Peabo Bryson


Peabo Bryson

Infobox musical artist

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Name = Peabo Bryson


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Robert Peabo Bryson
Born = birth date and age|1951|4|13
Origin = Greenville, SC, United States
Genre = Soft Rock, Quiet Storm, Adult Contemporary, Urban
Occupation = Vocalist/Keyboardist
Voice_type = Tenor
Years_active = 1976–present
Label = Various

Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads, often as a duo with female singers, and his contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks.

Career

Bryson won a Grammy Award in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with Céline Dion and another in 1993 for "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) with Regina Belle.

Peabo's greatest solo hits include 1978's "Feel The Fire", "Reaching For The Sky" & "I'm So Into You", 1982's "Let The Feeling Flow", 1984's "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" (his first Top 10 single, at #10 in the U.S.), 1989's "Show And Tell" and the 1991 hit "Can You Stop the Rain". In 1985, he appeared on the soap opera "One Life to Live" to sing a lyrical version of its theme song. Bryson's vocals were added to the regular theme song in 1987 and his voice was heard daily until 1992.

Among his duets:
* "Here We Go", with Minnie Riperton
* "Gimme Some Time", with Natalie Cole
* "Beauty and the Beast", with Céline Dion
* "Light The World", with Deborah Gibson
* "The Gift", with Roberta Flack
* "I Can't Imagine", with Regina Belle
* "A Whole New World ("Aladdin"'s Theme)", with Regina Belle
* "Tonight I Celebrate My Love", with Roberta Flack
* "The Best Part", with Nadia Gifford
* "Lovers After All", with Melissa Manchester
* "You Are My Home" (from The Scarlet Pimpernel) with Linda Eder
* "By the Time This Night Is Over" with Kenny G
* "Without You", with Koda Kumi

Bryson has also performed in theater and operatic productions, most notably the tenor role of "Sportin' Life" in the Michigan Opera Theater of Detroit's version of Porgy and Bess.

Recent Times

Bryson's tax problems caught up with him on August 21, 2003, when the U.S. Internal Revenue Service seized property from his Atlanta, Georgia, home. He is reported to owe $1.2 million in taxes going back to 1984. The IRS auctioned much of his possessions, including both Grammy Awards, electronic equipment and grand piano. [cite news |last=Plunkett |first=John |url=http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_2_105/ai_112411507 |title=Peabo Bryson's Grammys, other possessions, auctioned to pay $1.2 million tax debt |publisher=Jet Magazine|date=2004-01-12 |accessdate=2007-03-07]

In 2004, Bryson's "A Whole New World" music video was included on the Platinum Edition DVD release of "Aladdin".

Peabo Bryson's new CD, "Missing You", was released on October 2, 2007 on Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group.

Discography

References

External links

* [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0ev1z8bajyv6 Allmusic Entry]
* [http://www.music-city.org/Peabo-Bryson/discography/ Peabo Bryson discography]
* [http://www.wlatalent.com/roster/peabo_bryson/artistprofile.htm Peabo Bryson] at [http://www.wlatalent.com Wenig-LaMonica Associates]
* [http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Peabo%20Bryson.html Fan Page]


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