Thursday, February 28, 2008
Rewind That: Tracie Spencer
Spencer began modeling in pageant competitions at the age of five then entered and won the CBS television talent show Star Search in 1987 as a little girl singing Whitney Houston's 1986 hit "How Will I Know".
Shortly afterwards, she became the youngest female artist to sign a record deal with a major label, Capitol Records, and to release a self-titled debut album. She found success with the singles "Hide and Seek", "Symptoms of True Love" and her remake of John Lennon's "Imagine". Her second album, Make the Difference, was released on August 27, 1990 .
The first single, "Save Your Love", showed an impressive standing at #7 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Her following single, "This House", became her biggest hit to date reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Tender Kisses", one of her best known ballads, hit #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and made her the youngest female artist to receive the ASCAP songwriter of the year award. The other singles, "This Time Make It Funky" and "Love Me", charted relatively well on The Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Spencer attended Columbus High School in Waterloo, Iowa.
"This House" & "Still In My Heart" were the jams...But I think my favorite was "Tender Kisses". Tracie has mad joints out that niggas wasn't up on. I'm dedicating this Rewind That to Kasmo of Def Pen Radio because he's the only person I know that is really up on his song besides my homegirl Khalisha & Dee P. (I'm sure Sais is up on this too, but we never had a Tracie Spencer discussion.