Uncle Sam (singer)

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Uncle Sam (born Sam Turner,[1] Detroit, Michigan, United States[2]) is an African American R&B singer. He is best known for being signed to Boyz II Men's Stonecreek Records imprint (distributed by Epic Records) in the late 1990s.[3]

His only Top 40 hit was the Nathan Morris-penned "I Don't Ever Want to See You Again" released October 14, 1997, which reached #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #2 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1997.[4] The same track reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1998.[5] The record sold over one million copies, gaining gold disc status.[5]

Uncle Sam also sang a cover of "When I See You Smile", originally recorded by Bad English, for the television program, Touched by an Angel.

After failing to have another hit, Uncle Sam later became a minister at the Life Saviors Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia, going by his birth name.

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US US R&B
Uncle Sam
  • Released: October 17, 1997
  • Label: Epic
68 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic.com
  2. ^ Hiponline.com
  3. ^ "Biography by John Bush". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Uncle Sam > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". 
  5. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 575. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: Uncle Sam". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 19, 2012.