Alexander O'Neal
Alexander O'Neal
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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Elinor MacPhail and Alexander O’Neal: The Older Woman (by Nearly a Full 2 Years)
NYTimes - 9 months
The bride and groom were a perfect match, but a little difference in age kept them apart.
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Soul-ed out
Kent Online - almost 5 years
Music fans have snapped up all the tickets to see soul legends Billy Ocean and Alexander O'Neal perform at this year's Castle Concerts.
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Straight singer - Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
American R&B singer Alexander O'Neal, one of the big attractions at this weekend's Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, could have been a famous American foot-ball star. American R&B singer Alexander O'Neal, one of the big attractions at this weekend's Standard
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Betty White turns down marriage proposal from Shaquille O'Neal -- and slaps ... - New York Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Since his divorce from "Basketball Wives" reality star Shaunie O'Neal, he's been spotted with a bevy of new sweethearts – most recently, Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander. O'Neal is obviously not the former Golden Girl's only suitor
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SA to cheer Bonga, Mtukudzi - Times of Zambia
Google News - over 5 years
America's Dee Dee Bridgewater, McCoy Tyner, Gerald Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Alexander O'Neal and Frank McComb will be joined by Brazil's Tania Maria, Croatia's HGM Jazz Messengers and Belgium's Brussels Jazz Orchestra who perform with Tutu Puoane
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O'Neal on way to SA - Sowetan
Google News - over 5 years
ONCE again the Standard Bank International Joy of Jazz organisers have outdone themselves with the inclusion of the ultimate in cool - the one and only Alexander O'Neal. The US R&B singer, who has built up a huge following the world over,
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The Big Gigs for the week of 8/19 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Currently living in Baton Rouge, La., Joyner has traveled all over the globe, including long stays in Asia, since the days when he worked locally with Sue Ann Carwell, Alexander O'Neal and Prince. (7:30 pm Fri., Wilebski's Blues Saloon
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Two life sentences for convicted murderer - WTVA
Google News - over 5 years
Maurice Harris pleaded guilty to capital murder in the shooting deaths of Jerry Wayne White and Alexander O'Neal Collier. The shootings happened on Linden Hills Street on April 4, 2010. On Friday, Circuit Judge Thomas Gardner sentenced Harris to two
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Johannesburg set for Standard Bank Joy Jazz 2011 - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
America's Dee Dee Bridgewater, McCoy Tyner, Gerald Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Alexander O'Neal and Frank McComb will be joined by Brazil's Tania Maria, Croatia's HGM Jazz Messengers and Belgium's Brussels Jazz Orchestra who will perform with Tutu Puoane
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Joy of Jazz - Africa Review
Google News - over 5 years
America's Dee Dee Bridgewater, McCoy Tyner, Gerald Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Alexander O'Neal and Frank McComb will be joined by Brazil's Tania Maria, Croatia's HGM Jazz Messengers and Belgium's Brussels Jazz Orchestra who perform with Tutu Puoane
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Bee Gee Robin Gibbs steps down from Abbey Fest lineup in Bury St Edmunds - Bury Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
On the Saturday there will be a Motown, Soul & Reggae Chartbusters Concert Picnic Party including Alexander O'Neal, Aswad, Heatwave and Simon Chiverton and on the Sunday Bill Wyman is on home ground with his Rythmn Kings and guests including Shakin'
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Budget compromise spares some key Detroit services, but cuts still ahead - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
This year, it will feature Grammy winner Alexander O'Neal. "We prayed and believed the city would do the right thing," he said. "We are extremely happy to bring world-class events to the city of Detroit." Staff writer Steven Neavling contributed to
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Have I become my parents? - Tri State Defender
Google News - over 5 years
My 16-year-old son was probably looking at Alexander O'Neal and Cherelle wondering, “Who in the heck are these old people?” and “Why was THAT my dad's favorite part of the show?” Well, here's the short answer: “They were singing the only song I knew
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2011 Minnesota Black Music Awards Salutes Alexander O'Neal - WiredPRNews.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The awards will salute one of R&B music most versatile singers Alexander O'Neal. Other recognition will be presented to Rhymesayers Entertainment, Next, The Bennett Family (Marie Graham, Ann Nesby, Jamecia and Paris Bennett), Bobby Lyle and Irv
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2011 Bet Awards Recap - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
... us for special performances like Anita Baker and Mary J. Blige opening with "Rapture of Love," the 5 Heartbeats who reunited on stage to hit us with "Nights Like This, " and Alexander O'Neal and Cherelle rocked the crowd with "Saturday Love
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PLAYLIST; Sounds of Summer: Feisty, Moody, Chutney
NYTimes - over 5 years
Keke Wyatt A decade ago Keke Wyatt released her promising debut album, ''Soul Sista'' (MCA), but promise was its only legacy. It was a modest success, yet Ms. Wyatt spent the next several years mired in various record-label purgatories, a moist, bright voice lost to time. Ms. Wyatt hasn't changed much in the years leading up to the release of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alexander O'Neal
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The single was released shortly before O'Neal embarked upon a UK tour, with Mamma Freedom providing support.
  • 2015
    Age 61
    In 2015 O'Neal took part in the Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Big Brother.
    More Details Hide Details On Day 10 O'Neal was given a formal warning by Big Brother for his use of offensive language towards Perez Hilton. On Day 12 O'Neal decided to leave the show. On the same show, he also made his racially based hatred of Arabic people known. Studio albums
  • FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 57
    In 2011 the TV One series Unsung profiled O'Neal's rise to fame, along with the story of Cherrelle.
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  • 2008
    Age 54
    In 2008 O'Neal took part in a Wife Swap UK special, swapping his wife Cynthia with broadcaster and TV personality Jilly Goolden.
    More Details Hide Details The programme included an in-depth interview with O'Neal by noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning magazine Blues & Soul. The interview was featured in full in the August 2008 issue of the magazine.
  • 2006
    Age 52
    In 2006 and 2007, O'Neal participated on the British reality singing contest show Just the Two of Us.
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    In 2006 O'Neal appeared on the Weakest Link, All Singing All Dancing Edition, where he was the 5th contestant voted off the show.
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  • 2005
    Age 51
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, O'Neal released Alex Loves, his first studio album in six years. The album peaked at #49 in the UK, and was his first charting album of new material in 15 years. In 2014, Alexander signed a new management deal with Howard Perl Management, Beverly Hills.
  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 47
    In 2001, he released an album on Eagle Records, Saga of a Married Man.
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  • 1996
    Age 42
    In 1996, his first album with One World Records, Lovers Again, was released.
    More Details Hide Details The album did not chart in the UK, though the single "Let's Get Together" reached the UK Top 40.
  • 1995
    Age 41
    In 1995, another greatest hits compilation, The Best of Alexander O'Neal, was released.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 39
    In 1993, O'Neal's final album with the Tabu label, Love Makes No Sense, was released.
    More Details Hide Details This was the first album made without production from Jam and Lewis. Although it reached the UK Top 20 and two singles from the album reached the UK Top 40, sales were not as strong as his earlier releases.
  • 1992
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 37
    In 1991, O'Neal released his fourth album, All True Man.
    More Details Hide Details The album's title single reached #5 on the R&B chart and #45 on the pop chart. The album was another success in the UK, peaking at #2, though sales did not reach the levels of his previous album.
  • 1988
    Age 34
    O'Neal also recorded a Christmas album, My Gift to You, which was released in December 1988.
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  • 1987
    Age 33
    In 1987 O'Neal released the album titled Hearsay, which yielded the #25 pop and the #1 R&B single "Fake".
    More Details Hide Details The song also peaked at #7 on the Billboard dance chart. The follow-up single, "Criticize", peaked at #4 on the R&B chart and #70 on the pop chart. The third single, "Never Knew Love Like This", another duet with Cherrelle, peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and #28 on the pop chart. By this time, O'Neal was enjoying greater success in the UK than he was in his native US. Hearsay peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart, eventually certifying as triple platinum, and spawning seven charting singles. The highest of these, "Criticize", peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart. "Fake" became a UK Top 40 hit twice, first in 1987 followed by a remix ("Fake '88") in 1988. The "Hit Mix" (a megamix of O'Neal's greatest hits to date) reached the UK Top 20 in December 1989.
  • 1985
    Age 31
    In 1985 O'Neal released his self-titled debut album under the production of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
    More Details Hide Details It included three singles that reached the top twenty of the R&B Singles Chart. The same year, he also scored his first R&B top ten single with "Saturday Love", a duet with Cherrelle from her High Priority album. The song "Saturday Love" peaked at #2 and also reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #6.
    O'Neal released his debut album, the eponymous Alexander O'Neal in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, he has released eight studio albums, six compilation albums and one live album.
  • 1984
    Age 30
    In 1984 O'Neal signed a deal with Clarence Avant's Tabu Records.
    More Details Hide Details He did some backing vocals for other artists on the same label, including The S.O.S. Band and Cherrelle.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 27
    In 1981 O'Neal was signed by Prince to the Warner Bros. label and the band name was changed to The Time.
    More Details Hide Details Following a disagreement with Prince, O'Neal left the band and was replaced as lead singer by Morris Day. O'Neal subsequently formed an R&B band called Alexander and recorded a couple 12" singles, "Do You Dare/Playroom" and "Attitude" for a Chicago area independent label, based in Merrillville, Indiana, called Erect Records.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    O'Neal was born November 19, 1953 in Natchez, Mississippi, a few months after his father was killed.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from high school in Natchez, he attended Alcorn State University. At age 20 he relocated to Minneapolis, where he performed with several bands including The Mystics and Wynd Chymes. He became a member of Enterprise for a brief period before joining Flyte Tyme, a band which included Monte Moir, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
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