Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16: Jazz and R&B singer Lalah Hathaway - Donny's daughter - is 45-years-old today.


Born in born in Chicago, Illinois, Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and classically trained vocalist Eulaulah Hathaway. Apparently she learned her lessons well.

Lalah stated writing music as a 10th grader. In 1989, Hathaway signed to Virgin Records and released her first song "Inside the Beat," which was released as a promo single. Later, as a student at Berklee College of Music, she recorded her self-titled debut album,  Lalah Hathaway, in 1990.

The album's first single was "Heaven Knows, and its follow-up was  "Baby Don't Cry."  In 1991, Hathaway released her extended play, Night & Day in Japan. A Moment was released in 1994, debuting at #34 on the Top R&B albums chart. The lead single "Let Me Love You" charted on the Hot R&B charts at #37.

In 1999, Lalah Hathaway collaborated with Joe Sample and released her third album The Song Lives On. After a five year hiatus, Hathaway returned with her fourth album Outrun the Sky. The single "Forever, For Always, For Love" peaked #1 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay.

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Self PortraitLalah HathawayOutrun the SkySong Lives on


In 2007, Hathaway signed to Stax Records and in 2008 released her fifth album Self Portrait. Self Portrait released on June 3, 2008 in the United States, debuted at #63 on the Billboard's Hot 200 and reached the top ten on the Top R&B albums chart, making this album, Hathaway's most successful album to date. She received a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy Award nomination for "That Was Then."

Between album projects, Hathaway, who has recorded collaborations with Marcus Miller, Meshell Ndeg√©ocello, and Mary J. Blige, keeps her creative and performing juices flowing by singing her voice to Daughters of Soul Tour, a musical mix founded by Sandra St. Victor, and featuring Nona Hendryx, Joyce Kennedy as well as Indira and Simone, daughters of Chaka Khan and Nina Simone.

"If You Want To," the debut single from her sixth studio album Where It All Begins was released on  October 18, 2011.

Lalah's sister Kenya is one of the three backup singers of the TV program American Idol. In 1979, her father, of the most influential soul singers and songwriters of the 1970s, Donny Hathaway, died when Lalah was ten years old.


For more about Lalah, visit her Website at -

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