Deborah Cox

Genres: Dance Drama Movies Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: rnb female vocalists soul dance pop canadian house Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1974, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. R&B singer Cox was signed by Arista Records’ famed president Clive Davis, previously responsible for discovering names such as Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin and TLC. Davis’ reputation in the industry meant that he was able to unite Cox with some of American R&B’s finest producers. Her debut album was recorded with the aid of Keith Thomas, Keith Crouch, Darryl Simmons and Dallas Austin.

Cox had begun singing in her childhood and turned professional at the age of 12, playing small Toronto clubs before attending a performing arts school. She first met her songwriting partner Lascelles Stephens when she was 18, forging a productive creative relationship. A demo recorded together served to alert Davis to Cox’s presence, and within months she had moved to Los Angeles and signed with Arista. Before the recording of her debut album was complete she had toured...

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