Lillo Thomas

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Lillo Thomas. (born 1961, Brooklyn, New York, United States), is an American former Olympic-qualifying athlete and later a soul musician. He reached the peak of his success as a recording artist in the 1980s. His most famous songs include "Sexy Girl" and "I'm in Love."

Career[edit]

Early in his life, Thomas's goal was running. He set the world record for the 200 meters at the age of sixteen.[1] As a member of the U.S. track and field team, he qualified for the 1984 Olympics, but was not able to attend after a car accident in Brazil.[1][2]

Thomas quickly established his musical career.[1] His first album, released in 1983 on Capitol Records, charted at #23 on the R&B Albums record charts.[3] Let Me Be Yours also launched his first solo hit, "(you re A) Good Girl", which peaked at #90 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Also a successful session vocalist, he worked with Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, and George Benson, but developed a special relationship with Melba Moore.[1][4] He wrote the song "Mind Up Tonight" for her and joined her on tour in 1984 as her protege. That same year, he released his second solo album, "All of You", which climbed to #9 on the R&B Albums chart and also reached #186 on the Billboard 200.[5]

In 1985, Thomas toured with comedian Eddie Murphy, but 1987 was the pinnacle of success for his music career when his album Lillo released to become #10 on the R&B Albums chart and launched his most successful single, "I'm in Love."[1] The song reached #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Two other singles charted, with "Downtown" reaching #11 and "Sexy Girl" Sexy Girl" #9 on the same chart.

Thomas returned to recording with a brand new single in 1993. "Out There Doing Wrong", was written, arranged and produced by Thomas and released on THG Music.[citation needed]

In 2010, he released his fourth album, Come and Get It.[1] In 2013 Lillo Launched his "Greatest Hits" on the Fitingo Music Label. Lillo lives in Westchester with his wife Kim a VP in the Beauty industry. Lillo is also an accomplished painter.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Label U.S. R&B Albums Chart[6] U.S. Billboard 200 Chart[6]
1983 Let Me Be Yours Capitol Records
#23
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1984 All Of You Capitol Records
#9[7]
#186
1987 Lillo Capitol Records
#10[8]
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2001 The Very Best Of Lillo Thomas Capitol Records
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2010 Come And Get It Fitingo Music
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Singles[edit]

Year Album Label U.S. R&B Singles Chart[9] U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart[9]
1983 "You're A (Good Girl)" Capitol Records
#22
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1983 "Who Do You Think You Are?" Capitol Records
#68
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1984 "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" Capitol Records
#79
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1984 "Your Love's Got A Hold On Me" Capitol Records
#11
#102
1984 "(Can't Take Half) All Of You" (with Melba Moore) Capitol Records
#28
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1984 "Settle Down" Capitol Records
#60
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1987 "Downtown" Capitol Records
#11[10]
-
1987 "I'm in Love" Capitol Records
#2,1w[11]
-
1987 "Sexy Girl" Capitol Records
#9[12]
-
1987 "Wanna Make Love (All Night Long)" Capitol Records
#7[13]
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1993 "Out There Doing Wrong" THG Music
-
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2010 "Rubbing Your Body" Fitingo Music
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Wynn, Ron. Biography of Lillo Thomas at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  2. ^ Soulwalking.co.uk
  3. ^ Lyte, Craig. Let Me Be Yours at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ Johnson Publishing Company (3 December 1984). Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. p. 64. ISSN 0021-5996. 
  5. ^ All of You at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b Billboard Albums for Lillo Thomas at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
  7. ^ "All Of You - Lillo Thomas". Billboard. 
  8. ^ "Lillo - Lillo Thomas". Billboard. 
  9. ^ a b Billboard Singles for Lillo Thomas at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
  10. ^ "Downtown - Lillo Thomas". Billboard. 
  11. ^ "I'm In Love - Lillo Thomas". Billboard. 
  12. ^ "Sexy Girl - Lillo Thomas". Billboard. 
  13. ^ "Wanna Make Love (All Night Long) - Lillo Thomas". Billboard.