Sunday, November 25, 2012
In 1990, Dionne moved to Atlanta to live with her dad and began dating drummer Rasta Don, who was an early member of music group Arrested Development.
The group was looking for a female singer and even though she wasn't an official member of Arrested Development, she provided vocals on their debut album especially on their hit song, "Tennessee" which caused not only media attention, but personal conflicts with Arrested Development member, Speech which caused Dionne to leave the group in 1993.
Chrysalis Records offered Dionne a solo record deal, but she turned it down, hoping for more artistic control than the record label wanted to give her.
She contacted funk/rock band, Follow For Now members, David Harris and Milton Davis, & Dionne collaborated with David on music material. Her demo made it to Sony Music.
In the U.K., the song peaked at #41 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The song was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" in 1996. She also appeared as the musical guest on the April 8, 1995 episode of "Saturday Night Live" with Damon Wayans as the guest host.
During that same year, Dionne gave birth to a daughter named Tate in May. She also sang the closing song "For Once in My Life" in the film "The Truth About Cats & Dogs."
To see the music video for "I Know," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Don't Ever Touch Me Again," go to:
To see the music video for "Passion," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Food for Thought," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "For Once in My Life," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Hopeless," go to:
[updated on 01/20/13]