Sheena Easton
British actor
Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton is a Scottish 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.
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Easton to make West End debut in '42nd Street'
Reuters.com - 3 months
Sheena Easton is to make her West End debut at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane in "42nd Street." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Sharief Easterling: The Underappreciation Of Sign O' The Times
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Unprecedented success is often times a gift and a curse. As is the case with Prince's album/motion picture combos that followed 1984's critically acclaimed "Purple Rain." The film and soundtrack that ultimately launched him into superstardom set such a high precedent that his later projects were greatly overlooked. The 1986 movie/ album combination Under The Cherry Moon / Parade was nothing less than absolute genius! But the greatest travesty of all is the under-appreciation of Sign O' the Times. Hands down my personal favorite Prince record, both the movie and album were innovative and thought-provoking. The true brilliance of the project was the idea to have an entire movie take place on stage. At first glance it seems as if the film is merely a concert, but it's actually so much more. One cohesive story of revolution, sex, love, God, politics, heartbreak, marriage, and infidelity told through each individual song. "Boy vs. Girl in the World Series of Love" the ingeni ...
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Xaque Gruber: The Top 20 Best James Bond Theme Songs
Huffington Post - over 4 years
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond's cinematic debut, and is proving to be a banner year for the iconic franchise with the highly anticipated feature, Skyfall (November 9) as well as the release of Best of Bond, Capitol's expansive CD set spanning a half-century of remastered 007 music. As a Bond music fanatic, I've chosen to celebrate this anniversary by carefully re-listening to each showstopper. Here are my picks of the top 20 most compelling vocal productions in the James Bond pantheon of anthems... 1. "Goldfinger" -- Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger, 1964) When it comes to 007 themes, Goldfinger is the gold standard, setting the stage for every epic musical notion in the franchise to follow, and accomplishing this all in under two minutes and 50 seconds. Unlike most Bond themes, this is the antagonist's anthem, and it couldn't conquer in grander style. Opening with an inpenetrable wall of blaring horns to the ultimate climax: six glass smashing seconds of ...
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Northalsted Market Days 2012
Chicago Reader - over 4 years
The Pointer Sisters, Olivia Newton-John, Sheena Easton, and more at Northalsted Market Days by Luca Cimarusti Northalsted Market Days brags that it's the midwest's largest two-day street festival, and it expects more than 100,000 attendees to head to Lakeview on Sat 8/11 and Sun 8/12. The fest has 400 food and arts vendors as well as four stages of live music along Halsted: one at Belmont, one at Aldine (the Jazz Stage), one at Roscoe, and one at Brompton (called the Rivers Casino North Stage).… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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James Bond Retrospective: For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
To mark the 50th Anniversary of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and with filming almost complete on James Bond’s 23rd official outing in Skyfall due for release later this year, I have been tasked with taking a retrospective look at the films that turned author Ian Fleming’s creation into one of the most recognised and iconic characters in film history. Following on from Bond’s previous mission into outer space for Moonraker, which although it was a huge success at the box office provided some of the worst excesses of the series so far preferring a more humorous approach over the serious spy thrills of the early days in the character’s long history. The film had also proved to be a costly exercise requiring co-financing from the French wing of United Artists to cover the budget. Series producer Albert R. Broccoli wisely decided there was only one direction to take for the next film For Your Eyes Only and that was a more stripped back, basic approach returnin ...
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Spears 'X Factor' Deal in the Works; Jackson Brothers to Launch 'Unity Tour'
Voice of America - almost 5 years
Spears X Factor Deal in the Works TMZ reports that Britney Spears is close to signing a $15-million deal to be a judge on the second season of America’s X Factor. Creator Simon Cowell dismissed X Factor judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul following the show’s debut season.  Host Steve Jones was also let go.  An official statement regarding the signing of Spears will reportedly be made within the next week. Jackson Brothers to Launch 'Unity Tour' <!--IMAGE-LEFT--> Michael Jackson’s brothers Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito have announced they’ll launch their “Unity Tour 2012” on June 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.  The reunion tour marks their first outing since 1984.  Jackie said, “I can’t believe this is finally happening.  There’s nothing like having all the brothers on stage at the same time.  This will be exciting for our fans around the world - and I know at each concert, MJ’s spirit will be in the house with us.”  Twenty-seven U.S. concerts are scheduled through Ju ...
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... $39.50 TW Colbie Caillat: Oct. 10, Knitting Factory Concert House, $25 TF Spokane Symphony SuperPops, Frank Sinatra Jr.: Oct. 15, $25-$52 TW Steep Canyon Rangers: Oct. 29, Panida Theater, Sandpoint, $20 TW Joan Rivers, with Sheena Easton: Nov
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Kenny Rogers - Laughlin Entertainer
Google News - over 5 years
But I do it with good people—like George Martin who promoted the Beatles, Lionel Richie and Barry Gibb; and I've worked with Dolly (Parton), Dotti (West), Sheena (Easton) and Kim (Carnes)—we created some good stuff. The more good people you add to a
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Wanted: Crooners, showstoppers, lounge acts - phillyBurbs.com
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The club, which previously hosted Pamela Anderson, Sheena Easton, the Rascals, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, is holding a two-month Parx Got Talent contest with cash prizes of more than $7500. “ 'Parx Got Talent' will be the hottest competition
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Best bets 082611l - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sheena Easton, the 1980s pop icon, performs tonight at the Parx Casino at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem. Back in the '80s, the Scottish singer piled up the pop hits, charting 20 times — 11 of them Top 40, seven of them Top 10
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Free Sheena Easton show set for Parx - Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sheena Easton--the petite popster from Scotland who burned up the charts in the 1980s--is scheduled to perform a free concert Friday night at 360 Lounge inside Parx Casino in Bensalem. During her early-'1980s heyday, Easton was a commercial powerhouse,
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Classic Monsters + Eighties Kitsch = Sheena Easton's "Telephone" - FEARnet.com
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I confess I'm not a diehard fan of '80s Scottish songstress Sheena Easton, but I'm as susceptible as the next guy to the guilty pleasures of a kitschy pop tune. And I am a huge fan of the monster movies of the 1930s, which Easton incorporated into the
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Sheena Easton still does it big for her fans - Montgomery Newspapers
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Pop singer Sheena Easton will perform in the Parx Casino's 360 Club in a free concert on Friday, Aug. 26. In 1981, MTV was in its infancy and Sheena Easton was in her “bad perm” stage of hair styles. Sounds like the perfect recipe to
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LinA In LA Club/Party Picks: Splashers and Goths and Mods, Oh My!! - LA Weekly (blog)
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The ultimate Prince Purple Party features sounds from the superstar Sexy Motherf*cker, old and new, including friends and inspirations such as Vanity, The Time, Sheena Easton and more. DJs Jason Savvy (Malabomba), Jack Dean Stauss (Fang Club),
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Today in Music History - July 28 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
In 1997, singer Sheena Easton married documentary director Timothy Delarm in Las Vegas. She filed for divorce less than a year later. In 2001, Newfoundland percussionist and educator Don Wherry died of a heart attack at 66. Wherry was stricken while
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Konzert: Majestät lässt die Hosen runter - Derwesten.de
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Hintergrund: Mitte der 80er Jahre nahm Tipper Gore, Frau des ehemaligen US-Vize-Präsidenten Al Gore, Anstoß an den Prince-Songs „Darling Nikki“ und „Sugar Walls“ (gesungen von Sheena Easton). Die von der besorgten Mutter als Reaktion gegründete
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sheena Easton
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Easton will also perform a small tour of dates the latter part of 2015 in Australia featuring her Greatest Hits.
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    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 United States beginning in San Francisco from July, 2015 until January, 2016 with possible continuance later into 2016.
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  • 2014
    In November 2014, a box set of Easton's first five albums in an original album series Compact Disc collection was released by Warner Music Group in the United Kingdom.
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  • 2013
    In February 2013, Demon/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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    In 2004, she was inducted into the Casino Legends Hall of Fame at the Tropicana Resort & Casino.
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  • 2003
    In 2003, Easton contributed vocals to "If You're Happy", a cover for a Japanese disc called Cover Morning Musume-Hello Project.
    More Details Hide Details She also began to host Vegas Live, a talk show with Clint Holmes (later replaced by Brian McKnight).
  • 2002
    On 9 November 2002, she married John Minoli, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon; they divorced in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Easton is a single mother to her two children and resides in Henderson, Nevada. She reportedly made shrewd investments in Florida property, that led to her appearance on the Sunday Times Rich List, but she denies such claims. American Music Award Billboard Music Award Other Awards Best British Female Singer -1980 Daily Mirror Pop & Rock Awards Best Newcomer -1980 Capital Radio Best Female Singer - 1980 The TV Times Readers Awards Sheena Easton First Artist with Top 5 Hits in all major categories: Pop, R&B, Country, Adult Contemporary, and Dance. Billboard Magazine 1985 Sheena Easton Casino Legends Hall of Fame-2004 The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Easton has won two awards from six nominations. This nomination is credited to the songwriter (Prince) and not to Easton.
  • 2001
    In Australia, "Fabulous" was released 24 February 2001 and Easton was asked to perform songs from the album to close out 2001 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras ceremonies.
    More Details Hide Details The album was a commercial failure in the UK, though the album did enjoy mild success in dance clubs in London, Japan, and Australia.
  • 2000
    Released in 2000, it was Easton's 16th studio album.
    More Details Hide Details The album was only released throughout continental Europe, Spain, Estonia, Japan, Australia, and Argentina but not in the US. In Japan, Fabulous was released in February 2001 and the first single was "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", which had originally been recorded by Frankie Valli in the 1960s, though a disco version had been a hit for the Boys Town Gang in the early 1980s. The album was packaged differently from the UK version and included two bonus tracks; "I Need Your Lovin'" (a cover of the 1980 Teena Marie song) and a remix of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    In 1999 New York based One Way Records reserved the rights to release all of Easton's EMI-America catalog.
    More Details Hide Details For the first time in the US, No Sound But a Heart was released, 12 years after the album was made available elsewhere. All of Easton's EMI back catalogue was re-released and remastered with bonus tracks, incorporating B-sides and remixes. However, there was one notable exception to the re-release schedule, Easton's Spanish language album "Todo Me Recuerda a Ti". Universal Japan released Best Ballads, a disc of ballads from her six previous albums from her MCA catalog with the exception of "For Your Eyes Only" for the Japanese market that failed to chart. She also signed an album contract with Universal International UK and attempted a comeback of sorts with Fabulous (2000), an album of classic disco covers. The first single, "Giving Up, Giving In", reached UK number 54, and the album charted at UK number 185. A second single, a cover of Donna Summer's hit "Love is in Control", with double A-side "Don't Leave Me This Way", was withdrawn. Remixes of the singles were produced by Joey Negro, Sleaze Sisters, Sharp Boys, Rob Searle, DJ Soma Grow and Almighty. This was to be Easton's last album release to date.
  • 1998
    Sandi Easton died in 1998, aged 48.
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    In December 1998, Easton toured with "The Colors of Christmas" with artists Roberta Flack, Melissa Manchester, Peabo Bryson, and Jeffrey Osborne.
    More Details Hide Details Windham Hill Records produced "The Colors of Christmas" disc by Robbie Buchanan of holiday music. Easton contributed two tracks, "The Place Where We Belong" (a duet with Jeffrey Osborne), and "The Lord's Prayer".
  • 1997
    In the summer of 1997, she met producer Tim Delarm while filming an episode of ESPN Canon Photo Safari in Yellowstone National Park and they married in Las Vegas in July 1997; the marriage lasted one year.
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    Freedom, released in 1997 to coincide with the launch of her website and finally released in (Limited Edition) stateside in 2007, was a return to her trademark pop, including a remake of her debut single "Modern Girl".
    More Details Hide Details In 1999 Universal/Victor released the self-produced acoustic set, Home. Also around this time, Sheena Easton Greatest Hits collection featuring 12 MCA singles recorded from 1988-1995 released and charted in Japan at number 98 (additional greatest hits collections surfaced in the US and UK, but did not chart). Easton adopted a boy (Jake) and girl (Skylar) between 1995 and 1996. Motherhood led her to curtail her appearances and focus on casino gigs, corporate shows and theatrical work. "Because I adopted my children, I could plan my timing", she told The Arizona Republic. "I knew exactly when they were coming along, so I knew when I had to change my life so it would be a stable life." Easton continued acting in America, starring in lead Broadway revivals of Man of La Mancha as (Aldonza) opposite Raul Julia in his last stage role (1992), and Grease as Rizzo (1996). Between 1994 and 1996, she played several characters in Gargoyles the animated series, including Lady Finella, the Banshee, Molly and Robyn Canmore. In 1999, she voice-acted a part-demon character, Annah-of-the-Shadows, in the computer game Planescape: Torment. She lives in Las Vegas with her two children and often performs in various casinos' entertainment venues. She voiced the character of Fiona Canmore for a scripted but unfinished episode of the cancelled animated feature, Team Atlantis.
    In 1997, she played 'Melissa McCammon', a recording star, who is visited by time travelers from the future in an episode of the Canadian television series The Outer Limits (Season 2/Episode 19) entitled 'Falling Star'.
    More Details Hide Details The episode featured her singing two songs from My Cherie. In the late 1990s, Easton retained an album contract with MCA Japan and released two discs of new material. However, neither album was originally released in the United States.
    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.
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  • 1992
    1992 saw Easton become a United States citizen; she presently holds dual citizenship with the United Kingdom and the United States.
    More Details Hide Details In Germany and Japan 1992 an unofficial recording of "Modern Girl" (Live in San Diego) was released by "That's Life" recordings. The music was from her early output with EMI and became a sort of Bootleg version of her concert when she performed stateside on her first worldwide tour in 1982. Easton followed this with the non-charting but critically acclaimed No Strings (1993), an album of jazz standards, and My Cherie (1995) her last pop album to date to see domestic release in the United States. Easton contributed vocals to the soundtrack of All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 and voiced the character Sasha La Fleur on "Count Me Out" and "I Will Always Be With You".
  • 1991
    In 1991, What Comes Naturally became the last of Easton's albums to chart in the United States, peaking at number 90.
    More Details Hide Details The title song was also her last Top 40 single to date, reaching number 19. It also became her first hit in Australia since the mid-1980s, peaking at number 3. Another two singles "You Can Swing It" and "To Anyone" followed but failed to chart. "What Comes Naturally" remained on the US pop chart for 10 weeks, and 11 weeks on the ARIA Chart in Australia. Easton has songwriting credits on three tracks. Easton is one of the few pop artists to adopt the new jack swing sound with chart success from the early 1990s.
  • 1990
    In 1990, Easton revisited her home country of Scotland to perform at a festival (The Big Day) in Glasgow.
    More Details Hide Details After announcing, that it was "good to be back home" in an American accent, she had bottles (some containing urine) thrown at her and, visibly shaken, she was forced to cut her set short. She vowed never to perform in Scotland again.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    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 eliminated.
    More Details Hide Details The song also appeared on her next album The Lover in Me (1988), RIAA gold disc debut released the following autumn on her new label MCA Records, that put Easton back on the US and UK charts after the release of No Sound But a Heart was cancelled in the US. This album features Urban R&B and Dance-pop, and a sexier image. The title song from "The Lover in Me" reached US number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and (UK number 15) and became her biggest pop hit since "Morning Train". It also became a (number 5) hit on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks chart. It was followed on the US R&B chart by "Days Like This" (number 35) and (UK number 43), which missed the Billboard Hot 100. The third single released "101" (UK number 54) missed the Billboard top 100 but did make it to (US number 2) on the Billboard Dance chart. A final single was released "No Deposit, No Return" and failed to chart. The album received positive reviews and featured collaborations with LA and Babyface, Prince, Angela Winbush, and Jellybean Benitez.
  • 1987
    In November 1987, Easton made her first dramatic acting appearance on the television program Miami Vice.
    More Details Hide Details She played a singer named Caitlin Davies, whom Sonny Crockett was assigned to protect until her court appearance to render crucial testimony against certain corrupt music industry mavens. Sonny and Caitlin ended up married by the end of the episode, the first of five episodes for Easton.
    In 1987, Easton appeared in Prince's concert film Sign o' the Times, during which they duetted on "U Got the Look", which became a No. 2 hit in the US for Prince and Easton. This led to Grammy nominations for "Best R&B Vocal, Duo or Group" and "Best R&B Song" of 1987.
    More Details Hide Details The track also returned Easton to the UK hit parade for the first time in nearly four years. During her time collaborating with Prince, Easton was encouraged to write her own material. The most successful effort from her foray into songwriting was "The Arms of Orion", a duet with Prince and a single from 1989's Batman soundtrack. The song reached number 36 on the US Billboard Chart and number 27 in her native UK. Since that time Easton has written and co-written songs for her albums throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. She also co-wrote a song with Prince for Patti LaBelle's album titled "Love '89". In addition they co-wrote "La, La, La, He, He, Hee", which Prince recorded for the b-side of the single "Sign o the Times". Tabloid press linked the two romantically, which she has always denied.
  • 1985
    In late 1985, Easton contributed "It's Christmas (All Over the World)" to the holiday release Santa Claus The Movie.
    More Details Hide Details In 1987, the release of a follow-up album, No Sound But a Heart (1987), was hampered in the United States after an initial single release, ”Eternity”, (another Prince composition) failed to reach the pop, R&B or adult contemporary charts. The album's release moved from February to June; then in August the release was further held up as Easton's attorneys asked that the album be delayed after EMI Records was absorbed into EMI/Manhattan. (This did not prevent the album from being released in Canada, Europe and other territories.) Songs from the album were covered by other artists: Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris featured "Wanna Give My Love" and "What if We Fall in Love" on a 1987 duet album named for the latter song; Celine Dion recorded "The Last to Know" on 1990s Unison while Mexican singer Yuri featured the tune on her album Espejos De Alma (1995); Patti LaBelle covered "Still in Love" on 1989's Be Yourself; Pia Zadora recorded "Floating Hearts" on 1989's Pia Z. No Sound But a Heart eventually did get released in the United States in 1999, with four bonus tracks, including Easton's contributions to the soundtrack of the 1986 film About Last Night, "Natural Love" and the Top 50 single "So Far, So Good".
  • 1984
    Her second marriage in 1984 to Rob Light, a talent agent, ended after 18 months.
    More Details Hide Details Easton became a U.S. citizen in 1992, carrying dual citizenship with the United Kingdom, and adopted her first child, Jake Rion Cousins Easton, in 1994. Two years later, she adopted again, this time a baby girl she named Skylar.
    Her career on the rise in the US, Easton was again Grammy nominated, this time for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details She was also one of the first artists to have a music video banned because of its lyrics rather than its imagery; some broadcasters refused to air the sexually risqué "Sugar Walls", which had been written for her by Prince (using the pseudonym Alexander Nevermind). "Sugar Walls" was named by Tipper Gore of the Parents Music Resource Center as one of the "Filthy Fifteen", a list of songs deemed indecent because of their lyrics, alongside Prince's own "Darling Nikki". The song eventually hit number 3 on the R&B singles chart and number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Easton's follow-up to A Private Heaven, entitled Do You (1985), was produced by Nile Rodgers and achieved gold status, although it failed to generate any breakout singles of the chart calibre of "Strut" or "Sugar Walls".
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The single earned her a second Grammy, this time for Best Mexican-American Performance. The track was taken from the album Todo Me Recuerda a Ti (1984), and reissued by Capitol/EMI-Latin in (1989), which featured Spanish-language covers of seven previous Easton recordings and three new tracks. In the same year, she also made a transformation into a sexy dance-pop siren, changing her performance style in the process. She was rewarded with the biggest-selling US album of her career, RIAA certified gold & platinum A Private Heaven (1984), and her sixth Top 10 US single, "Strut". In the UK, however, the move was not a commercial success, as Easton would find herself shutout of the UK top 75 for the next three years.
  • 1983
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The follow-up single, "Almost Over You", reached the US Top 30 and was a number 4 AC chart hit. "Almost Over You" was very popular in Asia and was covered by the Chinese singer Sandy Lam. It also became a hit on the Country charts for Lila McCann in 1998.
    In January 1983, Easton duetted with Kenny Rogers and had a Top 10 hit in the US with "We've Got Tonight", a cover of the Bob Seger song.
    More Details Hide Details The recording also earned her a number 1 single on the Country chart, and it reached the UK Top 30. Around the time of her hit record with Rogers, Easton headlined Act One, a one-hour variety special broadcast on NBC that featured Rogers and a cameo appearance by Johnny Carson.
  • 1982
    Then, in 1982, Easton undertook her first US tour.
    More Details Hide Details Her performance in Los Angeles was videotaped and broadcast on HBO and later released on VHS as Sheena Easton Live at the Palace, Hollywood.
    The title track from "You Could Have Been With Me" made it in to the US Top 15, however, by the end of 1982, she saw her sales slumping.
    More Details Hide Details Easton was one of the first artists to record "Wind Beneath My Wings" (included on Madness, Money and Music), which later was a hit for Bette Midler.
  • 1981
    Easton's US success culminated in her winning the Grammy Award for "Best New Artist" of 1981.
    More Details Hide Details Easton's first three US albums, Sheena Easton (1981) (retitled edition of Take My Time), You Could Have Been With Me (1981), and Madness, Money and Music (1982), were all in the same soft rock/adult contemporary pop vein.
    "9 to 5" was Easton's first single release in the United States, although it was renamed "Morning Train (Nine To Five)" for its release in the US and Canada to avoid confusion with Dolly Parton's hit movie title song "9 to 5". "Morning Train" became Easton's first and only number 1 hit in the US and topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts in Billboard magazine. "Modern Girl" was released as the follow-up and peaked at number 18, and before 1981 was over she had a Top 10 hit in both the US and UK with the Academy Award-nominated James Bond movie theme ”For Your Eyes Only”.
    More Details Hide Details The song was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe award in 1982 in the category "Best Music (Original Song)".
    A six-time Grammy nominee in the U.S., 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".
    More Details Hide Details She has received 5 U.S. Gold albums and 1 U.S. Platinum album. She has recorded 16 studio albums, released 45 singles total worldwide, and had 14 U.S. Top 40 singles, seven U.S. top tens and one U.S. No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1981 and 1991. She also had 25 top 40 hits in international territories around the world. In Canada, Easton scored three gold and two platinum albums. She has sold over 20 million albums and singles worldwide. Easton became the first and only artist in history to have a Top 5 hit on five different Billboard charts consecutively, with Morning Train (9 to 5) (Pop & Adult Contemporary), "We've Got Tonight" with Kenny Rogers (Country), "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)" (Dance), and "Sugar Walls" (R&B).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    During 1980, Easton was voted "Best British Female Singer" by the Daily Mirror Pop & Rock Awards, "Best Newcomer" by Capital Radio, and "Best Female Singer" by the TV Times Readers Awards.
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    The question was resolved soon after the show aired, when her second single, "9 to 5", reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and was certified a Gold single in 1980. "Modern Girl" re-entered the chart subsequently and climbed into the top 10, and Easton found herself with two songs in the UK top 10 simultaneously.
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    Deke Arlon became her first manager, and Easton spent much of 1980 being followed by camera crews, who filmed her throughout the process of making her first EMI single, "Modern Girl".
    More Details Hide Details Her first single, the disco-tinged soft-synth-pop tune, "Modern Girl", was released in the UK before The Big Time aired, reached number 56 and was certified a Silver single. At the end of the show, Easton was still unsure of her future as a singer.
  • 1979
    In 1979, she married Sandi Easton, the first of her four husbands.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced after eight months, and Sheena decided to keep the surname Easton. That year, one of her tutors coaxed her into auditioning for Esther Rantzen, producer of the BBC programme The Big Time. Rantzen was planning a documentary film to chronicle a relative unknown's rise to pop-music stardom. Easton was selected as the subject for the programme, where she met and sang with Dusty Springfield and Lulu, whose manager Marion Massey told her that she was unlikely to make the big time. Within a year of the programme airing, Sheena Easton proved Massey wrong as EMI executives awarded her a contract, and Christopher Neil was assigned as her recording producer.
  • 1975
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She chose to study teaching rather than performing, because it was a course of study that would let her perfect her craft as a singer.
  • 1969
    Easton's father died in 1969 and her mother had to support the family.
    More Details Hide Details According to Easton's website, despite her mother's heavy workload she was always available for her children: "Sheena always speaks very highly of her mum and the wonderful job she did in bringing up her and her siblings, including teaching them all to read at home before they were even enrolled in school." Easton did not consider a singing career until she saw the movie The Way We Were, with Barbra Streisand. Streisand's singing over the opening credits "overtook" the young girl and convinced her that what she wanted most was to be a singer and to have the same effect on others.
  • OTHER
  • 1964
    Her earliest known public performance as a singer was in 1964 at the age of five, when she sang "Early One Morning" for her uncle and aunt and various relatives at the couple's 25th wedding anniversary celebration.
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  • 1959
    Born on April 27, 1959.
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