Sandy B

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Sandra Barber is a House music and dance music singer from New York City who uses the stage name Sandy B.

Music career[edit]

She is primarily known for two of her solo records which reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart, "Make the World Go Round" and "Ain't No Need To Hide" in 1996 and 1997, respectively.[1] Both songs were produced by the duo Deep Dish. Stonebridge (DJ) remixes of "Make The World Go Round" were also released.

In an unusual reversal of the conventional music industry success story, Sandy B had her #1 hits after leaving a major record label for an indie label. Though her two chart toppers were released on Champion Records, her debut #1 single "Feel Like Singin" had been released in 1992 on Nervous Records. She also released a single "Back Together" in 1994 on King Street Sounds.

After "Make The World Go Round" hit #1, Nervous included the David Morales remix of "Feel Like Singin" on the dance compilation album, 100% Pure Dance.

In 1998 Sandy B had an on-screen appearance in the movie Donnie Brasco, starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.

In 2000 and 2001 she had hits with singles released by the group Karmadelic, on which she performed the lead vocals. "Check It Out" reached #2 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, and "Nothingness" peaked at #10 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Both songs secured moderate Rhythmic/Dance format airplay.[citation needed]

In 2003, she released a solo record "Lose Our Love" via the Junior Vasquez Music label, and it also saw the release of "Love Burns", written by Janice Robinson and produced by Stonebridge.

Recent times[edit]

In 2004, she contributed vocals to the song "Medicine" which was credited to DJ Mike Cruz Presents China Ro & Sandy B, on Nervous Records, featuring remixes by Dezrok. The same year, she also released "The Beat Is Inside You", credited to DJ Exacta & Sandy B.

In 2005 Sandy co-wrote a song "Risen" with Janice Robinson, which went platinum in Belgium for the pop artist, Natalia. In 2006 her "Being True To Her Groove" was used in the Disney animation Kronk's New Groove.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2003: Lose Our Love

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Dance UK Single Album
1992 "Feel Like Singin'" 5 60 Feel Like Singin CD single
1996 "Make the World Go Round" 1 76 Make the World Go Round CD single
"Back Together" (Urban Soul featuring Sandy B) 6 Back Together CD single
1997 "Make The World Go Round (Remix) 35 Make the World Go Round CD single
"Ain't No Need to Hide" 1 60 Ain't No Need to Hide CD single
1998 "Make The World Go Round (2nd Remix)" 20 Make The World Go Round CD single
2000 "Check It Out" Check It Out CD single
2001 "Nothingness"
"Alone" (Sal & Sandy B) 28
2004 "Medicine"
"The Beat Is Inside You"
"Make The World Go Round 2004" 51 Make The World Go Round CD single

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandy B Charts & Awards", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-19

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