(born 1954), better known by her stage name Regina
, is an American dance music singer
born in Brooklyn
, New York
. She is best known for her hit
," which reached Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100
in 1986. It peaked in the UK Singles Chart
at #50 the same year.
Regina graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 1979 with a degree in theatre. She began her musical career as part of the New York punk and new-wave scenes. Her first single
"Tyger" was released by A&M Records
in 1980. She then released an album
as Regina Richards and Red Hot on A&M, followed by a solo single, "Deep Dreaming," for that label.
Initially, Regina only wished to pursue success in the mainstream style as a songwriter
, with the idea that her work as a performer would remain in an alternative music vein. Regina co-wrote "Baby Love" with frequent Madonna collaborator Stephen Bray
; Regina wanted another person to sing the song, however her record label, Atlantic Records, told Regina to sing the song herself.
"Baby Love" was taken from Regina's Curiosity
album, which also included "Say Goodbye," a song she had originally written with Kenny Rogers
in mind. Regina remains a one-hit wonder
on the Billboard Hot 100
, but in addition to the #1 placing of "Baby Love," she saw... Read More