Saturday, May 2, 2009

Desiree Coleman

Desiree Coleman (born on September 12, 1966 in Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an R&B singer/actress from the late 80s.

She began singing at the age of 6, was a member of the St. Luke Baptist Church choir in Queens and by the age of 14, she became a part of a community choir called the Soul Searchers of New York.

Desiree did several commercials and in 1983, she replaced actress Tisha Campbell in the long-running Off-Broadway musical production of "Mama, I Want to Sing!"

After that, she landed a part in the Bob Fosse musical, "Big Deal" which earned her a nomination for a Drama Desk Award. Desiree later landed a record deal with Motown Records.
In 1988, Desiree released her self-titled debut album. It's unknown how or if the album made the charts.

Her first single, "Romance" didn't chart, but the single was made into a music video. The follow-up single, "To Stay Together" also flopped. Desiree also opened up on tour for Patti Labelle

In 1990, Desiree married her husband, Mark Jackson (a former basketball player and current head coach of the Golden State Warriors) and has four children. She left the music business for five years to raise her family.
Desiree later moved onto gospel music and in 2001, she released the album, "Sing for Me." It is unknown how or if the album made the charts.
These days, Desiree (now Desiree Coleman Jackson) continues to be active in the music business. In 2012, she released her latest gospel album "My Voice is Your Weapon" which is available on CD Baby.

She is the co-pastor of the True Love Worship Center in Southern California. Desiree also founded an empowerment group for women, men, boys and girls called "My Voice is Your Weapon."

To see Desiree's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Desiree-Coleman-Jackson/193443020696792

To follow Desiree on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/singdez

To see the music video for "Romance," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYmlR9i-Inw

To see a video of Desiree performing "To Stay Together" on "Soul Train," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0WcKmNNH_k



[updated on 05/21/13]

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