Friday, January 16, 2009

Lil Suzy


Lil Suzy (born Suzanne Casale in Brooklyn, New York on March 1, 1979) is a female freestyle\dance singer.

She started her career when she was five years old when an agent saw her singing cover songs by popular artists such as Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.
After that, Lil Suzy was booked to perform at New York nightspots such as Studio 54. She was signed to her first record label when she was eight years old and performed on "Star Search" in 1987, but didn't win. Around that time, she released her first single, "Randy" on Fever Records.
In 1991, twelve-year-old Lil Suzy released her debut album, "Love Can't Wait" on Warlock Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
Lil Suzy scored her first pop hit with the single, "Take Me In Your Arms" which peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August of 1992.

The song was certified Gold and by the end of 1992, Lil Suzy was named "Best New Dance Artist" by Billboard Magazine.
In 1993, Lil Suzy released her second album, "Back To Dance" on Warlock Records which also didn't appear to make the Billboard charts.
The album featured a cover version of Vicki Sue Robinson's song, "Turn the Beat Around." After the album's release, she and her parents started Empress Records which made Lil Suzy the youngest record label president in the music biz ever.

In 1995, Lil Suzy released her third album, "Life Goes On" which didn't appear to make the charts at all.
The first single, "Promise Me" peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1995, #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #26 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart.
Three more singles from the album: "Now and Forever," "When I Fall in Love," and "Just Can't Get Over You" were released, but it's unknown how they made the charts.

Lil Suzy continued performing while focusing on her high school studies and even appeared on the hit talk show, "Jenny Jones."
In August of 1997, Lil Suzy released her fourth album, "Paradise." It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single released from the album, "Can't Get You Out of My Mind" peaked at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August of 1997 and #14 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The second single, "I Still Love You" peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1998 and #32 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The third single, "Memories" managed to peak at #105 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
The last single from the album, "You're The Only One" in 1999. It's unknown how or if the single ever charted.
In 1999, Lil Suzy released her first compilation album, "Lil Suzy: The Megamix" that included remixes of her biggest hit songs.

In 2000, she opened her own nail & hair salon in Staten Island, New York while continuing to tour in the United States and Canada.

In 2001, Lil Suzy recorded a single, "Treat Me Right" which was a big dance hit in Canada. During that same year, a tribute fan-site to Lil Suzy called "Lil Suzy's Paradise.com" was launched. It became such a hit with fans, it eventually became her official website.

In the fall of that same year, Lil Suzy released a promo-only single, "From the Inside" under her real name "Suzanne Casale." The song was heard on KTU Radio in New York.

Later, she recorded a single called "Just a Freak" with singer Stephanie and was scheduled for release on the record label, 24\7 Records, but the label filed for bankruptcy and the single went unreleased.
In January of 2002, Lil Suzy released her second compliation album, "Lil Suzy: The Greatest Hits." During that same year, she recorded the songs "Still I Cry" and "You'll See" which were available on the "EuroFreestyle" compliation CD.
In April of 2002, Lil Suzy collaborated with freestyle musician Collage on a cover version of the Human League's hit song, "Don't You Want Me" which was released in Germany.

Near the end of 2003, Lil Suzy was engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Marc Melone. In 2004, Lil Suzy began performing throughout the United States with singers Angel, The Original Cover Girl (aka Angel from the Cover Girls) & Lisette Melendez under the name "S.A.L" and toured the country together.

During that same year, she wrote & recorded the dance track, "I'm in Love." By the end of 2005, Lil Suzy was married and she continued to perform throughout 2006.

In 2007, she gave birth to her daughter, Angelica and after taking time off, she returned to performing in 2008.
In March of 2009, Lil Suzy recorded the dance track "Dance Tonight" which was digitally released in May, becoming her first independent release. In September of 2009, she gave birth to a son named Marc Anthony.

In the spring of 2010, Lil Suzy continued to tour throughout North America as well as performing with "S.A.L." Outside the music scene, she is also a certified medical assistant and continues to perform today.

To see Lil Suzy's website & blog, go to:
http://lilsuzysparadise.blogspot.com/

To see Lil Suzy's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lil-Suzy/39436094487

To see Lil Suzy's Twitter page, go to:
https://twitter.com/#!/singerlilsuzy

To see Lil Suzy's YouTube page, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/user/LilSuzyTV

To see a video of Lil Suzy's first single, "Randy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiaxEbCL2cc

To see the music video for "Take Me In Your Arms," go to;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YEE_yeNIQo

To see the music video for "Turn the Beat Around," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_CS_BRyy_0

To see the music video for "When I Fall in Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSsppooLmv8

To see a fan-made video for "Now and Forever," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ReTGKCyjbY

To see a fan-made video for "Promise Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WWIiPk69Xc

To see a fan-made video for "Can't Get You Out of My Mind," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MHkO7_Moto

To see a fan-made video for "Memories," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PVkNKsQQgA

To see a fan-made video for "I Still Love You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7WzwjtR1a8

To see a fan-made video for "You're The Only One," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhUtYlhgolE


[Updated on 04\04\12]

1 comment:

Hanz said...

The best artist in Dance and Electronic. I definitely need to buy some of Lil Suzy's music.