Lorenzo Smith

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Lorenzo Smith
Born (1972-05-23) May 23, 1972 (age 45)
Havana, Florida, U.S.
Origin Jacksonville, Florida
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments vocals
Years active 1990–Present
Labels Alpha International, Luke Records
Associated acts Keith Sweat, Lisa Lopes, Luther Campbell

Lorenzo Smith (born May 23, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter who has released three albums.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lorenzo Smith was born on May 23, 1972 in Havana, Florida. As a child, he sang in the churches and was an avid listener of Michael Jackson, El Debarge, James Brown and Sam Cooke. In high school, Lorenzo was active and competed in sports, a fact reflected by his strong build.[1]

In 1990, Lorenzo put out his first album, Let Me Show You. The album was released with Alpha International through CEMA Records. The album's title track reached #64 on the R&B charts, while the album's other single "Tic Tok" reached #41. The music video for the third single "Angel"[2] is notable for having an early appearance from Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes prior to forming TLC.[3]

On Lorenzo's eponymous sophomore effort, the song "Real Love" reached #6 on the R&B charts; followed up with "Make Love 2 Me" and "I Can't Stand The Pain." which reached #21 and #22 on the R&B charts, respectively.[4]

Lorenzo released his last album to date in 1995, after a three-year dispute with Alpha International. The album, Love On My Mind, was released on Luke Campbell's Luke Records. It had one charting single, "If It's Alright With You" which reached #41 on the R&B charts.[5]

As of 2015, Smith continues to perform and featured on the single "I Know (No More)" by Razor.[6]

Discography[edit]

  • Let Me Show You (Alpha International/Capitol, 1990)
  • Lorenzo (Alpha International/Polydor, 1992)
  • Love On My Mind (Luke, 1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lorenzo - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Lorenzo Smith -- Angel (1990)". music video. youtube.com. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Left Eye in Player's Magazine". interview. tripod.com. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lorenzo - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Lorenzo - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Music Notes: Season 3 of 'Lyricist Hour' begins online Monday". jacksonville.com. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 

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