Regina Belle

Regina Belle

Regina Belle was born in 1963 in Englewood, New Jersey. Engaged in music from a young age, she sang gospel music, and studied trombone, tuba and steel drums. Belle attended Rutgers University where she studied opera and jazz.

She met the Manhattans and began working as their opening act. She even recorded a duet with them, 'Where Did We Go Wrong.' her hard work earned her a record deal with Columbia Records. In 1987, she released her album All By Myself which featured the hit single 'Show Me The Way' which reached #2 on the R&B charts.

In 1989, Belle released her second album, Stay With Me. Going gold, the album was packed with several strong jams. 'Baby Come To Me,' the album's first single, topped the R&B charts and was followed by 'What Goes Around' which reached #3. The album featured two additional popular singles, 'This Is Love' which reached #7 and 'Make It Like It Was' which was another #1 single on the R&B charts.

Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with singing superstar Johnny Mathis, 'Better Together' which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album. Continuuing her success with duets, Belle teamed up with Peabo Bryson for the song 'A Whole New World' from the Aladdin Soundtrack. The song went gold and was Belle's biggest hit, reaching #1 on the Hot 100. It won the Grammy Award in 1993 for 'Best Pop Performance by a Due or Group with Vocal.'

During the same year, Belle released her third album, Passion. Going gold, the album featured the previously mentioned 'A Whole New World' and 'If I Could' which reached #9 on the R&B charts.

After five years without any original content from her, Belle put out the album Believe in Me in 1998. In 2001, she released the album This Is Regina!

Belle is still active in the music industry and in 2004, released the album Lazy Afternoon.