Twelve years ago today Sandra St. Victor released her first solo album Mack Diva Saves The World. Once a back-up singer for Chaka Khan and a song collaborator with Prince most people remember her as the lead singer of The Family Stand and their funk hit “Ghetto Heaven.” Sandra’s deep seductive style really did mack all thirteen of the tracks executive produced by Sandra, Tita Gray and Denise Brown. Her project became one of Warner Brothers biggest failures and a must-have for fans of uncut soul. “Come Over” made it to the A Thin Line Between Love And Hate soundtrack while “Rise Up” was remixed for the dancefloor. She followed up with the album Gemini in 2001. The Family Stand reunited and released Super Sol Nova last year. But the lusciousness of Mack Diva leaves you wanting to hear more from Sandra on a solo outing.
Daily Archives: November 12, 2008
Both of Jimi’s drummers died this year. Buddy Miles from A Band Of Gypsies passed in February.
“DEFINITION OF REAL,” the blockbuster second album from Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic recording artist Plies, has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000. The album – which features the #1 single, “Bust It Baby Part 2 (Feat. Ne-Yo)” – debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its June release, with sales of 214,000 – the highest selling first-week numbers in the history of the Miami-based Slip-N-Slide Records. Plies’ next album, “Da REAList,” is slated to hit the streets on December 16th, marking the Ft. Myers, Florida-based rap superstar’s third full-length release in just under 16 months.
New York, November 12, 2008
Hugely successful Grammy nominated R&B singer and songwriter KEYSHIA COLE is set to close out 2008 with a bang. Three (3) songs from her second album reached number one (#1) status — “Let It Go” (w/Missy Elliottand Lil Kim), “I Remember” and “Heaven Sent.” Her reality show “The Way It Is” became the most-watched program in BET’s history, and with season three having started yesterday, November 11th, Keyshia Cole is sure to make history again. Keyshia’s third album, A Different Me – Executive Produced by Keyshia, Manager Manny Halley and Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair is set for release on Tuesday, December 16, 2008.