Sharp (Angela Winbush album)

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Studio album by Angela Winbush
Released September 1987
Recorded 1986–1987 at Oceanway & Westlake Studios
Length 45:40
Label Mercury
Producer Angela Winbush
Angela Winbush chronology
The Real Thing
(1989)The Real Thing1989
Singles from Sharp
  1. "Angel"
    Released: August 1987
  2. "Run to Me"
    Released: November 1987
  3. "C'est Toi (It's You)"
    Released: April 1988
  4. "Hello Beloved"
    Released: July 1988
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Sharp is the debut studio album by American recording artist Angela Winbush, after she left the duo Rene & Angela. The album was released in 1987 on Mercury Records and peaked at #7 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and at #81 on the Billboard 200.[1]

The album spawned four singles which were all commercially successful on the US R&B singles chart, including the album's lead single "Angel" which peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs.

On the vinyl pressing, tracks 1–5 were known as the "Slammin' Side", while tracks 6–9 were known as the "Quiet Storm Side". The album, as well as the single "Angel", were nominated for a Soul Train Music Award in 1988.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written, arranged, produced and performed by Angela Winbush, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Sharp" 4:20
2. "Sensual Lover" 4:44
3. "Run to Me" 4:47
4. "Imagination of the Heart" 4:43
5. "C'est Toi (It's You)" 4:20
6. "Angel" 5:18
7. "Hello Beloved" (Duet with Ronald Isley) 5:45
8. "You Had a Good Girl" 5:41
9. "No One Has Ever Cared (Like You)" 6:30



  • Executive Producer: Ronald Isley
  • Produced By Angela Winbush
  • Engineered By Steve Sykes
  • Mixed By Angela Winbush & Steve Sykes
  • Mastered By Brian Gardner
  • All Songs Published By Angel Notes Music


Chart (1987) Peak
US Billboard Top Pop Albums 81
US Billboard Top R&B Albums 7

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