Aaron Hall (singer)
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|Birth name||Aaron Hall|
|Born||August 10, 1964|
|Origin||The Bronx, New York City|
|Genres||Contemporary R&B, pop, new jack swing|
|Labels||Silas / MCA (1994)|
|Associated acts||Guy, Makaveli, Damion Hall, Teddy Riley|
Aaron Hall (born August 10, 1964, The Bronx, New York City and growing up in Brooklyn and Roosevelt, Long Island), is an American soul singer and songwriter. He is a current member of the group Guy, which he founded in the late 1980s, along with New jack swing producer Teddy Riley and songwriter Timmy Gatling, who was later replaced by Hall's brother Damion Hall. In 1988, they released their debut album which went on to sell over a million copies being certified platinum. Hall led the group in songs like "Groove Me", "I Like" and "Piece Of My Love".
Life and work
As a solo singer, Hall's hits include the #1 R&B single, "Don't Be Afraid" (from the Juice soundtrack in 1992 and also on the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on New jack swing radio station CSR 103.9), the original and the remix of "Don't Be Afraid" was produced Hank Shocklee from The Bomb Squad, who also produced Public Enemy's music. His Top 3 single, "I Miss You" (from his solo debut in 1993), reached #2 on the R&B chart and later peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his biggest pop hit.
In 1994, he also participated in Black Men United with Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Tevin Campbell, D'Angelo, R. Kelly, Gerald Levert, as well as his brother Damion Hall in the song "U Will Know" from the Jason's Lyric soundtrack. Hall also recorded the song "Heaven's Girl" with R. Kelly, Ronald Isley & Charlie Wilson on Quincy Jones 1996 album Q's Jook Joint.
Hall has a son with hip hop model Gloria Velez, who was born in the mid-1990s when Velez was a teenager. He was featured with 2Pac, K-Ci & JoJo and Danny Boy in the 2Pac single "Toss It Up" in his 1996 album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.
Hall reunited with his brother and Riley as Guy on their 2000 reunion album, Guy III, which featured the modest hit, "Dancin'".
In July 2005, Aaron Hall released his most recent album entitled Adults Only: The Final Album.
As of 2009, Aaron Hall has a show titled "Aaron Hall's Dog Rehab".
- "'Round and 'Round (Merry-Go-Round of Love)" #24 R&B
- "Groove Me" #4 R&B
- "Teddy's Jam" #5 R&B
- "I Like" #70 Pop, #2 R&B
- "Spend the Night" #15 R&B
- "Wanna Get with You" #50 Pop, #4 R&B
- "Let's Chill" #41 Pop, #3 R&B
- "Do Me Right" #2 R&B
- "D-O-G. Me Out" #8 R&B
- "Let's Stay Together" #16 Pop
- "Dancin'" #22 Pop, 4# R&B
- "Why You Wanna Keep Me From My Baby"
|1992||"Don't Be Afraid"||44||1||The Truth and Juice soundtrack|
|"It's Gonna Be Alright" (with Charlie Wilson)||–||–||Boomerang soundtrack|
|1993||"Get a Little Freaky with Me"||–||48||The Truth|
|"Let's Make Love"||–||36|
|1994||"I Miss You"||14||2|
|"When You Need Me"||–||30|
|1995||"Curiosity"||–||36||Dangerous Minds soundtrack|
|"Soon as I Get Home" (Remix) (with Faith Evans)||–||–||Faith|
|"Scent of Attraction" (with Patra)||–||82||Scent of Attraction|
|1996||"Toss It Up" (with Danny Boy, K-Ci & JoJo)||–||82||The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory|
|1998||"All The Places (I Will Kiss You)"||26||8||Inside of You|
|2000||"Why You Tryin' to Play Me" (with The Notorious B.I.G.)||–||–||Xtra Large Entertainment Inc
(Executive Producers: Derrick Hodge and LeTroy Davis)
|2011||"Bye Baby" (with Nas)||–||–||Life Is Good|