Beloved American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer Angie Stone is known for hit tracks such as #WishIDidntMissYou #NoMoreRain
The star singer rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence, a group formed in the late 1970s by Stone when she was 16 with Cheryl “The Pearl” Cook and Gwendolyn “Blondie” Chisolm. They were the second rap group signed to the Sugar Hill Records.
Soon after, her musical journey led her to start working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and singer Lenny Kravitz. In the early 1990s, she became a member of the R&B trio Vertical Hold. In 1999, Stone released her smash solo debut Black Diamond on Arista Records, which was certified gold and spawned the R&B number-one hit “No More Rain (In This Cloud)”.
After transitioning to J Records, she released another gold-seller, Mahogany Soul (2001), which included the hit single “Wish I Didn’t Miss You”, followed by Stone Love (2004) and The Art of Love & War (2007), her first number-one album on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has since established herself as a force.
Stone ventured into acting in the 2000s, making her film debut in the comedy film The Hot Chick (2002) and her stage debut in 2003, in the role of Big Mama Morton in the Broadway musical Chicago. She has since appeared in supporting roles in films and television series as well as several musical productions, including VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and TV One’s R&B Divas, and movies such as The Fighting Temptations (2003), Pastor Brown (2009) and School Gyrls (2010). A three-time Grammy Award nominee, she has two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.
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