Thursday, October 27, 2016
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sparkle
Stephanie "Sparkle" Edwards topped the R&B charts with Be Careful. She was an R. Kelly protege. She was born May 13, 1975 in Chicago. She grew up singing in church and in her family gospel group. Stephanie first met R. Kelly in 1989 and then she sang backup vocals for Aaliyah. In 1998, Kelly started Rockland Records with Interscope. Stephanie was the first artist signed to the label. He decided to call her Sparkle. Kelly wrote and produced her 1998 album Sparkle. And he also appears on the single Be Careful. It topped the R&B Singles chart and it was a top 40 pop hit. The album was certified Platinum. It is available as a budget CD. For her second album, Sparkle wanted to work with her producer boyfriend Steve "Stone" Huff. Kelly said no and Sparkle asked for her release. She signed with Motown and Huff produced her 2000 CD Told You So. It didn't sell and that was Sparkle's final album. Sparkle testified at Kelly's 2008 child pornography trial as the girl in the video was her niece. The jury found Kelly not guilty. Sparkle still does occasional backup vocals. She was in Toni Braxton's Las Vegas show Toni Braxton Revealed. She's probably a good subject for a Where Is She Now feature. Here's the video for Be Careful by Sparkle featuring R. Kelly.