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Sandy B
Sandy B
Sandra Barber
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres
Singer

Sandra Barber is a house music and dance music singer from New York City who uses the stage name Sandy B.

Music career

She is primarily known for two of her solo records which reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart, "Make the World Go Round" and "Ain't No Need To Hide" in 1996, and 1997, respectively.[1] Both songs were produced by the duo Deep Dish. Stonebridge (DJ) remixes of "Make The World Go Round" were also released.

In an unusual reversal of the conventional music industry success story, Sandy B had her #1 hits after leaving a major record label for an indie label. Though her two chart toppers were released on Champion Records, her debut #1 single "Feel Like Singin" had been released in 1992 on Nervous Records. She also released a single "Back Together" in 1994 on King Street Sounds.

After "Make The World Go Round" hit #1, Nervous included the David Morales remix of "Feel Like Singin" on the dance compilation album, 100% Pure Dance.

In 1998, Sandy B had an on-screen appearance in the movie Donnie Brasco, starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.

In 2000, and 2001, she had hits with singles released by the group Karmadelic, on which she performed the lead vocals. "Check It Out" reached #2 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, and "Nothingness" peaked at #10 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Both songs secured moderate Rhythmic/Dance format airplay.[]

In 2003, she released a solo record "Lose Our Love" via the Junior Vasquez Music label, and it also saw the release of "Love Burns", written by Janice Robinson and produced by Stonebridge.

Recent times

Sandy B has been awarded with some prestigious special honorary awards as one of the pioneers in KwaZulu Natal music industry. Some awards are Properfiles Awards (2015) Legendary Awards (2014) Future Leaders Awards (Music Business) - 2013. He has collaborated with a number of international acts, including Michael Ibo Cooper of Jamaican group Third World, Grammy winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Maqhinga Hadebe, Msawawa, Joe Nina, and many others. Sandy B also worked on a project produced by Paul Hussey who worked with Sean Paul, Shabba Ranks, UB 40 and many others.

His album AmaJovi Jovi has been re released globally attracting many invitations to perform abroad. Sandy B's Kwaito music is played all over the world just like his House and Afro Pop releases.

Discography

Albums

  • 2003: Lose Our Love

Singles

Year Song U.S. Dance UK Single Album
1992 "Feel Like Singin'" 5 60 Feel Like Singin CD single
1996 "Make the World Go Round" 1 76 Make the World Go Round CD single
"Back Together" (Urban Soul featuring Sandy B) 6 -- Back Together CD single
1997 "Make The World Go Round (Remix) -- 35 Make the World Go Round CD single
"Ain't No Need to Hide" 1 60 Ain't No Need to Hide CD single
1998 "Make The World Go Round (2nd Remix)" -- 20 Make The World Go Round CD single
2000 "Check It Out" -- -- Check It Out CD single
2001 "Nothingness" -- --
"Alone" (Sal & Sandy B) 28 --
2004 "Medicine" -- --
"The Beat Is Inside You" -- --
"Make The World Go Round 2004" -- 51 Make The World Go Round CD single

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sandy B Charts & Awards", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-19

External links


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