Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Alicia Myers


Alicia Myers (born in Detroit, Michigan) is an R&B singer from the '80s. She was a former member of R&B group, One Way, but left the group in the early '80s to pursue a solo career.
In 1981, she released her debut album "Alicia" which peaked at #41 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album didn't appear to generate a lot of success.
During that same year, Alicia released her sophomore album "Alicia Again" which also didn't make a lot of impact on the charts. 
In 1982, she released her third album "I Fooled You This Time" which peaked at #27 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The single "I Want to Thank You" peaked at #37 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
In 1984, Alicia released her fourth album "I Appreciate" which peaked at #186 on the Billboard 200 and #12 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Her highest chart appearance to date was the single "You Get the Best From Me (Say, Say, Say)" which peaked at #105 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #5 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks #5 and Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart. The song also peaked at #58 on the U.K. Singles chart. 
The follow-up single "Appreciation" peaked at #29 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #38 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks

After that, Alicia took a break from the music business and worked office jobs (primarily in the medical field) and even returned to school to work on her skills in medical transcription. In 1998, she underwent treatment for breast cancer, but has since recovered.

These days, Alicia devotes herself to the cause fighting the disease by working with Susan G. Komen for the cure & encouraging African-American women to stay on top of their health. She also performs occasionally in Detroit.
In 2011, Alicia released the album "Piece of Mind" (her first album since 1984) on the Love Town Music record label.

To see a fan-made video for "I Just Want to Thank You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh_t-gQz4eI

To see the music video for "You Get the Best From Me (Say, Say, Say)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j2irKho384

To see a fan-made video for "Appreciation," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnw647Cdu2o



[updated on 08\06\12]

1 comment:

J. Antoinne said...

Which of her albums had the song "If You Play Your Cards Right"? I know that was a pretty big song for her and it has been remade at least, to my knowledge, three times (LaTanya, Brownstone, and Syleena Johnson).