Friday, January 23, 2015

AccuRadio Song of the Day-Mica Paris

Artist:Mica Paris
Song:My One Temptation
Album:So Good

British soul singer Mica Paris had all the tools to be a star. It just didn't happen. My One Temptation was her biggest hit in England in 1988. Today she is known for her work on British TV. She was born Michelle Wallen Apr. 27, 1969 in London, England. Mica is a childhood nickname. Her sister is singer Alysha Warren. They grew up singing in church and Mica was a featured vocalist with The Spirit of Watts gospel choir. While she was singing backup with Hollywood Beyond in 1987, she signed with Island's 4th & Broadway label. So Good was her 1988 debut album. My One Temptation reached #7 on the British Singles chart. The album was certified Platinum in England. But she was unable to break through in a big way in the US. Most of So Good including My One Temptation was written and produced by the production duo L'Equipe. They are Miles Waters and Peter Vale and they also produced Jim Capaldi. Special guests on the album included veteran soul singer Will Downing, The Christians lead singer Roger Christian and British sax player Courtney Pine. My One Temptation would turn out to be Mica's biggest hit. She recorded three albums for Island and one for Chrysalis. She last recorded in 2009 and she still performs occasionally. But in recent years Mica has appeared as a TV host on among other things What Not To Wear on BBC. She became a fashion guru and wrote the book Beautiful Within in 2008. She currently works for ITV and has appeared on CelebAir and This Morning. Here's the video for My One Temptation by Mica Paris.

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