Irene Cara Similar Artists

The Pointer Sisters - 100% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul 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

Michael Sembello - 98% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Laura Branigan - 92% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Electronic & Ambient 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

Bill Medley - 77% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Thomas Medley, 19 September 1940, Santa Ana, California, USA. After several successful years with the Righteous Brothers, Medley embarked on a solo career with MGM Records in late 1967. Several relatively barren years followed, until Medley received a major push from A&M Records in 1971. Again, no hits were forthcoming, and in 1974, the Righteous Brothers reunite Read more

Kim Carnes - 73% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient 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

Taylor Dayne - 70% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock 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

Debbie Gibson - 69% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deborah Ann Gibson, 31 August 1970, Brooklyn, New York, USA. This pop singer generated massive sales in the late 80s, particularly in her homeland. Following training in piano and early songwriting ventures, Gibson was signed to the management of Doug Breithart by the time she was 13 years old. The following three years saw her apprenticeship in recording studios as she prod Read more

Sheena Easton - 68% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Electronic & Ambient 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

Bananarama - 66% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England in 1980, this all-female pop trio originally comprised Keren Woodward (2 April 1961, Bristol, England), Sarah Dallin (b. 17 December 1961, Bristol, England) and Siobhan Fahey (b. Siobhan Marie Fahey, 10 September 1958, Dublin, Eire). After singing impromptu at various parties and pubs in London, the trio was recorded by former Sex Pistols drummer Pa Read more

Gloria Gaynor - 66% 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

Starship - 66% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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The Weather Girls - 66% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient 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

Kenny Loggins - 65% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Children's Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 January 1948, Everett, Washington, USA. Loggins, who began his career as a staff writer for Wingate Music, came to prominence as a member of Loggins And Messina from 1971-77. After separating from Jim Messina, he set out on a solo recording career, specialising in rock ballads such as ‘Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’’, a 1978 US Top 5 hit which was co-writ Read more

Martika - 65% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marta Marrero, 18 May 1969, California, USA. This pop singer grew up in California, her parents having fled Cuba shortly after the revolution. Her first experience in showbusiness came early, with an appearance as a dancer in John Huston’s 1982 movie Annie. From 1984-86 she played the role of Gloria in the television series Kids Incorporated. She enjoyed almost immediat Read more

Toni Basil - 65% match to Irene Cara

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Antonia Basilotta, 22 September 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. American singer/dancer/actress Basil was responsible for the choreography on the legendary US 60s pop shows, Hullabaloo and Shindig! She was also actively involved in the Monkees’ 1968 cult movie Head, the following year’s Easy Rider, and the highly successful American Graffiti in 1973. David Bo Read more


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