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The Weather Girls - 66% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalists Izora Rhodes Armstead (1942, Texas, USA, d. 16 September 2004, California, USA) and Martha Wash (b. USA) met in the San Francisco-based gospel group, NOW (News Of The World) prior to joining the backing group of rising disco star Sylvester. Dubbed Two Tons O’ Fun in deference to their rotund stature, the duo recorded for the Fantasy Records label before securi Read more

The Pointer Sisters - 57% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Dance Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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These four sisters, Anita (23 January 1948), Bonnie (b. 11 July 1951), Ruth (b. 19 March 1946) and June (b. 30 November 1953, East Oakland California, USA, d. 11 April 2006, Santa Monica, California, USA), were all born and raised in East Oakland, California, USA, and first sang together in the West Oakland Church of God where their parents were ministers. Despite their fami Read more

Laura Branigan - 51% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

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Starship - 51% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Boy Meets Girl - 44% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This duo from Seattle, USA comprised Shannon Rubicam (vocals) and George Merrill (keyboards). They were backed up by session musicians and specialized in middle-of-the-road melodies. Around the same time they were approached by the film company Touchstone to perform a song for a new movie, Three Men And A Baby. The film became one of the biggest hits of 1987, and their track &# Read more

Sheena Easton - 44% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sheena Shirley Orr, 27 April 1959, Bellshill, Scotland. Orr began performing while studying speech and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama, studying by day and singing with the band Something Else in the evenings. Her short-lived marriage to actor Sandi Easton gave Orr her new name, and as Sheena Easton she was signed to EMI Records in 1979 following an au Read more

Samantha Fox - 41% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1966, London, England. While studying for her O-level examinations, 16-year-old Fox was ‘discovered’ by the Sun newspaper and promoted as a topless model. Before long she became something of a British institution and a recording career beckoned. Her debut single in 1986, ‘Touch Me’ elicited almost universally favourable reviews with critics regis Read more

Taylor Dayne - 41% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Eric Carmen - 40% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Howard Carmen, 11 August 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Carmen grew up in Lyndhurst, and at the age of 11 enrolled at the Cleveland Institute Of Music to study classical piano. Inspired by the British Invasion he later took up the guitar and set his heart on becoming a pop star. A veteran of several aspiring mid-west groups, Carmen first achieved success with the Raspberri Read more

Wham! - 40% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Generally acknowledged as the most commercially successful English pop group of the 80s, the Wham! duo first performed together in ska-influenced school band, the Executive. George Michael (Georgios (Yorgos) Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963, East Finchley, London, England) and Andrew Ridgeley (b. 26 January 1963, Windlesham, Surrey, England) streamlined the group and in 198 Read more

Sister Sledge - 39% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Debra (9 July 1954), Joan (b. 13 September 1956), Kim (b. 21 August 1957) and Kathy Sledge (b. 6 January 1959) were all born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They started their recording career on the Money Back label with 1971’s ‘Time Will Tell’. A short time working as backing singers followed before the quartet enjoyed a series of minor R& Read more

Anita Ward - 38% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called ‘Ring My Bell’ in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Florida’s successful TK Records, and they recorded an Read more

Gloria Gaynor - 37% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gloria Fowles, 7 September 1949, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The ‘Queen Of The Discotheques’ spent several years struggling on the east coast circuit prior to finding success. A 1965 single, produced by Johnny Nash, preceded her spell as a member of the Soul Satisfiers. Gaynor was discovered singing in a Manhattan nightclub by her future manager, Jay Ellis. He teamed Read more

Billy Ocean - 36% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Kim Carnes - 36% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 July 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA. The gravelly voiced Carnes was brought up in Pasedena and is best known for her 1981 pop classic, ‘Bette Davis Eyes’, which won a Grammy award. Her career started as a member of the influential New Christy Minstrels in 1966, and she also appeared alongside future songwriting partner Jackie DeShannon in the low budget 1967 Read more


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