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The Valentine's Day Show: Stephanie Mills & Will Downing
Beacon Theatre - NY
Feb 14 2016
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The little girl with the big voice. had a challenging and struggling life which eventually became the source of winning laurels for her. Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York) is a U.S. Grammy Award-winning R&B, soul singer and a former Broadway star, who began her career appearing in her first play at the age of 9. Two years later, Mills won Amateur Night at the world-famous Apollo Theater a record six times. The victory lead to her being cast in her first Broadway role, the orphaned child of a runaway slave in the short-lived musical Maggie Flynn.In 1973, Mills' musical career began with the Isley Brothers and a year later after being discovered by Jackson 5 lead singer, Jermaine Jackson, she signed with Motown Records. Her first two albums failed to generate a buzz and a name in the market, as the label couldn't find Mills' sound, thus she made up her mind and left the label for good in 1976.
In 1975, Mills' career took a rise when she displayed her passion in an African-American adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz entitled The Wiz and portrayed herself as Dorothy. The Wiz brought stardom of Mills and so enveloped it with a more urban style of music and scenery, particularly because of her cosmological performance of the song Home. It became her signature tune and was remembered for years, as it was covered later by Diana Ross for the big-screen adaptation three years later and by Whitney Houston for her dramatic musical performance debut on TV in the early 1980s.Thus becoming a source of inspiration and success of many.Musical success was eluded until 1979, when signed under the 20th century Fox record label, Mills found her breakthrough in disco music, recording now-classic danceable songs such as Put Your Body In It, You Can Get Over, and What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'. The resulting album, What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin, was Mills' first gold record.
She quickly followed the success with 1980's Sweet Sensation, which featured Mills' biggest hit to date, the Reggie Lucas-produced Never Knew Love Like This Before. The single became a #12 R&B and #6 Pop hit in 1980, even reaching #4 in the UK. 1981's Stephanie featured a top hit for her and Teddy Pendergrass entitled Two Hearts, while her 1983 album, Merciless, featured How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore? as her hit cover. In 1984, Mills had her second UK hit with The Medicine Song (#29).Success for Mills had peaked until 1985, when her version of the Angela Winbush-penned I've Learned to Respect the Power of Love, which became a #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. Mills truly returned, however, with her next release, If I Were Your Woman in 1987 under MCA Records, which she was now signed. Amongst the hits of the albumn is the title track, originally a hit for Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1971, I Feel Good All Over, and You're Puttin' a Rush on Me, from the few songs which were released. The album was eventually so much praised that it reached the platinum status.
Mills' success continued with 1989's Home album. The hits from that album include The Comfort of a Man, the title track, a cover of her old standard from The Wiz and another song penned by Winbush titled Something in the Way You Make Me Feel. It became another platinum record for Mills.Mills released a live gospel recording in 1995 on GospoCentric Records entitled Personal Inspirations. The set was produced by Donald Lawrence and featured a spiritualized retooling of her hit I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love. Mills would record one more album and a Christmas album before being released from her contract with MCA in 1992. Thereafter, Stephanie took a break from recording to care for her son.
Mills returned to musical theater in 1997, playing the lead in a major production of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden in New Jersey, which Schwartz has called the definitive production of the show. In 2000, Mills began a comeback with singles recorded with BeBe Winans and rapper DMX to name a few. She made a comeback in independently-releasing ?Born For This' in 2004. Her first single in over a decade, Can't Let Him Go, garnered buzz and swept the audience at urban contemporary radio.
From 2004-2006 Mills voiced the character of Serenity Zilla in Gene Simmons' animated television show My Dad the Rock Star on NickToons. She was busy working on the production of a 2-disc, career-spanning greatest hits compilation entitled Gold was released by Hip-O/Universal Music earlier this year. Mills is currently touring and spreading her sweet voice and its glorious glamour all around her, thus mesmerizing the public with the great gift that she holds and entertains others with it, which would surely be remembered in distinguished expressions.