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Sheila E.

Biography

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.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sheila E.
Height 1.6 m
Profession Actor, Drummer, Singer-songwriter, Percussionist, Music Director
Education Oakland High School
Nationality American
Parents Pete Escovedo, Juanita Gardere
Siblings Peter Michael Escovedo, Zina Escovedo, Juan Escovedo
Music Groups Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
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


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#Fact
1 Longtime friend of Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer.
2 Biological aunt of Nicole Richie, whose biological father is Peter Michael Escovedo.
3 Attended Oakland High School in Oakland, California.
4 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".
5 Ranked #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.
6 Was a child prodigy.
7 Had a #1 hit single with "The Glamorous Life".
8 Tours with group "Ringo Starr's All Starrs".
9 Eldest child of Pete Escovedo and wife Juanita Gardere Escovedo. She has one sister Zina Escovedo, with two brothers, Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo.
10 Once dated Prince.
11 Goddaughter of Latin music legend Tito Puente.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BET Awards 2016 2016 TV Movie performer: "Housequake", "Erotic City", "U Got The Look", "A Love Bizarre", "The Glamorous Life", "America", "Baby I'm a Star" / writer: "A Love Bizarre"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ugly Betty 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 2004 TV Special documentary music: "Glamorous Life"
Chasing Papi 2003 writer: "Favorite Fantasy", "Escolandia"
Caught 1996 lyrics: "Viva Para Ser Libre I Live To Be Free" / music: "Viva Para Ser Libre I Live To Be Free" / performer: "Viva Para Ser Libre I Live To Be Free"
Frauen sind was Wunderbares 1994 lyrics: "Romance 1600" / music: "Romance 1600" / performer: "Romance 1600"
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special performer: "Beautiful Maria of My Soul"
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 performer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do" / producer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do" / writer: "Funky Attitude", "Whatcha' Gonna' Do"
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary performer: "Glamorous Life"
Saturday Night Live 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Krush Groove 1985 arranger: "A Love Bizarre" / performer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock", "Krush Groovin'" / writer: "A Love Bizarre", "Holly Rock"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
Protocol 1984 performer: "The Glamorous Life"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 musician: drum orchestra - as Sheila E
Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 musician: percussion solos
Ride Along 2 2016 featured musician
Man of Steel 2013 musician: drum orchestra
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 musician: additional soloist
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina 2009 TV Movie musical director
2001 ALMA Awards 2001 TV Special musical director
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series musical director

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
She Rocks The Planet! 2015 TV Series Musician
2003 World Series 2003 TV Series Opening performer
Chasing Papi 2003 Latin Festival Band Member
Cosby 1997 TV Series
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 Club Singer
AVRO's Toppop 1984 TV Series

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Studio City 2003 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series band leader

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Leader: of the Band 2016 Short Herself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One 2015 TV Movie Herself
Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson 2015 TV Movie Herself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Herself - Musical guest
International Jazz Day 2015 Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2015 TV Movie Herself
The Queen Latifah Show 2015 TV Series Herself
The Real 2014 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest Musician
The Talk 2014 TV Series Herself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors 2013 TV Special Herself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos 2013 TV Series Herself
Finding the Funk 2013 Documentary Herself
VH1 Divas 2012 2012 TV Movie Herself
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Unsung 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Andraé Crouch: The Journey 2011 Documentary Herself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
American Idol 2011 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Way Black When: Primetime 2011 TV Series Herself - Performer
The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant 2010 TV Special Herself - Judge
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2009 TV Series Herself
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina 2009 TV Movie Herself
Gone Country 2009 TV Series Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle 2009 TV Movie Herself
Azteca: La piedra del sol 2009 Documentary Herself
2008 American Music Awards 2008 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience (uncredited)
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live 2006 2008 Video documentary Musician
Rock & A Hard Place 2008 TV Series Herself
The Next Great American Band 2007 TV Series Herself - Judge
Night School: An Evening with Stanley Clarke and Friends 2007 Video Herself
Star Tomorrow 2006 TV Movie Herself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
An All-Star Salute to Patti LaBelle: Live from Atlantis 2005 TV Special Herself
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
VH1 Divas 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 2004 TV Special documentary Herself
19th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Herself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Prince Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas 2003 Video Herself
100 Greatest Videos 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself - Commentator
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Herself
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Herself - Contestant
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The 37th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Chris Isaak Show 2002 TV Series Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
V.I.P. 1999 TV Series Herself
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series Herself - Bandleader / Herself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Performer (as Sheila E)
Midnight Mac 1995 TV Series Herself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
For Our Children 1993 Video Herself
Gloria Estefan: Mi Tierra 1993 TV Movie Herself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Performer
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special 1992 TV Movie Herself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Documentary Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1985-1989 TV Series Herself
Prince: Lovesexy Live 1989 Video Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Sign 'o' the Times 1987 Documentary Herself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards 1986 TV Special Herself
Prince and the Revolution LIVE! 1985 Video documentary Herself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards 1985 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live 1985 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
New American Bandstand 1965 1985 TV Series Herself
Krush Groove 1985 Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 1985 TV Series documentary Herself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sound Festival 1982 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2016 TV Series Herself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Ich will Spaß - Die 80er-Jahre-Pop-und-Schlagernacht mit Perlen aus Ost und West 2004 TV Special documentary Herself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina (2009)
1986 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video, Long Form Prince and the Revolution LIVE! (1985) · Prince (artist)
· Lisa Coleman (artist)
· Matt Fink (artist)
· Brown Mark (artist)
· Wendy Melvoin (artist)
· Bobby 'Z' Rivkin (artist)
· Paul Becher (video director)


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#Quote
1 I'm not trying to sell sex. I just don't like wearing a lot of clothes on stage.


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