Liberty Silver

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Liberty Silver

Liberty Silver (born 1961/1962 in Detroit, Michigan[1][2]) is a Canadian singer, based in Toronto, Ontario.

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). She has been nominated for a Juno award a total of five times.

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.[3]

She appeared on the platinum selling 1985 African charity ensemble single "Tears Are Not Enough", singing a duet with Mike Reno of Loverboy.

She competed as a vocalist on Star Search, winning the competition several weeks in a row.

Silver sang Amazing Grace at the funeral of controversial Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

Silver continues to appear at jazz music festivals across the globe.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Brownstein, Bill (4 August 1986). "Silver was a bargain unlikely to be repeated". The (Montreal) Gazette. p. C5. Identified as 24-year-old.
  3. ^ Barr, Greg (3 February 1989). "Liberty Silver: Unleashing that amazing voice". Ottawa Citizen. p. B3.

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