Some of the greatest female singers of the 80s are still performing to delight their fans with their voice and music. In fact, some of them are performing around the world right now, and it may not be long before one of them headlines a concert in your country. Check back soon to find out who will be performing.
One of the most popular female singers in the 80s was Celine Dion. She had a big voice that made her songs perfect for movie soundtracks. For example, Disney chose her duet with Peabo Bryson for the credits of the 1992 animated film Beauty and the Beast. The original song, “Beauty and the Beast,” was originally performed by Angela Lansbury. Dion included the duet on her 1992 self-titled album.
“The Power of Love” (which is also known as “I’m Your Lady”) is another popular Celine Dion cover. While it was originally released in 1984, it was later covered by Laura Ann Branigan on her 1987 album Torch. This cover was so successful that it was even used for a Chrysler car commercial in 2004. “My Heart Will Go On” was another song that became popular in the 80s thanks to its cover by Celine Dion.
Whitney Houston was discovered in a nightclub by Clive Davis, who then signed her to Arista Records. Clive helped Houston transform her voice from gospel to pop and catapulted her career to the top of the charts. Her debut single, “You Give Good Love,” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Hot Black Singles chart. The album’s release led to Houston’s subsequent popularity, and she was invited to perform on several late-night talk shows and radio shows.
Houston had a long and successful career as a singer, selling more than 200 million albums, singles, and videos. Throughout her career, Whitney Houston set a standard for what it meant to be a superstar. Her style and talent inspired many vocalists of the following generation.
Kim Althea Gordon
Kim Althea Gordon was a female rock singer in the 1980s. Her early career was spent in a short-lived band called CKM. Then, she met future bandmates Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore through Miranda. They later formed Sonic Youth. Together, they released a number one EP, “Unnamed,” in 1982. Later, they went on to release Bad Moon Rising, Confusion is Sex, and Sister.
Gordon had a very unique voice. Her first hit single, “Kids in America,” reached number two on the UK singles chart and number 25 in the US. It is widely considered to be her signature song. Throughout the 1980s, she continued to release hit singles and became a star. In 1986, her single “You Keep Me Hanging On” hit the US charts and reached number one. Many other artists have been inspired by her music.
Grace Beverly Jones
Grace Beverly Jones is one of the most successful female artists of the 80s. She is a Jamaican-American model, actress, singer, and producer. She has been associated with several fashion movements of the decade and has influenced countless other female artists. Grace was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, and later moved to New York City. She soon found success as a model, appearing on the covers of Vogue and Elle magazines.
While Jones remained shy as a child, she was more outgoing as an adolescent. She played the role of Stinkweed in an avant-garde play in 1968. While studying, she juggled between Philadelphia and New York City, auditioning for go-go dance jobs.