[24], This article is about the musician. |  Following this album, she recorded a gospel album, Personal Inspirations, for Interscope Records and recorded several tracks at Philadelphia International Records with Bunny Sigler among others in the late '90s. [16], Mills made headlines in August 2018 with her response to singer Sam Smith, who remarked in a video posted to Instagram that they did not like Michael Jackson, but the Jackson hit "Human Nature" was a "decent song". She then recorded a charting single with J.T. Curiously, when The Wiz was made into a full length feature film by Motown Records' film division and Universal Pictures, Diana Ross played the role of Dorothy instead of Mills. MILLS TURNS 67 She was previously married to Micheal Saunders, Dino Meminger and Jeffrey Daniel. Jack Depp Is 18 and Dating a Beautiful Model — Who Is Johnny Depp's Only Son? Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. The same decade, the talented artist won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and in 2015, Mills appeared on NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” to take on the role of Auntie Em. - Stephanie shared the admirable photos of 19-year-old Farad Mills to reminisce on her moments of joy after she first gave birth - The prominent singer described her son as a smart, intelligent, funny, charming, charismatic, handsome and wonderful young man. Philly-based producer Nick Martinelli gave Mills her second #1 R&B hit with "I Feel Good All Over," written by husband and wife songwriting duo, Gabriel Hardeman and Annette Hardeman. Stephanie Mills recently celebrated her 67th birthday and thanked her friend for a sweet greeting that showered the singer with praises. Birthplace. She also has shown her acting roles in films and shows such as Rumours, The Safety of Objects, The Hoop Life, In Cold Blood and Gossip, among others. Born in Edmonton, Mills aspired to be a … The song "Home" from the show later became a Number 1 U.S. R&B hit for Mills and her signature song. Following these hits, Mills contacted Ronald Isley about working with singer/songwriter/producer Angela Winbush who had hits as half of Rene and Angela and was forging a hit-filled career as a recording artist and producer for the group Body among others. Her Motown debut was For the First Time, written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, being issued in October 1976. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Born in Edmonton, Mills aspired to be a singer, dancer and actress as a young girl. Birthday, Age & Zodiac Sign: Stephanie Anne Mills’s birthday is on 7-Mar-1979 and was born on Wednesday. Stephanie Mills (born Stephanie Dorthea Mills in Brooklyn, New York, USA on 2 March 1957) is an American R&B and soul singer, and a former Broadway star.. Stephanie Mills first came to fame as "the little girl with the big voice" as the star of the hit Broadway play, The Wiz, an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic book, The Wizard Of Oz. Mills released a live gospel recording in 1995 on GospoCentric Records entitled Personal Inspirations. We and other data collection technologies to provide the best experience for our customers.

Thereafter, Mills took a break from recording to care for her son. [citation needed]. Mini Bio (1) Stephanie Mills was born on March 22, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Stephanie Dorthea Mills. |  She won Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater six times. Stephanie Mills recently celebrated her 67th birthday and thanked her friend for a sweet greeting that showered the singer with praises. For the First Time is a sweet affair with Mills convincingly covering Bacharach/David standards, most of which were originally recorded by Dionne Warwick. The film ended up being a major flop. Next came the LP titled Stephanie in spring 1981, which also was a huge hit, peaking at #3 R&B and #30 Pop. Mills rose to stardom as "Dorothy" in the original 7 Time Tony Award Winning Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1974 to 1979. Its follow-up, "Rising Desire" reached #11 R&B in summer 1986. She quickly followed the success with 1980's Sweet Sensation, which featured Mills's hit "Never Knew Love Like This Before". Feel free to contribute! The song held the #1 R&B spot for three weeks in spring 1987. Mills honed her rich vocals singing gospel music at Brooklyn's Cornerstone Baptist Church as a small child. The singer shared a birthday tribute her manager turned friend, Amp Harris gave, which mentioned the adventures they had together, including traveling, sharing stories, and managing a business. Stephanie Mills. The hits from the album include the title track, originally a hit for Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1971, a three-week #1 R&B hit, "I Feel Good All Over", and "You're Puttin' a Rush on Me", to name a few of the songs released.

Mills began her professional career at age nine, appearing in the Broadway musical Maggie Flynn. Singer Jermaine Jackson referred Mills to Motown head Berry Gordy, who signed her to the label. [19], Mills has been married three times:[2][6][20][21][22], Mills has a son, Farad Mills, who was born with down syndrome. Towards the end of 2012, Mills released a new single "So In Love This Christmas", available for download. This revival was also short lived, closing after 28 performances. She met and dated Michael Jackson when they were both on Broadway. [citation needed] In 1985, Mills's recording of "Bit by Bit (Theme from Fletch)" was featured in the Chevy Chase film, Fletch, and reached #52 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, #78 on The Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the Dance Chart.

Artist descriptions on Last.fm are editable by everyone. In 2003, she had starred in Eloise at the Plaza with Julie Andrews. A year later, she won the role of Dorothy in The Wiz. Born Stephanie Dorthea Mills to Joseph and Christine Mills[2] (as well as raised) in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn,[12][13] Mills sang gospel music as a child at Brooklyn's Cornerstone Baptist Church. [23], Mills had a brief relationship with fellow singer Michael Jackson. Apart from being a successful singer, Mills is also a proud mother to her son Farad, who was diagnosed with down syndrome. Being born on 22 March 1957, Stephanie Mills is 63 years old as of today’s date 31st October 2020. Born Stephanie Dorthea Mills to Joseph and Christine Mills (as well as raised) in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Mills sang gospel music as a child at Brooklyn's Cornerstone Baptist Church. [11] After winning Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater six weeks straight at age eleven, Mills went on to become the opening act for the Isley Brothers. Stephanie Anne Mills (born March 7, 1979) is a Canadian actress from[1] Edmonton, Alberta. In 1984, Mills had her third UK hit with "The Medicine Song" (#29),[14] which also reached #1 on the U.S. dance chart and #8 on the R&B chart. on NBC", "Sam Smith Shades Michael Jackson While Boating with Adam Lambert — and Twitter Isn't Having It", "Stephanie Mills To Sam Smith: 'Go Sit Your One-Hit Wonder Ass Down, "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire", V109.9 "Happy Birthday Stephanie Mills" March 22, 2010, "The new Stephanie Mills – singer – Interview – Ebony – Find Articles", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stephanie_Mills&oldid=978030664, African-American female singer-songwriters, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2016, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2019, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 September 2020, at 13:31.