Angel (Angela Winbush song)

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Angel 12" single.jpeg
Single by Angela Winbush
from the album Sharp
Released 1987
Genre Soul, quiet storm
Length 3:45
Label Polygram
Songwriter(s) Angela Winbush
Producer(s) Angela Winbush
Angela Winbush singles chronology
"No How - No Way"
"Run to Me"
"No How - No Way"
"Run to Me"

"Angel" is a song by American R&B singer Angela Winbush. The track was released in 1987 as the first single from her debut album, Sharp on Polygram Records. As half of the duo of René & Angela, Winbush had two number-one R&B hits with "Save Your Love (For #1)" and "Your Smile." After a decade, René Moore and Winbush went their separate ways. "Angel", her solo-debut, spent two weeks at the top of the US Billboard R&B chart. It was also named by Billboard the number nine most successful R&B single of 1987. [1]. Despite the success, "Angel" did not make the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The single was nominated for a 1988 Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Female. The song also helped Winbush get nominated for Female Album of the Year. A video for "Angel" was released as a download on iTunes in May 2007.

Track listing[edit]

US, Vinyl 12" Single[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Angel" (7" Version) 4:54
2. "Angel" (Album Version) 5:18
3. "Angel" (Instrumental) 5:18


Chart (1987) Peak
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 1


The R&B hit song also appears on compilation albums

  • Billboard Hot R&B Hits 1987
  • Soul Classics: Quiet Storm—The 80's
  • Love Jones: Best of Funk Essentials, Vol. 2
  • Blues & Soul, Vol. 10: 1986-1987
  • 80's Urban Beats and Grooves


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 632. 
  2. ^ Angela Winbush - Angel (12" Single)

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Preceded by
"Lovin' You" by The O'Jays
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
November 14, 1987
Succeeded by
"Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder