Tracie Spencer was born in 1976 in Waterloo, Iowa. She got her start in 1986 when she won the CBS television show Star Search. In the show, she sang Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know.'
After winning the contest, Tracie Spencer signed a deal with Capitol Records at the age of 11. She released her self-titled debut album, Tracie Spencer in 1988. The album had several minor hits with 'Symptoms Of True Love' reaching #38 on the Hot 100 and #11 on the R&B charts, 'Imagine' reaching #31 on the R&B charts and 'Hide And Seek' reaching #32.
Tracie Spencer's most successful album, Make The Difference, was released in 1990. The album scored big hits with 'Save Your Love' reaching #7 on the R&B charts, and 'This House' reaching #3 on the Hot 100. The single 'Tender Kisses' reached #1 on the R&B charts and 'Love Me' reaching #2.
After her second album, Tracie Spencer returned to living a normal life, only making appearances in an episode of Family Matters in 1993 and recording the song 'I'll Be There For You' in the 1997 film Good Burger.
However, Tracie Spencer wasn't gone for good and in 1999, she returned with a new album, Tracie. The album did respectable, with the single 'It's All About You (Not About Me)' reaching #6 on the R&B charts and #18 on the Hot 100. Her second single, 'Still In My Heart' reached #36 on the R&B charts.
Since then, Tracie Spencer has done backgrond vocals for rappers like 50 Cent, Eve and Busta Rhymes but is reportedly working on a new album.