Byron Stingily

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Byron Stingily
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHouse, Garage
Years active1987–present
LabelsNervous Records
Defected Records
Atlantic Records
Columbia/SME Records
Manifesto Records (UK)
Associated actsTen City
Marshall Jefferson

Byron Stingily is an African American R&B and house-music singer born in Chicago, Illinois, known for his falsetto voice. He is now a principal at a school in Chicago.[1]


Stingily had several hit records in the 1980s and 1990s as the lead singer of Ten City.[2] As a solo artist, he had his biggest success on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, where he hit No. 1 three times. In 1997 he spent a week in the top spot with "Get Up (Everybody)" where he sampled Sylvester's "Dance (Disco Heat)", then hit No. 1 again in 1998 with a remake of Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)", produced by Damien Mendis and Stuart Bradbury.

"That's the Way Love Is," a No. 1 dance hit in 1989 for Ten City, brought him to No. 1 again in 1999 when he re-recorded it on his own. Some of his recent singles have been released on the UK-based record label Defected Records.



  • The Purist (1998) Nervous Records
  • Club Stories (2000) Nervous Records


Year Song Peak chart positions
US Dance
1996 Don't Fall in Love
Love You the Right Way
1997 Get Up (Everybody) 1 14
Flying High
Sing A Song 38
1998 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 1 13
1999 That's That Way Love Is 1 32
2000 Why Can't You Be Real 9
Stand Right Up 6
2001 U Turn Me
(featuring Leee John)

Personal life[edit]

Stingily is the father of visual artist and poet Diamond Stingily and professional athlete Byron, who currently plays offensive tackle for the New York Giants.


  1. ^ Mirani, Czarina (August 10, 2011). "Byron Stingily: The 5 Magazine Interview". 5 Magazine.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Byron Stingily". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Billboard Single Charts". Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  4. ^ " - UK Top 40 Chart Archive". Archived from the original on 18 July 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2010.

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