Sharon Bryant (singer)

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Sharon Bryant
Birth nameSharon Bryant
Born (1956-08-14) August 14, 1956 (age 63)
Westchester County, New York
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrumentsvocals
Years active1976 to present
Labels A&M
Polydor
Wing
Associated acts Atlantic Starr, Empire of the Sun

Sharon Bryant (born August 14, 1956, Westchester County, New York) is an American R&B singer. She began her career as the lead singer of the R&B group Atlantic Starr in 1976.

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Career

Bryant sang lead on songs such as "When Love Calls" and "Circles". She left the group in pursuit of a solo career in 1984, and had moderate solo success with that effort. [1] She would not achieve success on her own again until five years later, when the ballad "Foolish Heart" reached the top ten on Billboard's R&B chart. Another major R&B hit from the accompanying self-titled album, "Let Go" was also a moderate pop hit, cracking the top 40 on the pop charts (at #34) [2] and charting at No. 37 on Radio & Records Magazine's Top 100.

In 2013, Bryant appeared as a background vocalist on Empire of the Sun's second album Ice on the Dune on the song "Keep a Watch". [3] [4]

Discography

Albums

With Atlantic Starr

Solo

Singles

With Atlantic Starr

  • "Stand Up" (1978)
  • "When Love Calls" (1981)
  • "Send for Me" (1981)
  • "Circles" (1982)
  • "Perfect Love" (1982)
  • "Love Me Down" (1982)
  • "Touch a Four Leaf Clover" (1983)
  • "More, More, More" (1984)

Solo

  • "Here I Am" (1989)
  • "Let Go" (1989) - US#34 / USR&B#2
  • "Foolish Heart" (1989) - US#90 / USR&B#7
  • "Body Talk" (1990) - USR&B#38

[5] [6]

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References

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  2. Sharon Bryant- Hot 100 Singles Chart history @Billboard.com. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
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