Sam Salter

Sam Salter

Sam Salter grew up singing gospel music at Faithful Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. Growing up, Salter won several local talent shows, featuring a soulful sound that was influenced by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

In 1997, Salter had his chance in music when his demo tape found its way into the hands of L.A. Reid of LaFace Records. He quickly signed Salter and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds began to work on his debut album, It's On Tonight.

Salter's debut album failed to dominate the charts but featured the successful single, 'After 12, Before 6.' The song managed to reach #19 on the R&B charts. The album also had a mild hit with the Top 40 ballad 'There You Are.'

n 2000, Little Black Book, Salter's second album for LaFace Records was expected to be released. Unfortunately, label shuffling and internal problems led to the album being pushed to the side. The only track to see any release was the single, 'Once My Shit (Always My Shit).' The album's tracks found their way to other artists later on as 'Color Of Love,' written by Babyface, was later given to Boyz II Men. Additionally, a track that was only available on the album sampler titled 'Homewrecker' was later given to Sisq.

In 2005, Salter appeared on the track 'On A September Morn' with the group Talking Book. He is currently working on an album, Strictly For Da Bedroom, which is to be released in 2007.