Miki Howard
American musician
Miki Howard
Alicia Michelle "Miki" Howard is an American R&B/jazz singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Howard's string of hits also included Baby,Be Mine", "Come Share My Love" and "Love Under New Management". And hits, "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World" both peaked at number one on US Billboard's Top R&B Singles chart.
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Don't Say Michael Jackson. "Don't Say You Love Me" is B. Howard's Hit
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It says enough that Beverly Hills pop artist Brandon "B." Howard has just released a single that's in the top 20 on Billboard magazine's dance song chart. But his history with the legendary Jackson family is too intriguing to leave it there. A speaking voice genuinely like Michael's invokes an eerie specter when trying to extract basic information, like how old he is. His whispery answer: "Timeless." So, looking for clues.... On December 13, the day after his release party for "Don't Say You Love Me" (DSYLM) at Berlin's hot Felix ClubRestaurant, B. Howard was agog over the presence of Hollywood types at his celebration. "It was freaking awesome. People from James Bond were there and all," he shared breathlessly. "I had a rocking release party last night." Along with his uncorrupted face and pubescent tenor, that kind of zeal over starry peripherals would put him at around 19. But it turns out he's been working as a record producer since 2003. A teenager he is not. More import ...
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Jazz Makes Its Return To St. Albans Festival - Queens Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Past acts at the festival have included tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, singer Miki Howard and vibraphone player Roy Ayers. Carl Clay, founder and director of the Black Spectrum Theatre Company, expects this year's turnout to be high,
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Judyth Piazza chats with International Sensation B. Howard - Student Operated Press
Google News - over 5 years
His musical strengths are sprung from a long bloodline such as his grandmother, Josephine Howard of the legendary gospel group The Caravans " and his mother, Miki Howard, who was a number one recording artist with Atlantic Records
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Chris Treadway: Parade and family day will celebrate Juneteenth in Richmond - Contra Costa Times
Google News - over 5 years
Community activist Fred Jackson is the guest of honor, and soul singer Lenny Williams and R&B artist Miki Howard are the headline performers at Richmond's eighth annual Juneteenth Family Day celebration on June 18. The celebration of the end of slavery
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TV One Announces Black Music Month ... - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 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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THE YEAR IN THE ARTS: POP & JAZZ/1992; (Girl Bands)2 + 10-Gallon Hats + Harmony - Deconstruction = $16.98. That's List, of Course.
NYTimes - about 24 years
Year of the Women -- P. J. Harvey, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Annie Lennox, Sophie B. Hawkins, Neneh Cherry, Michelle Shocked, Madonna, L7, Iris DeMent, Sonic Youth, Mary J. Blige, K. D. Lang, Th' Faith Healers, Robin Holcomb, Diamanda Galas, Sade, 10,000 Maniacs, the Roches, Bikini Kill, Yo-Yo, Suzanne Vega, Versus, Velocity Girl, Babes in Toyland,
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Who's Playing When
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Here is the schedule for the JVC Jazz Festival. Festival information: 787-2020. Today Here is the schedule for the JVC Jazz Festival. Festival information: 787-2020. Today GERRY WIGGINS: SOLO PIANO, 5 P.M. Weill Recital Hall. Tickets, $12. BUDDY RICH BIG BAND, with Steve Marcus, Dominick Allen, Louis Bellson, Stan Getz, Jon Hendricks, Annie
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POP/JAZZ: Arts Festival; Where They're Performing
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Here is the schedule for the JVC Jazz Festival. Festival information: 787-2020. Today Here is the schedule for the JVC Jazz Festival. Festival information: 787-2020. Today HILTON RUIZ: SOLO PIANO, 5 P.M. Weill Recital Hall. Tickets, $10. FOR THE LOVE OF LOUIS, a benefit for the Louis Armstrong Project at Queens College, with Lionel Hampton,
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Review/Music; Atlantic Celebrates Its 40 Years of Rock and Soul
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: What may have been the world's longest television commercial was staged Saturday, when Atlantic Records celebrated its 40th anniversary with a 12-hour concert at Madison Square Garden. Corporate loyalty was constantly reaffirmed during the program, which was telecast live in its entirety by the British Broadcasting Corporation and for its
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Miki Howard
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 54
    On September 25, 2015, Howard released her second live album titled Miki Howard: Live in Concert.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 47
    Howard is currently working on regenerating her career after taking some time out to raise her children. She undertook a world tour with Roy Ayers and the Jazz Allstars. In June 2008, she released her ninth studio album, Private Collection under her legally owned new independent label, Branicka Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album contained ten tracks, with five new smooth jazz and R&B songs co-written and co-produced with Chuckii Booker, and five jazz standards co-produced with Brandon McCune. Besides Booker, composers included on the album included Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer for "Skylark", Sammy Fain and Paul-Francis Webster for "Secret Love", Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer for "Days of Wine and Roses", Elisse Boyd and Murray Grand for "Guess Who I Saw Today", and Irving Berlin for "Counting Your Blessings". On November 1, 2010, Unsung: Miki Howard was televised on TV One. In February 2011, TV One televised Way Black When which showcased African Americans' impact in entertainment through the 1970s, '80s and '90s. Howard was featured during the 1980s segment, hosted by comedian Niecy Nash. Howard performed her number-one R&B hit, "Ain't Nobody Like You". In March she embarked on a U.S. tour, Throwback Unplugged Tour. with Dru Hill, K-Ci & JoJo and Bell Biv DeVoe.
  • 2006
    Age 45
    She has also stated their relationship continued until Levert's death in 2006.
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  • 2002
    Age 41
    The album received a nomination for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album at the 2002 Grammy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details After five years had past since Three Wishes, in September 2006 Howard was now signed with Shanachie Records. Her eighth studio album, Pillow Talk was released. The album peaked at number 60 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. All songs were cover tracks of her favorite R&B classic songs, of Ann Peebles, George Benson, Nancy Wilson to Natalie Cole, The Main Ingredient and Boz Scaggs. Howard contributed as the album's producer, along with Kim Waters, Danny Weiss and Chris Davis.
  • 2001
    Age 40
    In March 2001, Howard released her seventh album, Three Wishes under Peak Records.
    More Details Hide Details Although no official singles were released, Nobody received radio airplay. The album peaked at number 60 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 25 on the Independent Albums chart. All the tracks were produced by new producers, except "Bring Your Loving Home" produced by Howard's close friend LeMel Humes.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 32
    During recording, she also landed a role in John Singleton's 1993 film Poetic Justice starring pop singer Janet Jackson and hip-hop artist/actor Tupac Shakur.
    More Details Hide Details In December 1993, Miki's fifth studio album, Miki Sings Billie was released under Giant Records, the album peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums, her lowest charting album. David Foster and LeMel Humes produced the cover tracks. Official singles were not released, only a radio promo of "Don't Explain" was played on R&B and jazz stations in the U.S. By 1997, Howard was no longer signed to Giant Records. Her sixth studio album and her first in four years, Can't Count Me Out, was released under a new label, Hush, in May. The album was her first to not chart on the Billboard 200 or the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album includes duets, a cover of Stevie Wonder's "I Love Every Little Thing About You" with singer Terence Trent D'Arby, "Can't Count Me Out" duet with father Clay Graham and a remake of Janis Ian's "At Seventeen". LeMel Humes produced most of the album, including a cover of the jazz standard "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Sunshine" penned by singer Brenda Russell.
  • 1992
    Age 31
    In the fall of 1992, Miki decided to pay tribute to Billie by recording covers of her favorite classic songs by Holiday.
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    By 1992, Howard was no longer a recording artist with Atlantic, she was now signed on as an artist with Giant Records.
    More Details Hide Details On September 15, Howard's fourth studio album, Femme Fatale was released. The album peaked at number seven on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. Producer/songwriter LeMel Humes produced the majority of the album, including the first single, "Ain't Nobody Like You". The song peaked at number one on the R&B Singles chart, Howard's second R&B chart-topper and number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100. A second single and music video for "Release Me", was released, the song received modest radio airplay and peaked at number 43 on the R&B singles chart. More singles were released as 'promotional, radio-only', the David Foster produced, "Shining Through" and "But I Love You", produced by LeMel Humes. In director Spike Lee's 1992 bio-pic film Malcolm X, Howard portrayed jazz singer Billie Holiday, performing Holiday's "I Cover the Waterfront". She had always been strongly influenced by Holiday's vocal technique and music.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 28
    In 1989, Howard married a man named Eddie Phelps and had her third child, daughter Kaitlyn. The marriage was reportedly abusive with Howard also claiming that Phelps helped to blackball her in the music industry for several years after frequent outbursts with her record companies. They divorced in 1996 after years of separation.
    More Details Hide Details Howard developed a cocaine addiction during her marriage to Phelps, eventually becoming addicted to crack. Howard went into detox in 2000 and has been clean since. In 2014, the website FilmOn.com purported to have DNA results confirming late singer Michael Jackson as Brandon's father, but the purported results were quickly revealed to be false and completely fabricated. Studio albums: Compilation albums Live albums Soul Train Awards American Music Awards Grammy Awards 31st Annual Chicago Music Awards
    In November 1989 Howard released her third album, the self-titled Miki Howard, which would become her final album on Atlantic Records.
    More Details Hide Details Following the release, the album became a hit, charting at number four on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. The album would become Howard's most successful to date. During recording, Howard and Gerald Levert's romantic relationship, spawned the song's "I'll Be Your Shoulder", "Mister" and "Just The Way You Want Me To"; written-produced by Levert. Howard secured her first chart-topper, the first single, "Ain't Nuthin' in the World", peaked at number-one on the R&B Singles. Howard scored two more Top 5 R&B hits from the album. The songs "Love Under New Management, penned during her affair with Gerald Levert, peaked to number two and a cover of "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)", at number three on the R&B singles chart.
  • 1987
    Age 26
    In November 1987 Howard released her second album, Love Confessions.
    More Details Hide Details LeMel Humes produced several tracks, and became a close friend, working with Howard on future albums throughout her career. Her success continued with two more Top 10 R&B singles from the album, Nick Martinelli produced, soul ballad "Baby, Be Mine" climbed to number five on the R&B Singles chart. The second single "That's What Love Is", a duet with hit-making R&B crooner Gerald Levert (lead singer of R&B group Levert), peaked to number five on the R&B Singles chart. Levert produced the duet and final single "Crazy", which peaked at number 38 on the R&B singles. Howard and Gerald's group Levert, embarked on a U.S. tour in support of their album's. The pair was also romantically involved, and that romance would spawn one of Howard's biggest hits from her third album. On March 30, 1988, Howard won a Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist.
    With two hit singles from the album, she embarked on her first concert tour in 1987, opening for funk band Cameo.
    More Details Hide Details The final single, "Come Back to Me Lover" was released charting to number 33, on the R&B singles chart.
  • 1986
    Age 25
    Howard begin recording songs for her debut album, Come Share My Love released in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details The album was produced by LeMel Humes, would peak to number 19 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums. The first single, "Come Share My Love" would become her first U.S. hit single. The song peaked to number five on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. By the fall, the follow up single was a cover version of Glenn Miller's 1940's tune "Imagination", peaked to number 13 on the R&B Singles and would become Howard's first video.
  • 1985
    Age 24
    By 1985, Howard decided she was ready to begin a solo career, and left the group.
    More Details Hide Details She put together a demo that landed her a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
  • 1983
    Age 22
    As a member of Side Effect, the group's best remembered "I Can't Play" and a cover of Toto's "Georgy Porgy" were minor R&B hits in 1983-84.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, she also had one child by Johnson. In addition to singing with Side Effect, she did background vocals for Wayne Henderson, Roy Ayers, Stanley Turrentine, and several other artists.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on September 30, 1960.
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