Donna allen

For the fictional character Donna Allen, see Alias Nick Beal.
Donna Allen
Origin Key West, Florida, United States
Genres R&B, New jack swing, Dance pop
Associated acts Will to Power
Website donnaallen.com

Donna Allen is an American dance pop singer, born in Key West, Florida, and raised in Tampa. At one point a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, she got her start performing in the bands Hi-Octane,Trama and Maxx. During her tenure with MAXX she was courted by Alan Walden (Capricorn Records/Hustler Productions) before launching a solo career.[1] She also sang backup on tour for Gloria Estefan for nine years. Her first disc was the Lou Pace-produced 1986 album, Perfect Timing, and over the next few years she launched several hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart. She had two Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart with "Serious" (1987, #8) and "Joy and Pain" (1989, #10).[2] 1995's "Real", her last US chart hit, was taken from the soundtrack to the Sylvester Stallone film The Specialist. The UK dance act Strike used her chorus hook line from "Serious", as the basis for their club hit, "U Sure Do", that same year. In 2009, "He is the Joy" appeared on the Precious soundtrack.

The Voice

In 2013, she made a comeback by taking part in season 5 of the American The Voice as a contestant from Hollywood, FL. In the inaugural day of broadcasts for the season, she appeared in the blind auditions singing "You Are So Beautiful" with two of the four judges, namely Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera hitting their "I Want You" button and turning their chairs. Allen opted to be in Team Adam for the season.[3]

Discography

Albums

Year Title Label US R&B Chart[4] US Top 200[4]
1986 Perfect Timing 21 Records 33 133
1988 Heaven on Earth Oceana Records 28 -

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions[5]
US Billboard Hot 100 US R&B US Hot Dance/Club Play US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales UK Singles Chart[2]
1986 "Serious" 21 5 - 17 8
1987 "Satisfied" - 14 33 - 92
1987 "Sweet Somebody" - 55 48 - -
1988 "Heaven on Earth" - 19 - - -
1989 "Can We Talk?" - 43 - - -
1989 "Joy and Pain" - 3 - 25 10
1995 "Real" - - 23 - 34
1997 "Saturday" (East 57th Street featuring Donna Allen) - - - - 29
1999 "He Is the Joy" - - - - -
2010 "He's Got the Power" - - - - -

References

External links

  • Official Website