Saturday, April 05, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Amel Larrieux
You may recall that R & B singer songwriter Amel Larrieux turned up in a video I posted a while back by the British group Sweetback. I think a lot of fans think she's European. But she was born Mar. 8, 1973 in New York City. Her mom is a dance professor so she grew up in a very artistic household. Amel is probably best known for her R & B duo with Bryce Wilson called Groove Theory. Their 1995 single Tell Me reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Amel left to go solo and signed with Epic Records. Her 2000 debut Infinite Possibilities did well on the R & B charts. Amel wrote & produced the album with husband Laru Larrieux. But as seems to happen with a lot of R &B artists these days, it didn't sell well enough for Epic and Amel didn't want to water down her music to be more commercial. So she started her own label called Blisslife Records and has released three CDs. Her May 2007 CD Lovely Standards has done well on the R & B and Adult Contemporary and Jazz charts. She also had the single No One Else on the Why Did I Get Married soundtrack. Going the indie label route seems to be the way to go for many R & B artists today. Amel Larrieux is worth checking out. Here's the video for Get Up by Amel Larrieux.