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Carmen Electra

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Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), professionally known as Carmen Electra, is an American glamour model, television personality, and entertainer. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, and on the TV series Baywatch, and has since become recognizable for her roles in the parody films Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans but Carmen Electra is also the self-titled debut album by Carmen Electra, released in 1993. The album was a project designed by Prince to promote Electra, his latest protégé at the time whom he was also dating, as a sexy female rapper. The album features music written by Prince with some input by band member Levi Seacer, Jr… Lyrics were provided by Prince, along with Seacer, NPG rapper Tony M. and female rapper Monie Love. Four singles were released from the album: “Go Go Dancer”, “Everybody Get on Up”, “Fantasia Erotica” and “Fun”. Both “Fantasia Erotica” and “Everybody Get on Up” were modestly received in the clubs, with one of the singles, “Everybody Get on Up” charting. It peaked at #33 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and #18 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart. The album was not well received and effectively ended Electra’s recording career. In interviews, she has pointed out that during the time of the album’s release, Prince was having problems with his label which could have contributed to its failure. However, Electra recovered and became a successful model, celebrity and actress.

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