Brenda Russell

Born Apr 8, 1949

Brenda Russell is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Known for her eclectic musical style, her recordings have encompassed several different genres, including pop, soul, dance, jazz and adult contemporary. As well as composing and recording her own material, Russell's songwriting and vocal talents have been used by Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joni Mitchell, Donna Summer, Flo Rida and Sting.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on April 8, 1949.


1975 26 Years Old The Russells, along with Donny Gerrard, featured as backing vocalists for John's concert at Wembley Stadium on 21 June 1975. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old Their daughter, Lindsay, was born in 1977, but the couple had divorced by the late 1970s, and Russell, now living in Los Angeles, had set out on a solo career.


1979 30 Years Old 1 More Event
After Russell was signed to Tommy LiPuma's Horizon Records (a subsidiary of A&M Records), her debut single, "So Good, So Right", became a Top 30 hit in 1979.
1981 32 Years Old Her second album, Love Life, followed in 1981, though commercial success eluded her. … Read More
1983 34 Years Old Records, she released her third album, Two Eyes, in 1983, but this was also unsuccessful. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old Returning to A&M Records, Russell's fourth album, Get Here, was released in 1988. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old After releasing her next album, Kiss Me with the Wind (1990), Russell's contract with A&M concluded with the release of her Greatest Hits album in 1992.
1993 44 Years Old Russell then signed with EMI and released the album Soul Talkin in 1993. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old She also appeared in the 1999 film Liberty Heights, in which she performed two songs written especially for the movie.
2000 51 Years Old Russell resumed her solo career in 2000 with the album Paris Rain, released on Hidden Beach Records. … Read More
2003 54 Years Old In 2003, she signed to the new UK label Dome Records and released the compilation album So Good, So Right: The Best of Brenda Russell.
2004 55 Years Old Her eighth studio album, Between the Sun and the Moon, was released by Dome in 2004. … Read More


2009 60 Years Old In November 2009, three tracks from Russell's ninth studio album, This Is Real Life, were made available via her official site though a release date for the album is yet to be announced.
2011 62 Years Old In 2011, the Dutch dance duo Bingo Players released a dance track entitled "Cry (Just a Little)" which featured a sample of Russell's 1988 hit "Piano in the Dark". … Read More
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