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A singer, MC, self-taught keyboardist, and prolific songwriter, Angie Stone's first claim to fame was her membership in the Sequence, an all-female trio that recorded for pioneering hip-hop label Sugar Hill beginning with the 1979 single "Funk You Up." Several years later, she re-emerged as the lead vocalist for Vertical Hold, where she scored with the smooth urban dance track "Seems You're Much Too Busy," a Top 40 R&B hit during the summer of 1993 that led to very productive solo career. With the release of her 1999 solo debut, she became one of neo-soul's leading lights, providing sharp insight into romantic relationships with her smoky yet upfront voice. Stone, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, began singing gospel music at a young age at First Nazareth Baptist Church. Her father, a member of a local gospel quartet, would take his only child to see performances by gospel artists such as the Singing Angels and the Gospel Keynotes. During her youth, she wrote poetry, played sports, and, after high-school graduation, was offered college basketball scholarships. While working dead-end jobs, Stone began saving money to record her own demos at a local studio called PAW. She joined Gwendolyn Chisholm and Cheryl Cook in the rap trio the Sequence, who recorded hits for Joe and Sylvia Robinson's Sugar Hill label -- "Funk You Up," a remake of Parliament's hit "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" called "Funky Sound (Tear the Roof Off)," and "I Don't Need Your Love." Soon after, Stone was working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and rocker Lenny Kravitz, and she later formed the classy R&B trio Vertical Hold, who first charted with the Criminal single "Summertime." Besides "Seems You're Much Too Busy," the group's self-titled A&M album spawned another charting single, "ASAP." The group split after its second album. Stone subsequently signed to Arista as a solo artist and recorded 1999's Black Diamond, a Top Ten R&B album that was certified gold on the strength of the singles "No More Rain (In This Cloud)" and "Everyday" (one of several songs she has written either for or with D'Angelo). The album won her a pair of Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. She shifted to J for 2001's Mahogany Soul, another gold seller. Released in 2004, Stone Love fared just as well commercially, yet she moved to the revitalized Stax label for her fourth studio album, 2007's The Art of Love & War. It topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and featured two of her best singles, "Sometimes" and "Baby" -- the latter of which received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Throughout the next several years, the singer's studio output remained consistent in terms of chart performance, despite a series of label changes. Unexpected, released on Stax in 2009, hit the Top 20 of the R&B chart. Saguaro Road issued Rich Girl, Stone's most stylistically diverse set, three years later, and it peaked slightly higher. For Dream, released in 2015, she joined the veteran-loaded Shanachie roster. The next year, the Goldenlane label issued Covered in Soul, for which Stone updated classics popularized by the Guess Who, the Five Stairsteps, and Carole King. Also an actor, she has appeared in several movies, including The Fighting Temptations, Pastor Brown, and Scary Movie 5, as well as the television programs Moesha, Girlfriends, and Lincoln Heights. ~ Ed Hogan & Andy Kellman
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Albums by
Angie Stone

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    God's Grace

    12 songs

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    Covered in Soul

    10 songs

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    Dream

    15 songs

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    Rich Girl

    12 songs

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    Unexpected

    15 songs

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    The Art of Love & War

    10 songs

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    Dance Vault Mixes - I Wasn't Kidding

    15 songs

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    Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone

    17 songs

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    Stone Love

    18 songs

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    Mahogany Soul

    15 songs

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    Black Diamond

    7 songs

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    Dance Vault Mixes - I Wanna Thank Ya

    3 songs

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    I Wanna Thank Ya

    1 song

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    These Eyes

    1 song

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    2 Bad Habits

    1 song

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    Backup Plan

    1 song

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    Do What U Gotta Do

    1 song

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    I Ain't Hearin' U [E-Single]

    1 song

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    Baby

    8 songs

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    Dance Vault Remixes: Bottles & Cans

    5 songs

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    I Wasn't Kidding

    15 songs

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    Stone Hits: The Very Best [Alternate Tracks]

    16 songs

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    Stone Love

    13 songs

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    Stone Hits Live: the Very Best of Angie Stone [DVD 2005]


Top Songs by
Angie Stone

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  2.   Brotha
  3.   Wish I Didn't Miss You
  4.   No More Rain (In This Cloud)
  5.   I Wanna Thank Ya
  6.   Sometimes
  7.   2 Bad Habits
  8.   I Ain't Hearin' U
  9.   Magnet
  10.   Baby
  11.   Mad Issues
  12.   You Don't Love Me
  13.   Pissed Off
  14.   You Will Know
  15.   Easier Said Than Done
  16.   Cinderella Ballin'
  17.   I Wasn't Kidding
  18.   Happy Being Me
  19.   Everyday
  20.   More Than a Woman
  21.   Backup Plan
  22.   Do What U Gotta Do
  23.   Stay for a While
  24.   Dream
  25.   It's Too Late
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Angie Stone

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    Josh Groban: I Am The DJ

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    Smooth Jazz

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    Adult R&B


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