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For the genus of moths, see Adeva (moth).
Birth name Patricia Daniels
Born 1960 (age 54–55)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Garage, House contemporary R&B
Instruments vocals
Years active 1988–2004
Labels Cooltempo/Chrysalis/EMI (UK)
Capitol/EMI (U.S.)
Parlophone/WEA (2013–present)
Associated acts Smack Productions, Paul Simpson, Tony Humphries, Frankie Knuckles

Adeva (born Patricia Daniels) is an American singer. She had a string of successful house-music and contemporary R&B hits in the late 1980s to early 1990s, including "Warning" (UK #17), "I Thank You" (UK #17) and "Respect" (UK #17).


Born around 1960 in Paterson, New Jersey, Daniels was the youngest of six children. She developed her voice as a member, and later director and vocal coach, of her church choir.[1] She began singing professionally in the mid-1980s, releasing the single "In and Out of My Life" in 1988 on Easy Street Records. Immediately after this, she signed with the UK label Cooltempo (a subsidiary of EMI) later in 1988[1] and released a house rendition of the Otis Redding hit "Respect" that reached #17 in the UK,.[2] Her debut album, Adeva!, was released in August 1989, which peaked at number 6 in the UK Albums Chart[2] and was certified Platinum.[3] In addition to "Respect", the album contained several other hit singles including "Warning!" and "I Thank You", both of which also reached #17 in the UK, and "Musical Freedom" which reached #22.[2] The album was released in the United States in 1990 via EMI's Capitol Records, where "Warning!" had become a Top 10 Dance Chart hit.

Her second album, 1991's Love or Lust? failed to chart in either the UK or the US despite featuring two hit singles on the US Dance chart, "Independent Woman" (US Dance #7) and "It Should Have Been Me" (US Dance #1), and she was dropped by Cooltempo in 1992.[1]

Adeva collaborated with house-music pioneer Frankie Knuckles in 1995, with whom she released two UK Top 40 singles,[4] and an album, Welcome to the Real World.[5]

In 1997, Adeva released another album, New Direction, on Distinct'ive Records, but this was unsuccessful. It was her last album to date, though she was featured on various singles in 2003-04 with other artists including Radical Noiz and Eric Prydz who both sampled Adeva's 1988 single "In and Out of My Life" (the track had also been sampled by OnePhatDeeva in 1999). She was also featured on the 2004 single "Wish I Never Knew" by the Scandinavian dance act Slippery People.



Year Single Peak positions Album
US Dance
1988 "In And Out Of My Life" Adeva!
"Respect" 17 17 21 34 150 84 21
1989 "Musical Freedom (Free At Last)" (with Paul Simpson) 22 26 43
"Warning!" 17 46 38 18 4
"I Thank You" 17 19 40 50 38 30 46
"Beautiful Love" 57 109
1990 "Treat Me Right" 62
1991 "Ring My Bell" (Vs. Monie Love) 20 15 44 25 8 35 13 Love Or Lust?
"It Should've Been Me" 48 83 1
1992 "Don't Let It Show On Your Face" 34 187
"Independent Woman" (US only) 7
"Until You Come Back To Me" 45
"I'm The One For You" 51
1993 "Respect '93" 65 single only
1996 "I Thank You '96" 37 Ultimate Adeva
1997 "Where Is The Love? / The Way That You Feel" 54 New Direction
"Don't Think About It" 78
1998 "Been Around" (GER only)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 1989: Adeva! — Cooltempo (UK) | Capitol/EMI (US)—UK #6, AUS #14 (rereleased by Parlophone/WEA in 2013)
  • 1991: Love or Lust — Cooltempo (UK) | Capitol/EMI (US) (rereleased by Parlophone/WEA in 2013)
  • 1997: New Direction — Distinctive


  • 1992 The Hits
  • 1996 Ultimate Adeva


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Dance
1995 "Too Many Fish" (Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva) 34 1 110 Welcome To The Real World
(Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva)
"Whadda U Want (From Me)" (Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva) 36 3
"Walkin'" (Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva) 5
1996 "Do Watcha Do" (Hyper Go Go & Adeva) 54 National Anthems
(Hyper Go Go)
1997 "Do Watcha Do (Remix)" (Hyper Go Go & Adeva) 60 singles only
2004 "Wish I Never Knew" (Slippery People featuring Adeva)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


  • 1991 Live at the Town and Country Club, Chrysalis/EMI Video (UK)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (1999) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music, Virgin Books; ISBN 978-0-7535-0252-5, p. 8
  2. ^ a b c Adeva, ChartStats, retrieved 2010-02-04
  3. ^ BPI database
  4. ^ Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva, ChartStats, retrieved 2010-02-04
  5. ^ Bush, John "Adeva Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-02-04
  6. ^ "Adeva - UK Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Adeva - German Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  8. ^ " - Adeva". Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  10. ^ a b Australian (ARIA) chart peaks for Respect, Beautiful Love, Treat Me Right, Don't Let It Show On Your Face & Too Many Fish provided by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) through reply to chart inquiry submitted to, received 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  11. ^ "Adeva Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  12. ^ "Adeva - US Dance Club Songs Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  13. ^ "Official Charts Company: Adeva". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  14. ^ "Frankie Knuckles - US Dance Club Songs Chart". Retrieved 2014-04-02.