Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Award winning singer and actress Deborah Cox will be profiled on this evening’s edition of UNSUNG. The show airs at 9 p.m. EST on TV One.
In the late 90s, Cox became a worldwide star when her unforgettable ballad “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” shot straight to #1 on the R&B charts and dominated that spot for a record-breaking 14 weeks. A singer and songwriter groomed by the legendary Clive Davis, Cox became known for tender R&B songs like “Sentimental” and her duet with R.L. of Next, “We Can’t Be Friends.” And while rising on the R&B side, she was also burning up the dance-floor with infectious remixes to her R&B jams and original dance tracks like “Absolutely Not”, leading to 13 #1 Dance hits.
Deborah is also an accomplished stage actor staring in musicals Aida, Jekyll & Hyde, JOSEPHINE and The Bodyguard. But long before dominating the charts or the stage, Deborah’s journey began in Toronto, Canada, where despite her reputation as a top singer, she was rejected by every major record label in the country. A middle child to Guyanese parents, Deborah struggled with insecurities growing up, from bullying in school, to lingering questions about her biological father. And years later, after launching a successful singing career, she found herself torn between plans to start a family and pressure from within the music industry to focus on the music.
Check out a clip below as Clive Davis talks about Cox being a “natural” on stage:”
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