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Amii Stewart

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Washington, D.C., USA (1975 – present)

Amii Stewart (born as Amy Paulette Stewart 29 January 1956 in Washington, D.C., USA) is an American Pop and R&B singer and actress.

Amii Stewart’s father signed her up for singing and dancing lessons from the age of four. There already was an Amy Stewart registered with Actor’s Equity, so she changed the spelling of her name to Amii when she signed there. This eventually led to her break into the music industry, recording Disco music. Before being signed onto Ariola Records, Stewart appeared in the stage production Bubbling Brown Sugar on Broadway in 1975.

Her first single, a disco cover version of the Eddie Floyd hit “Knock On Wood”, reached number one in the U.S. in April 1979, and earned her a platinum record and a Grammy Award nomination. It was her only Top 10 American hit single, and she was dismissed there as a one hit wonder. She fared better on the R&B charts and Dance charts where Stewart continued to chart singles into the 1980s.

However, in Europe she established herself as a popular performer during the disco era of the late 1970s, scoring her highest chart placing in the UK singles chart with another disco cover version, of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” (released as “Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven”), which reached number five in 1979. Further singles such as “Jealousy”, which was a mix of the fading out disco and the New Wave and Hi-NRG hititng the dancefloors, continued her chart run in continental Europe and proved very popular in European discos, but as disco began to lose popularity she branched into other contemporary musical styles such as R&B and Pop.

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  • Cordis-Radio

    i love it

    26 Aug 4:49pm Reply
  • discotequedude

    Happy Belated Birthday to Amii.

    31 Jan 7:43am Reply
  • sprechenlee

    never gets old, great moves/dance song, worked up a sweat on this one..................

    8 Jan 1:35am Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Don't Be So Shy" <3

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "Jealously" <3

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Few in her native country thought Amii would mature into such a sophiscated songstress. Few people in North America know of any of her records after the release her song "Friends."

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • groovez0ne

    Paradise Bird album is the best!!!

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Her 80s output is just as good as Knock On Wood <3 [2]

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • otsiningopark

    Her 80s output is just as good as Knock On Wood <3

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • juliendu48

    Knock On Wood >3

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    It is a shame she has not received her due success because her albums are all excellent and sound great! Plus her she can produce some seriously impressive notes!

    27 Apr 2011 Reply
  • hinrgboy2011

    I adore her self titled album that came out on RCA in 1986, some fabulous eurobeat dance tracks!

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I downloaded a copy of "Try Love" today! I enjoy the rhythmic downtempo style production!

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I am glad all of her albums from "Try Love" (1984) to present have been reissued on MP3 Download format! Most of these albums have been difficult to find before!

    24 Dec 2010 Reply
  • jeanine-pe

    Ladies sing the blues... or the disco :P

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Brontax

    Friends i've loved since I was early 20s.. it's a lovely track..and I till listen to it alot :)

    11 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Sunzy

    Gahhh, I LOVE Knock On Wood. she has the finest voice.

    7 Dec 2009 Reply
  • williamc99

    My god. I love Knock On Wood. I haven't heard the song for years and now just rediscovered it and love it more than ever. Such a good song.

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • PleasureVictim1

    Knock On Wood! Love the synths!

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • ayuale

    Excelente vos, mucha fuerza en sus temas.

    25 May 2009 Reply
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