She won two 1985 Juno Awards, one for Best R&B/Soul Recording of the Year ("Lost Somewhere Inside Your Love") and the other for Best Reggae/Calypso Recording ("Heaven Must Have Sent You" with Otis Gayle).
The American-born Silver was adopted into an Ontario family, where she spent her youth in Kingston then Peterborough. As a teenager, she performed in a reggae band which performed in New York City as an opening act for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden.
- Brownstein, Bill (26 July 1986). "Making waves: Silver set to take over Le Portage". The (Montreal) Gazette. p. D6.. Indicates Detroit birthplace with Kingston, Ontario childhood.
- Brownstein, Bill (4 August 1986). "Silver was a bargain unlikely to be repeated". The (Montreal) Gazette. p. C5. Identified as 24-year-old.
- Barr, Greg (3 February 1989). "Liberty Silver: Unleashing that amazing voice". Ottawa Citizen. p. B3.
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