Born in San Francisco, she got her start in gospel. She released a couple of crossover albums in the '80s, one of which included her biggest hit. This song topped the dance chart and peaked at #7 soul.
The first chart entry for this female group from NYC peaked at #13 on the R&B chart, in the final week before the change in methodology. It stalled at #92 on the Hot 100, but would fare much better due to its remix that samples Michael Jackson's "Human Nature".
Post by seminolefan on Dec 28, 2020 12:02:32 GMT -5
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January 3, 1970
The final Hot 100 entry for this singer from North Carolina is a song that many considered an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement. Written in memory of Lorraine Hansberry, the woman behind the play A Raisin In The Sun, it peaked at #8 on the soul chart and #76 on the Hot 100. It would later be covered by the likes of Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, and Elton John.
She was just a teenager when this song was released, sending it to #25 on the soul chart. She would score another soul hit a decade later as a member of the group 9.9 with the song "All Of Me For All Of You".