Collage (singer)

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Collage
Genres Freestyle
Labels Viper Records
Members Adam Marano (producer/songwriter)
Anthony Monteleone (vocals)

Collage is an American freestyle duo, featuring vocalist Anthony Monteleone and producer/songwriter Adam Marano in 1993,[1] who also ran the Viper Records label for which Collage recorded. Viper's parent label Metropolitan issued the Viper's Freestyle Hit Parade compilation in 1994; it helped break the Collage single "I'll Be Loving You" nationally. The song went to number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Debut album Chapter One was released later that year, producing another hit in the follow-up single, "Gangster of Love". It also prominently featured female backup vocalist Denine. Collage's success helped spark a renewal of interest in freestyle during the 1990s (on a more underground rather than mainstream level), and Marano went on to work with several other vocalists like Alexia Phillips, Chris Phillips, Denine, Rockell and others.

The second Collage album Chapter II, released in 1999, didn't appear for another five years. However, it still managed to produce a hit single, "Angel". Third album Chapter 3 was released in late 2001, spawning the hit single "Tonight". In 2007, a fourth album was released, Chapter 4.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1994: Chapter One
  • 1999: Chapter II: 1999
  • 2001: Collage Chapter 3: 2001
  • 2007: Chapter 4

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 1996: Greatest Hits
  • 2000: The Greatest Freestyle Hits
  • 2002: The Greatest Hits
  • 2007: Collage & Friends: Hits Anthology

Singles[edit]

Ano Single Position Album
US
1993 "I'll Be Loving You" 56[2] Chapter One
1994 "Diana" Chapter One
"Gangster of Love"
1995 "You Are Everything / I Can Make You Feel" Apenas single
1998 "Can't We Try" Apenas single
1998 "Love Me or Leave Me" (featuring Denine) Metropolitan Freestyle Extravaganza Vol. 8
"Love of a Lifetime" 104[3] Chapter II: 1999
1999 "Angel"
2001 "I'll Give You My Heart / Summer Night" Collage Chapter 3…2001 (Appendix A)
"Tonight"

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