Malaika (singer)

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This article is about an African American singer. For the South African musical group, see Malaika (group).
Malaika
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Born Malaika LeRae Sallard
(1972-01-02) January 2, 1972 (age 43)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Other names Malaika Sallard Johnson
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 1991–1996
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
  • A&M (1992–93)
  • Vestry (1995)

Malaika (born Malaika LeRae Sallard, January 2, 1972, in Seattle, Washington) also known under name Malaika Sallard Johnson, is a female African American dance singer from Seattle, Washington. During her short lived music career she recorded only one album entitled Sugar Time, which managed two Top 5 hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, including her number #1 single, "Gotta Know (Your Name)" in 1993.[1]

Sallard is tied with another A&M recording artist, CeCe Peniston, who took her own chances by performing backup vocals on the Overweight Pooch's album record Female Preacher in 1991, originally intended for Malaika.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title
1993 Sugar Time
  • Release date: June 8, 1993
  • Record label: A&M Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
CAN


UK



[3]
USA
Dance R&B/
Hip-Hop
Hot 100
CD
[4]
CP
[5]
SS Air 100
[6]
Air 100
1992 "So Much Love" 6 5 27 55 102 Sugar Time
1993 "Gotta Know (Your Name)" 68 1 17 48 68 74 120
1995 "Break It Down" non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.

Other contributions[edit]

Year Title Role
1992 "You Win, I Win, We Lose" (on Finally by CeCe Peniston) background vocal

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