Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tyler Collins


Tyler Collins (born on September 1, 1966 in Harlem, New York) is a female R&B singer from the late '80s\early '90s.

Tyler was raised in Detroit, Michigan and started taking dance lessons when she was 7 years old. She made her stage debut a year later. After relocating to Los Angeles, she continued to concentrate on the theater, appearing in various musicals & dramas and joined a children's performance group called the Willow Opera Workshop.

In 1987, Tyler joined teen R&B group, the Boys Next Door, signing to Jermaine Jackson's short-lived record label, Work Records. She left the group two years later to start her solo career.
Tyler signed with RCA Records and in 1989, she released her debut album "Girls Nite Out" which peaked at #85 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Her first single, "Whatcha Gonna Do" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in December of 1989, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The second single from the album, "Girls' Nite Out" became a hit for Tyler, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #33 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, #20 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #8 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in February of 1990, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Second Chance" peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #30 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in August of 1990, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
In 1992, Tyler released her sophomore album, "Tyler" which didn't make the Billboard albums chart at all.
The first single from the album, "Just Make Me the One" peaked at #52 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in June of 1992, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
The follow-up single, "It Doesn't Matter" peaked at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #93 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in August of 1992, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks. Tyler has written songs for Jeffrey Osborne, Shanice, and Celine Dion.

In 1995, Tyler took part in the group recording of "Freedom (Theme From Panther)" from the "Panther" movie soundtrack which featured other female R&B artists such as TLC, En Vogue, Aaliyah, and SWV.
During that same year, Tyler recorded the song, "Never Alone (Eeyore's Lullaby)" for the Winnie the Pooh tribute album, "Take My Hand: Songs from the Hundred Acre Wood." The song peaked at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tyler's work with Prince led to a solo record deal with Warner Bros. Records, but a full album never happened. She recorded the song "Thanks to You" which was the theme song to the Paramount Pictures' film, "Andre."

As an actress, Tyler has appeared in several tv shows and movies. She portrayed the role of Tina in the 1991 movie, "A Rage in Harlem." She also starred in another film called "Why Colors?" Tyler even guest-starred as Cinderella on an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

These days, it appears that Tyler is still singing, having been at the 26th Annual CORE King Holiday Celebration in New York City in 2011, singing the National Anthem.

To see the music video for "Whatcha Gonna Do," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=492-ADLTt90

To see the music video for "Girls' Nite Out," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrKdzCUkz-g

To see the music video for "Second Chance," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0co9bJ3KioQ

To see the music video for "It Doesn't Matter," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7703chrFt3s

To see the music video for "Just Make Me the One," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD7OKocC-hk

To see the music video for "Never Alone," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z02d6prA_G8

To see the music video for "Thanks to You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KGkCcI0nU0

To see a video of Tyler singing the National Anthem at the 26th Annual CORE King Holiday Celebration, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FXex5kmsYQ


[updated on 08\08\12]

1 comment:

bonnie bianco said...

so much talent , so much beauty but little success,better than toni braxton,karyn white, jody watley or janet jackson and many others less talented artists that were successful.