five and a half octaves Other hits include the dance track “Run to Me,” “C’est Toi (It’s You)” and Ron Isley duet “Hello darling” in 1988 wrote She and produced two songs for Sheena Easton gold album “The Lover in me” They were “Without You” and “Fire and Rain”, both of which were shown Easton lower range and surprisingly soulful vocals In 1989, Winbush released her follow-up to Sharp with It’s The Real Thing The title track reached number two on the R & B list, while later hits “No More Tears” and “Lay your problems Down” continued Winbush top 40 success on the R & B charts where she was now a fixture on despite failed attempts to get her over to pop audiences on June 26, 1993 Winbush and long-lasting head / medarbetare / lover Ronald Isley, which is thirteen is Angela’s older married a year later, Winbush released her third self-titled solo album which contained the major R & B hit “Treat U Rite” Produced by Chuckii Booker song reached number six on the R & B chart makes it Winbush ninth top ten R & B hit of his career fully in 1996 Winbush was on the Isley Brothers ‘hit “Floatin’ On Your Love” which was essentially a duet between Winbush and Ron Isley of the song later remixed by Sean “Puffy” Combs and guest songs from Lil ‘Kim and the group 112 of the backgrounds for the video showcased Winbush serenading Isley’s Mr. Biggs character Winbush continued to collaborate with the Isley Brothers, until 2001, where the eternal after their marriage had cooled in 2002, Winbush and Isley quietly divorcedes 2003 Winbush made news when it was found that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, after a successful surgery for cancer in remission and Winbush returned to perform on the road

Legacy and influence

Since the start of Rene & Angela Winbush has played an influence on various R & B and hip hop in the latter genre, Winbush has heard her music being sampled by acts such as Notorious BIG (which contained her and Jay-Z on his Rene & Angela-sampled “I love you more” for the song “I Love the Dough “) Foxy Brown (who sampled her” I’ll Be Good “for her 1997 top ten hit” I’ll Be “) and singer Avant re-recorded the Rene & Angela ballad” My First Love “with singer Keke Wyatt in 2000 estimate the performance of the song Avant p?? BET’s 106 & Park in 2001 Winbush surprised the audience by singing along Avant on the song as a singer Winbush influenced the likes of Syleena Johnson and Calle Johansson Winbush and former partner Rene Moore also shared the distinction of being one of the first R & B acts clearly has a rap act in an R & B song sharing that Distinction with Chaka Khan and funk band Cameo Winbush also carries the distinction of being one of the few female artists to find success as a songwriter arranger producer and session musician (Winbush also is an avid musician plays the piano and keyboards)