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Taylor Dayne

Biography

Dance-pop diva Taylor Dayne (given birth to Leslie Wonderman) had an amazingly quick ascent to stardom in the past due ’80s, sailing in to the TOP with her initial single, “Show It to My Center.” Dayne started singing appropriately after graduating from senior high school, executing using the rock and roll group Felony and a fresh wave outfit known as Next; neither music group had any achievement. Once Dayne completed college, she started singing single. Her first work was a dance interpretation from the ballad “Inform It to My Center”; her edition resulted in a deal with Arista Information, who released the tune in nov 1987. It shortly became popular, propelling her to stardom. Taylor Dayne’s initial album, also entitled Inform It to My Center and released in early 1988, was a continuation of her dance-pop formulation: whether the tune was an up-tempo amount or even a ballad, she belted out her vocals on the thoroughly constructed synthesized support tracks. The formulation resulted in three more TOP singles from her debut: “Prove Your Like,” “I’ll Usually Like You,” and the quantity two “Don’t Hurry Me”; the recording eventually offered over two million copies. Can’t Battle Destiny, Dayne’s second recording, was almost as effective, spawning the strike singles “With Every Defeat of My Center,” “I’M GOING TO BE Your Shelter,” and the main “Like Will Business lead You Back again,” in addition to selling more than a million copies. Nevertheless, Dayne’s fallout of the very best Ten was almost as quick as her rise; “Heart of Rock,” the 4th solitary from Can’t Battle Destiny, stalled at quantity 12 and only 1 from the singles (“Can’t Obtain Enough of the Like”) from her third recording, Send Me a Lover, damaged the very best 40 and, also then, it just reached amount 20. Despite her declining product sales, Dayne remained a popular of several dance music supporters, coming back in 1998 with Nude Without You. Conserve several soundtrack performances — including a cover edition of RuPaul’s “Supermodel” for The Lizzie McGuire Film — acting held her from music for another couple of years. Reoccurring jobs in it series Recovery Me and Cool Case plus a starring function within the Elton John/Tim Grain Broadway musical Aida resulted in Dayne getting her very own VH1 truth series, Remaking: Taylor Dayne. In past due 2007 the one “Beautiful” announced the arriving of a fresh album titled Pleased.

Quick Facts


Full Name Taylor Dayne
Height 1.57 m
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Children Astaria Dayne, Levi Dayne
Parents Laura Wunderman, Jack Wunderman
Siblings Hugh Wunderman, Robert Wunderman
Music Songs Tell It to My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back, I'll Always Love You, I'll Be Your Shelter, Prove Your Love, Don't Rush Me, With Every Beat of My Heart, Heart of Stone, Naked Without You, Original Sin - Radio Edit, Say a Prayer, Whatever You Want, Beautiful, I'll Wait, Send Me a Lover, Do You Want It Right Now, Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Planet Love, Upon the Journey's End, You Can't Fight Fate, Fool to Cry, Soon as My Heart Breaks, I Know the Feeling, You Meant the World to Me, The Door to Your Heart, Don't Make Me Love You, Where Does That Boy Hang Out, Floor on Fire, Love's Gonna Be on Your Side, There Is No Heart That Won't Heal, Whenever You Fall, Want Ads
Albums Can't Fight Fate, Soul Dancing, Satisfied, Naked Without You, Tell It to My Heart, Greatest Hits, Best Live!, Live, Whatever You Want / Naked Without You (Remixes), Playlist: The Very Best of Taylor Dayne, Platinum & Gold Collection, Arista Heritage Series: Taylor Dayne
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist
Movies Love Affair, I Am Bad, Beautiful Loser, Stag, Telling of the Shoes, Normal People Scare Me, Egg Scape, We Are Family, Joshua Tree, Fool's Paradise
TV Shows Gone Country, I Love the New Millennium, Rude Awakening


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#Fact
1 She is of Austrian Jewish descent.
2 Made a surprise return to Australia playing small venues and clubs in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Wollongong. The tour was titled "Woman In Love" and lasted just over two weeks. [November 2003]
3 Performed at the 19th Annual Long Beach Gay Pride Festival [May 2002]
4 Released a brand new studio album titled Satisfied February 5th 2008. Debuted on the Billboard TOP 200 at #179. [February 2008]
5 Hit #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts in October 2007 with "I'm Not Featuring You" with DJ Manny Lehman. The CD single was a #1 seller on PerfectBeat.com, who sold the CD Single exclusively.
6 December 11th 2007, released her 1st single from her first studio album in 9 years titled Beautiful. It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts April 2008. Beautiful also hit #23 on the AC Radio Charts.
7 Released her new studio album Satisfied February 5th 2008. It debuted on the Billboard TOP 200 at #179 & #22 on the Indie Charts.
8 Her parents and the parents of Vicki Roberts have known each other for over thirty years as business acquaintances. They are all from Long Island, New York and are now all retired in Florida.
9 Will release her 5th studio album at the end of the year (2002). Her previous albums include 'Tell it to my Heart', 'Can't Fight Fate', 'Soul Dancing' and 'Naked Without You'.
10 Daughter of Laura and Jack
11 (December 30, 2001) Taylor becomes a mom for the first time after giving birth to twins, Astaria and Levi.
12 Had 7 back-to-back top 10 singles: Tell It To My Heart, Prove Your Love, I'll Always Love You, Don't Rush Me, Every Beat Of My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back and I'll Be Your Shelter.
13 Has two brothers named Robert and Hugh.
14 Taylor's live album "Planet Love" is released. [March 2001]
15 Dated actor John Enos III.
16 Music producer Ric Wake, who has also worked with the likes of Céline Dion and Gloria Estefan, gave Taylor her big break.
17 Before striking out on her own, Taylor was in two bands called "Felony" and "The Next."
18 Top selling pop artist of the late 80s and early 90s.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scream Queens 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Telling of the Shoes 2014 performer: "The Fall" / writer: "The Fall"
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Tell It To My Heart"
Bones 2010 performer: "Tell It To My Heart" - as Taylor Dane
Cold Case 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! 2004 performer: "Get Up" / writer: "Get Up"
Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003 performer: "Supermodel"
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special performer: "I Love The Night Life Disco 'Round", "Last Dance"
Circuit 2001 performer: "How Many"
Strangers with Candy 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flawless 1999 performer: "Planet Love" / producer: "Planet Love"
The Shadow 1994 performer: "ORIGINAL SIN THEME FROM 'THE SHADOW'"
Blank Check 1994 performer: "I'LL WAIT" / writer: "I'LL WAIT"
The Nanny 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 performer: "Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead"
Class Action 1991 performer: "Can't Fight Fate"
Doogie Howser, M.D. 1990 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zärtliche Chaoten II 1988 performer: "Do You Want It Right Now"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Telling of the Shoes 2014 Brook
I Am Bad 2012 Beth
Beautiful Loser 2008 Sharon Dolan
Rescue Me 2006 TV Series Shirley
Remaking Taylor Dayne 2005 TV Movie Taylor Dayne
Jesus the Driver 2004 Con Woman #1
Joshua Tree 2002 Short Catherine Cooley
Rude Awakening 2000 TV Series Maureen
Martial Law 1999 TV Series Elena Finn
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Taylor Dayne
Fool's Paradise 1997 Samantha
NightMan 1997 TV Movie Carla Day
NightMan 1997 TV Series Carla Day
Stag 1997 Serena
Love Affair 1994 Marissa
Night Tracks 1988 TV Series Guest Host

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Herself
On Your Marc! 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2014 TV Movie Herself
Thalians 56th Anniversary Gala 2014 Video Herself / Musical Performer
Click on This 2013 TV Series Herself
Cupcake Wars 2013 TV Series Herself - Judge / Singer
Awakening World 2012 Documentary Herself
This American Life Live! 2012 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off 2012 TV Series Herself - Team Rachael / Herself
Thalians 55th Anniversary Gala 2012 Video Herself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2010 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Drag U 2010 TV Series Herself - Judge
Die ultimative Chartshow 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Gone Country 2009 TV Series Herself
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
I Love the New Millennium 2008 TV Mini-Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Herself
Down & Dirty 2008 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Lately 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Celebrity Duets 2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The View 2005 TV Series Herself
The Disco Ball 2003 TV Special Herself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music! 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Searching for Jimi Hendrix 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Gift of Song 1997 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1994 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Christmas Ball 1993 TV Special Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Herself
A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 TV Special Herself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1988-1993 TV Series Herself
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Taylor Dayne: Twists of Fate 1990 Video documentary Herself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Sunday Night 1989 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1987 TV Series Herself

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