Byron Stingily

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This article is about the singer. For the American football player, see Byron Stingily (American football).
Byron Stingily
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres House, Garage
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1987–present
Labels Nervous Records
Defected Records
Atlantic Records
Columbia/SME Records
Manifesto Records (UK)
Associated acts Ten 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 has a son, also named Byron, who currently plays offensive tackle for the New York Giants.


  1. ^ Mirani, Czarina. "Byron Stingily: The 5 Magazine Interview". 5 Magazine. Retrieved July 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  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". Retrieved 20 June 2010. 

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