|Born||Malaika LeRae Sallard
January 2, 1972
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Other names||Malaika Sallard Johnson|
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.
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.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|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.|
|1992||"You Win, I Win, We Lose" (on Finally by CeCe Peniston)||background vocal|
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart