Priscilla Wright (singer)

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Priscilla Wright (born August 14, 1940 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian singer.

Wright had a hit in the United States at the age of 14 with the song "Man in the Raincoat" in 1955. It sold over half a million copies in the U.S.[1] and hit #16 on the Billboard Singles Chart.[2] Following this she spent 14 years singing with the Ontario group Moxie Whitney, and sang with The National Press and Allied Jazz.

In 1991, she signed to Attic Records after a hiatus and released the album When You Love Somebody. In 1993 she was nominated for a Juno Award for Most Promising Artist.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1992 When You Love Somebody
1995 The Singer and the Song

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
CAN AC CAN Country US
1955 "Man in a Raincoat" 16 singles only
1983 "God Bless You Baby" 38
"Pure Love" 15
1985 "Heartbeat" 10
"Say You'll Stay Forever" 9
1986 "Hungry" 15
1988 "Man in a Raincoat" (re-recording) 8
1990 "We Rise Again" 10
1992 "Closer to Saying Goodbye" 20 When You Love Somebody
1993 "Woman's Intuition" 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. Biography of Priscilla Wright at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000