Sheila E.


Sheila Escovedo, known by her stage name Sheila E. , is an American drummer and percussionist, perhaps best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr.

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1957 Birth Born on December 12, 1957.


1976 18 Years Old Sheila made her recording debut with jazz bassist Alphonso Johnson on "Yesterday's Dream" in 1976. … Read More


1978 20 Years Old Prince met Sheila E. at a concert in 1978, when she was performing with her father. … Read More
1984 26 Years Old 1 More Event
She provided vocals on the B-side to "Let's Go Crazy", "Erotic City" in 1984. … Read More
1985 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985 she released Romance 1600, and scored another hit with the track "A Love Bizarre". … Read More


1989 31 Years Old After leaving the Prince organization in 1989, Sheila E. recorded a few more albums, Sex Cymbal, featuring the hit "Sex Cymbal", "Dropping Like Flies", and "Heaven". … Read More
1996 38 Years Old In 1996 she played in Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro's live backup band. … Read More


1998 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 47 Years Old In 2005, Sheila E. was a surprise guest orchestrating a band, in Amerie's "1 Thing" performances for The Lady Of Soul & World Music Awards.
2006 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2006 Sheila E. performed with Prince (and Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman) once again at the BRIT Awards.
In March 2007 she went on a small tour through Europe with her new band project called C.O.E.D. (Chronicles of Every Diva). C.O.E.D. consists of Sheila E., Kat Dyson, Rhonda Smith and Cassandra O'Neal. … Read More


Sheila E. once again teamed up with Prince in March 2008, as she sat in (and played keyboard) on the performance with her family at Harvelle Redondo Beach.
In 2009 Sheila E. won the CMT reality show, Gone Country. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Sheila E. performed two shows at Yoshi's in San Francisco on August 15, 2010. … Read More
2011 53 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 25, 2011, Sheila performed alongside Marc Anthony on the tenth season finale of American Idol.
On February 26, 2012, Sheila performed at the 2012 Academy Awards alongside Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer, playing the into and out of commercial segments.
2016 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016, Sheila provided drums for Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL's orchestral soundtrack to the blockbuster superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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