Tuesday, July 19, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Karyn White

Artist:Karyn White
Song:The Way You Love Me
Album:Superwoman: The Best Of Karyn White

Karyn White had success mostly on the R&B charts in the late 80s. The Way You Love Me wasn't her biggest hit but it was her first big hit. She was born Oct. 14, 1965 in Los Angeles. Her dad played trumpet and her mom was the church choir director. So Karyn grew up singing in church. And she participated in beauty pageants. After Karyn toured as a backup singer for O'Bryan, she appeared on Jeff Lorber's 1986 album Private Passion. This led to a deal with Warner Bros. Warners gave producers LA Reid and Babyface a list of singers they could work with and they chose Karyn who they had heard with Lorber. They wrote and produced her 1988 debut album Karyn White including the first single The Way You Love Me. The record topped the R&B charts and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The singles Superwoman and Secret Rendezvous did just as well. The album was certified Platinum. It was around this time that Reid and Babyface started LaFace Records. So for her next album, Warners had to find Karyn a new producer. She worked with several producers on the 1991 album Ritual Of Love including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis famed for working with Janet Jackson. They wrote and produced the chart topper Romantic which turned out to be Karyn's biggest hit. The album did OK but then Karyn married Terry Lewis and she had a daughter. By the time Karyn returned with the 1994 album Make Him Do Right, she was forgotten and the album didn't sell. She left Warners after that and she divorced Lewis in 1999. Karyn recorded an album in 2006 but it was never released. Though she did release an album in 2012, Karyn moved to Sacramento and opened an interior design business. She seems to be retired from the music business. Here's the video for The Way You Love Me by Karyn White.

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