Singer + Musician
Born Jun 1, 1950

Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo is an American R&B singer best known as Charlene. She is known for her 1982 popular song "I've Never Been to Me", and is considered a one-hit-wonder.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charlene.


1950 Birth Born on June 1, 1950.


1973 23 Years Old She was born as Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo, which was later shortened to Charlene for her record label. In 1973, Charlene signed with Motown under the name "Charlene Duncan", and released her first (and unsuccessful) single "All That Love Went to Waste" in January 1974. … Read More
1976 26 Years Old When the song was released in the US in 1976, Charlene's legal name was Charlene Duncan from her marriage to record producer Larry Duncan; by the time the song was released in 1982, her name was Charlene Oliver by her subsequent marriage to Englishman Jeff Oliver. … Read More
1977 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Another 1977 album, Songs of Love, was a repackaging of her song "I've Never Been to Me", which omitted a spoken bridge.


1982 32 Years Old In 1982, Tampa, Florida disc jockey Scott Shannon, then at WRBQ-FM, started playing the song at the behest of a girlfriend, by which time Charlene had lost her recording contract, moved to England and was working in a sweetshop in Ilford near London. … Read More
1984 34 Years Old In 1984, Charlene released another album, Hit and Run Lover. … Read More


2002 52 Years Old Because of her one big hit, Charlene became known as a one-hit-wonder in music. She was featured on VH1's 100 Greatest One-hit Wonders show, hosted by William Shatner in 2002. … Read More


2012 62 Years Old 1 More Event
As of 2012, Charlene was residing in her native California with her family, and she was still recording. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old In 2013, Charlene was scheduled to release a new album. … Read More
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