Angie Stone

Angela 'Angie Stone' Brown was born in 1961 in Columbia, South Carolina. She started her career in the early 1980s as a member of The Sequence, one of the first female hip-hop groups. With the group, she released the track "Funk You Up" and "Monster Jam."

She then performed in a variety of acts, working with Mantronix, Lenny Kravitz and started the early 90s in the R&B trio Vertical Hold.

Stone continued to work with other artists, forming the group Devox with Gerry Devaux (Lenny Kravitz's cousin) and Charlie Mole. While working on a Japan-only album with the group, titled Devox Featuring Angie B. Stone, Stone also did songwriting, working with D'Angelo on his first two albums.

In 1999, Angie Stone released her first solo album, Black Diamond. The album went gold and featured the single 'No More Rain' which reached #9 on the R&B charts. The album's other single, "Everyday" reached #52 on the R&B charts.

Mahogany Soul, Stone's second album, was released in 2001 and had similar success, going gold. The album's best single, 'Brotha Part II' reached #13 on the R&B charts and featured Alicia Keys. The album's other singles "Wish I Didn't Miss You" and "More Than a Woman" had less success, reaching #31 and #63 on the R&B charts respectively.

Stone released her third album, Stone Love, in 2004. The album had three singles "I Wanna Thank Ya," "Stay for a While," and "U-Haul" which all faired poorly on the charts, reaching #61, #70 and #68 on the R&B charts respectively.

Stone held a leading role in a theatre play titled 'Issues: We've Got Them All.' She also appeared in the 2006 season of VH1's Celebrity Fitness club where she lost 18 pounds.

In 2007, she released her latest album to date, The Art of Love & War. The album did well with the single "Baby" featuring Betty Wright and reaching #22 on the R&B charts. The album's other single, "Sometimes" reached #26.

She has a son with D'angelo and a daughter.