Yvonne Gage

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Yvonne Gage
Birth name Yvonne Gage
Born (1959-12-20) December 20, 1959 (age 58)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1978–present


Associated acts
Website yvonnegage.com

Yvonne Gage (born December 20, 1959) is an American singer from Chicago, Illinois. Active since the late 1970s, Gage has done background vocals for artists prior and after her own solo success. Her work as a session musician includes providing vocals for far "popular" and prolific music artists, including Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, The Doobie Brothers, Ministry, Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Ashford & Simpson, Kem, Janelle Monáe, and Kindred The Family Soul. [2]

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Virginity (1984)

Her only album Virginity, featuring cover showing mildly risque figures of the singer wearing a seal-fur coat, was released in 1984 under the independent Chicago International Music label. The album includes a song called "Doin' It In A Haunted House" which reached number 45 in the UK singles chart.

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Year Title Label Peak chart positions [3] [4]
U.S. Top 40 U.S. Dance U.S. R&B UK
Top 40
1981 "Garden Of Eve" Atlantic #36 [5]
1983 "Love's Gonna Pay You Back" C.I.M.
1984 "Lover of My Dreams" C.I.M. #79
"Doin' It In A Haunted House" C.I.M. #45
"Virginity" C.I.M.
1990 "Winter Days & Summer Nights" Trax
2002 "Mirror, Mirror" Slang
2011 "My Freedom" audioJazz
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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  2. Yvonne Gage - Allmusic - Credits. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  3. "Billboard (r) Dance Top 80 (tm)". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc . 94: 36. 30 Jan 1982. ISSN   0006-2510.
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  5. Billboard - August 29, 1981