Stacy Lattisaw

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Stacy Lattisaw
Born(1966-11-25) November 25, 1966 (age 46)
OriginWashington, D.C, United States
GenresSoul, Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B, Contemporary Gospel
OccupationsSinger
Years active1979–present
LabelsCotillion Records (1979–1985)
Motown (1986–1989)
Associated actsThe Jacksons
Johnny Gill
Narada Michael Walden
 
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Stacy Lattisaw
Born(1966-11-25) November 25, 1966 (age 46)
OriginWashington, D.C, United States
GenresSoul, Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B, Contemporary Gospel
OccupationsSinger
Years active1979–present
LabelsCotillion Records (1979–1985)
Motown (1986–1989)
Associated actsThe Jacksons
Johnny Gill
Narada Michael Walden

Stacy Lattisaw (born November 25, 1966) is an American R&B, dance, and gospel singer. Since the 1990s, she has exclusively sung gospel music, as a callback to her Christian roots.

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Career

When she was a teenager in the early 1980s, Lattisaw had a string of Top 40 R&B hits, with several songs — "Let Me Be Your Angel", "Jump to the Beat", "Love on a Two-Way Street", and "Miracles" — crossing over to the pop mainstream. Lattisaw recorded her first album for Cotillion Records at the age of 12 in 1979, under the direction of record producer Van McCoy. However it was not until she affiliated with Narada Michael Walden, a former drummer with the Mahavishnu Orchestra who was just beginning a career as a producer, that she found success. Under Walden's direction, she had five hit albums between 1981 and 1986. She also opened for the Jacksons Triumph Tour in 1981. From Lattisaw's 1982 album "Sneakin' Out", Mariah Carey used a sample of the song "Attack Of The Name Game" (R&B #14) for her 1999 #1 hit "Heartbreaker".

Lattisaw continued recording into the late 1980s, signing to Motown in 1986. She scored her only #1 R&B hit with frequent duet partner Johnny Gill, titled "Where Do We Go from Here", in 1989. While the success was great, she grew increasingly disenchanted with the record industry. By the early 1990s, she decided to retire from the music industry and concentrate on raising her family. Her official website states that she is now working on a gospel CD. In 2010, Lattisaw's music career was chronicled on the TV One docu-series Unsung, in which she also appeared.

Discography

Studio albums

YearAlbumPeak chart positionsRecord label
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
1979Young and in LoveCotillion
1980Let Me Be Your Angel449
1981With You468
1982Sneakin' Out5511
1983Sixteen16026
1984Perfect Combination (with Johnny Gill)13927
1985I'm Not the Same Girl
1986Take Me All the Way13136Motown
1988Personal Attention15324
1989What You Need16
"—" denotes the album failed to chart

Compilation albums

Singles

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[1]
US
R&B

[1]
US
Dan

[1]
US
A/C

[1]
UK
[2]
1979"When You're Young and in Love"91Young and in Love
1980"Dynamite!"8151Let Me Be Your Angel
"Jump to the Beat"3
"Let Me Be Your Angel"21834
1981"Love on a Two Way Street"26219With You
"It Was So Easy"61
"Feel My Love Tonight"7136
1982"Don't Throw It All Away"1019Sneakin' Out
"Attack of the Name Game"7014
"Hey There Lonely Boy"10871
1983"Miracles"4013Sixteen
"Million Dollar Babe"52
1984"Perfect Combination" (with Johnny Gill)7510Perfect Combination
"Baby It's You" (with Johnny Gill)10237
"Block Party" (with Johnny Gill)6348
1985"I'm Not the Same Girl"52I'm Not the Same Girl
"He's Just Not You"
1986"Nail It to the Wall"484276Take Me All the Way
1987"Jump into My Life"13379
1988"Every Drop of Your Love"8Personal Attention
"Let Me Take You Down"11
"Call Me"80
1989"What You Need "30What You Need
"Where Do We Go from Here" (with Johnny Gill)1
1990"I Don't Have the Heart"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

See also

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