Alexander O'Neal

Singer + Musician
Born Dec 15, 1953

Alexander O'Neal is an American R&B singer. He is best known for the songs "If You Were Here Tonight" and "Fake" and the duets with Cherrelle, "Saturday Love" and "Never Knew Love Like This".

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1953 Birth O'Neal was born November 19, 1953 in Natchez, Mississippi, a few months after his father was killed. … Read More


1981 27 Years Old In 1981 O'Neal was signed by Prince to the Warner Bros. label and the band name was changed to The Time. … Read More


1984 30 Years Old In 1984 O'Neal signed a deal with Clarence Avant's Tabu Records. … Read More
1985 31 Years Old 1 More Event
O'Neal released his debut album, the eponymous Alexander O'Neal in 1985. … Read More
1987 33 Years Old In 1987 O'Neal released the album titled Hearsay, which yielded the #25 pop and the #1 R&B single "Fake". … Read More
1988 34 Years Old O'Neal also recorded a Christmas album, My Gift to You, which was released in December 1988.
1991 37 Years Old In 1991, O'Neal released his fourth album, All True Man. … Read More
1992 38 Years Old In 1992, his first greatest hits album, This Thing Called Love: The Greatest Hits of Alexander O'Neal, became another top five success in the UK.
1993 39 Years Old In 1993, O'Neal's final album with the Tabu label, Love Makes No Sense, was released. … Read More


1995 41 Years Old In 1995, another greatest hits compilation, The Best of Alexander O'Neal, was released.
1996 42 Years Old In 1996, his first album with One World Records, Lovers Again, was released. … Read More
2001 47 Years Old In 2001, he released an album on Eagle Records, Saga of a Married Man.


2005 51 Years Old The album was produced by former Prince drummer, Bobby Z. In 2005, he recorded his first live album, Alexander O'Neal Live at Hammersmith Apollo, featuring songs from throughout his career. … Read More
2006 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006 O'Neal appeared on the Weakest Link, All Singing All Dancing Edition, where he was the 5th contestant voted off the show.
2008 54 Years Old In 2008 O'Neal took part in a Wife Swap UK special, swapping his wife Cynthia with broadcaster and TV personality Jilly Goolden. … Read More
2011 57 Years Old In 2011 the TV One series Unsung profiled O'Neal's rise to fame, along with the story of Cherrelle.


2015 61 Years Old In 2015 O'Neal took part in the Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Big Brother. … Read More
2016 62 Years Old In June 2016, O'Neal collaborated with Manchester-based funk band, Mamma Freedom, on the single, "Fake", a re-recording of his 1987 single of the same name. … Read More
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