Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Chris Walker is an R&B singer who grew up in Houston, Texas. From an early age, he was immersed in music as he was a member of The Walker Brothers, a family gospel group. Chris began to play bass after one of the members in the group stopped showing up to rehearsals.

At 18, Chris Walker became focused on going to the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Going to the city with nothing more than $40 to his name, Walker crashed a performance before the dean and began playing with the ensemble on stage. After seeing the performance, Walker was given a full scholarship to the school.

While in the school, Chris Walker was given the opportunity to work with Ornette Coleman when Coleman visited the school looking for musicians. After doing this for two and a half years, Chris Walker then toured with Regina Belle as her musical director.

When Belle discovered Walker's strong vocals, she began to incorporate him into her performances. In working with Chris Walker, Regina Belle was able to shape his voice and to help him develop as an R&B singer.

After working with Belle, Chris Walker got the chance to start his own solo career after meeting Ruben Rodriguez. In 1991, Chris Walker made his solo debut with First Time. The album did well, with the single 'Take Time' reaching #6 on the R&B charts and #29 on the Hot 100. Another single from the album, 'No Place Like Love' reached #19 on the R&B charts.

Sincerely Yours, Chris Walker's second album, was released in 1993. The album's singles failed to continue the success generated by those on his earlier album, but they still managed to chart. 'Love Tonight' reached #47 on the R&B charts while 'How Do You Heal A Broken Heart' reached #87.

For all intents and purposes, Chris Walker disappeared from the music industry for a decade after his second album's release. However, he met with Ray J. Davis during that time and together, they began to churn out a wealth of tracks. These tracks would go on to appear in the album I Know It's Love, released by Chris Walker in 2005.