Glenn Medeiros

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Glenn Medeiros
Glenn Alan Medeiros

(1970-06-24) June 24, 1970 (age 53)
Lihue, Hawaii, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • educator
Musical career
OriginHonolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active1986–2007

Glenn Alan Medeiros (born June 24, 1970) is an American former musician, singer, and songwriter who achieved chart success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is best known on the national and international music scene for his 1987 global smash, "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You", and "She Ain't Worth It", a US chart-topper in 1990. He has remained regularly involved in the music industry in his home state of Hawaii (including several headliner and related musical variety shows in Waikiki) long after achieving global success decades ago.

After his musical career peaked, Medeiros taught and was vice-principal at the Maryknoll School, a parochial school in Honolulu, Hawaii, and as a professor at Chaminade University, a private Marianist university which shares its grounds with Saint Louis School. On July 1, 2015, Medeiros became the Head of School/Principal of Saint Louis School in Honolulu, and in 2017 its president/CEO.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Medeiros was born in Lihue, Hawaii and raised in Lawai.[3] He is of Portuguese descent.[citation needed]

Medeiros attended Leeward Community College and transferred to University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, where he received his bachelor's degree.[4] He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master's degree in elementary education in 2003.[5]

In 2014, Medeiros received a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.[4]



Medeiros began his musical career at the age of 10 when he helped his father entertain guests on his tour bus on the island of Kauai.[citation needed]

In 1986, at the age of 16, Medeiros won Brown Bags to Stardom, a local radio talent contest in Hawaii, when he performed a cover version of George Benson's "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" which was subsequently produced into an album by a small local independent label.[3][4] A visiting radio executive, Guy Zapoleon, from KZZP in Phoenix, Arizona heard the song and took the record back to Phoenix, where, through word of mouth, it became a national hit. Later, a worldwide hit, it reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent four weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 1988.[6] It reached #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

In 1988, he recorded the single "Un roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me a Reason)", a duet in French and English with Elsa Lunghini that reached #1 in France for three weeks. He also achieved a 1990 United States #1 hit duet with Bobby Brown titled "She Ain't Worth It".[7] The same track peaked at #12 in the UK Singles Chart.[6] He had another hit duet with Ray Parker Jr. titled "All I'm Missing Is You" which peaked at #32 in the US.

In 1989, Medeiros recorded "Under Any Moon" with The Jets, which was included on the soundtrack of The Karate Kid Part III in which he made an appearance in the movie singing. In 1991, Medeiros did a song called "If Looks Could Kill (No Turning Back)" for the spy action/comedy film If Looks Could Kill starring Richard Grieco, which is the title song of the movie on the soundtrack. In 1992 Medeiros recorded a duet with Thomas Anders (of Modern Talking fame) titled "Standing Alone" and shot a video.

Medeiros wrote "Break These Walls" for the New Zealand singer Sam Verlinden. He also wrote the song "Follow the Sun" for Regine Velasquez, which was later recorded by the group Forte. In addition, Medeiros wrote the song entitled "These Tears I Cry" for Martin Nievera. Medeiros has written nearly two hundred songs, many of which have been recorded by various artists throughout the world.

Medeiros is the host and performer at the Hale Koa Hotel's luau in Waikiki. He also headlined in Waikiki for many years with Frank Delima.


Medeiros was the vice principal of Maryknoll Grade School and then its high school.[1] He taught at various schools throughout Oahu, including Mililani Middle School, St. Joseph School in Waipahu, and Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei.[8]

On July 1, 2015, Medeiros was appointed Head of School/Principal of St. Louis School, an all boys Catholic (Marianist Order) school (K-12) in Honolulu Oahu, where he has been its president/CEO since 2017.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Medeiros is of Portuguese ancestry.[10] He and his wife, Tammy, have been married since 1996.[citation needed] They have a son, Chord, and a daughter, Lyric, who appeared on Season 21 of American Idol.[10] Medeiros is a Catholic.



Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures, and certifications
Title Studio album details Peak chart positions
Glenn Medeiros
  • Released: May 1987
  • Label: Amherst (AMH 3313)
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
83 98
Not Me
  • Released: December 1988
  • Label: Amherst (AMH 94400) / Mercury (836333.2)
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
124 63
Glenn Medeiros
  • Released: December 1990
  • Label: Amherst, MCA Records (MCAD-6399)
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
82 69
It's Alright to Love
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Amherst, Mercury (514229-2)
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
The Glenn Medeiros Christmas Album
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Amherst, Mercury (518718-2)
  • Formats: CD
Sweet Island Music
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Amherst (AMH 4415–2)
  • Formats: CD
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Amherst (AMH 6600–2)
  • Formats: CD
With Aloha
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Glenn Medeiros
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1987 "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" 12 10 1 1 8 12 1 2 2 1 Glenn Medeiros
"Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone" 67 85 13
"Watching Over You" 80
1988 "Long and Lasting Love" 68 113 42 14 26 Not Me
"Never Get Enough of You" 38
1989 "Un Roman d'amitié" (with Elsa) 1
"Love Always Finds a Reason" (with Ria Brieffies) 12
1990 "She Ain't Worth It" (featuring Bobby Brown) 1 8 12 12 9 Glenn Medeiros
"All I'm Missing Is You" (featuring Ray Parker Jr.) 32 101
"Me − U = Blue" (featuring The Stylistics) 78
1992 "Standing Alone" (with Thomas Anders) Down on Sunset
1993 "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" It's Alright to Love
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b Meiers, Rich. "Former pop star named Maryknoll Vice Principal". Hawaii News Now.
  2. ^ Wakida, Clayton. "Former pop star Medeiros appointed as St. Louis School president". KITV. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Glenn Medeiros". Pacific Edge Magazine. August 27, 2019. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Ching, Kapiʻolani. "UH alumni profile: Leeward and West Oʻahu alumnus Glenn Medeiros shares his success". University of Hawaiʻi System News. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Singer Glenn Medeiros lives out his childhood dream of teaching". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. August 2, 2003. Archived from the original on October 25, 2003. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  6. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 358. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  7. ^ Carpenter, Bil. "Biography: Glenn Medeiros". AMG. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
  8. ^ "Singer Glenn Medeiros lives out his childhood dream of teaching". August 2, 2003. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Saint Louis names new president, principal". Hawaii Catholic Herald. May 7, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  10. ^ a b Wilcox, Leslie (July 12, 2016). "LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Glenn Medeiros | PBS Hawai'i". Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Australian chart peaks:
    • Top 100 (Kent Music Report) peaks to 12 June 1988: Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 196. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid-1983 and 12 June 1988.
    • Top 100 (ARIA Charts) from June 1988-2010: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 183.
    • For "Long and Lasting Love (Once in a Lifetime)":"Week commencing 30 January 1989". January 20, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
    • For Not Me and "All I'm Missing Is You":"Week commencing 15 October 1990". October 15, 2021. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts - All There Is To Know. Discography Glenn Medeiros". IRMA. Retrieved August 4, 2020.

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