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Origin New York, United States
Genres Contemporary R&B
Years active 1982-1994
Labels Becket
Past members Barbara Fowler
Marsha Carter
Melissa Bell

Sinnamon is an American female R&B and dance music vocal trio, consisting of Barbara Fowler and Marsha Carter from Springfield, Massachusetts, and Melissa Bell from New York. Bell is currently a writer, living in New York City.


Their greatest success occurred in 1982 when their song "Thanks to You" spent two weeks at number one on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in Billboard.[1][2] The song also reached number 44 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[3][1]



Year Name[4] Label Hot Black Singles Club Play Singles
1982 "He's Gonna Take You Home" Becket
1982 "Thanks to You" Becket #44 #1
1983 "I Need You Now" Jive
1984 "Thin Line" Power House
1986 "Say It Again" Spring
1986 "Say It Again" Spring
1987 "Send It C.O.D." New Image

Particular singles[edit]

"Thanks to You"
12" single[4]
  1. "Thanks To You" – 6:59
  2. "Thanks To You" (instrumental) –7:55
  3. "Thanks To You" (Fierce Reprise) –6:05


  1. ^ a b c "Sinnamon on Billboard charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn's, Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004
  4. ^ a b "Discogs article — Sinnamon". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 

See also[edit]

Preceded by
"In the Name of Love" by Thompson Twins
"Thanks to You"
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single

June 26, 1982 – July 3, 1982
Succeeded by
"Do I Do" by Stevie Wonder