Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lorenzo

Lorenzo (born Lorenzo Smith on May 23, 1973 in Havana, Florida) was an R&B artist from the 90's. He was inspired by gospel music, Luther Vandross, Will Downing, and Freddie Jackson.
In 1990, 17-year-old Lorenzo released his debut album, "Let Me Show You" on Alpha International Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single from the album, the title song, peaked at #64 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Tik Tok" peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
In 1992, Lorenzo released his self-titled sophomore album which peaked at #17 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #24 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Real Love" peaked at #6 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The second single from the album, "Make Love 2 Me" peaked at #21 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. The last single from the album, "I Can't Stand the Pain" peaked at #22 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
In 1995, Lorenzo released his third album, "Love on My Mind" on Lil Joe Records, which peaked at #41 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The only single from the album to chart was "If It's Alright With You" featuring Keith Sweat, which peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks. Lorenzo contributed vocals to Luke Campbell's "Uncle Luke" album before fading into obscurity.

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

To see a fan-made video for "Tick Tok," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Tr-kOdQVI

To see the music video for "Real Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6WeVXCzbys

To see a fan-made video for "Make Love 2 Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_S0D4mMWWI

To see the music video for "I Can't Stand the Pain," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85PHti_Dk8

To see a fan-made video for "If It's Alright With You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAFzO-9DoGQ



[updated on 05\21\13]

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