Regina Belle
American singer
Regina Belle
Regina Belle is a singer-songwriter who first surfaced in the late 1980s. She is notable for her Grammy award winning duet with Peabo Bryson, "A Whole New World".
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Event Planner David Monn on Regina Belle
Wall Street Journal - 6 days
“Dream in Color,” a Regina Belle ballad, inspires David Monn, a high-concept event planner, to free his imagination.
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On the "A" w/Souleo: After 15 Years, Singer Regina Belle Returns To R&B
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Veteran singer Regina Belle is freer than she's ever felt before. Known for her '80s and '90s R&B hits ("Make It Like It Was, "Baby Come to Me," and "A Whole New World" with Peabo Bryson) the singer spent the past 15 years shying away from the music that made her famous. In that span of time she underwent brain surgery in 2009 and devoted herself to recording gospel music and being a pastor at two churches in Atlanta, GA alongside her husband (Pastor John Sidney Battle III, former NBA star with The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers). But now after a self-imposed exile from secular music she is returning with a new album The Day Life Began, set for release on January 22, 2016. The album--recorded in an impressive five days--fuses her passions for R&B, gospel and jazz with songs such as the romance of "Imperfect Love," the foot-stomping gospel of "He's Alright" and the jazzy "A Night of Love." Belle shared with us details on her newfound personal freedom enabling h ...
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Nicholas Ferroni: Using Music in the Classroom to Educate, Engage and Promote Understanding
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The song "Gone" by 'N Sync stops me in my tracks and nearly brings me to tears; this is not because it's a horrible song but because, whenever I hear it, I am reminded of the night my college girlfriend and I broke up for the 15th time. (It was for the best that time.) I'm not sharing this for sympathy, or because I'm still bitter towards her (she's an amazing person). My point is to share what we all know: We are emotionally connected to music -- particularly specific songs. We all have songs that remind us of people, places, events, good times and bad times and that bring back memories that have long been repressed or even forgotten. These songs define our lives and we all have this personal and emotional playlist that I call the "Soundtrack of Our Lives." We all have this soundtrack, and the choices of songs are never finalized until we are dead. Music is the one constant to which everyone is attached, and that everyone understands. We may disagree about which musicians ...
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Gospel Singer Regina Belle Reaches 'Higher'
NPR - over 4 years
Recovering from a health crisis is something many people like to keep private. But Grammy Award-winning singer Regina Belle, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, hopes her story inspires fans. Host Michel Martin speaks with Regina Belle about her fight to regain her health and her latest gospel album, "Higher." » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Phaedra Park's Mother -- I'm NOT a Baby Killing, Witch Doctor
American Superstar - over 4 years
Witch doctors and the law -- leave it to the mother of Phaedra Parks ... from "Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... to bring the 2 together in a $6 MILLION defamation filed in Georgia. Regina Bell (above right) filed the suit against a company called…
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St. Lucie County Community Calendar, Updated Aug. 31 - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
Lincoln Park Gospel Explosion: Jonathan Nelson, Regina Belle. Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 pm, Sept. 17. $25. 772-461-4775; sunrisetheatre.com. Women at the Helm: Sailboat Race, community off shore fun. Fort Pierce Yacht Club, 700 North Indian River
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Editorial: Reinvigorated Lincoln Park Main Street sets ambitious, but ... - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
17 at the Sunrise Theatre, featuring Grammy winner Regina Belle. As the Lincoln Park Main Street begins evolving, it should get some advice from the Fort Pierce Main Street program, recognized as one of the best in the nation. While public funding has
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St. Lucie County Community Calendar, Updated Aug. 25 - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
Lincoln Park Gospel Explosion: Jonathan Nelson, Regina Belle. Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 pm, Sept. 17. $25. 772-461-4775; sunrisetheatre.com. San Gennaro Festival: Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Pl., noon-9 pm, Sept
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Treasure Coast Music Calendar, Updated Aug. 19 - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
Lincoln Park Gospel Explosion: Jonathan Nelson, Regina Belle. Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 pm, Sept. 17. $25. So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour: Amway Center, Orlando, 7 pm Sept. 17. $50-$70. Marc Anthony: American Airlines Arena, Miami, 8 pm,
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What a weekend: St. Lucie County events: Aug. 18-21 - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
The groups will be vying for three spots to perform with Grammy Award-winner Regina Belle at the Gospel Explosion on Sept. 17 at the Sunrise Theatre in downtown Fort Pierce and win up to $1000 in prizes. Admission to the event at Westside Baptist is $5
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Chris Walker's Single “I Got That Love” Hits Top 20 On Urban AC Charts - Release-news.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Serving as the musical director for the likes of Al Jareau and Regina Belle respectively, the Houston native knows a thing or two about musicality and he skillfully assembles it, passionately on “Zone”. Walker takes his listeners on a journey with his
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Lincoln Park Main Street will present "The Community Expressions of Explosion ... - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
17., featuring Gospel and R&B Grammy Award winner, Regina Belle, to win prizes up to $1000.00. Westside Baptist Church is located just one block southwest of the Super WalMart Center at the end of Jenkins Road. For more information, contact Lincoln
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Glamour & Grit - Aug. 1, 2011 - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
The top three choirs will go on to sing in the Gospel Explosion, featuring Grammy winner Regina Belle, on Sept. 17 at the Sunrise Theatre. Tickets to “Community Expressions” are $5 each and available by calling (772) 462-2481
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Bay Area Black Expo kicks off today, celebrates 20 years - Oakland Local
Google News - over 5 years
The expo - which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24 - will feature live performances by Grammy-Award Winning artist Regina Belle and Bay Area heroes, The ROD Project, Jimmie Reign and several other surprise performers
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In 1955, Disneyland opens in California - Bend Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Singer Regina Belle is 48. Country singer Craig Morgan is 47. Rock musician Lou Barlow is 45. Actor Andre Royo is 43. Actress Bitty Schram is 43. Actor Jason Clarke is 42. Rapper Sole' is 38. Country singer Luke Bryan is 35. Actor Eric Winter is 35
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Celeb Birthdays for the Week of July 17-23 - ABC News
Google News - over 5 years
Singer Regina Belle is 48. Country singer Craig Morgan is 47. Bassist Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) is 45. Christian singer Susan Ashton is 44. Actor Andre Royo ("The Wire") is 43. Actress Bitty Schram is 43
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This Week In Hip-Hop - DCist.com
Google News - over 5 years
Free before 11 pm / $10 after 11 pm Doors at 10 pm >> Singer Regina Belle had been on the R&B scene for a while when her Grammy-winning duet performance of "A Whole New World" garnered her mainstream success. She'll be performing at Fort Dupont Park
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Mystical Fantasy Bishop's holds graduation ball at Hyatt - Trinidad News
Google News - over 5 years
... the Principal and her secretary Helen James, vice principal Ingrid Govia, choir mistress Lorraine Granderson, matron Joan Daniel, and Coadjutor Bishop Claude Berkley. And once the Parent/Daughter Dance to Regina Belle's “If I Could” was over,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Regina Belle
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    On June 5, 2012, she released on Pendulum her second gospel album, called "Higher", on which Belle stated: I think that, with the second CD "Higher" I had a better understanding of where I wanted to go to "Love Forever Shines".
    More Details Hide Details Belle has appeared in concert with many other performers, including Ray Charles, Boney James, Paul Taylor, The Rippingtons, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Maze, Frankie Beverly, Phil Perry, Al Jarreau, and Stephanie Mills. Belle resides in Atlanta, Georgia and has been married to former NBA basketball player John Battle since 1991. The couple have four children: Tiy (born 1989), Jayln (born 1991), Sydney (born 1994), and Nyla (born November 10, 1995). Belle has at least two grandchildren.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Belle released her debut gospel album Love Forever Shines on May 13, 2008 via Pendulum Records.
    More Details Hide Details The 14-track collection features guests Melvin Williams (of the Williams Brothers) and Shirley Murdock.
  • 2007
    In 2007, she collaborated with smooth jazz saxophonist Paul Taylor, co-writing and singing on his album "Ladies Choice".
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  • 2004
    In 2004, she released a jazz standard album, Lazy Afternoon, produced by George Duke.
    More Details Hide Details The album included covers of the Isley Brothers' "For the Love of You" and Tony Bennett's "If I Ruled the World".
  • 2001
    In 2001, her cover of "Just the Two of Us" from the tribute album To Grover, With Love made a surprising return to the billboard charts, within months Belle would sign with the jazz oriented independent label Peak-Concord Jazz. she released the album This Is Regina!, which featured the R&B hit single, "Ooh Boy" also released were, "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "From Now On" with Glenn Jones.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    She released Reachin' Back in 1995 followed by Believe in Me in 1998.
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  • 1993
    Later in 1993, she released her Platinum selling third album, Passion.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured the Disney hit, "A Whole New World".
  • 1991
    Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with Johnny Mathis, "Better Together" which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album.
    More Details Hide Details Continuing her tradition of duets, Belle teamed up with Peabo Bryson for four songs: "Without You" (in 1987), "I Can't Imagine" (in 1991), "A Whole New World" (in 1992) and "Total Praise" (in 2009).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Her follow-up album, Stay with Me, released in 1989.
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    The song was her first single to appear on the Adult Contemporary (chart), peaking at #8 and was also her first single to appear in four charts, including the UK Singles, peaking at #85, her best position in this chart until 1989.
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  • 1987
    In the same year, Belle recorded her first successful duet with Peabo Bryson: the song "Without You", the love theme from the comedy film Leonard Part 6, also released in 1987.
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    In 1987, she released her debut album All by Myself.
    More Details Hide Details It includes her first hits "So Many Tears" and "Show Me the Way".
    Known for her singles, "Baby Come to Me" (1989) and "Make It Like It Was" (1990), Belle's most notable for two hit duets, both with Peabo Bryson: "Without You", the love theme from the comedy film Leonard Part 6, recorded in 1987 and "A Whole New World", the main theme of the Disney's animated feature film Aladdin, recorded in 1992, with which Belle and Bryson won the Grammy award.
    More Details Hide Details Belle was born in Englewood, New Jersey. It was at Englewood's Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and then Paterson's Friendship Baptist Church (presided over by Belle's uncle, the Reverend Fred Belle), that Belle began attracting attention with her vocal abilities. She sang her first solo in church at age 8. Belle attended Dwight Morrow High School where she studied trombone, tuba and steel drums. After graduation, she studied opera at the Manhattan School of Music. At Rutgers University, she became the first female vocalist with the school's jazz ensemble. Belle's musical influences include Phyllis Hyman, Billie Holiday, Shirley Caesar, Patti LaBelle, and Nancy Wilson. She was introduced to the Manhattans by New York radio DJ Vaughn Harper and began working as their opening act. She recorded the duet "Where Did We Go Wrong" with the group which helped to attract the attention of Columbia Records. They eventually signed her to a record deal.
  • OTHER
  • 1963
    Born on July 17, 1963.
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