Stacy Lattisaw (born November 25, 1966) is an American R&Bdance, and gospel singer. Since the 1990s, she has exclusively sung gospel music, as a callback to her Christian roots.

Career[edit source | editbeta]Edit

When she was a teenager in the early 1980s, Lattisaw had a string of Top 40 R&B hits, with several songs — "Let Me Be Your Angel", "Jump to the Beat", "Love on a Two-Way Street", and "Miracles" — crossing over to the popmainstream. Lattisaw recorded her first album for Cotillion Records at the age of 12 in 1979, under the direction of record producer Van McCoy. However it was not until she affiliated with Narada Michael Walden, a former drummer with the Mahavishnu Orchestra who was just beginning a career as a producer, that she found success. Under Walden's direction, she had five hit albums between 1981 and 1986. She also opened for the Jacksons Triumph Tour in 1981. From Lattisaw's 1982 album "Sneakin' Out", Mariah Carey used a sample of the song "Attack Of The Name Game" (R&B #14) for her 1999 #1 hit "Heartbreaker".

Lattisaw continued recording into the late 1980s, signing to Motown in 1986. She scored her only #1 R&B hit with frequent duet partner Johnny Gill, titled "Where Do We Go from Here", in 1989. While the success was great, she grew increasingly disenchanted with the record industry. By the early 1990s, she decided to retire from the music industry and concentrate on raising her family. Her official website states that she is now working on a gospel CD. In 2010, Lattisaw's music career was chronicled on the TV One docu-series Unsung, in which she also appeared.

Discography[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Studio albums[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label


[ US

R&B] [1]

1979 Young and in Love Cotillion
1980 Let Me Be Your Angel 44 9
1981 With You 46 8
1982 Sneakin' Out 55 11
1983 Sixteen 160 26
1984 Perfect Combination(with Johnny Gill) 139 27
1985 I'm Not the Same Girl
1986 Take Me All the Way 131 36 Motown
1988 Personal Attention 153 24
1989 What You Need 16
"—" denotes the album failed to chart

Compilation albums[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • The Very Best of Stacy Lattisaw (1998, Rhino)

Singles[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album


[ US

R&B] [1]

[ US

Dan] [1]

[ US

A/C] [1]



1979 "When You're Young and in Love" 91 Young and in Love
1980 "Dynamite!" 8 1 51 Let Me Be Your Angel
"Jump to the Beat" 3
"Let Me Be Your Angel" 21 8 34
1981 "Love on a Two Way Street" 26 2 19 With You
"It Was So Easy" 61
"Feel My Love Tonight" 71 36
1982 "Don't Throw It All Away" 101 9 Sneakin' Out
"Attack of the Name Game" 70 14
"Hey There Lonely Boy" 108 71
1983 "Miracles" 40 13 Sixteen
"Million Dollar Babe" 52
1984 "Perfect Combination" (with Johnny Gill) 75 10 Perfect Combination
"Baby It's You" (with Johnny Gill) 102 37
"Block Party" (with Johnny Gill) 63 48
1985 "I'm Not the Same Girl" 52 I'm Not the Same Girl
"He's Just Not You"
1986 "Nail It to the Wall" 48 4 2 76 Take Me All the Way
1987 "Jump into My Life" 13 3 79
1988 "Every Drop of Your Love" 8 Personal Attention
"Let Me Take You Down" 11
"Call Me" 80
1989 "What You Need " 30 What You Need
"Where Do We Go from Here" (with Johnny Gill) 1
1990 "I Don't Have the Heart"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

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