Barbara Tucker

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For the Australian born peace activist see Barbara Grace Tucker For the African American church vocalist from Texas, see Barbara Johnson Tucker.
Barbara Tucker
Birth name Barbara Tucker
Origin Brooklyn, New York
Genres R&B, house, soul
Years active 1985–present
Labels Defected Records

Barbara Tucker Brooklyn, New York), is an African American house, R&B and soul singer, songwriter and choreographer. Her music has had an impact on mainstream and dance music across the United States and throughout Europe. Barbara scored a string of six #1 hits on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart in the 1990s and into the 2000s, as well as several hits on the UK scene.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Barbara started singing through her entertainer father, Jayotis Washington of the group, The Persuasions. As an actress, Barbara has performed in various off-Broadway plays which allowed her to receive the "T.O.R." award through the American Theater for actors for 'most promising actress with distinguishing artiste'. As a dancer, she has choreographed and danced for various dance artist such as C&C Music Factory, Soul System, Jay Williams, and Dee-Lite to name a few. She also choreographed the first Club Music Award show and is presently choreographer for The Underground Network dancers. She's been managed by celebrity and sports manager Glenn Toby.

As a vocalist, Barbara has recorded with and done background vocals for such esteemed artists as Dee-Lite to George Clinton. She's had many underground tunes such as 'Set It Off', 'Black Delilah Dee', 'Open Your Heart' and she was featured on 'Unity'. Her ongoing 23 year career as a singer of soulful dance has seen her collaborate with such house music producers as, David Guetta, Blaze and more. Currently she's signed to the production team Masters At Work (Little Louie Vega & Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez) which brought forth such tunes as 'Deep Inside', 'Beautiful People', 'I Get Lifted', 'Stay Together' and 'Stop Playing With My Mind'.

Ms. Tucker has also become the only recording artist to boast a yearly residency at Europe’s clubbing mecca, Ibiza.

Tucker scored a string of six #1 hits on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart in the 1990s and into the 2000s, as well as several hits on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • 1994: "Beautiful People" - #1 US Hot Dance Club Songs; #20 US Hot Dance Music Maxi; #23 UK
  • 1994: "I Get Lifted" - #1 US Hot Dance Club Songs; #33 UK
  • 1995: "Stay Together" - #1 US Hot Dance Club Songs; #9 US Hot Dance Singles Sales; #46 UK
  • 1996: "Keep on Lovin'You"
  • 1997: "Bring You Love"
  • 1998: "Everybody Dance (The Horn Song)" - #1 US Hot Dance Club Songs; #37 US Hot Dance Singles Sales; #28 UK
  • 2000: "Stop Playing With My Mind" (Barbara Tucker featuring Darryl D'Bonneau) - #1 US Hot Dance Club Songs; #25 US Hot Dance Singles Sales; #17 UK
  • 2001: "Love's On Time"
  • 2003: "Let Me Be"
  • 2005: "You Want Me Back"
  • 2005: "Most Precious Love" (Blaze presents Uda featuring Barbara Tucker) - #44 UK
  • 2006: "Most Precious Love" (Blaze featuring Barbara Tucker) (Freemasons Remix) - #17 UK
  • 2007: "Love Vibrations" - #1 Hot Dance Club Songs
  • 2008: "One" with (Peter Luts)
  • 2009: "Care Free"
  • 2009: "Feelin' like a Superstar"[1][2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 568. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Everyhit.com
  3. ^ "Charts & Awards / Billboard Singles". Allmusic.com. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 

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