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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Today's Featured Artist...March 12, 2017...Patrice Rushen (video + blog + links)

Patrice Rushen

(Read all about Patrice Rushen after the video)



Patrice Louise Rushen (born September 30, 1954) is an American jazz pianist and R&B singer. She is also a composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and music director. Her 1982 single, "Forget Me Nots", received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Rushen had great success on the R&B and dance charts, "Haven't You Heard" went number 7 on the R&B charts, along with "Forget Me Nots" was also a top 40 hit.

Biography

Rushen is the elder of two daughters born to Allen and Ruth Rushen.[1] In her teens, she attended south LA's Locke High School and went on to earn a degree in music from the University of Southern California.[2] Rushen married Marc St. Louis, a concert tour manager and live show production specialist,[3] in 1986.[4] They have one son Cameron.[4][5] Her nickname is "Babyfingers," a reference to her small hands. In 2005, Rushen received an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Berklee College of Music.[6] She has been a member of jazz fusion band CAB.[7]
Her song "Hang it Up" was featured on the 2005 video game Fahrenheit.[8]

Awards

  1. ASCAP Songwriter's Award, 1988
  2. USC Black Student Assembly, Legacy of Excellence Award, 1992
  3. Crystal Award, American Women in Film, 1994
  4. ASCAP Award, Most Performed Song in Motion Pictures for 1997 for "Men in Black," 1998

Solo albums

Singles

Year Album Chart positions
US
Pop
US
R&B
US
Jazz
US
Contemp.
Jazz
1974 Prelusion



1975 Before the Dawn
48 14
1976 Shout It Out 164
16
Let There Be Funk: The Best of Patrice Rushen

42
1978 Patrice 98 27 5
1979 Pizzazz 39 11 2
1980 Posh 71 23

1982 Straight from the Heart 14 4

1984 Now 40 7 7
1985 Anthology of Patrice Rushen



1987 Watch Out! 77 19
17
1994 Anything but Ordinary



1996 Haven't You Heard - The Best of Patrice Rushen



1996 Forget Me Nots and Remind Me



1997 Signature


9
2002 The Essentials: Patrice Rushen



Year Title Chart positions
US
Hot
100
US
R&B
US
Dance
UK
[9]
1975 "Kickin' Back" - - - -
1977 "Let Your Heart Be Free" - - - -
"The Hump" - - - -
1978 "Changes in Your Life" - - - -
1979 "Hang It Up" - 16 - -
"When I Found You" - 87 - -
1980 "Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up" - 47 - -
"Haven't You Heard" 42 7 5 62
"Let the Music Take Me" - 50 - -
"Look Up" 102 13 2 -
"Don't Blame Me" - - - -
1981 "Never Gonna Give You Up (Won't Let You Be)" - - 2 66
1982 "Forget Me Nots" 23 4 2 8
"Breakout!" - 46 - -
"I Was Tired of Being Alone" - 79 - 39
"Number One" - - - -
1984 "Get Off (You Fascinate Me)" - 26 40 -
"Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)" 78 2 10 51
1987 "Watch Out" - 9 22 -
"Anything Can Happen" - 51 - -
"Come Back to Me" - 65 37 -
1994 "I Do" - - - -
2004 "Forget Me Nots / Number One" - - - 90

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