Biography

Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing romantic soft-rock ballads, often as a duo with female singers. With twenty albums to his credit, Peabo Bryson has enjoyed an unprecedented, across-the-board level of international success, Bryson has the distinction of being the first artist in music history to have separate records topping four different charts.

Bryson won a Grammy Award in 1992 for his performance of the song “Beauty and the Beast” with Céline Dion and another in 1993 for “A Whole New World” (Aladdin’s Theme) with Regina Belle.

Peabo’s greatest solo hits include 1978’s “Feel The Fire” and “I’m So Into You” and the 1984 hit “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again”. In 1985, he appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live to sing a lyrical version of its theme song. Bryson’s vocals were added to the regular theme song in 1987 and his voice was heard daily until 1992.

Among his duets:

* “Here We Go”, with Minnie Riperton
* “Beauty and the Beast”, with Céline Dion
* “Light The World”, with Deborah Gibson
* “The Gift”, with Roberta Flack
* “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)”, with Regina Belle
* “Tonight I Celebrate My Love”, with Roberta Flack
* “The Best Part”, with Nadia Gifford
* “Lovers After All”, with Melissa Manchester
* “You Are My Home” (from The Scarlet Pimpernel) with Linda Eder
* “By The Time This Night is Over” with Kenny G

Bryson has also performed in theater and operatic productions, most notably the tenor role of “Sportin’ Life” in the Michigan Opera Theater of Detroit’s version of Porgy and Bess.

In 2002, Bryson’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video was included on the platinum and Blu-ray edition of Beauty and the Beast. His “A Whole New World” music video was included on the platinum edition DVD release of Aladdin. Bryson’s CD, Missing You, was released on October 2, 2007 on Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group.

Edited by discotequedude on 4 Apr 2013, 02:10

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