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Angela Winbush

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Angela Winbush (b. January 18, 1955) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter who rose to fame first in the 1980s R&B duo René & Angela, also scoring hits as a solo artist. During her career, Winbush has sold ten million albums and singles worldwide, and has had twenty Top Forty R&B singles and three number one R&B singles.

Early life and career

Born to a deeply religious family in St. Louis, Missouri, Angela began singing in church. She did not initially aspire to a career in music, studying architecture at Howard University, singing only to earn extra money. She continued to sing in church while at Howard as well as with gospel legend Richard Smallwood. By 1977, Angela had changed her major to music education, and recorded a demo. She shopped it to various record labels with no success but, through a personal introduction furnished by respected industry veteran, Wayne K. Garfield, the demo was heard by New York disc jockey Gary Byrd, who made the call that landed Angela a spot in Stevie Wonder’s backing vocal group, Wonderlove. Becoming Wonder’s protegé, she learned a great deal about writing and arranging songs. While in Los Angeles with Wonder, Angela met singer René Moore; the two became a couple (eventually marrying), and began writing songs together. René & Angela released their self-titled debut album in 1980, followed by Wall to Wall in 1982 and Rise in 1983. During this period they had two moderate hit singles, “I Love You More” and “My First Love”.

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  • LaMusicLovr

    1 soulful sistah....love her:-)

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • newjillswing

    I love her new main pic!

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Dominicanbred

    a great voice and talented woman

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "C'est Toi (It's You)" <3

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I enjoy Angela's self titled third album! It is a fabulous album!!!!!

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Angela's "Unsung" episode is a real treat!

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Cali-Son

    A Great Talent She Is Indeed, "TREAT U RITE" Is One Of My Fav's By Her

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • yoli1

    I love Angela! she not talk about often what a shame!

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • poppa7

    she is so beautiful and awesome!!!!

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Angela Winbush is an excellent singer-songwriter and producer! She should be much more well known! I love her voice and style! I hope she releases more music sooner than later!!!

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • rhythmnbeatz

    ...love me some Angela Winbush!!

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • returntosender9

    You had a good thing baby!

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Raychillgill

    love her work where is 'gonna treat you right' though!

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • gingerweir

    Awesome voice!

    25 Oct 2009 Reply
  • JNez

    i want ms. angela winbush to take her rightful place as queen musician/singer/songwriter/composer of her era, the mid 80's. there is so much in her catalog during that period; her work with ex-husband rene, her work with the isley brothers & 2nd ex-husband ron isley; the jams she composed for stephanie mills and of course; her own 3 solo cd's. this lady is hella talented. i hope she's luxuriating somewhere on residuals from the jams she gave us back then lol. would love to see her tour with stephanie sometime soon too :)

    17 Aug 2009 Reply
  • AntBeeMomofuku

    Angela is and has always been, FIYAH!!

    24 May 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Angela is an underrated singer-songwriter and music producer! However, her way of doing music could not be duplicated.

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • UsPeaches

    1 soulful sistah....love her:-)

    25 Mar 2009 Reply
  • somnambulance

    GET it, grrl!

    15 Nov 2006 Reply

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