Peabo Bryson Robert ( born April 13, 1951 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an American soul singer. Especially ballads belong to his specialty. From the late 1970s he became famous duets with singers like Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack and Melissa Manchester. These achievements were surpassed even by the world hits Beauty and the Beast (1991, with Céline Dion ) and A Whole New World (1992, with Regina Belle) brought in, both from Walt Disney animated films and Bryson ever a Grammy.
Bryson sang in the 1970s, first in the Michael Zager Band and managed at the end of the decade with his second solo album the breakthrough as an R & B singer in the United States. The album Reaching for the Sky ( 1977) as the successor Crosswinds (1978 ) have been certified gold for 500,000 copies sold. A year later the album We're the Best of Friends by Natalie Cole was born. He landed his first worldwide hit in 1983 in a duet with Roberta Flack: Tonight I Celebrate My Love reached # 2 on the UK charts. In the U.S. in 1984 it achieved a top 10 success with the solo recording If Ever You're in My Arms Again. Also in the 1990s, he enjoyed great success. In 1991, he was with Can You Stop the Rain # 1 American R & B charts. The eponymous album received a Gold Award in the USA.
In the same year he sang with Céline Dion the theme song for Walt Disney film Beauty and the Beast and managed once again made it into the top 10 on the U.S. charts. The song won an Oscar ( Academy Award Winner: Best Original Soundtrack ), and two Grammys. A year later he sang with Regina Belle Disney song A Whole New World from the movie Aladdin. The song won three Grammy Awards, including one for Song of the Year. Besides, it was Bryson's only number-one hit on the U.S. pop charts. In 1993 he came with the Kenny G song By the Time This Night Is Over again in 25th place in the U.S. charts. The song stayed seven weeks in the Top 40
Bryson's success was the mid-1990s after. In 2003, he ran through tax liabilities in the amount of 1.2 million U.S. dollars in the headlines. In a major auction, among other things, his Grammys were in the sequence, the gold awards and other valuable possessions auctioned to pay off the debt. His latest album was released in 2007, entitled Missing You.
- 2000: Super Hits
- 2001: Anthology
- 2006: The Very Best of Peabo Bryson