Happy Birthday Regina Belle!

Happy birthday to Regina Belle, born July 17, 1963.

New Jersey native Regina Belle has established an enviable two decade career on the strength of her beautifully sensuous, deep voice and a collection of hit songs in the Soul, Jazz and, more recently, Gospel genres.

Happy birthday to Regina Belle, born July 17, 1963.

New Jersey native Regina Belle has established an enviable two decade career on the strength of her beautifully sensuous, deep voice and a collection of hit songs in the Soul, Jazz and, more recently, Gospel genres.

Belle grew up singing Gospel and Soul while also playing multiple instruments.  She then attended Rutgers University, where she studied both Jazz and Opera. Her big break came when she was introduced to the Manhattans and wound up touring with them and dueting with Gerald Alston on the group's "Where Did We Go Wrong" from their 1986 Back to Basics album.  Both the song (which was produced by Bobby Womack) and her performance were great, and the music industry took notice, even if the public wasn't yet aware of this rising Soul star.

 
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