Barbara Weathers

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Barbara Weathers
Born (1963-12-07) December 7, 1963 (age 53)
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments vocals
Labels Reprise
Weberworks
Associated acts Atlantic Starr

Barbara Weathers (born December 7, 1963) is an American R&B/soul singer, and former lead singer of R&B vocal group, Atlantic Starr.[1] After leaving her first band, Covacus (Greensboro, North Carolina-based band of the 1980s), Weathers replaced Sharon Bryant, who left the group for a solo career in 1984.

As a member of the group, Weathers sang on several of Atlantic Starr's hit songs including their biggest charting singles, "Always" a #1 on Billboards Hot 100, Top R&B Songs and Adult Contemporary Songs; also "Secret Lovers" which peaked at #3 (US Pop), #4 (US R&B) and #1 (US Adult Contemporary).[2] Her smooth vocal can also be heard on many of the group's soulful ballads, particularly the hit Silver Shadow. Weathers left Atlantic Starr in 1987 to pursue a solo career.

Following her departure leaving Atlantic Starr, Weathers released a self-titled solo album on Reprise Records in 1990 with help from the singer-songwriter/record producer of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Maurice White, among other well established musicians.[3] The album consisted mainly of dance music numbers, but was led off by the midtempo singles "The Master Key" and "Our Love Will Last Forever." Weathers utilized her ability to sing in the whistle register on the album's operatic closing song "Our Love Runs Deep."

In 1995 Weathers released a near perfect album (according to Allmusic), Seeing for the Very First Time. She has also released a third album named Satisfaction Guaranteed which was released in October 2011.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

With Atlantic Starr[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Barbara Weathers
  • Seeing For The Very First Time (Weberworks, 1995) released only in Japan
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed (Weberworks, 2011)

Singles[edit]

With Atlantic Starr[edit]

1985

1986

  • "If Your Heart Isn't In It"
  • "Armed and Dangerous" 1986

1987

  • "Always"
  • "One Lover at A Time"
  • "All in the Name of Love"

1988

  • "Thankful"

Solo[edit]

1990

  • The Master Key
  • Our Love Will Last Forever

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Biography: Barbara Weathers". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Billboard - Atlantic Starr Singles Chart history
  3. ^ "Barbara Weathers - Barbara Weathers (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-09-05.