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Sparkle

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(May 19, 1998 – present)

Sparkle first started singing in her family’s gospel music group. Sparkle met singer R. Kelly in while he was working on a male artist in 1989. Sparkle was the first and only successful artist to release an album on Kelly’s Rockland label. Sparkle’s debut album, the self-titled Sparkle, was released on May 19, 1998. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the R&B charts and was certified Platinum very soon after the release. The album is best known for the single “Be Careful,” a 1998 duet with R. Kelly, which made it to two of Billboard’s major airplay charts, peaking at No. 3 on the Rhythmic Top 40 and charted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Airplay for six consecutive weeks, while also reaching No. 7 in the UK.[1]
Despite the success of her debut album, Sparkle and R. Kelly began to have creative differences while working on her second album, which led to her to ask to be released from Rockland/Interscope. She then signed with Motown Records, where she would release her second album Told You So in 2000.

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