Tommy Page

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Tommy Page
Birth name Thomas Alden Page
Born (1970-05-24) May 24, 1970 (age 43)
Origin Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Genres Pop
Dance
Freestyle
Occupations Vocalist, pianist
Instruments Singer, piano
Years active 1988–present
Labels Sire/Warner Bros. Records
Pony Canyon
Associated acts La Casa
New Kids on the Block
Sa-Fire
Ashley Tisdale
Tiffany
Green Day
Michael Bublé
Alanis Morissette
Josh Groban
David Foster
Website http://tommy-page.com/

Tommy Page (born Thomas Alden Page, May 24, 1970, Glen Ridge, New Jersey) is an American singer, best known for his 1990 hit single, "I'll Be Your Everything".

Career[edit]

Page was 16 when he was a cloakroom attendant in a popular New York nightclub called Nell's, taking the coats of stars such as Whitney Houston, Rob Lowe, and the Beastie Boys. The job gave Page a chance to play his demo tape to the house DJ, who then used the demos as part of his club mixes. The unknown sounds were so impressive that soon Page was introduced to Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, who had previously launched the careers of Madonna and the Ramones.[1]

When Page turned 18, he was asked to write the theme tune of the film Shag and later released it as his first single. Page's self-titled debut album was released by Sire/Warner Bros. Records in November 1988 and contained hits such as "A Zillion Kisses," "Turning Me On," and "A Shoulder to Cry On".

The follow-up album, Paintings In My Mind (which was dedicated to his grandmother) gave Page his first and only No. 1 single in the U.S., "I'll Be Your Everything," a song that was written with and features New Kids on the Block. Other singles from the album that were released after that were "When I Dream of You" and "Turn On The Radio" (another New Kids on the Block collaboration). The album also featured "Don't Give Up on Love," a duet with Latin freestyle singer Sa-Fire. Sa-Fire & Tommy co-wrote the song, which was released as a single overseas. The two currently remain close friends.

Page's third album was titled From the Heart, and his vocals there showcased a wider range with higher notes than previous efforts. On this album, the ballads were more orchestral. Tommy cited the songs in the album were inspired by the current music trend of Wilson Phillips. The first single, "Whenever You Close Your Eyes," saw Page working with Michael Bolton and Diane Warren. "Under the Rainbow" and "Madly in Love" were released as singles afterward.

As an appreciation to his fans in Asia, Page released another album, A Friend to Rely On. It contains the duet with Sally Yeh as mentioned above as well as a remake of Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't it be Good" and a song penned with Donna DeLory (Madonna's backing singer) called "Heaven In Your Eyes." As house music was the current trend, the upbeat songs were produced in such form.

Before releasing his next album, Time, Page replaced Donny Osmond for three months in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.[citation needed]

Page concentrated on releasing his other albums after that in Asia, especially after he signed with the Japanese label Pony Canyon Records. He recorded more duets with Asian singers such as Liz Kong (from Hong Kong) and Amy Mastura (from Malaysia).

His latest album, Ten 'Til Midnight, is only available for sale on-line, which he released spring 2000. It is reported that after completing each record, he carries his Walkman along the beach for a listen. If the music moves him, it passes the test. With only one American hit, Tommy Page still made quite a career for himself, releasing seven full-length albums in 12 years.[2]

In 2003 he put out a DVD collection of his music videos, which is on sale through his website www.tommy-page.com. He is currently working in A&R at Warner Music Group.[citation needed] Page is one of the producers on Tennessee Girl's album Guilty Pleasures. He is also a friend of Tiffany; the two recorded "Close Our Eyes" together. He is also currently working with the band V Factory.

Page also appeared on an episode of Full House, singing to Stephanie Tanner on her tenth birthday, but began courting DJ, much to Stephanie's dismay. (However, he also secretly revealed to Jesse that he had a girlfriend named Melanie, unbeknownst to DJ and Stephanie.) Then, before he left, he kissed Michelle on the cheek, causing her to state, "I'm gonna marry him."

In 2011, after a successful stint as an executive at Warner Bros. Records, where he helped to shape the careers of Michael Bublé, Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban, and Green Day, among others, he joined Billboard Magazine as publisher. He held that role for two years and was responsible for the successful relauch of the brand. As a publisher he created new features such as the Industry Icon Award as well as the infamous Power 100 List.

In April of 2013, Tommy Page joined Pandora Internet Media as Head of Music Partnerships. He leads the Artist Partnerships, Branded Content and Events Team.

As of November of 2013, Tommy still performs concerts around the world. He performed two shows in Indonesia to a well attended crowd.

Discography[edit]

Albums

Year Album Billboard Hot 200
1989 Tommy Page 166
1990 Paintings in My Mind 38
1991 From the Heart 192

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
Hot 100 US Dance
1989 "A Zillion Kisses" 45 Tommy Page
"Shoulder To Cry On" 29
1990 "I'll Be Your Everything" 1 Paintings in My Mind
"When I Dream of You" 42

Discography[edit]

  • Tommy Page (Sire/Warner Bros., 1988)
  • Republic of Idols (AKA R.O.I.) (Sire/Warner Bros., 1989)
  • Paintings in My Mind (Sire/Warner Bros., 1990)
  • From the Heart (Sire/Warner Bros., 1991)
  • Madly in Love (Sire/Warner Bros., 1991)
  • A Friend to Rely On (Sire/Warner Bros., 1992)
  • Time (Pony Canyon, 1994; first version came with black & white close up on cover, while the second version featured a full-body picture and brown border)
  • Loving You (Pony Canyon, 1996)
  • Ten Til Midnight

Soundtrack, guest, and compilation appearances[edit]

  • Shag: The Movie soundtrack (features the titular song "Shag")
  • Dick Tracy soundtrack (features the song "Blue Nights")
  • Cookie soundtrack (features the song "Never had It so Good")
  • Full House episode #110 that aired on January 14, 1992, during Season 5, titled "Crushed" (features the song "Stephanie")
  • Tiffany's All the Best (features the duet "Close Our Eyes")
  • As La Casa (a duo with Wilma "Sa-Fire" Cosmé): New Faces, a house-music compilation on Sire/Warner Bros. Records ("Show Me the Way," "Get to You," "Dance to My Music").

Singles[edit]

  • "A Shoulder to Cry On" Sire/Warner Bros. Records 2764
B-side - "Christmas Without You"
  • "A Zillion Kisses"
B-side "A Shoulder to Cry On"
  • "A Zillion Kisses" (Remixes CD single - promo)
  1. "A Zillion Kisses (7" Version)" 3:01
  2. "A Zillion Kisses (7" Remix - Phil Harding and Ian Curnow)" 3:01
  3. "A Zillion Kisses (Big Beat Single Edit - Harding and Curnow)" 3:04
  4. "A Zillion Kisses (Big Beat Mix - Harding and Curnow)" 7:39
  5. "A Zillion Kisses (Endless Kiss Mix - Harding and Curnow)" 5:27
  • "Turning Me On" Sire/Warner Bros. Records
A-side "Turn Me On (Power Mix)"
B-side "Turn Me On (7" CHR Mix)"
  • "Turning Me On" (Sire/Warner Bros. Records 20909)
  1. "Turning Me On (Aroused House Mix)"
  2. "Turning Me On (U-Stumulate Mix)"
  3. "Turning Me On (12" Mix)"
  4. "Turning Me On (Cocktail Mix)"
  5. "Turning Me On (Pianopella)"
  • "I'll Be Your Everything" (Sire/Warner Bros. Records 19959)
B-side - "I'm Falling in Love"
  • "I'll Be Your Everything" (Sire/Warner Bros. Records 21532)- CD Single (Germany)
  1. "I'll Be Your Everything (Full Mix 12")" 6:05
  2. "I'll Be Your Everything (Full Mix 7")" 4:51
  3. "I'm Falling In Love" 4:00
  • "Turn on the Radio"
B-side - "I Break Down"
  • "Turn on the Radio" (Sire/Warner Bros. PRO-CD-4383 - promo CD)
  1. "Turn on the Radio (CHR Mix)" 4:02
  2. "Turn on the Radio (7" Remix)" 4:04
  3. "Turn on the Radio (7" Alternate Mix)" 5:06
  • "I Break Down"
B-side - "Turn on the Radio"
  • "When I Dream Of You"
B-Side - "You're The Best Thing (That Ever Happened To Me)"
  • "When I Dream Of You" (Sire/Warner Bros. PRO-CD-4032 - promo CD)*
  1. "When I Dream of You" (Radio Mix) 4:09 - Same version featured on the music video
  • "Republic of Idols" (AKA "R.O.I.")
B-side - "A Shoulder to Cry On"
  • "Whenever You Close Your Eyes" (Sire/Warner Bros. PRO-CD-4797 - promo CD)- Picture disc
  1. "Whenever You Close Your Eyes" (Radio Mix) 4:13 - Same version featured on the music video
  2. "Whenever You Close Your Eyes" (Smooth Mix) 4:31
  • "Under the Rainbow"
B-side - "Don't Give Up On Love" (duet with Sa-Fire)
B-side - "I Break Down"
  • "Under the Rainbow" (Sire/Warner Bros. Records 40127)- CD Single (Germany)
  1. "Under the Rainbow"
  2. "Don't Give Up On Love"
  3. "I Break Down"
  • "You Make Christmas Feel Like Heaven" (Sire/Warner Bros. PRO-CD-4529 - promo CD)*
  1. "You Make Christmas Feel Like Heaven" 3:57
  • "My Shining Star" (Sire/Warner Bros. PRO-CD-5054 - promo CD)*
  1. "Blowing Out The Phone Edit" 3:38
  2. "Blowing Out The Phone Version" 3:53

References 1,2 Peter Fawthrop, Allmusic [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1
  2. ^ 2
  3. ^ 09/01/1989 00:00:00 (1970-05-24). "Tommy Page | Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates, Ringtones, and Lyrics". MTV. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Tommy Page Joins Pandora as VP of Artist Relations and Brand Partnerships". All Access Music Group. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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