Angela Winbush
American singer-songwriter
Angela Winbush
Angela Winbush is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter who rose to fame first in the 1980s R&B duo René & Angela, also scoring hits as a solo artist.
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By George, what a day!
Wakefield Express - almost 5 years
PATRIOTIC pupils learned about England’s past during celebrations for St George’s Day. Around 80 youngsters from Wakefield Girls High School (WGHS) laid wreaths and said prayers to remember the patron saint of England. Norman Hazel, chairman of Royal Society of St George, organised the event with fellow members Bernard Calvert, Barry Slater and Eric Parkin. This year’s annual event took place at the war memorial on Laburnum Road due to roadworks being carried near the cenotaph on Rishworth Street. Mr Hazell said: “We believe this day should be commemorated and we should celebrate being English. “I explained about the importance of St George and how he was a Roman soldier and never actually stepped foot in England. “But we later adopted him as our patron saint and his cross forms the national flag for our country. “It helps bring history to life more than reading it all from text books.” They were also joined by Mayor of Wakefield Roz Lund and Deacon of St Austin’s Church Nick ...
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To-do list | Philadelphia Daily News | 2011-08-22 - Philadelphia Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Rachelle Ferrell brings it all back home, on a full bill with kindred jazz/pop troupe Tizer (Lao Tizer, Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs) plus Angela Winbush. Dell East Music Center, Ridge Avenue and Huntingdon Drive, 7:30 pm Thursday, $25-$40,
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Glamour in the slammer, guitar blues and destiny - Tri State Defender
Google News - over 5 years
If not, you missed such acts as Dru Hill, SWV, Angela Winbush and George Clinton & Parliament. Seems like that wasn't the only thing missing from show. Apparently while the P-Funk Captain and the rest of the gang was performing someone tipped into
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Millennial Entertainment TV - Memphis Commercial Appeal
Google News - over 5 years
... Inc. Check out City Beat TV, on Wednesdays 12 Midnight, Comcast Channel 17 for the highlights from this years Soul Food Festival; which was held at Shelby Farms and hosted acts like George Clinton, Midnight Star, Angela Winbush, Dru Hill and SWV
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Gerald Albright, Angela Winbush to play separate concerts locally - Daily Press (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Early next month, singer Angela Winbush will be playing a show at Hampton University. That Jazz Summer Solstice festival will feature Gerald Albright, Ken Ford, Marcus Anderson and Forte on June 17 and Kim Waters, Kenny Lattimore, Karen Briggs and
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I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: The Coy Funk of Cherrelle - The Virginian-Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
Jazz-minded blues women with saxophones in their throats -- Chaka Khan, Angela Winbush, Phyllis Hyman -- scored career-definining hits in the '80s. But their big, brassy voices were sometimes restricted in the noisy, synthesized productions of the day
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TV One Announces Black Music Month ... -
Google News - almost 6 years
... Tammi Terrell, the O'Jays, Roger and Zapp, Teena Marie, Angela Winbush, and Miki Howard. 10 PM Unsung – Deniece Williams. The fourth season of TV One's hit music bio series Unsung premieres with an episode featuring Deniece Williams
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Album of the Week
NYTimes - over 15 years
ISLEY BROTHERS: -- ''Eternal'' (Dreamworks). Ronald Isley must let out a big chuckle whenever he hears the youngsters in Destiny's Child sing ''Survivor.'' The patriarchal tenor has smooth-stepped through more tricky trend shifts than those twentysomethings can fathom. Making hits since the 1954 ''Shout,'' the Isley Brothers (now reduced to Mr.
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Serene Carols to Upbeat Rap: Pop CD's for the Season -- Various Artists
NYTimes - about 20 years
THE annual flurry of holiday albums has turned into a blizzard, as performers aim to provide something for every mood: festive and frazzled, sweet and skeptical, scattered and calm, cozy and forlorn. With variations on familiar carols, rediscovered obscurities and new seasonal tunes, the holidays nurture creativity mixed with calculation; by now,
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MUSIC REVIEW;Pop Veterans, Still Giving, Still Taking
NYTimes - over 20 years
In the mercurial world of pop music, surviving (while remaining relevant) can be a form of genius. This makes the Isley Brothers, who performed on Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, as close to genius as any other pop act. After more than 40 years of performing -- moving from rhythm-and-blues party anthems in the late 50's and
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The Pop Life
NYTimes - almost 23 years
A Hip-Hop Night The Source Awards, the first music prizes specifically for rap artists, were handed out on Monday night, and the big winner was Dr. Dre, followed by Snoop Doggy Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan. The awards show packed the Paramount in Manhattan with celebrities and aficionados from the world of rap and hip-hop culture. The prizes grew out of
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Angela Winbush
  • 2010
    Age 55
    She was also featured on the TV One documentary Unsung which first aired in October 2010.
    More Details Hide Details It was revealed that Rene Moore became violent with Winbush, in latter years, which led Winbush to cease her musical journey with Moore because she was no longer interested in being a member of "Rene & Angela". Moore declined to be interviewed for "Unsung".
    After years of being missed from mainstream TV, in March 2010 diehard R&B fans got a rare treat to see Angela Winbush perform her R&B classic Angel, live on the late night talk show The Mo'Nique Show.
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  • 2006
    Age 51
    During a 2006 interview on the Christian TV show, Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors, Winbush disclosed that she'd overcome Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer after 6 months of chemotherapy in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details During the interview she revealed that her undying faith in God got her through having a cyst (benign) removed from her breast, the ending of her marriage to Isley in divorce, and her struggle with depression.
  • 2003
    Age 48
    In 2003, Winbush made news when it was found out she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually after a successful surgery, the cancer was in remission and Winbush returned to perform on the road. Since starting out with Rene & Angela, Winbush and Moore have played an influence on various R&B and hip-hop acts. In the latter genre, their music has been sampled by acts such as The Notorious B.I.G. (who featured her and Jay-Z on his Rene & Angela-sampled "I Love You More" for the song "I Love the Dough"), Foxy Brown (who sampled her "I'll Be Good" for her 1997 top ten hit, "I'll Be", Rapper Sylk-E. Fyne's 1998 hit "Romeo and Juliet" that samples Rene and Angela's "You Don't Have to Cry", and last but not least singer Avant re-recorded the Rene & Angela ballad, "My First Love", with singer Keke Wyatt in 2000. In appreciation during Avant's performance of the song on BET's 106 & Park, in 2001, Winbush surprised the audience by singing alongside Avant on the song. As a singer, Winbush is well noted by her gospel-influenced musical humming during her songs. She has influenced the likes of Syleena Johnson and Chante Moore. Winbush and former partner Rene Moore also shared the distinction for being one of the first R&B acts to prominently feature a rap act in a R&B song sharing that distinction with Jody Watley, Chaka Khan and funk band Cameo. Winbush also carries the distinction of being one of the few female artists to find success as a songwriter, arranger, producer and session musician (Winbush also is an avid musician playing piano and keyboards).
  • 2002
    Age 47
    In 2002, Winbush and Isley quietly divorced.
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  • 2001
    Age 46
    Winbush continued to collaborate with the Isley Brothers until 2001's Eternal, where afterwards, their marriage had cooled off.
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  • 1996
    Age 41
    In 1996, Winbush was featured on the Isley Brothers' (rejoined by brothers Ernie and Marvin) hit "Floatin' On Your Love", which was essentially a duet between Winbush and Ron Isley.
    More Details Hide Details The song was later remixed by Sean "Puffy" Combs and featured guest vocals from Lil' Kim and the group 112 in backgrounds. The video for it showcased Winbush serenading Isley's Mr. Biggs character.
  • 1993
    Age 38
    On June 26, 1993, Winbush and longtime manager/collaborator/lover Ronald Isley, who is thirteen years Angela's senior, married.
    More Details Hide Details A year later Winbush released her third self-titled solo album, which included the huge R&B hit, "Treat U Rite". Produced by Chuckii Booker, the song peaked at number six on the R&B chart making it Winbush's ninth top ten R&B hit altogether in her career.
  • 1989
    Age 34
    In 1989, Winbush released her follow-up to Sharp with It's the Real Thing.
    More Details Hide Details The title track reached number two on the R&B chart while subsequent hits "No More Tears" and "Lay Your Troubles Down" continued Winbush's top 40 success on the R&B charts where she was now a fixture on despite failed attempts to cross her over to pop audiences. She sang the song she wrote for Stephanie Mills ("I Have Learned To Respect The Power of Love") on the "It's The Real Thing" album.
  • 1988
    Age 33
    In 1988, she wrote and produced two tracks for Sheena Easton's gold album The Lover in Me.
    More Details Hide Details They were "Without You" and "Fire and Rain", both of which showcased Easton's lower range and surprisingly soulful vocals.
  • 1987
    Age 32
    In turn, Isley opted to manage Winbush and he helped in the process of releasing her debut solo album, Sharp, which was also released in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details The album included the huge hit, "Angel" which showcased Winbush's four-octave range. The song reached the #1 R&B position for two weeks in 1987. Other notable hits include the dance track, "Run to Me", "C'est Toi (It's You)" and the Ron Isley duet, "Hello Beloved". The album spent twenty-eight weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart and fifty-one weeks on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
  • 1986
    Age 31
    In 1986, Winbush was introduced to Ronald Isley, lead singer of the influential Isley Brothers after Benny Medina had agreed to ask Winbush to be involved with the Isleys' next record when Isley proposed plans to work with Winbush on a future project.
    More Details Hide Details Producing, writing and arranging the Isleys' Smooth Sailin' album, Winbush helped the group, now featuring just Ronald and Rudolph (eldest brother O'Kelly had died the previous year), score a top 10 R&B hit with the title track.
    Other hit singles included "I'll Be Good", the mostly Winbush-led "Your Smile" was another number one hit, while the subsequent "You Don't Have to Cry" hit number two in the beginning of 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually A Street Called Desire sold over a million copies, going platinum, but on the brink of their greatest success, tensions between Winbush and Moore had grown. After their split, Moore would continue to find success as a songwriter and producer, most notably for Michael Jackson.
  • 1982
    Age 27
    During Rene & Angela's early years, Moore and Winbush were asked to write and produce four songs for Janet Jackson's 1982 self-titled debut album, Janet Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details One of the songs, "Young Love", became Jackson's first top ten R&B hit reaching number six on the chart. They also wrote exclusively for Stephanie Mills, who forged a close friendship with Winbush (their "I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love", gave Mills her first-ever #1 R&B single, in 1985). Winbush would later write another Mills number one R&B hit with "Something in the Way You Make Me Feel". Between that, Rene & Angela decided to branch out and find a bigger fan base signing with Mercury Records in 1984. They released their breakthrough album, A Street Called Desire the following year. Among the hit singles included on the album was their first R&B number one with the dance single, "Save Your Love (For #1)", which included guest vocals from rapper Kurtis Blow, making it besides Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You", one of the first songs to prominently feature a rapper.
  • 1980
    Age 25
    René & Angela released their self-titled debut album in 1980, followed by Wall to Wall in 1982 and Rise in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details During this period they had two moderate R&B hit singles, "I Love You More" and "My First Love".
  • 1977
    Age 22
    By 1977, Angela had changed her major to music education and recorded a demo.
    More Details Hide Details She shopped it to various record labels with no success but, through a personal introduction furnished by respected industry veteran, Wayne K. Garfield, the demo was heard by New York disc jockey Gary Byrd, who made the call that landed Angela a spot in Stevie Wonder's backing vocal group, Wonderlove. Becoming Wonder's protégé, she learned a great deal about writing and arranging songs. While in Los Angeles with Wonder, Angela met singer Rene Moore. The two formed the duo René & Angela later that year. They soon came to the realization that they could be successful as duo music writers and producers for others as well, and began pursuing that goal.
  • 1955
    Age 0
    Born on January 18, 1955.
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