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Adeva (born Patricia Daniels in 1960) is a female African American house music and R&B artist from Paterson, New Jersey, United States, and the youngest of six children.

Her style ranges between diva vamp and gospel ballad, and earned her a couple of well-deserved top 20 hits in 1989. Her solo releases never topped the charts but her performances on an album by dance heavyweight Frankie Knuckles were received with acclaim. Adeva was always huge in the dance clubs in both the UK and USA. In 1996 EMI Gold released the compilation “Ultimate Adeva” to showcase her work hitherto. In 1997 Adeva, signed to the label Distinctive Records, released new material, including the double A-side house vocal, “Where Is The Love/The Way That You Feel”?

Noted for her powerful vocals, she released a house rendition of the Aretha Franklin/Otis Redding hit “Respect” in 1989 that reached #17 in the UK and released her debut album ! in the same year. The album was released in the United States in 1990 via the major record label Capitol/EMI Records under license from Chrysalis Records in the UK, where she was signed originally. The album was a critical and commercial success in the UK and contained several hit singles. “Respect” remains a favorite on Urban contemporary radio stations, especially in New York City to this day. She had a hit follow-up from the album, “I Thank You,” which also reached #17.

Her second album, 1991’s Love Or Lust? failed to chart in both the UK and the US despite featuring two hit singles, “Independent Woman” and “It Should Have Been Me.”

Adeva collaborated with house-music pioneer Frankie Knuckles in 1995, with whom she released two Top-40 singles and an album, “Welcome to the Real World”.


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