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Black Sounds Beautiful: From Working With Prince To GRAMMY Nominations Of Her Own, How Sheila E. Commands Two Legendary Careers At Once
Between 1976 and 1984, the percussionist/singer worked alongside names like Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, and Prince. After providing vocals on "Let's Go Crazy" and "Erotic City" from Prince's 1984 album Purple Rain, Sheila embarked on her solo career, releasing her debut album The Glamorous Life that year.
Watch the below episode of Black Sounds Beautiful to see how Shelia E.'s solo career has been going ever since.
Spoiler alert: Things have gone pretty well for Sheila E. the solo artist. Spearheaded by her debut album's title track, she earned four GRAMMY nominations at the 27th GRAMMY Awards in 1985 for Best New Artist, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Instrumental Performance, and Best Pop Vocal Performance.
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