Before she became a solo artist in 1984, drummer Sheila E. used Azteca, the Latin jazz-fusion music group led by her dad, percussionist Pete Escovedo; she also performed on two of his single albums documented for Fantasy Information. Prince uncovered Sheila E. about 1983 and acquired her sing on “Erotic Town,” the B-side to his number 1 1984 one, “Let’s Move Crazy.” Prince also helped her protected a record agreement with Warner Bros.; she released her debut record, Sheila E. within the Gorgeous Lifestyle, in 1984. Compiled by Prince, the name track strike the U.S. TOP and her second one, “The Belle of St. Tag,” charted in both American and United kingdom Top 40. The next calendar year she released Sheila E. in Love 1600, which highlighted the quantity 11 strike “A Like Bizarre.” Her self-titled record premiered in 1987, however it didn’t possess the industrial influence of her two prior information. Sheila E. became a member of Prince’s music group for the 1987 Indication O’ the days tour and it is highlighted prominently within the causing film documentary of the same name. Four years afterwards, she came back with her 4th record, Sex Cymbal. Despite it’s large dance beats and vivacious compositions, Sex Cymbal didn’t graph. After her short stint ringleading the music group on Magic Johnson’s late-night present, The Magic Hour, Sheila E. came back to documenting and released The Creates of Passing in fall 2000.
Full Name Sheila E.
Height 1.6 m
Profession Actor, Drummer, Singer-songwriter, Percussionist, Music Director
Education Oakland High School
Parents Pete Escovedo, Juanita Gardere
Siblings Peter Michael Escovedo, Zina Escovedo, Juan Escovedo
Music Songs The Glamorous Life, A Love Bizarre, The Belle of St. Mark, Holly Rock, Hold Me, Sister Fate, Sex Cymbal, Who I Am Now, I Like It, Koo Koo, Droppin' Like Flies, Love on a Blue Train, Noon Rendezvous, Krush Groovin', Dear Michaelangelo, Leader of the Band, Oakland n da House, Now Is the Hour, Oliver's House, Shortberry Strawcake, Drum Solo, Next Time Wipe the Lipstick Off Your Collar, Merci for The Speed of a Mad Clown in Summer, Wednesday Like a River, Girl Like Me, I'll Give You That, Nasty Thangs, Hon E Man, Soul Salsa, Lovely Day, Funky Attitude, Boy's Club
Albums Romance 1600, Sheila E ICON, The Glamorous Life, Sex Cymbal, Sheila E., Writes of Passage, Heaven
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Video Artist
Movies Sign 'O' the Times, Chasing Papi, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas, Night School: An Evening with Stanley Clarke & Friends, Ringo Starr & His New All-Starr Band, Ringo Starr: Live on Tour, Jazzscapes: Music with a View: Rhythm and Waves
TV Shows Gone Country, The Next Great American Band, The Magic Hour, Secret Talents of the Stars
Attended Oakland High School in Oakland, California.
Is the co-founder (along with Lynn Mabry) of the "Lil' Angel Bunny Foundation", an organization that "provides abused, abandoned and severely emotionally disturbed children compassionate care by implementing an alternative method of recreational and education therapy through music and the arts and funding special services and programs that assist the needs of these children using these fundamental methods".
Ranked #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.