Stevie B

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Stevie B
Birth name Steven Bernard Hill
Born (1958-04-19) April 19, 1958 (age 60)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S
Origin Miami, Florida, U.S
Genres Dance, Latin freestyle, R&B, pop, electronic
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, electronic keyboard, drum machine
Years active 1987–present
Labels

Stevie B (born Steven Bernard Hill, April 19, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, who was influential in the freestyle and Hi-NRG dance music scene of the late 1980s, mostly in Miami. Stevie B is perhaps best known for his 1990 number-one hit ballad "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)".

Early life and career[edit]

Stevie B was born as Steven Bernard Hill on April 19, 1958 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, He worked a variety of jobs – from car washing to fast food – before gaining recognition for his 1987 national club smash, "Party Your Body". It was also the title track of his 1988 debut LP, which eventually went gold. In 1989, he had his first top 40 hits with "I Wanna Be the One," "In My Eyes" and "Love Me For Life." With his 1990 album, Love & Emotion, he reached the height of his success, with the accompanying single, "Because I Love You" enjoying four weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1990.[1] He had two subsequent top 15 hits from Love and Emotion with "I'll Be by Your Side" and the title track from the album.[1]

In 1998, The Best of Stevie B was re-released, highlighting the light dance-pop sound that marked the start of his career. He has found new fame in Brazil, where he not only appears regularly on radio shows but continues to sell out concerts to tens of thousands of fans, many hailing from the slums (favelas) of both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, due to the popularity of his style of music with urban youth.[citation needed]

In August 2009, he released The Terminator which features the lead single "Running for Miles" and a remixed rendition of one of his biggest hits, "Spring Love", with a guest performance by Pitbull and the music video featuring Russian model Anita Sikorska.[2]

Legal issues[edit]

On September 30, 2011, Hill was arrested by Springfield, Massachusetts police officers after his concert in MassMutual Center in Massachusetts due to him owing $420,000 in unpaid child support.[3][4][5][6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Sources: U.S.: Billboard Hot 100, U.S. Dance: Hot Dance Club Play

Date Title US US
Dance
US
R&B
US
AC
1987 Party Your Body - 40 67 -
1988 Dreamin' of Love 80 21 - -
Spring Love (Come Back to Me) 43 5 - -
I Wanna Be the One 32 39 - -
1989 In My Eyes 37 21 - -
Girl I Am Searching for You 56 - - -
1990 The Stevie B. Megamix 56 - - -
Love Me for Life 29 - - -
Love & Emotion 15 43 - -
Because I Love You (The Postman Song)1 1 - - 1
1991 I'll Be By Your Side 12 - - 16
Forever More 96 - - -
1992 Pump That Body2 - 15 - -
Prayer - - - -
1994 Funky Melody 29 - 30 -
1995 Dream About You 29 - 16 -
If You Still Love Me - - - -
Waiting for Your Love - - - -
1997 Summer Nights - - - -
1998 Megamix Vol. 2 - - - -
If You Leave Me Now (With Alexia Phillips) - - - -
1999 It's So Good - - - -
Mega Freestyle - - - -
Mega Mixx 2000 - - - -
2000 You Are the One - - - -
Megafreestylemix / Young Girl - - - -
MegaMix 2001 - - - -
2008 Running for Miles - - - -
Get This Party Started - - - -
2009 It Ain't Over[citation needed][16] - - - -
2013 Spring Love 2013 (featuring Pitbull) - - - -
2016 Changing Faces - - - -
Freestyle - - - -
  1. Because I Love You reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart.
  2. Pump That Body reached #6 in the Canadian Dance Chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason "Stevie B Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-19
  2. ^ Анита Сикорска рассказала журналу Playboy, как стать лакомым Feb 2015 "она снималась в клипе Питбуля "Spring Love 2013""
  3. ^ Barry, Stephanie. "Springfield police: Dance music performer 'Stevie B' busted during MassMutual concert for hefty child support debt". The Republican. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  4. ^ Singer of 1990 hit love song hauled off Mass. stage, charged with owing $420K in child support, Washington Post, October 2, 2011[dead link]
  5. ^ "Springfield police: Dance music performer 'Stevie B' busted during MassMutual concert for hefty child support debt". masslive.com. 
  6. ^ Kim Grundy. "Stevie B arrested". SheKnows. 
  7. ^ a b c "Stevie B Charts & Awards", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-19
  8. ^ a b c Jason Ankeny. "Stevie B". AllMusic. 
  9. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ swedishcharts.com – Swedish Charts Portal
  12. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Stevie-B-Running-Back/release/3441976
  13. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  14. ^ [2][permanent dead link]
  15. ^ a b "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de". musicline.de. 
  16. ^ "Amazon.com: stevie b. It Aint Over: CDs & Vinyl". 

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