Eagle-Eye Cherry

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Eagle-Eye Cherry
Birth name Eagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry
Born (1968-05-07) 7 May 1968 (age 45)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden.
Genres Rock, alternative rock, acoustic
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, triangle
Years active 1997-2003, 2012–present
Labels MCA Records
Diesel Records
Sony Music
Associated acts Neneh Cherry
Website Eagle-Eye-Cherry.com

Eagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry[1] (born 7 May 1968) is a Swedish musician best known for the single "Save Tonight".

Life and career[edit]

Cherry was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of African American jazz artist Don Cherry and Swedish painter/textile artist Monika "Moki" Cherry (née Karlsson). He is half-brother of singer Neneh Cherry, his mother's daughter, and stepbrother to singer Titiyo.[2][3] As children, Eagle-Eye and Neneh travelled a lot with their father. At the age of 12, Cherry was sent to school in New York, where he stayed on to work as an actor and a drummer in various bands.[2] In 1988, he was credited as "teenager" in the film Arthur 2: On the Rocks. In 1993 he starred on the short-lived NBC action/adventure television show South Beach.

His father died in 1995. In 1996 Cherry moved back to Stockholm to focus on his music over the acting career that had taken precedence in his professional life.[4] He began writing and recording his debut album, Desireless, in his bedroom studio on an acoustic guitar.[4] According to manager Tommy Manzi, Cherry's perfectionism made him keep the recordings under wraps until the album was virtually complete.[4] The album became a commercial success throughout the world during 1998 and 1999.[2] Desireless sold four million copies worldwide and was certified platinum in the United States.[2]

Cherry co-wrote and sang on "Wishing It Was" on Santana's 1999 album Supernatural,[2] as well as in films such as Wim Wenders' The Soul of a Man, Y tu mamá también, The Love of the Game, GO, Best Laid Plans, Holes, Billy Elliot and Over Her Dead Body. Some of his best known songs include "Save Tonight", "Falling in Love Again", "Are You Still Having Fun", "Long Way Around", "Feels So Right", "Skull Tattoo" and "Don't Give Up".

On 27 November 2012 he appeared as musical guest on The Voice of Romania.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
SWE
[6]
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11][12]
NL
[13]
NZ
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
[16]
1997 Desireless 2 3 4 4 23 31 16 4 45
2000 Living in the Present Future 3 12 33 30 10 23 6
2001 Present / Future
2003 Sub Rosa 40 53 31
2007 Live and Kicking
2012 Can't Get Enough
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[6]
UK
[7][17]
AUS
[8]
FRA
[10]
GER
[18][19]
IRE
[20][21]
NL
[13]
NZ
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
[22]
1997 "Save Tonight" 2 6 20 11 18 3 9 35 7 5 Desireless
1998 "When Mermaids Cry" 34
"Falling in Love Again" 8 48 81 23 70
1999 "Permanent Tears" 43
2000 "Are You Still Having Fun?" 18 21 37 81 39 79 41 31 Living in the Present Future
"Long Way Around"
(Eagle-Eye Cherry featuring Neneh Cherry)
48 60 85 81 45
"Promises Made"
"Miss Fortune" [Promo-only]
"Heaven" [Promo-only] non-album track
2001 "Feels So Right" Present / Future
2003 "Skull Tattoo" 54 158 99 64 Sub Rosa
"Don't Give Up"
2012 "Can't Get Enough" Can't Get Enough
"As One"
(Tomas Ledin & Eagle-Eye Cherry)
non-album track
2014 "Dream Away"
(Eagle-Eye Cherry & Darin)
30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Activemusician.com". Activemusician.com. 1971-05-07. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography by Steve Huey". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  3. ^ 'Come Along' with Titiyo, by Gerry Galipault, Nov. 27, 2002, retrieved Oct. 20, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Interview With Tommy Manzi". HitQuarters. May 7, 2001. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIV: Eagle Eye Cherry, invitatul special de la "Vocea României", nu a fost impresionat de prezentatoare: "Nicoleta Luciu nu e genul meu"" (in Romanian). Libertatea. 29 November 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  7. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 103. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discographie Eagle-Eye Cherry". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  10. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Discographie Eagle-Eye Cherry". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  11. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Eagle-Eye Cherry / Longplay". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  12. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Eagle Eye Cherry / Longplay". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  13. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Discografie Eagle-Eye Cherry". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  14. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  15. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Eagle-Eye Cherry". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Chart Albums - Eagle-Eye Cherry". AllMusic. 1998-07-21. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  17. ^ Chart Log UK 1994–2008: Chris C. – CZR - Eagle-Eye Cherry
  18. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Eagle-Eye Cherry / Single". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  19. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Eagle Eye Cherry / Single". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  20. ^ Jaclyn Ward – Fireball Media Group – http://www.fireballmedia.ie. "The Irish Charts – search the charts > Eagle-Eye Cherry". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Eagle-Eye Cherry". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  22. ^ "Billboard Chart Singles > Eagle-Eye Cherry". AllMusic. 1998-07-21. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 

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