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|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Dance-pop, disco, pop, R&B|
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records, Mon-Tab, MCA Records|
Internationally acclaimed, has travelled around the world as a professional vocalist and songwriter for over twenty years. At the age of 15, McClain was signed to Warner Bros. Records, which yielded a disco hit single entitled "Smack Dab in The Middle", that reached number 2 in the Billboard Club Play chart.
She is a native Philadelphian, who attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Later on McClain went to Atlantic City to audition for a spot at Trump Plaza, and she was hired along with her band, Tapestry. Patti Labelle became her mentor, and arranged a recording contract for McClain with MCA Records. McClain has opened for the Commodores and James Brown.
McClain has since been a backing vocalist for Denise Williams, Hall and Oates, George Clinton and Linda Ronstadt. As the newest member of the Philly Party Band, McClain is one of the four lead vocalists.
- Janice McClain (1986, MCA Records)
- "Smack Dab In The Middle" (1979, Warner Bros. Records, RFC Records)
- "Giving My Love" (1983, Mon-Tab)
- "Burnin' Up" (1984, Mon-Tab)
- "Passion And Pain" (1986, MCA Records)
- "Let's Spend The Night" (1986, MCA Records)
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