Saturday, July 26, 2014
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Tyrese
R & B singer songwriter Tyrese Gibson made a big splash with his 1998 debut CD Tyrese. Sweet Lady was his biggest hit from that album. When his music career faded, Tyrese turned to acting and he is more active in films today than he is in music. He was born Dec. 30, 1978 in Los Angeles. He performed in local talent shows as a teen. An appearance in a 1994 Coca-Cola commercial led to a modelling career. But he still wanted to sing and he signed with RCA in 1998. His debut CD Tyrese was certified Platinum. The singles Nobody Else and Lately both charted. But the third single Sweet Lady is probably Tyrese's best known song to date. It reached #9 on the R & B Singles chart and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Sweet Lady was produced and written by the Characters and Johnte Austin. Austin went on to record as a solo artist. The Characters are the team of Troy Taylor and Charles Farrar. Sweet Lady was their biggest hit when they were a team. They split up in 2000 and Taylor has written several hits for Trey Songz. Tyrese's next two CDs did OK but not as well as the first one. And though his 2003 single How You Gonna Act Like That charted higher than Sweet Lady, Sweet Lady is better known because the CD was more popular. By 2003, RCA was closed and Tyrese moved to J Records. But he was also getting into acting. He got a lot of attention for his performance in John Singleton's 2001 film Baby Boy. And this led to roles in The Transformers series and the Fast & Furious series. Tyrese left J in 2006 and started his own label Voltron with EMI distribution. You can get all his RCA hits on this budget comp. He released a CD in 2011 and has a new one scheduled for a 2014 release. He is also a member of TGT with Ginuwine and Tank. They released a CD on Atlantic in 2013. Tyrese has been laying low since his best friend and Fast & Furious costar Paul Walker died last year. But he'll be back. Here's the video for Sweet Lady by Tyrese. The girl in the video is actress Maia Campbell from the NBC/UPN sitcom In The House.