Regina Belle Biography
Born July 17, 1964, Englewood, New Jersey.
Studied opera at the Manhattan School Of Music.
She developed her vocal style influenced by Phyllis Hyman, Donny Hathaway, Nancy Wilson and Billie Holiday.
She started her soul vocal career as openiong act of the Manhattans gigs.
In 1986 she recorded a duet with them, "Where Did We Go Wrong" included in their album "Back To Basics".
She was signed at Columbia Records in 1988 where she released her first four albums.
Four more albums during the decade 1998 - 2008 at various record labels.
She has a tradition of recording duets:
- with Peabo Bryson, "Without You" (1987), the love theme from the movie "Leonard Part 6" and the Oscar and Grammy awarded "A Whole New World" (1992) from the Disney movie "Aladdin"
- with J.T. Taylor, "All I Want Is Forever" (1988)
- with Johnny Mathis, "Better Together" (1991)
Among her biggest hits included "So Many Tears", "Show Me The Way", "Baby Come To Me", "Make It Like It Was", "What Goes Around", "If I Could".