|Past members||Glodean James
Love Unlimited was a female vocal trio that provided backing vocals for American R&B/soul singer Barry White on his albums and concert tours. They also found success with their own recordings. Formed in 1969, the group included Barry White’s future wife, Glodean James, her sister, Linda James, and their cousin Diane Taylor. The group disbanded in 1985, with the death of Diane Taylor.
Their first hit was "Walking in the Rain with the One I Love" in 1972. It peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Best Selling Soul Singles Chart. It was also successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in July 1972. In 1975, they had their first and only #1 song, "I Belong To You", which spent a week at the top of the Best Selling Soul Singles Chart. It also peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1973, when their album entitled Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited peaked at #3 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart, Love Unlimited became the first female group to have an album reach the Top Five in U.S. album sales since Greatest Hits Vol. 3 from Diana Ross and the Supremes did so in 1970.
|Year||Album||Chart Positions||U.S. Certifications|
|1972||From A Girl's Point of View We Give to You... Love Unlimited||151||19||—|
|1973||Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited||3||3||Gold|
|1977||He's All I've Got||192||51||—|
|1979||Love Is Back||—||70||—|
|1997||The Best of Love Unlimited||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart, was not released, or was not certified|
|1972||"Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love"||14||6||14|
|1973||"Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It"||—||70||—|
|"It May Be Winter Outside (But in My Heart It's Spring)"||83||35||11|
|1974||"Under the Influence of Love"||76||70||—|
|1974||"I Belong To You"||27||1||—|
|1975||"Share a Little Love in Your Heart"||—||21||—|
|1977||"I Did It for Love"||—||66||—|
|1979||"High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella (You Got It Together)"||—||45||—|
|1980||"If You Want Me, Say It"||—||71||—|
|"I'm So Glad That I'm a Woman"||—||96||—|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released|
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- "Love Unlimited UK Chart History". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-01-13.