Saturday, June 11: Deborah Cox

2016_Artist_Comp_Deb_CoxDeborah Cox performs at PrideFest Milwaukee on Saturday, June 11 on the Miller Lite Mainstage.

A multi-platinum selling and a multi-talented entertainer, Cox has earned three Juno Awards, conquered the R&B and pop charts, including six top-20 Billboard R&B singles, an impressive ten #1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart and the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway musical, Aida.

Deborah returned to Broadway in 2012 where she  portrayed the legendary Josephine Baker in Josephine.

While singing with Celine Dion, Cox was discovered by the infamous Clive Davis and instantly signed to Arista Records. Her platinum selling debut album Deborah Cox was released in 1995 and garnered her first JUNO award for Best R&B Soul Recording.

In 1998 she followed up with the release of her second CD One Wish.  From this CD came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” which held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single for 14 consecutive weeks. She earned her third JUNO, a Lady of Soul and a Soul Train Award.

Her second single “We Can’t Be Friends” also went to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart and sold over 500,000 copies. “Things Just Ain’t The Same” and “It’s Over Now” followed.  In 2000, Deborah recorded the duet “Same Script Different Cast” with Whitney Houston. The Morning After was released in 2002 with “Up & Down (In & Out)” co-written with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

In addition to roles in both film and television, Deborah also released a Grammy Award nominated tribute album to the legendary Dinah Washington in 2007 (Universal) as well as an independent R&B album release of The Promise (Deco Recording Group) in 2008 where she earned her 10th #1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart with the international hit “Beautiful U R”.

Behind the scenes, Deborah has recorded singles for several film soundtracks including Akeelah and the Bee, Hotel Rwanda, Kingdom Come, Money Talks, A Good Man is Hard To Find and most recently Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns.”

In 2010 Deborah was invited by Andrea Bocelli to sing three duets with him at the O2 in London. She also Toured with David Foster on his Foster & Friends Tour.