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Peabo Bryson

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Vocalist Peabo Bryson was one of the top silky-voiced soul performers who emerged because the softer, more sophisticated metropolitan contemporary audio became dominant within the ’70s and ’80s. Bryson, who was simply blessed in Greenville, SC, sang with Al Freeman & the Upsetters in 1965, and is at the group Moses Dillard & the Tex-Town Screen from 1968 to 1973. He was a manufacturer and composer for Atlanta’s Bang Information in the first ’70s, and sang in Michael Zager’s Moon Music group. His self-titled, debut LP and many singles were documented for Bang’s subsidiary firm Bullet, included in this “GET IT DONE with Sense,” “Underground Music,” “It’s Only a Matter of Period,” “YET ANOTHER Time,” and “I COULD ENSURE IT IS Better.” All had been moderate R&B strikes. Bryson transferred to Capitol in 1978, where his initial album, Achieving for the Sky, proceeded to go gold, as well as the name track was lots six R&B strike. He remained within the Moon Music group until 1979, departing after “I’m So Into You” spent fourteen days because the nation’s number 2 R&B strike in 1978. Bryson continuing a prolific profession, both as business lead action and duet participant. He produced strike duets with Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Melissa Manchester, and Regina Belle. Bryson documented for Capitol until 1984, when he turned to Elektra, and appreciated more achievement with “IF You’re in my own Arms Once again.” He transferred to Columbia in 1991, issuing IS IT POSSIBLE TO Stop the Rainfall; subsequent initiatives included 1994’s With the Fireplace and 1999’s Unconditional Appreciate. He also liked more acclaim producing duets with Belle. In 2007, he integrated the soft jazz audio into his return recording Missing You.

Quick Facts


Full Name Peabo Bryson
Profession Composer, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, Keyboard Player, Music Arranger
Nationality American
Spouse Tanya Boniface
Children Linda Bryson
Parents Marie Bryson
Awards Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Juno Award for Single of the Year
Music Songs Beauty & The Beast, If Ever You're in My Arms Again, A Whole New World, Tonight I Celebrate My Love, Can You Stop the Rain, I'm So Into You, Feel The Fire, Love Always Finds a Way, Let the Feeling Flow, Why Goodbye, I Just Came Here To Dance, Shower You With Love, Learning the Ways of Love, Closer Than Close, Lost in the Night, Without You, You're Lookin' Like Love To Me, I Can't Imagine, Gimme Sometime, If It's Really Love, Heaven Above Me, We Don't Have to Talk, Love Will Take Care of You, I Can Make It Better, Show & Tell, There's Nothin' Out There, Love Means Forever, Can We Find Love Again, Somebody In Your Life, Reaching For The Sky, I Just Had To Fall, Hold On To The World
Albums Live & More, Born to Love, Reaching for the Sky, Crosswinds, Straight from the Heart, I Am Love, We're the Best of Friends, Through the Fire, Paradise, Take No Prisoners, Can You Stop The Rain, Turn the Hands of Time, Peace on Earth, Peabo, Missing You, Quiet Storm, All My Love, Unconditional Love, Positive, The Peabo Bryson Collection, Love & Rapture: The Best of Peabo Bryson, Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2: Peabo Bryson, Tonight I Celebrate My Love, Love Songs, Anthology, The Very Best Of, The Collection, The Best Of
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Dahsyatnya Award for Outstanding Guest Star, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song
Movies Peabo Bryson Live in Concert: Ladies' Request, Celine Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert, People: A Musical Celebration


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#Fact
1 Bryson was engaged several times to Juanita Leonard, the former wife of boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard. In the 1990s, he became engaged to Angela Thigpen, former Miss Virginia Teen USA and later a model/actress.
2 Co-host, with Angela Martinez, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Classic Soul Ballads" music collection. [2006]
3 Currently on tour [August 2006]
4 Has one daughter, Linda.
5 Has had 7 hit songs all duets with some of the most prominent female artists in the industry. He won two Grammys in less than two years for two of his 7 duets both songs appeared on Disney soundtracks for Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast in 1992 and 1993 respectively.
6 Sang the 1987-1991 opening of long-running ABC soap opera, One Life to Live (1968).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special performer: "Summer Breeze"
Hawaii Five-0 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Patinando por un sueño 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ten 2007 performer: "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love", "I Just Came Here to Dance", "You're Lookin' Like Love to Me"
Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa 2002 TV Movie performer: "Through A Child's Eye"
Friday After Next 2002 performer: "Big Boys" / writer: "Big Boys"
American Idol 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Winter Solstice on Ice 1999 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Gift", "I Wish I Could"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie writer: "Feel The Fire" - uncredited
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 Video performer: "As Long As There's Christmas End Title"
People: A Musical Celebration 1995 TV Movie "Believing" / performer: "How Wonderful We Are"
Great Performances 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
David Foster's Christmas Album 1993 TV Special performer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Aladdin 1992 performer: "A Whole New World Aladdin's Theme" 1992
All My Children 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special performer: "Beauty and the Beast"
Beauty and the Beast 1991 performer: "Beauty and the Beast End Title Duet"
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special writer: "Feel The Fire" - uncredited
Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 1988 TV Movie performer: "The Closer I Get To You"
Leonard Part 6 1987 performer: "Without You", "Positive", "Hurt"
Shades of Love: Sincerely, Violet 1987 Video lyrics: "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" / music: "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" / performer: "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"
Fame TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1984 music - 1 episode, 1984 performer - 1 episode, 1984
D.C. Cab 1983 performer: "D.C. Cab"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1980-1983 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Romantic Comedy 1983 performer: "Maybe"
Bad Boys 1983 performer: "Give Me Your Love" / writer: "Give Me Your Love"
WKRP in Cincinnati TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1982 writer - 1 episode, 1982
Bustin' Loose 1981 performer: "Ballad For D" / writer: "Ballad For D"
Today 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boo Boo Bandits 2009 TV Movie Grand Boo Boo
King of the Hill 1998 TV Series National Anthem Singer
Fame 1984 TV Series Lefty

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boo Boo Bandits 2009 TV Movie
I Surrender All 2001

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special musician

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon 2011 Documentary with thanks to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nation's Favourite Disney Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Singer, A Whole New World
Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story 2014 TV Movie Himself
Life After 2012 TV Series Himself
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Himself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2001 TV Series Himself - Performer
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Himself
A Skaters' Tribute to Broadway 1998 TV Movie Himself
The Parent 'Hood 1997 TV Series Himself
Miss America Pageant 1996 TV Special Himself - Singer
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Festival of Fun Musical Spectacular 1996 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Pocahontas: The Musical Tradition Continues 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
Great Performances 1995 TV Series Himself
Miss Universe Pageant 1994 TV Special documentary Himself - Guest Star
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 1991-1994 TV Series Himself
Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World 1993 TV Special Himself
David Foster's Christmas Album 1993 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1993 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1992 TV Movie Himself
All My Children 1992 TV Series Himself
The 1992 World Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Co-Performer: Beauty and The Beast
Soul Train 1978-1992 TV Series documentary Guest / Himself / Singer
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989-1991 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1980-1991 TV Series Himself
Peabo Bryson: Can You Stop the Rain 1991 Short Himself
Thicke of the Night 1983 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1978 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1999 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year Aladdin (1992) · Alan Menken (music by)
· Tim Rice (lyrics by)
· Regina Belle (performed by)
1994 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Aladdin (1992) · Regina Belle
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Beauty and the Beast (1991) · Céline Dion

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year Aladdin (1992) · Regina Belle
· Walter Afanasieff (producer)
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Song All My Children (1970) · Earl Rose (production designer)
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Song of the Year Beauty and the Beast (1991) · Alan Menken (music)
· Howard Ashman (lyrics)
· Céline Dion (performer)
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year Beauty and the Beast (1991) · Céline Dion
· Walter Afanasieff (producer)
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year Beauty and the Beast (1991) · Alan Menken (produced by)
· Howard Ashman (produced by)
· Walter Afanasieff (produced by)
· Robert Buchanan (produced by)
· David Ogden Stiers (narrated and performed by)
· Paige O'Hara (performed by)
· Céline Dion (performed by)
· Robby Benson (performed by)
· Angela Lansbury (performed by)
· Jerry Orbach (performed by)
· Richard White (performed by)
· Jesse Corti (performed by)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Movie Song Aladdin (1992) · Regina Belle


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