Stephanie Mills is an American singer who started her musical career in the musical "Maggie Flynn" at the age of 11.
It was in 1973 that she began her singing career with the release of the single "I knew it was love", a single that was only to be a small success.
Everything will suddenly accelerate when she plays Dorothy in the African-American adaptation of "Wizard of Oz". Her performance is striking and makes her a sure value for years to come. It was also around this time that she came close to a certain ... Michael Jackson.
A sure bet exploding in 1979 with the release of the album "What cha onna gonna do with my lovin" from which his first real hit will be extracted. Hit the name of the album.
She did it again a year later in 1980 with the hugely successful single "Never knew love like this before" which remains the biggest hit of her career to date.
In 1981, another success with "Two hearts", followed in 1982 by "Keep away girls" then "Pilot error" in 1983.
Another huge hit in 1984 with the single "The Medicine song" which hit both sides of the Atlantic.
Great year for her also in 1986 with the release of the single "I have learned to respect the power of love". New hit in 1987 with "I feel good all over", extract from the album "If I were your woman" which will end Platinum Disc.
The album "Home" which came out in 1989 will offer her one last major success with the title "Something in the way you make me feel", album which will end Golden Record.
Other albums will be released thereafter without being able to compete with the level of excellence of the previous ones.
Still an active artist, Stéphanie Mills can boast of having one of the finest charts on the American music scene for the past 30 years.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Movin' in the right direction 1974
I knew it was love 1974
The empty place 1976
What cha gonna do with my lovin' 1979
Put your body in it 1979
Sweet sensation 1980
Never knew love like this before 1980
Night games 1981
Two hearts 1981
Keep away girls 1982
You can't run from my love 1983
Pilot error 1983
The medicine song 1984
Bit by bit 1985
Stand back 1985
I have learned to respect the power of love 1986
Rising desire 1986
I feel good all over 1987
(You're puttin') A rush on me 1987
Where is the love 1988
Something in the way you make me feel 1989
Real love 1990
Heart to heart 1991
All day, all night 1992
Never do you wrong 1993
Latin lover 1999
1974 ... a first title which will go somewhat unnoticed. The basics are good but there is still a bit of work before hoping to join the big leagues ...
1974 ... this one will not do better unfortunately. She delivers here however a Intimist title of great quality but which will also go unnoticed
1976 ..., for the big takeoff, it will not be yet for this year. She applies, of course, but the level is still not enough to turn things around
1979 ... she will have to wait another 3 years before seeing her efforts finally rewarded. She obtains her first classified title here, a success certainly limited to the North American continent, but it's always better than nothing as they say !
1979 ... the titles follow each other but don't necessarily look alike, that's clear. The proof with this title which will pass completely under the radars despite an obvious quality ...
1980 ... an 80s decade which starts under the best auspices on the side of success. The singer returns to the race in an ideal way and is preparing an absolutely huge suite ...
1980 ... THE title that will change everything. 50 % Disco, 50 % Funky, 100 % intergalactic hit. HUGE title that literally explodes the notoriety of the singer and offers her direct ticket for posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !
1981 ... a duo of charm and shock on a title that works my faith very well. Although it will not really have the same level of success as its predecessor, it certainly holds the road
1981 ... she delivers here an Intimist title of all beauty which will know only a very limited success, something completely incomprehensible. Sometimes you shouldn't try to understand ...
1982 ... we continue in softness and finesse. And my faith, who would complain when we see the quality of the titles produced in this area ...
1983 ... back in Dance mode. She alternates with obvious mastery soft titles and titles clearly more dancing, a rare quality that we find only among the best !
1983 ... a year 1983 resolutely Dance oriented. The singer does not manage to find its level of the very beginning of the decade but what she offers is largely sufficient to ensure the essential
1984 ... the return of frank and massive success. "The song that makes everyone feel good" ... it is marked in the text ! Anyway, it does her good because it allows her to add a new star to her prize list
1985 ... a dynamic of success firmly in place once again on this boosted title, a title present in the soundtrack of the film 'Fletch'. All good as they say !
1985 ... the great adventure continues even if the level of success goes down somewhat. The singer still manages to maintain a level sufficient to stay in contact with the front runners
1986 ... ahhhh, there it is, the Ultimate Slow, the real one that was missing on the board. New tender break in the middle of an ocean of Dance tracks that simply feels good
1986 ... and what about that one ! As much as 1983 was Dance oriented, as much 1986 was Intimist. The singer is at the height of her art and it can be heard. MA-GIC !
1987 ... come on, 3 for the price of 1 ! When you love, you don't count, the third Ultimate Slow is a gift. One of the best know-how of the moment is clear !
1987 ... the last global mega hit. And yes, everything comes to an end as they say. Admittedly, the adventure is far from over but the beginning of the decline is unfortunately underway ...
1988 ... new duo of shock but especially of charm which will work a little less well than the previous one but we still take it. Good work again !
1989 ... the end of a decade under the sign of Slowly Groovy ... Huuummmm .... 15 years after her debut, the singer does not intend to stop on such a good path, it is clear that ...
1989 ... new Ultimate Slow of very high class. It's still a gift ! What better way to end a decade that has seen her literally explode !
1990 ... decidedly, she no longer leaves the register of 'emotions'. Too bad because she was really good in Dance and it is really regrettable that she moved away from it ...
1991 .... you take 2 of the biggest sizes of the moment in the USA and here is the result ! New duo of shock and charm which will undoubtedly remain as one of the most famous of the singer
1992 ... a decade of the 90s which will unfortunately see her slowly but surely go out. She is far from being ridiculous but it is clear that the competition is now light years ahead !
1993 ... whatever it is, she clings on and still believes in it. Somewhere, she is right when we see that she still manages to get a mini hit on this title. As on the previous ...
1999 ... this time, it is indeed the end. The end of a decade and above all the end of a freewheeling career. But the adventure was beautiful and that's the main thing !
2005 ... she will attempt a totally improbable comeback in this decade of 2000. Risky bet and especially bet lost unfortunately ...
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