Adeva


House music singer
Born in 1960 in Patterson, New Jersey, U.S.
She started her career in 1988 and she found success in U.K., signed to [l=EMI]'s subsidiary [l=Cooltempo] with her debut album that included her smash cover of [a=Otis Redding]'s [url=http://www.discogs.com/Adeva-Respect/release/136475]"Respect"[/url] and the singles [url=http://www.discogs.com/Adeva-Warning/release/72951]"Warning!"[/url] and [url=http://www.discogs.com/Adeva-I-Thank-You/release/58270]"Thank You"[/url] (all three singles reached No.17 in the U.K. chart!) produced by house music collective [a=Smack]. She collaborated with [a=Paul Simpson] for the hit [url=http://www.discogs.com/Paul-Simpson-Musical-Freedom-Free-At-Last/release/45972]"Musical Freedom"[/url] that sampled [a=Toney Lee]'s [url=http://www.discogs.com/Toney-Lee-Reach-Up/release/99483]"Reach Up"[/url]. She duetted with [a=Monie Love] for the hip house smash [url=http://www.discogs.com/Monie-Love-vs-Adeva-Ring-My-Bell/release/33979]"Ring My Bell"[/url] in 1990. On her second album she was produced by [a=Smack] with guest production stints by [a=Blaze] and [a=Frankie Knuckles], included in it, her cover of [url=http://www.discogs.com/Adeva-It-Should-Have-Been-Me/release/142028]" It Should Have Been Me"[/url] (a hit for [a=Gladys Knight And The Pips] in 1968 and for [a=Yvonne Fair] in 1976) and in 1995 she guested on the latter's album [url=http://www.discogs.com/Frankie-Knuckles-Featuring-Adeva-Welcome-To-The-Real-World/release/164027]"Welcome To The Real World"[/url]. She made a not successful comeback in 1997 with a third and last album that included her rendition of [a=Inner Life]'s "Caught Up In A One Night Love Affair". In 2000 she contributed to [a=Prince]'s tribute album [url=http://www.discogs.com/Various-A-Tribute-To-Prince/release/3260893]"A Tribute To Prince"[/url], covering his classic "1999" and in 2004 she guested to [a=Slippery People]'s [url=http://www.discogs.com/Slippery-People-Feat-Adeva-Wish-I-Never-Knew/release/1287519]"Wish I Never Knew"[/url].