Howard Hewett

Howard Hewett ( born October 1, 1955 in Akron, Ohio) is an American R & B and gospel singer who was best known as the lead singer of the disco - soul band Shalamar.


Hewetts career began as a dancer in the U.S. TV show Soul Train, which has since 1971 almost exclusively African- American artists from the fields of R & B, soul, hip - hop, jazz and gospel, a podium. There he danced together with Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel; the three were discovered by Shalamar founder Dick Griffey and made ​​to the singers of the band. Hewett was present from 1979 to 1985 lead singer of Shalamar and so on the many hits of the band. In 1984 he sang on Stanley Clarke's Time Exposure album entitled Heaven Sent You.

Mid 1980 launched Hewett a solo career. He signed a contract with Elektra Records in 1986 and took the album I Commit to Love on, be placed by the two songs, I'm for real and Stay in the R & B charts. Also on I Commit to Love was the gospel song Say Amen, with whom he went into the Gospel Albums chart and the Hewetts signature tune was. In 1990 he released the album Howard Hewett with the hit Show Me, 1992, followed by the LP Allegiance, which was less successful than its predecessors. Hewett also took up several duets with famous artists such as Dionne Warwick, Anita Baker or Stacy Lattisaw at this time.

After the album It's Time (1995 ) Hewett made ​​a long time no more solo recordings, but continued to sing as a guest on albums by jazz artists such as Joe Sample, Brian Culbertson, and George Duke. In 2001 he published his gospel album, The Journey, which a year later was followed by a live album.

2005 venture with Daniel Hewett and new singer making a comeback as Shalamar. The band took part in the UK on the TV show Hit Me Baby One More Time, in which the audience rated, should get the winner a new recording contract which former star. The new Shalamar not won, but initially remained together and have become strong again as Shalamar in clubs or otherwise give concerts.


  • Hewett was 1989-1993 married to actress / singer Nia Peeples.
  • Hewett sang with La Toya Jackson on her only U.S. hit single Heart Do not Lie (1984).
  • As co -author of the Shalamar song Do not Get Stopped in Beverly Hills, which was used in the movie Beverly Hills Cop, Hewett was awarded a Grammy in 1986.



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As a guest musician