Barbara Weathers

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Barbara Weathers
Born (1963-12-07) December 7, 1963 (ageĀ 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 as a co-lead vocalist on the band's 1985 album As the Band Turns.[3] Off the LP came the track "Secret Lovers" which got to Nos. 1, 3 & 4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary, Hot 100 and Hot R&B Songs charts respectively.[4][5][6] Another single entitled Freak-A-Ristic got to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.[7]

As well Weathers sang upon Atlantic Starr's 1987 album All In The Name Of Love.[8] The album cut "Always" got to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Hot R&B and Adult Contemporary Songs charts respectively.[9][10][11] Weathers eventually left Atlantic Starr in 1987 to pursue a solo career.[2]

She went on to issue her debut solo album in 1990 on Reprise Records. The critically acclaimed self titled LP was produced by Maurice White, Wayne Lewis and David Conley. As well the album cut "The Master Key" rose to no. 13 upon the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.[12][13][14][15]

Weathers went on to issue her 1995 sophomore LP titled Seeing for the Very First Time.[16] During October 2011 she released Satisfaction Guaranteed, her third studio album.

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. ^ "Atlantic Starr: As The Band Turns". allmusic.com.
  4. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Secret Lovers (Adult Contemporary Songs)". billboard.com.
  5. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Secret Lovers (Hot 100)". billboard.com.
  6. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Secret Lovers (Hot R&B Songs)". billboard.com.
  7. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Freak-A-Ristic (Hot R&B Songs)". billboard.com.
  8. ^ "Atlantic Starr: All In The Name Of Love". allmusic.com.
  9. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Always (Hot 100)". Billboard.com.
  10. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Always (Hot R&B Songs)". Billboard.com.
  11. ^ "Atlantic Starr: Always (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.com.
  12. ^ "Barbara Weathers: The Master Key". Billboard.com.
  13. ^ "Barbara Weathers (Album)". Allmusic.com.
  14. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Barbara Weathers". People.com.
  15. ^ Hardy, Ernest. "Barbara Weathers". Cashbox.com.
  16. ^ "Barbara Weathers: Seeing For The Very First Time". allmusic.com.
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