Irene Cara, real name Irene Cara Escalera, is an American singer-songwriter who started her artistic career by playing mini misses at the age of 3. Then learn music and dance from the age of 5.
She is found at the age of 13 on the educational TV show 'The electric company'. A TV show of which she quickly became a permanent member of the 'Short Circus', a five-member singing group whose songs make it easier to read.
At the end of the 70s, she took part in several Broadway musicals but also in the Love of Life TV series, particularly well known across the Atlantic. She is also seen appearing in other series such as 'Roots : the next generations' and Guyana Tragedy : the story of Jim Jones'.
Recognition, the real one, came in 1980 when a little film called Fame was released. Originally, the singer was only supposed to dance in the film. And it was upon hearing her sing that the film's producers decided to give her one of the key roles and have her perform one of the film's flagship songs, "Fame". The title, like the film, is a global hit and propels the artist to the height of fame in a shattering way.
Overnight, the singer becomes essential and she is even offered a sitcom in her name in 1981. She is also seen appearing in several films and plays in the years that follow.
New consecration in 1983, once again thanks to a musical film, this time called Flashdance. The singer does not play any role there but interprets one of the flagship titles of the soundtrack namely "Flashdance...what a feeling", a title which will be even stronger than "Fame" in its time. An incredible film soundtrack from which a second global mega-hit will be extracted with the title “Maniac” by Michael Sembello. The singer was then at the peak of her career.
An absolutely incredible year 1983 which sees the release of the album "What a feelin", album which will produce the trifle of a planetary mega hit, of two planetary top hits that are "Why me ?" and " Breakdance" which came out in 1984 and two planetary hits that are" The dream (Hold on to your dream)" and "You were made for me" which also came out in 1984. Just that !
Unfortunately, the artist’s decline will be almost as rapid as his meteoric rise and anything that comes out thereafter will have no previous success.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Out here on my own 1980
Anyone can see 1982
My baby (He's something else) 1982
Flashdance…what a feeling 1983
Why me 1983
The dream 1983
You were made for me 1984
1980 ... the providential gift. While she should only dance to this title, fate will want the singer to sing it herself. And the result will far exceed all her expectations. Here she signs an enormous Dance hit which remains to this day one of the most famous of the 80s. With this colossal success from the first title, she could not have dreamed of a better gift from providence. MAS-TER-FUL !
1980 ... we go from one extreme to another. After setting fire to all the Dancefloor on the planet, the singer signs here a beautiful Intimist track which shows that she is good in all areas. Rather a very good omen for the future !
1982 ... new foray into the Intimist field and the least we can say is that it is an area that suits her perfectly given the quality of this absolutely sumptuous Ultimate Slow. MA-GIC !
1982 ... surprisingly, this title will go completely under the radar. But given what is on the horizon, really nothing to worry about !
1983 ... she had already signed one of the biggest dance hits of the decade. She does it again here with an even more incredible title, which will remain as the biggest success of her entire career. A new amazing Dance title which remains to this day one of the biggest dance hits of all time. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1983 ... an exceptional year in all respects with a 2nd mega hit in the wake. The singer is then one of the biggest planetary phenomena of the moment and connects mega tubes at a truly staggering speed !
1983 ... the pass of 3 ! Even if this title will not have the level of success of the 2 previous opus, it comes to close an incredible year which will have seen the singer reach a level of fame that she would never have imagined, even in her wildest dreams !
1984 ... a new vintage that gets off to a flying start with this new mega hit
1984 ... after 3 totally euphoric years, it's already the beginning of the end. As incredible as it may seem, the singer will not have been able to capitalize on the duration and will have passed like a shooting star. Hard law of the trade ...
1987 ... after 3 empty years, the singer comes back to us in small form, to say the least. A relative form that she pays cash with the end of her career. What a brutal end !
Official Website :
Greatest Hits :