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Lisa Fischer

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Lisa Fischer (born December 1, 1958) is an American Grammy Award winning R&B singer best known for her beautiful image, impressive vocal range and talents that reach high up to the whistle register, and her 1991 hit single “How Can I Ease the Pain”. She has released 5 singles to date and all of them have been Top 40 R&B hits.

Fischer was born in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Before pursuing a solo career, she accompanied R&B singer Luther Vandross as a backup singer on several of his tours & albums until his death, in addition to providing backing vocals for artists including Melba Moore and Billy Ocean. She has worked with several other famous singers, both as a session vocalist and a backup singer. Musicians she has supported include Chaka Khan, Tina Turner and Roberta Flack.

In 1983, under the stage name Xēna, Fischer released a freestyle single, “On the Upside”, that met with moderate success. In 1984, a club track she recorded entitled “Only Love (Shadows)” was briefly featured in the motion picture Beat Street and was later released in 1995 as part of the Hot Productions’ The Best Of Criminal Records compilation.

Her career peaked with the 1991 release of “How Can I Ease the Pain” from her solo album So Intense, which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1992. The album So Intense spawned three Top 20 R&B hits and peaked at #5 on The Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. Also it peaked at #100 on the Billboard 200 chart. Fischer also provided stirring vocals on the power ballad “Colors of Love” which was featured on the soundtrack album for the film Made in America.

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  • matsmi

    I had never heard of her until I watched "20 Feet From Stardom" - a thoroughly enjoyable documentary about backup singers. Lisa is given quite a bit of screen time and was most impressive of all the singers profiled.

    28 May 1:41pm Reply
  • LaMusicLovr

    Every time I listen to this lady's debut, "So Intense", I think she must really not have had the temperament to continue on in her solo career. It's a beautiful album, but I suppose you have to really want the stardom to pursue it. I love Lisa. I love how she just pops up on other people's albums, and I know she still tours and does studio work with many artists. And I really would have loved to hear a whole album of duets with her ex-husband, Chris Walker, especially after the one duet they recorded for his debut album. Much love and respect to Ms. Fischer, Grammy winner!!

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • leroijonesjr

    whatever happened to she???

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Erous

    she is a true gem! OH MY GOD!

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Chakkaa

    such a class act! I love her!

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • RoterMilan2

    diese Frau ist der Hammer.............denk da an die Stonestour.

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • newjillswing

    I love How Can I Ease The Pain. Such a beautiful song!

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Her voice and songs are fabulous! I believe she has an easiler and more enjoyable time being a session vocalist than a solo singer. There is nothing wrong with that.

    11 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    Legendary singer, amazing voice

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    Please vote for the most recent picture

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Chudzik

    kocham ją...

    26 Dec 2007 Reply

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