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Sheena Easton

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Sheena Easton is a British recording artist. Easton became famous for being the focus of an episode in the British television programme The Big Time, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records. Easton is a two-time Grammy Award winner and achieved 6 Gold albums and 1 Platinum and has sold over 4 million albums in the US alone, and 20 million records worldwide.… Read More

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  • Sharief Easterling: The Underappreciation Of Sign O' The Times
    Huffington Post - Jul 09, 2013
  • Xaque Gruber: The Top 20 Best James Bond Theme Songs
    Huffington Post - Oct 18, 2012
  • Northalsted Market Days 2012
    Chicago Reader - Aug 07, 2012
  • James Bond Retrospective: For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - May 01, 2012

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sheena Easton.

CHILDHOOD

1959 Birth Born on April 27, 1959.
1969 10 Years Old Easton's father died in 1969 and her mother had to support the family. … Read More

TEENAGE

1975 16 Years Old Her top grades in school earned her a scholarship to attend the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where she trained from 1975 to 1979 as a speech and drama teacher by day, while singing with a band called "Something Else" by night at local clubs. … Read More

TWENTIES

1979 20 Years Old In 1979, she married Sandi Easton, the first of her four husbands. … Read More
Easton's 1980 debut singles, "Modern Girl" and "9 to 5"," entered into the UK top ten, making her the first UK female artist to appear twice in the same top ten since Ruby Murray. … Read More
A six-time Grammy nominee in the US, Easton is a two-time Grammy Award winner, winning Best New Artist in 1981 and Best Mexican-American Performance in 1985, for her duet with Luis Miguel on the song "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres". … Read More
1982 23 Years Old 1 More Event
The title track from You Could Have Been With Me made it in to the Top 15 (US), however, by the end of 1982, she saw her sales slumping. … Read More
1983 24 Years Old In January 1983, she had a Top 10 hit in the US with "We Got Tonight", a cover of the Bob Seger song and duet with Kenny Rogers, which also earned her a #1 single on the Country chart (it reached the UK Top 30). October 1983, saw the release of the album Best Kept Secret and its first single, the synthesized dance-pop tune "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)" became her fourth Top 10 hit. The single was Grammy-nominated for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" of 1983. … Read More
In 1984, Easton recorded a Spanish-language single, "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" ("I Like You Just the Way You Are"), a duet with Mexican star Luis Miguel. … Read More
1985 26 Years Old In late 1985, Easton contributed "It's Christmas (All Over the World)" to the holiday release Santa Claus The Movie. … Read More
1987 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, Easton appeared in Prince's concert film Sign o' the Times, during which they dueted on "U Got the Look", which became a No. 2 hit in the US for Prince and Easton, leading to the duo being Grammy nominated twice for "Best R&B Vocal, Duo or Group" and "Best R&B Song" of 1987. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old By the spring of 1988, a volume of the Miami Vice soundtrack was released and featured "Follow My Rainbow", which Easton had finished singing on her last appearance just moments before her character was killed. … Read More

THIRTIES

1990 - 1991 2 More Events
1992 33 Years Old 1992 saw Easton become a United States citizen; she presently holds dual citizenship with the United Kingdom and the United States. … Read More
Easton also contributed the theme song "Are There Angels" to the soundtrack for Shiloh in 1997; and provided the song "A Dream Worth Keeping" for the 1993 animated film FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
1998 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 1998, Easton toured with "The Colors of Christmas" with artists Roberta Flack, Melissa Manchester, Peabo Bryson, and Jeffrey Osborne. … Read More

FORTIES

1999 - 2001 3 More Events
2002 43 Years Old On 9 November 2002 she married John Minoli, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. They divorced in 2003. … Read More
2003 44 Years Old In 2003, Easton contributed vocals to "If You're Happy", a cover for a Japanese disc called Cover Morning Musume-Hello Project. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old In 2004, she was inducted into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame at the Tropicana Resort & Casino.

FIFTIES

2013 54 Years Old In February 2013, Edsel Records (UK) reissued Easton's "You Could Have Been with Me" and "Madness, Money and Music" along with "A Private Heaven" and "Do You" in two compact disc packages remastered with bonus tracks, with the latter including the extended version of "Jimmy Mack" that has never been included on any of her reissues.
2014 55 Years Old In November 2014, a box set of Easton's first five albums in an original album series Compact Disc collection will be released in the United Kingdom.
2015 56 Years Old Currently Easton embarked on symphony concerts with guest vocalists entitled "The Spy who Loved Me" with material from spy movies of the past and present and featuring Bond style music with symphonies around the country beginning in San Francisco from July, 2015 until January, 2016 with possible continuance later into 2016.
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