I Know Where It's At
"I Know Where It's At" is a song by British-Canadian girl group All Saints, released as the debut single from their self-titled album All Saints. Released in August 1997, it first debuted on 9 August 1997 on the National Lottery Live, had its first performance on Top of the Pops on 2 September 1997; the song became the group's first Top 10 hit, peaking at number four. A total of 158,769 copies have been sold; the single was released in the US after All Saints scored their first number one hit with "Never Ever". The track was released in Australia to coincide with the UK release, where it peaked at No. 12. "I Know Where It's At" was written by Shaznay Lewis and Karl Gordon, produced by Gordon. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen are credited as writers because the song samples elements from Steely Dan's "The Fez"; the official music video for "I Know Where It's At" was directed by Alex Hemming. It was the first video All Saints released, it was to show the girls in an urban setting as the more streetwise variants of girl groups.
The video was shot with little colour, with the girls entirely in black and white. UK CD 1"I Know Where It's At" – 4:03 "I Know Where It's At" – 4:00 "I Know Where It's At" – 4:46 "I Know Where It's At" – 5:02UK CD 2"I Know Where It's At" – 5:01 "I Know Where It's At" – 6:30 "I Know Where It's At" – 7:40 "Alone" – 3:31UK Cassette"I Know Where It's At" – 4:03 "I Know Where It's At" – 5:02Australian CD"I Know Where It's At" – 5:04 "I Know Where It's At" – 4:01 "I Know Where It's At" – 6:30 "Never Ever" – 6:19 "Alone" – 3:35 Official site
Louisa Gabrielle Bobb, known professionally as Gabrielle, is an English singer and songwriter. Bobb was born in London. Known for her ptosis, the drooping of one eyelid, she released her debut single "Dreams" in 1993 which topped the UK Singles Chart the same year. Other singles include "Going Nowhere", "Give Me a Little More Time", "Walk On By" and "If You Ever" – a duet with East 17. After a few quiescent years Gabrielle made a comeback with "Rise", which became Gabrielle's second UK number one in 2000; the album of the same name reached the top spot in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for three weeks. "Out of Reach" from the soundtrack to the film Bridget Jones's Diary reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. Gabrielle's greatest hits collection, Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 was released in 2001. In June 1993, Gabrielle released her debut single entitled "Dreams". "Dreams" produced by Richie Fermie. The single reached number one on the UK singles chart for three weeks in June 1993 having entered the British charts at number 2, the highest chart entry a solo female debut act had scored in the UK at that time.
The song peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and at number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In Australia, the song made number two on the ARIA Chart; the second single "Going Nowhere" from the same album was written by Gabrielle and George McFarlane and produced by Pete Cragie. "Going Nowhere" reached number nine on the UK singles number 18 ranking in Ireland. It was the second biggest hit from the album Find Your Way. In December 1993 Gabrielle released her third single from her debut album. "I Wish", written by Gabrielle and Jon Douglas, it was not as successful as its predecessors, which both reached the UK top ten. "I Wish" charted at number 26 on the UK singles chart and remains one of Gabrielle's lowest peaking singles to date. "Because of You" was the fourth and final single from Gabrielle's debut album Find Your Way. Written by Gabrielle, George McFarlane and Ray Saint John, "Because of You" peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. "Find Your Way" peaked at number nine on the UK Albums Chart.
Gabrielle released her self-titled second studio album in 1996, reaching number 11 in the UK Album Chart going to platinum in the country. "Gabrielle" reached number 80 on the MegaCharts in the Netherlands. The album's lead single "Give Me a Little More Time", returned Gabrielle to the UK top ten, peaking at five, spending ten weeks inside the UK top 20; the song peaked at nine in Ireland. It has been certified silver. "Forget About the World" was released as the second single from the album. Written by Gabrielle, Dean, who wrote previous single, "Give Me a Little More Time", "Forget About the World" did not perform as well as its predecessor, peaking at 23 in UK, it was the lowest charting single from the album and the only single to miss the top 15. The third single "If You Really Cared" was written by Gabrielle, Dean, who wrote previous single, "Give Me a Little More Time" and "Forget About the World", "If You Really Cared" returned Gabrielle to the UK top 20 after the last single missed out.
"If You Really Cared" peaked at 15 in the UK Singles Chart. "If I Ever Fall in Love" was covered in 1996 as a duet by East 17 and Gabrielle, renamed If You Ever. It reached number two in the four in Latvia, it was one of only three songs by Gabrielle to reach the Top 20 in Australia, peaking at 16. It was the highest charting single from both aforementioned albums; the song was the 11th biggest selling boyband single of the 1990s in the UK selling 510,000 copies and has received a Gold sales status certification. In 1997, UK singer Gabrielle released her version of "Walk On By" as the fifth and final single from her album, it reached number seven in the UK. Gabrielle began recording her third studio album Rise in 1998 through 1999. Rise was released on 18 October 1999 in the United Kingdom, 15 August 2000 in the United States; the album became Gabrielle's biggest selling album to date with it becoming her only number one album. The album became a huge commercial success, spending three weeks at number one in the UK Albums Chart, achieving 4x Platinum status.
"Sunshine" was the album's first single. The album peaked at number nine in the UK giving her her sixth UK top ten hit. "Rise" was released. It was her second number one single in the UK. Written by Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton and Bob Dylan, produced by Johnny Dollar, the song used a sample from Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"; the song reached number one on the UK singles chart for two weeks in January 2000. The song has sold 460,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company making the song one of the 14th best selling of 2000 in the UK; the album of the same name reached the top spot in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for three weeks. It spent 87 weeks in the charts. "When a Woman" was released as the third single from Rise in June 2000. The song reached number six on the UK Singles Chart and was the second-highest charting single from the album, it became. "Should I Stay" was released as a single in 2000 and was the fourth and final single released from the Rise album.
The song charted at 13 in the UK Singles Chart, the fourth top 15 hit from the album. The video for the single is moody and depicts the atmosphere of the song more so than having a linear storyline; the song samples part of the BBC News theme. In 2004, it was used in the second episode of the BBC drama serial Blackpool
Jessica Ellen Cornish, known professionally as Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind, she studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records and striking a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. After signing with Universal Republic, Jessie J came to prominence following the release of her debut single "Do It Like a Dude", her next song "Price Tag" topped the charts in nineteen countries including the UK and was followed by the release of her debut album Who You Are, which charted at number two in the UK. Other releases from the album included "Nobody's Perfect", "Who You Are", "Domino" and "Laserlight", which all charted within the top 10 in the UK Singles Chart, making Jessie J the first British female artist to have six top ten singles from a studio album. "Domino" resulted in further international chart success, peaking at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and becoming her second number-one single in the UK.
In 2012, Jessie J performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in June, as well as the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London on 12 August. Her second album Alive reached the top 5 in the UK Albums Chart and included the top-five hit songs "Wild" and "It's My Party"; the release of her third album Sweet Talker was preceded by the single "Bang Bang" which debuted at number one in the UK and went multi-platinum worldwide. The album made the top 5 in the UK and reached number 10 on the US Billboard 200, her highest-charting album in the US; as of January 2015, Jessie J had sold over 3 million albums worldwide. Citing various influences, Jessie J is recognized for an unconventional musical and performance style that mixes soul vocals with contemporary R&B, pop and hip-hop beats. Jessie J has garnered various awards and nominations for her music, including the 2011 Critics' Choice Brit Award and the BBC's Sound of 2011. Jessie J has supported various charitable causes, has appeared on the UK charity telethons BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief.
She has served as coach and mentor on the television shows The Voice UK, The Voice Australia and The Voice Kids UK. Jessica Ellen Cornish was born on 27 March 1988 in London, to Rose and Stephen Cornish, she was educated at Mayfield High School in Redbridge. This area was part of Essex and Jessie J refers to herself as an Essex girl, she attended Colin's Performing Arts School and as an 11-year-old she was cast in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of Whistle Down the Wind. She subsequently joined the National Youth Music Theatre and appeared in their 2002 production of The Late Sleepers. Cornish has two elder sisters. Unlike her academic sisters, Cornish has stated she was "never that good at anything", she said, "At school they were like'oh, you're a Cornish girl' and they kind of expected me to be the same as my sisters. Give me something to draw or an outfit to pick for someone, or hair, make-up, write a song, I'm fine with it, but anything to do with sums – it was never my thing." She said she never based her intelligence on her exam results.
She said she was always good at singing and it was her "thing". In 2003, aged 15, she won Best Pop Singer in the TV show Britain's Brilliant Prodigies, performing as Jessica Cornish. At the age of 16 she began studying at the BRIT School and at 17 she joined a girl group named Soul Deep, she graduated in the class of 2006 along with Leona Lewis. At 18, she claims she suffered a'minor stroke.' Regarding her choice of the stage name "Jessie J", in an interview with the Daily Mail, she is quoted as having said "to be honest, there's no real reason for the'J' in my stage name". Jessie J was signed to Gut Records, recording an album for the label, but the company went bankrupt before any material was released, she found success as a songwriter, gaining a Sony ATV publishing contract. She was the support act for Cyndi Lauper during Lauper's UK dates of her 2008 Bring Ya to the Brink tour. Jessie has written lyrics for artists such as Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus, including "Party in the U. S. A.". Jessie J was part of a girl band, called Soul Deep, for two years, believing "it wasn't going anywhere," she left the group.
Despite people thinking that her first notoriety was through YouTube, Jessie was signed for four years before her first video was posted. Jessie first came to the attention of Lava Records when her publisher at Sony/ATV, Rich Christina, sent Lava president Jason Flom a link to her MySpace page, which the record executive loved. After seeing an impressive US showcase, along with several other labels, was keen to sign the artist but progress was hampered by her management's insistence on, what Flom called, a "crazy deal", their refusal to let Jessie speak to any labels directly. Despite this, Senior Director of A&R at Lava, Harinder Rana, made surreptitious efforts to meet Jessie on her own in winter of 2008. In the year a change in management to Sarah Stennett and Nadia Khan of Crown Music allowed record deal negotiations to take place. Jessie signed with Lava as part of a joint venture with Universal Republic. Jessie J began recording her debut studio album in 2005 and it was completed on 19 January 2011.
She revealed that "Big White Room" would be on the album and was written from an experience she had when she was 11 years old, although she wrote the song at age 17, in hospital, where a ward mate, a little boy, died. Jessie J says th
Melanie Ruth Blatt is an English singer-songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in 1997 as a member of the girl group All Saints; the group have gained five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums, two BRIT Awards and have sold over 10 million records worldwide making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, the second best-selling girl group in the UK. Blatt began recording a solo album in 2003, working with numerous producers including Xenomania and released her debut solo single "Do Me Wrong" in 2003. Blatt was dropped by her record label, her solo album was cancelled. In 2005, she made a return to music with her single "See Me", began recording another album independently, shelved and cancelled in favour of the All Saints reunion. In 2013 and 2015, she was a judge on the television series The X Factor NZ. Blatt was born at University College Hospital in the London Borough of Camden and is named after Melanie Safka, she has a French mother and a British father, David Blatt, whose ancestors were from Poland and Russia and a younger sister named Jasmine.
She was brought up in both the France. In 1986, Blatt was diagnosed as having scoliosis. Since her parents were not satisfied with the treatment for the condition in the United Kingdom they decided to move to France, where a specialist inserted three metal rods in her back. Blatt went to Fitzjohn's Primary School where her musical talent was noticed by the music teacher David Joyner, who encouraged her parents to send her to a stage school. In 1986, she attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School; the two girls became best friends. During this period, Blatt played young Eponine in Les Misérables for six months, was the understudy for Cosette together with fellow Sylvia Young student Denise van Outen. In 1993, Blatt sang under the name Melanie Guillaume in the band Drive with Julienne Davis, they released one single, "Curfew", together. She did backing vocals for Dreadzone with Denise van Outen; that year, Blatt met Shaznay Lewis at the Metamorphosis recording studio in All Saints Road, London. Together, with Simone Rainford, they formed the group All Saints 22.214.171.124, renamed to All Saints when Rainford left and Nicole and Natalie Appleton joined Blatt and Lewis.
In 1997 All Saints released their debut single "I Know Where It's At", peaked at number 4 in the UK. The same year the group released a second single "Never Ever, which introduced the group to international success after topping the charts in the UK and Australia, reaching the top ten across Europe and the United States; the single sold over 1.2 million copies in the United Kingdom and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The same year the group released their debut album All Saints, it reached number two in the United Kingdom and was certified platinum five times for sales of 1.5 million. The group gained a further two number one singles the following year: "Under the Bridge / Lady Marmalade" and "Bootie Call". In 2000 the group released new single "Pure Shores", used in the film The Beach and reached number one in the UK; the single was certified platinum for sales over 600,000 copies. The single was followed by their fifth number one single "Black Coffee", their second album Saints & Sinners was released shortly after and topped the chart in the United Kingdom.
The album was certified double platinum by the BPI for sales over 600,000. In early 2001, following the release of their single "All Hooked Up", the group split and reasons for this were explained by Shaznay Lewis, who revealed details of tensions between the group. In 2000, Blatt appeared in the film Honest directed by Dave Stewart opposite Nicole and Natalie Appleton and in 2001 she played a small role in the independent British film Dog Eat Dog. Blatt's solo releases were of variable success. Melanie began recording on her debut solo album in 2002, working with numerous producers including Sony Music production team Xenomania. In late 2003 she released her debut single "Do Me Wrong", it reached number 18 in the UK and led to Blatt being dropped by her label due to its low charting; the album she was working on was scrapped, therefore the release of her upcoming single "Blue" was cancelled, but included on British singer Amelia Lily's debut album Be a Fighter, on which she worked with Xenomania.
In 2005 Blatt made a return to music with new single "See Me", used in the Robots movie. She began working on a new album with independent label Sowlen Ankle Ltd written with, recorded by, Matt Hales from Aqualung. During 2005, Blatt played small venues in the UK which featured songs from the album she was working on at the time and included unreleased songs like "In Your Arms," "I Don't Mind," "Now You're Gone," "No Lullaby" and "Love Sweet Love." Blatt's solo record was shelved in favour of the All Saints reunion. On 24 January 2006, it was announced that the band had reformed and signed a record deal with Parlophone, they subsequently began work on their third studio album, Studio 1. The first single, "Rock Steady", reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Studio 1 entered the albums chart at number forty and sold 60,000 copies according to the BPI, being certified silver. A second single, "Chick Fit" failed to reach the top 200. Blatt discussed the reunion's failure in an interview with i-D magazine in 2012: "I don't think it was done for the right reasons...
I know. We got signed before we had made music again, it wasn't like we
Tricia Marie "Shaznay" Lewis is an English singer and member of girl group All Saints. Lewis has co-written most of the group's songs, including number one singles: "Bootie Call", "Pure Shores" and international smash hit single "Never Ever". Lewis launched a short solo career in 2004 with her debut solo album and singles "Never Felt Like This Before" and "You", she has written for other artists such as Stooshe, co-writing their hit single "Black Heart" and co-writing for Mutya Keisha Siobhan. At a party, Lewis was introduced to Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot of Curiosity Killed the Cat by her friends who took her to the Metamorphisis recording studios on All Saints Road and started doing backing vocals, it was at the Metamorphosis recording studios where she met Melanie Blatt in 1993 and they proceeded to record together. Together with Simone Rainford they formed the group All Saints 126.96.36.199. Which was renamed All Saints. Soon after Rainford left the group and Nicole and Natalie Appleton joined. In 1997, All Saints experienced international success with BRIT Award-winning single "Never Ever", co-written by Lewis and topped the charts in the United Kingdom and Australia.
The single sold over 1.2 million copies in the United Kingdom, being certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The same year the group released their debut album All Saints, most of the songs were co-written by Shaznay and the album reached number two in the United Kingdom, it was certified platinum five times for sales of 1.5 million copies sold. In 2000 the group released their fourth number one single "Pure Shores", written by Lewis and William Orbit the single was certified platinum by the BPI for sales of 600,000 copies sold; the group released their fifth number one single "Black Coffee", was certified silver for sales of 200,000 copies sold. In early 2001 All Saints broke up, Lewis explained that the catalyst for the break-up was a disagreement over who would wear a certain jacket for a photoshoot: "I would never in a million years have put money on the group ending over a jacket incident, but when that incident happened, it fired up so strong, it had to be over.
And the way I was the state we'd got into there was no way she was getting that stupid jacket." The same year she won the Ivor Novello Award for best songwriting. In 2004, it was reported that Lewis would release her debut solo single "Never Felt Like This Before" on 5 July, which would precede her untitled debut solo album on which she'd worked with numerous writers and producers including: Basement Jaxx, Biz Markie, K-Gee and Quarmby and Trevor Jackson; the single reached no. 8 in the United Kingdom. On 19 July she released her debut album Open, it reached no. 22 in the United Kingdom. That year she released new single "You", which peaked at no. 56 in the United Kingdom. Lewis has appeared in several films. In Bend It Like Beckham she played Mel, she played a role in Hideous Man. On 14 November 2004 Shaznay was involved in the Band Aid 20 re-recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas". On 24 January 2006, it was announced that All Saints had reformed with a new recording contract and would release a new album, Studio 1 on 13 November 2006.
She performed with All Saints on live television for the first time since reforming on the British light entertainment program Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on 21 October 2006. All Saints' comeback began well, with their single, "Rock Steady", reaching no. 3 in the UK Singles Chart. They followed this with the release of their comeback album Studio 1, it peaked at no. 40 in the UK Albums Chart. Parlophone Records released their second single "Chick Fit", but this failed to reach the chart. All Saints parted company with their record label. In January 2008, Lewis featured on the Wideboys track, "Daddy-O"; the single was released on 5 May 2008 and peaked at No. 32 in the UK. As a songwriter, Lewis is credited in Westlife's track "Reach Out", featured on their 2009 album Where We Are, the CocknBullKid track "Distractions" from her 2011 album Adulthood and the Stooshe single "Black Heart", released as a single in 2012. In August 2012, it was reported Lewis was in the studio with original Sugababes line-up Mutya Keisha Siobhan, writing new material for their debut album.
In 2014, All Saints reformed to support the Backstreet Boys for five dates across the UK and Ireland in 2014. On 27 January 2016, it was confirmed that All Saints will release their fourth studio album Red Flag on 8 April 2016; the lead single from the album, "One Strike", preceded the album on 26 February 2016. Lewis was born in Islington to a Jamaican mother. Lewis made three appearances for Arsenal L. F. C; when she was a teenager. On 21 August 2004, Lewis married dancer Christian "Storm" Horsfall, they had their first child, a son named Tyler-Xaine, in February 2006. In November 2009, Lewis and her husband had a daughter named Tigerlily. Open Shaznay Lewis on IMDb
Saints & Sinners (All Saints album)
Saints & Sinners is the second studio album by British girl group All Saints. It was released three years after All Saints; the album reached number one in their only album to do so. Three tracks on the album were produced by William Orbit, best known for his work with Madonna on her Ray of Light album; the album received mixed reviews from music critics, praising the singles and the new direction of music, while some felt it was too similar to the Spice Girls and Madonna's album Ray of Light. Three singles were released from the album: "Pure Shores", "Black Coffee" and "All Hooked Up". Promo copies of the track "Surrender" began circulating in early January 2001, indicating it would have been the fourth proper single from the album had the group not disbanded soon after the album's release; the first single from the album, the Orbit-produced "Pure Shores", preceded the album by several months, having been released on the soundtrack for the 2000 film The Beach. It was certified Platinum. Second single "Black Coffee" got to number one in the UK, whilst final single "All Hooked Up" peaked at number seven.
The majority of the songs were written by Karl Gordon. Melanie Blatt wrote two tracks on the album, "I Feel You" and "Ha Ha", the former track being written in dedication to her daughter, while Natalie Appleton co-wrote the track "Dreams" with Samantha Fox. Fox said she is credited on the song as "Karen Wilkin" because All Saints refused to record the song if she used her real name. Commercially, Saints & Sinners wasn't as successful as its preceding album. In 1999, three of the group's members – Nicole Appleton, Natalie Appleton and Melanie Blatt – were approached by Dave Stewart to appear on the film Honest, playing the main characters. At the same time, remaining member Shaznay Lewis went to the United States to work with William Orbit, noted for his work with American singer and songwriter Madonna, on the songs and backing tracks for All Saints' second album, provisionally titled I Need the Mic. In December 1999, reports confirmed that All Saints completed recording for the album, set its release date for March or April 2000.
"The album is finished and we are now mastering it. It has great tracks on it. We were working on the mixing desks. We wanted to get involved with every aspect of the album right down to the final version", said Shaznay Lewis. Saints & Sinners received mixed reviews from music critics. NME stated: "It's better than the new Spice Girls record, but that's not good enough." They criticised the group's lack of new musical direction, saying " But since the release of their first album and their meteoric rise to tabloid infamy, they seem to be on a mission to tear down that credibility, brick by brick." Although praising the singles, they concluded that "For a British pop album,'Saints And Sinners' is passable." Entertainment.ie however were more positive. They felt that "Saints and Sinners is a confident set of vibrant R'n'B songs driven by swirling dance rhythms and some luscious harmonies." They further judged: "At heart the Saints are superlative singers and the unique chemistry conjured up by their four individual voices makes this one of the best pop albums of the year."Despite AllMusic not reviewing the album, they awarded it three stars out of five.
They highlighted "Pure Shores", "Black Coffee" and "Dreams" as the album's standout tracks. Nigel Packer from BBC Music gave Saints & Sinners a positive review, but remarked: "It's a sign of just what Saints and Sinners might have been with Orbit at the helm throughout. Instead we're left with one strong EP trapped inside a pretty run-of-the-mill album." Commercially, Saints & Sinners was not as successful as the group's self-titled debut album. While debuting at number eight on the New Zealand Albums Chart, it stayed in the chart for just five weeks; the album debuted at twenty-six on the Australian Albums Chart, rose to peak at twenty. Although the album charted in the top fifty for three weeks, it was certified Gold by ARIA. In Norway and Sweden, the album lasted for less than a month in the charts; the album was not so successful in Austria, where it debuted at twelve for two consecutive weeks and spent five weeks in the chart. It was more moderate in Switzerland, where it debuted at seven on the Swiss Albums Chart and charted for ten weeks.
The album endured for eleven weeks in the chart. The album was more successful in their native United Kingdom, where it peaked at number one for a sole week, it clocked up a total of twenty-three weeks in the chart. The album's first single was "Pure Shores", it was released as the lead single from the album by London Records in Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom on 12 September 1999, until a physical worldwide release occurred on 11 February 2000. The song was used as the first single for the 2000 film The Beach and its soundtrack. Composed as a "futuristic dream-pop" song, "Pure Shores" received positive reviews from music critics, many praising the group's vocals, musical composition and lyrical content. Many critics have considered the song one of the most relaxing songs made. Commercially, the song was a huge success, peaking high on the charts in many countries including Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Finland and Switzerland; the song was released in Canada, but only charted at thirty-five, was their last single to chart in North America.
The music video features clips from The Beach movie. The album's second single was "Black Coffee", it was released by London Records worldwide on 2
Carl Thomas (singer)
Carlton Neron Thomas is an American Grammy-nominated R&B singer. Thomas attended East Aurora High School, he became a member of The Formula. He branched out and traveled to New York, where he sang at clubs during open-mic nights. One such performance caught the eye of Sean "Puffy" Combs, who signed Thomas to Bad Boy Entertainment in 1997. With the single "I Wish" released in late 1999, topping the R&B charts for six consecutive weeks, creating strong interest. Emotional, his debut album was released on April 18, 2000. On the strength of this single, the album's other singles, "Summer Rain" at #18, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film version of Shaft, the title track "Emotional" at #8 on the R&B charts, the album was certified platinum with over 1 million in sales. Rapper Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love U" interpolated Thomas' "I Wish" on his 2000 album The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, his second album, Let's Talk About It, was released on March 23, 2004. Although two singles – "She Is" and "Let's Talk About It" – were released, they charted poorly.
Lack of promotion caused by the death of Thomas's brother Duranthony Evans, killed in a drive-by on Halloween night on Aurora's east side was a contributing factor. This devastated Thomas, causing him to take a sabbatical from his music and the promotion of the album; the album was anticipated due to the length of time that had passed since Emotional but was not well received by fans. In 2005, Thomas was featured on R&B singer Amerie's second album Touch, on the ninth track, entitled "Can We Go". On the 2006 2Pac album Pac's Life, he was featured beside Hussein Fatal and Papoose on the track "Dumpin'". On December 7, 2006, Thomas earned a Grammy Award nomination, along with Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, the late Gerald Levert, for "Everyday", a song from the soundtrack of Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion; the song received a nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocals. His third album, So Much Better, was released May 30, 2007, reached number 25 on the US Billboard 200.
His last contract was with Verve Music Group. Thomas' last album entitled Conquer was released on December 6, 2011; the first single was "Don't Kiss Me", which featured Snoop Dogg and was written and produced by Rico Love. Carlthomaslive.com Facebook Carl Thomas Bio Carl Thomas Profile VIBE