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Amel Larrieux


R&B vocalist/songwriter Amel Larrieux was raised in New York’s Greenwich Community. Her mom, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, was a dance critic and teacher, and she grew up in an creative environment. She shaped Groove Theory, a duo with previous Mantronix member Bryce Wilson (aka Bryce Luvah), which agreed upon to Epic Information and have scored a gold-selling TOP pop and R&B strike in Oct 1995 with “Inform Me,” accompanied by the Groove Theory record, which hit the very best 20 from the R&B graph. In 1996, Larrieux was a vocalist for the self-titled record by Sweetback, an organization featuring three people of Sade, which reached the graphs. Larrieux released her debut single single, “GET RIGHT UP,” in November 1999, and it reached amount 37 for the R&B graph. Her debut single record, Infinite Possibilities, premiered by 550 Music in Feb 2000. Larrieux teamed with crooner Glenn Lewis and documented “What’s Arrive Over Me?” for the Barbershop soundtrack, released in 2002. Both reunited a season later and made an appearance on Stanley Clarke’s 1, 2, towards the Bass record with their edition of “Where May be the Like,” a efficiency that gained them a Grammy nomination. In 2004, Larrieux set up the Blisslife label, where she released Bravebird, Morning hours (2006), the stripped-down vocal jazz arranged Lovely Requirements (2007), as well as the playfully eclectic Snow Cream Everyday (2013).

Quick Facts

Full Name Amel Larrieux
Height 1.75 m
Profession Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Keyboard Player
Nationality American, French
Spouse Laru Larrieux
Children Sky Larrieux, Sanji-Rei Larrieux
Parents Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Esty Stowell
Music Groups Groove Theory
Music Songs Make Me Whole, For Real, Sweet Misery, Gills and Tails, We Can Be New, Giving Something Up, Dear to Me, Mountain of When, Say You Want It All, Earn My Affection, What's Come Over Me?, Don't Let Me Down, Searchin' for My Soul, Afraid, I Do Take, All I Got, No One Else, Try Your Wings, Unanswered Question, A Million Sapphires, Ur the Shhh, Berries and Cream, Lucky to Be Me, Bravebird, Just Once, All I Got 2, See Where You Are, Moment to Reflect, Infinite Possibilities, Glitches, I Like the Sunrise, Orange Glow
Albums Ice Cream Everyday, Lovely Standards, Morning, Bravebird, Infinite Possibilities
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

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1 Cites Sade as one of her musical inspirations.
2 Often performs live with her eyes closed.
3 Participated in BET's AIDS awareness campaign "Rap It Up". A portion of her song "Giving Something Up" was used in the commercial.
4 Is an only child.
5 Her father is English and French, and her mother is Black-American.



Beyond the Lights 2014 performer: "Don't Let Me Down"
The Losers 2010/I performer: "Sweet Misery" / writer: "Sweet Misery"
Trois 3: The Escort 2004 Video performer: "All I Got"
Waking the Dead 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 performer: "Get Up" / writer: "Get Up"
Barbershop 2002 performer: "What's Come Over Me"
Down to Earth 2001 "Glitches" / performer: "Glitches"
Daria 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roswell 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
B*A*P*S 1997 writer: "Live For the Love" 1996



Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 2000-2002 TV Series Herself
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group · Stanley Clarke
· Glenn Lewis

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