Anthony Hamilton is an acclaimed American music artist who rose to fame with his mega hit second studio record, Comin’ From Where I’m From. Although he began his career in the early 1990s, it was in the 2000s that he became a force to be reckoned with. Today Hamilton has several Top Ten R&B albums and a dozen prestigious Grammy nominations to his name.
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Anthony Cornelius Hamilton was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 28, 1971. He began taking part in church choirs at the age of ten. Hamilton went to the South Mecklenburg High School. There he performed in an award winning choir. In the year 1992, Hamilton met producer Mark Sparks who persuaded him to relocate to New York. There Hamilton signed a deal with the label, Uptown Records.
In 1995 Anthony Hamilton’s debut music album was almost prepared to be released, however, the company went bankrupt and the project was shelved. But this did not de-motivate the aspiring music artist to pursue his dream.
Anthony Hamilton signed a contract with MCA Records under which he released his debut music album titled XTC in October of 1996. Its single Nobody Else reached the 63rd spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The record however was not able to chart the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart or the Billboard 200.
In 1999, Hamilton wrote the hit song U Know What’s Up for singer Donell Jones. The following year, he joined the lineup of D’Angelo’s international promotional tour of the album Voodoo on which he also featured as a backup vocalist.
After a long gap, Hamilton released his second studio album Comin’ From Where I’m From in July of 2003. Its first week sales exceeded 30,000 copies and it reached the third spot on the Billboard 200. The record spawned the mega hit single Charlene that reached the top five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the nineteenth spot on the Billboard 200. Comin’ From Where I’m From earned the singer three nominations at the Grammys.
The R&B and soul music artist followed up the success of Comin’ From Where I’m From with his third music album titled Ain’t Nobody Worryin’. Released via So So Def Recordings in December 2005, the record sold over 110,000 copies in its first week. It was made in collaboration with a number of producers including Mark Batson, Kelvin Wooten, Raphael Saadiq, James Poyser and Dre & Vidal. Ain’t Nobody Worrying reached the fourth spot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and nineteenth on the Billboard 200. In 2006, the record received Gold certification by the RIAA.
Hamilton also featured on the 2004 hit Why by Jadakiss. The song received a nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards for the Best Rap/Song Collaboration. In June of 2005 the singer released his first compilation album titled Soulife. It comprised songs that were recorded during the early part of Hamilton’s music career.
The R&B music artist also made an appearance on Buddy Guy’s 2005 music record, Bring 'Em In by contributing his vocals to a cover version of Bob Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay. Anthony Hamilton also provided the soundtrack for the movie American Gangster in which he also made a cameo as a soul singer.
Hamilton’s fourth music record The Point of It All was released via Arista Records in December, 2008. It was produced by the singer himself along with Dre & Vidal, Kevin Wooten, Mark Batson, James “Big Jim’ Wright and others.
The Point of It All debuted at the twelfth spot on the Billboard 200. It sold more than 130,000 copies in its opening week. The record was highly praised by the critics who compared Hamilton’s vocals with those of Bobby Womack and Bill Withers. The record’s lead single titled Cool reached the nineteenth spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
At the 2008 BET Awards, Anthony Hamilton performed Al Green’s song Tired of Being Alone as a tribute to him. Later in the year, Hamilton featured on the Gold-selling Young Jeezy album, The Recession.
Hamilton’s fifth music record Back to Love came out in December, 2011. Its lead single Woo was released earlier in October. Apart from Hamilton, the album’s writing and production team includes names such as Babyface, Avila Brothers, Jairus Mozee and Mike City. Back to Love made it to the twelfth spot on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 63,000 copies in its first week.
Jill Scott’s 2011 single So In Love featuring Hamilton spent nineteen weeks at the top spot on the Urban AC charts. The following year Hamilton appeared on two hit albums released by Def Jam Recordings; the first was Live from the Underground by Big K.R.I.T and the other Life is Good by Nas.
In October, 2014, Hamilton came out with his first Christmas album and sixth studio effort, Home for the Holidays. Released via RCA Records, the record comprises a total of fourteen tracks.
The singer’s most recent album release is What I’m Feelin’. It has been described by the singer as an “emotional cleanse” as it reflects on some of the hardships in his life.
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Anthony Hamilton has won a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance as well as a BET J Cool Like Dat Award. Besides, he has received numerous nominations at the BET, Grammy, Soul Train Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards and MOBO Awards.
The singer enjoys a strong fan following and never fails to draw in huge crowds every time he takes to the stage. If you want to attend one of his much anticipated upcoming performances, get your hands on Anthony Hamilton tour tickets before they sell out.