Linda Clifford has made her mark among the classic R&B singers and also as a legendary disco Diva. Electrifying audiences with her music and widely celebrated performances., this multi-talented and dynamic entertainer's accomplishments are vast. Linda's landmark recordings have spent a total of 60 weeks at ..1 on Billboard Magazine's dance charts earning both Grammy Award and American Music Award nominations. Seen by millions with her many televised performances, Linda has appeared on American Bandstand, Solid Gold, Soul Train, The Midnight Special, ( includind two stints as host ), Don Kirchner's Rock Concert, and The Merv Griffin Show. She is an exciting live performer with sold out live concerts around the world, including New York's Lincoln Center. Linda is also an acclaimed songwriter, with her compositions being sought out by Cher, and Gladys Knight. She has the distinction of being featured on the Oscar
winning ..1 motion picture soundtrack album Fame, and as an actress, has had roles in such classic films as Sweet Charity, with Shirley MacLaine, and Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby with Mia Farrow. A true renaissance artist!
This award winning entertainer began her musica career at the early age of four, and was singing on local New York television when she was seven years old. Three years later, she appeared with Harry Belefonte, and Sidney Poitier in a television special for the NAACP. After high school, Linda focused her career in the jazz music genre, performing first with the Jericho Jazz Singers and later touring the country with her own trio, Linda and the Tradewinds. She then switched musical directions, singing R&B and pop and found early success with Paramount Records and the single, Long, Long Winter. Eventually, Linda signed with R&B giant, Curtis Mayfield and his Curtom Records.
Her first album, Linda, featured the hit single From Now On, but it was her follow-up, which would propel her into the international spotlight. Her Discotized remake of If My Friends Could See Me Now, shot up to ..1 on the dance charts, bringing her numerous accolades including an American Music Award nomination for best New Artist, Cashbox Magazines, Top Female Vocalist Award, Record World Magazine's Best New Female Vocalist, and Best Pop Album designations. More ..1 success followed with her subsequent Curtom releases including, Don't Come Cryin To Me, Shoot Your Best Shot, produced by Issac Hayes, and Linda's smash hit Runaway Love., which topped the Billboard Disco/Dance chart at ..1 for 16 weeks and reached ..3 on Billboard's R&B chart. A hit duet single with Curtis Mayfield, Between You Baby, and Me, resulted in the pair recording a full length album. Entitled, The Right Combination, the effort produced two more R&B hits for the duo. She scored another big success with the hit single Red Light, that appeard in the multi million selling, Oscar winning ..1 soundtrack album, Fame. The song earned a Grammy nomination, spent nine weeks on the dance charts, and appeared on Linda's follow-up album, I'm Yours. However, at the peak of her fame, Linda decided to concentrate on her personal life.
Refocusing her career in a new direction that would allow her to spend more time at home
raising her family. Linda began singing commercial jingles for McDonalds, Cherry Coke, Maybelline, Pontiac, Tropicana,, Oldsmobile, Michelob Lite, as well as the theme songs for The Phil Donahue Show, and the police drama Chicago. During this period, Linda also found time to record several albums for Red Label Records. A Night With The Boys, and The Heat In Me.
Now in the new millennium, Linda is concuering the music world with a vengence. Returning to the charts with her hit dance singles Changin, and Philly Groove, Billboard Magazine exclaimed, Linda Clifford's vocal light still burns bright. Linda has recently signed with Warner-Chappell Music. Her compositions have been sought out by such top performers as Cher, Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor, and Martha Wash, who scored a top 5 hit with Linda's song You Lift Me Up. In 2005, Linda was presented with the Lifetime Acheivement Award at the Chicago Music Awards for her many accomplishments. Using her talents for numerous charitable causes, Linda has performed for The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, The Ronald McDonald House, with American Idol's Clay Aiken, and Divas Simply Singing, which benefits the Angel Food Network. Vocalist, Songwriter, Concert Performer, Actress. Linda Clifford is a true entertainer in every sense of the word, taking audiences on an exhilarating musical journey, while touching their souls.
RECORDINGS HAVE SPENT
A TOTAL OF 60 WEEKS AT
#1 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS
NOMINATED FOR AMERICAN
ON AMERICAN BANDSTAND,
SOLID GOLD, SOUL TRAIN,
THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL AND