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November 22, 1965 |
Memphis, Tennessee, US
|Genres||R&B, Pop/Rock, Country, Jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Solo, Vocalist, performer|
|Labels||EMI, Vital, IRS|
Early life and career
Born in Memphis, Moten sang in church choirs as a child. Wendy attended Overton High School in Memphis, TN and sang in the nationally known Overton Choir under the direction of the late Lulah M. Hedgeman. She got her first break singing with Michael Bolton at a benefit concert; after signing with EMI, in 1992 she released her self-titled debut album and opened for Bolton on tour. Moten's biggest hit single was "Come in Out of the Rain", which, although a minor hit in 1993 on the Billboard Hot 100, was a No. 5 adult contemporary hit, and also reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at No. 8 in 1994. A follow up single, "So Close to Love", reached No. 35 in the UK Top 40.
- Studio Albums
- 1992: Wendy Moten
- 1995: Time for Change
- 1996: Life's What You Make It
- 2014: Timeless – Wendy Moten sings Richard Whiting
- Holiday Albums
- Miriam DeCosta-Willis Notable Black Memphians - 2008 Page 374 - "An R&B singer, she was born in Memphis, where she attended Overton High School and the University of Memphis. After performing at a New York benefit concert, she signed with EMI/ERG, released a debut album, Wendy Moten, and backed "
- Wendy Moten at Allmusic