Caron Wheeler


Caron Wheeler

Infobox musical artist
Name = Caron Wheeler


Img_capt = Caron Wheeler at the 1990 Grammy Awards
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Caron Wheeler
Alias =
Born = birth date and age|1963|01|19
Died =
Origin = flagicon|England London, England
Genre = R&B
Occupation = Singer, songwriter
Years_active = 1989–
Label = Capitol (1990–1993)
Associated_acts = Soul II Soul
URL =

Caron Wheeler (19 January 1963) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning British R&B/soul singer, who gained fame by writing and singing the lead vocals on the two biggest hits for Soul II Soul ("Keep on Movin'" and "Back to Life"). She also was a backing vocalist for Elvis Costello in 1983, and Howard Jones in 1985. She also provided backing vocals for a track on Erasure's album, "The Innocents" in 1988.

Career

Wheeler is also a founder member of the female vocal group 'Brown Sugar' along with vocalist Kofi whose solo hit "Black is My Colour" is today considered in reggae circles a classic. The two were re-united in October 2005 at the Metropolitan Black Police Association's annual gala at The Barbican in London.

After her success with Soul II Soul, Wheeler embarked on a solo career, and released two albums: "UK Blak" (1990) and "Beach of the War Goddess" (1993). Her biggest solo success single is "Livin' In The Light" from her first solo album, which hit #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent a week at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1989. It also reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart.

Wheeler's only other solo Top 40 hit single was the title track from "UK Blak". She also featured with Soul II Soulon the soundtrack to the Angela Bassett movie, "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" in 1998. More recently, Wheeler featured on Richard X's 2003 album, "Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1

During the 1980s, she was a member of the female vocal quartet Afrodisiak, and sang on records by Madness, Elvis Costello, and Dexy's Midnight Runners, among others."

Caron is reportedly working on a new solo album to be released in 2008 or 2009. She is also back in the studio with Jazzy B recording tracks for a new Soul 2 Soul album for a 2009 release.

Discography

Albums

ingles

ee also

*List of number-one dance hits (United States)
*List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart

External links

* [http://billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=12221&model.vnuAlbumId=131529 Billboard chart positions]


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