Regina Belle's Ten Greatest Hits

Belle celebrates her 52nd birthday on July 17, 2015

Born July 17, 1963 in Englewood, New Jersey, Regina Belle won a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best Pop Performance by A Duo Or Group with Peabo Bryson for "A Whole New World." From the film Aladdin, the single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and it won won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Belle received four additional Grammy nominations, and she reached the Top Ten of the Billboard R&B chart seven times. Belle began her career as the opening act for The Manhattans, and in 1986 she launched her recording career as the featured artist on the group's single, "Where Did We Go Wrong." The song caught the attention of Columbia Records which signed her to a solo contract. In addition to The Manhattans and Bryson, she also recorded with Johnny Mathis and Jeffrey Osborne.

Here is a list of "Regina Belle's Ten Greatest Hits."

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1992 - "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)" with Peabo Bryson

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In 1994, Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by A Duo Or Group for "A Whole New World" from the film Aladdin. It was also nominated for Record of the Year. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart,  replacing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" which had spent a record 14 weeks at the top of the chart.

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1989 - "Make It Like It Was"

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From Regina Belle's second album, Stay With Me. "Make It Like It Was" in 1989 was her second number one single on the Billboard R&B chart. It also reached number five on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

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1989 - "Baby Come to Me"

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In 1989, "Baby Come To Me," produced by Narada Michael Walden, became Regina Belle's first number one hit on the Billboard R&B chart. It was the first single from her second album, Stay With Me.

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1987 - "Show Me the Way"

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From Regina Belle's 1987 debut solo album, All By Myself, "Show Me The Way" was her first Top Ten hit, peaking at number two on the Billboard R&B chart.

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1989 - "All I Want Is Forever" with James "J.T." Taylor

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In 1989, Regina Belle's released her duet "All I Want Is Forever" with former Kool & The Gang lead singer James "J.T." Taylor. From her  second solo album, Stay With Me, the song produced by Narada Michael Walden, peaked at number two on the Billboard R&B chart.


 

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1990 - "What Goes Around"

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From Regina Belle's number one gold album, Stay With Me, "What Goes Around" reached number three on the Billboard R&B chart in 1990.

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1990 - "This Is Love"

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"This is Love" was Regina Belle's fifth Top Ten hit from her 1989 album, Stay With Me.  The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard R&B chart.

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1993 - "If I Could"

Regina Belle, U.S. Rep John Lewis (D-GA), and singer Jennifer Holliday onstage at John Lewis 75th Birthday Celebration at The Tabernacle on March 28, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images)ras Griffin/Getty Images)

In 1993, "If I Could" became Regina Belle's seventh Top Ten single on the Billboard R&B chart, peaking at number nine. It was released from her platinum album, Passion.

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1987 - "So Many Tears"

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"So Many Tears" was the second single from Regina Belle's 1987 debut solo album, All By Myself.  The song reached number eleven on the Billboard R&B chart.

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1987 - "Without You" with Peabo Bryson

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Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson recorded "Without You" as the love  theme of the 1987 comedy film, Leonard Part Six.  The song reached number eight on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and number 14 on the R&B chart.