Barbara Roy

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Barbara Roy was born in Kinston, North Carolina and is a dance music singer. She scored several big hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart during the 1970s as the lead vocalist for Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, then went on to have more success as a solo artist.

In 1986, Roy hit number one on the dance chart with "Gotta See You Tonight".[1] It had a two-week run at the top of the chart, while also charting on the Hot Black Singles chart, peaking at number eighty-three.[2]

Most recently, Barbara Roy is now a devout Christian and has extended her professional name to Barbara Roy Gaskins. Based in Washington DC, Barbara now performs contemporary gospel music and released a new album, "Climbing", in 2002.


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004

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Preceded by
"When I Think of You" by Janet Jackson
"Gotta See You Tonight"
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single

October 11, 1986 - October 25, 1986
Succeeded by
"Human" by The Human League