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For the genus of moths, see Adeva (moth).
Birth name Patricia Daniels
Born 1960 (age 53–54)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Garage, House contemporary R&B
Instruments vocals
Years active 1988–2004
Labels Cooltempo/Chrysalis/EMI (UK)
Capitol/EMI (U.S.)
Associated acts Smack Productions, Paul Simpson, Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles

Adeva (born Patricia Daniels) is a female African American house-music and contemporary R&B artist from Paterson, New Jersey, United States, the youngest of six children.[1] She had a string of successful hits in the late 1980s to early 1990s, including "Warning" (UK #17), "I Thank You" (UK #17) and "Respect" (UK #17).


Born around 1960 in Paterson, New Jersey, Daniels developed her voice as a member, and later director and vocal coach, of her church choir. She entered several talent contests, and won so often that she was banned from entering several of them. She began singing professionally in the mid-1980s, releasing the single "In and Out of My Life" on Easy Street Records before moving on to Cooltempo in 1988.[1] Noted for her powerful vocals, she released a house rendition of the Otis Redding hit "Respect" in 1989 that reached #17 in the UK,[2] and released her debut album that same year.

The album was released in the United States in 1990 via the major record label Capitol/EMI Records under license from Chrysalis Records in the UK, with which she signed originally, reaching #6 on the UK Albums Chart.[2] The album was a critical and commercial success in the UK and contained several hit singles including "Beautiful Love" and "Musical Freedom". "Respect" remains a favorite on urban contemporary radio stations to this day, especially in New York City. She had a hit follow-up from the album, "I Thank You," which also reached #17 in the UK.[2]

Her second album, 1991's Love or Lust? failed to chart in both the UK and the US despite featuring two hit singles, "Independent Woman" and "It Should Have Been Me", and she was dropped by Cooltempo in 1992.[1]

Adeva collaborated with house-music pioneer Frankie Knuckles in 1995, with whom she released two Top-40 singles,[3] and an album, Welcome to the Real World.[4]

The a cappella vocal of 1988's "In and Out of My Life" single has become a famous house vocal. It has been sampled by numerous artists, including Onephatdeeva and Eric Prydz, who both used the vocal for their "In and Out of My Life" and "In and Out" hits, respectively.[citation needed] Adeva continues to be a highly regarded figure in both the New York and the UK house-music scenes.



Year Single Peak positions Album
US Dance
1988 "In And Out Of My Life" Adeva!
"Respect" 17 17 21 34 84 21
1989 "Musical Freedom (Free At Last)" (with Paul Simpson) 22 26 43
"Warning!" 17 46 38 18 4
"I Thank You" 17 19 40 50 38 30 46
"Beautiful Love" 57
1990 "Treat Me Right" 62
1991 "Ring My Bell" (Vs. Monie Love) 20 15 44 25 8 35 13 Love Or Lust?
"It Should've Been Me" 48 1
1992 "Don't Let It Show On Your Face" 34
"Independent Woman" 7
"Until You Come Back To Me" 45
"I'm The One For You" 51
"Megamix" (promo only) singles only
1993 "Respect '93" 37
1996 "I Thank You '96" 34
1997 "Where Is The Love? / The Way That You Feel" 54 New Direction
"Don't Think About It"
1998 "Been Around"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 1989: ! —Cooltempo (UK) | Capitol/EMI (US)—UK #6, AUS #14
  • 1991: Love or Lust—Cooltempo (UK) | Capitol/EMI (US)
  • 1997: New Direction—Distinctive


  • 1992 The Hits
  • 1996 Ultimate Adeva


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Dance
1995 "Too Many Fish" (Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva) 34 1 Welcome To The Real World
(Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva)
"Whadda U Want (From Me)" (Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva) 36 3
"Walkin'" (Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva) 5
1996 "Do Watcha Do" (Hyper Go Go & Adeva) 54 National Anthems
(Hyper Go Go)
1997 "Do Watcha Do (Remix)" (Hyper Go Go & Adeva) 60 singles only
2004 "Wish I Never Knew" (Slippery People featuring Adeva)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


  • 1991 Live at the Town and Country Club, Chrysalis/EMI Video (UK)

Chart Statistics[edit]

Coincidentally, she had three consecutive solo singles that all reached a high of number 17 in the UK Singles Chart during 1989.[2] Additionally, despite having no top-ten UK single hits, she managed to go top-ten with her debut album.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (1999) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music, Virgin Books; ISBN 978-0-7535-0252-5, p. 8
  2. ^ a b c d e Adeva, ChartStats, retrieved 2010-02-04
  3. ^ Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva, ChartStats, retrieved 2010-02-04
  4. ^ Bush, John "Adeva Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-02-04
  5. ^ Peak positions for U.K.:
  6. ^ "Adeva - German Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Adeva Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  8. ^ "Adeva - US Dance Club Songs Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  9. ^ "Official Charts Company: Adeva". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  10. ^ "Frankie Knuckles - US Dance Club Songs Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02.