Barbara Weathers

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Barbara Weathers
Born (1963-12-07) December 7, 1963 (age 54)
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments vocals
Labels Reprise
Weberworks
Associated acts Atlantic Starr

Barbara Weathers (born December 7, 1963) is an American R&B/soul singer, and former lead singer of R&B vocal group, Atlantic Starr.[1]

Overview

Born in 1964, Weathers joined up at the age of 13 with an R&B band known as Covacus. This band was from her native area of Greensboro, North Carolina. Weathers eventually left Covacus in 1984 to join up with Atlantic Starr. In doing so she replaced Sharon Bryant, who had embarked upon a solo career.[1][2]

Weathers went on to sing upon several of Atlantic Starr's hit songs such as "Always", "Secret Lovers" and Silver Shadow.[3] "Always" rose to 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Hot R&B and Adult Contemporary Songs charts.[4][5][6] As well Secret Lovers got to nos. 3, 4 & 1 upon the Hot 100, Hot R&B and Adult Contemporary charts altogether.[7] Weathers eventually left Atlantic Starr in 1987 to pursue a solo career.[2]

She went on to issue her debut solo album on Reprise Records in 1990. The critically acclaimed eponymous LP was produced by Maurice White, Wayne Lewis and David Conley. The album rose to no. 79 upon the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. As well the album cut "The Master Key" rose to no. 13 upon the Hot R&B Singles chart. Weathers also went on to cover The Supremes' Where Did Our Love Go upon the album.[8][9][10][11][12]

In 1995 Weathers released a near perfect album (according to Allmusic), Seeing for the Very First Time. She has also released a third album named Satisfaction Guaranteed which was released in October 2011.

Discography

Albums

With Atlantic Starr

Solo

  • Barbara Weathers
  • Seeing For The Very First Time (Weberworks, 1995) released only in Japan
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed (Weberworks, 2011)

Singles

With Atlantic Starr

1985

1986

  • "If Your Heart Isn't In It"
  • "Armed and Dangerous" 1986

1987

  • "Always"
  • "One Lover at A Time"
  • "All in the Name of Love"

1988

  • "Thankful"

Solo

1990

  • The Master Key
  • Our Love Will Last Forever

References

  1. ^ a b "Barbara Weathers". Allmusic.com. 
  2. ^ a b "BARBARA WEATHERS: BRINGING IT BACK HOME". Greensboro.com. 
  3. ^ "Barbara Weathers (Credits)". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Always (Hot 100)". Billboard.com. 
  5. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Always (Hot R&B Songs)". Billboard.com. 
  6. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Always (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.com. 
  7. ^ Atlantic Starr Singles Chart history
  8. ^ "Barbara Weathers (Album): Top R&B Albums". Billboard.com. 
  9. ^ "Barbara Weathers: The Master Key". Billboard.com. 
  10. ^ "Barbara Weathers (Album)". Allmusic.com. 
  11. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Barbara Weathers". People.com. 
  12. ^ Hardy, Ernest. "Barbara Weathers". Cashbox.com. 


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