Love Unlimited

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Love Unlimited
GenresSoul, disco
Years active1969–1985
Past membersGlodean James
Linda James
Diane Taylor
 
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Love Unlimited
GenresSoul, disco
Years active1969–1985
Past membersGlodean James
Linda James
Diane Taylor

Love Unlimited was a female vocal trio that provided backing vocals for American R&B/soul singer Barry White on his albums and concert tours. They also found success with their own recordings. Formed in 1969, the group included Barry White’s future wife, Glodean James, her sister, Linda James, and their cousin Diane Taylor. The group disbanded in 1985, with the death of Diane Taylor.

Their first hit was "Walking in the Rain with the One I Love" in 1972. It peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Best Selling Soul Singles Chart. It was also successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in July 1972.[1] In 1975, they had their first and only #1 song, "I Belong To You", which spent a week at the top of the Best Selling Soul Singles Chart. It also peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1973, when their album entitled Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited peaked at #3 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart, Love Unlimited became the first female group to have an album reach the Top Five since Greatest Hits Vol. 3 from Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1970.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumChart Positions[2]U.S. Certifications[3]
U.S.U.S. R&B
1972From A Girl's Point of View We Give to You... Love Unlimited15119
1973Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited33Gold
1974In Heat8515
1976He's All I've Got19251
1979Love Is Back70
1997The Best of Love Unlimited
"—" denotes the album failed to chart, was not released, or was not certified

Singles[edit]

YearSingleChart Positions[2][4]
U.S.
Hot 100
U.S.
R&B
UK
1972"Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love"14614
1973"Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It"70
"It May Be Winter Outside (But in My Heart It's Spring)"833511
1974"Under the Influence of Love"7670
1974"I Belong To You"271
1975"Share a Little Love in Your Heart"21
1977"I Did It for Love"66
1979"High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella (You Got It Together)"45
1980"If You Want Me, Say It"71
"I'm So Glad That I'm a Woman"96
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 315. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Love Unlimited Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Love Unlimited certifications". riaa.com. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Love Unlimited UK Chart History". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 

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