Shawn Christopher

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Not to be confused with Shawn Chrystopher (rapper). ‹See Tfd›

Shawn Christopher is a female African-American house-music singer from Chicago, Illinois.

Career[edit]

She was a touring backing vocalist for R&B singer, Chaka Khan, from 1982 to 1985. She was also a member of the industrial dance band known as My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, and sang with the group Sonia Dada. She is the sister of the R&B singer, keyboardist, and producer Gavin Christopher.

She sang the lead vocals on a song by deejay and record producer Lil Louis titled "French Kiss" in 1989. The song became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart that year.

During the 1990s, she also scored three #1 singles on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in her own right: "Another Sleepless Night", in 1991[1] (which also reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #50 on the UK Singles Chart[2]); "Don't Lose the Magic", in 1992 (which peaked at #71 on the Hot 100, and UK chart #30[2]); and "Sweet Freedom", in 1998. In addition, she sang backing vocals on Jimmy Somerville's #1 Hot Dance Club Play track from 1995, "Heartbeat".

She also recorded a song titled "Thinking About the Way" in the early 1990s and reached #57 in the UK in 1994 with "Make My Love".[2]

In 1997, the American garage/house act Dem2 sampled portions of "Another Sleepless Night" for their UK release "Destiny (Sleepless)."[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hart, Hugh (1991-06-26). "Here's the flip side of a family success story: Son gives mom a break.". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 106. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Dem 2 - Destiny (Original Mix)" from YouTube