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STEPHANIE MILLS was born on 26 March, 1956. STEPHANIE MILLS released Seventeen albums from 1975 till 2003. The first album STEPHANIE MILLS released in the seventies is 'Moving In The Right Direction' on ABC Records. Other albums that STEPHANIE MILLS recorded are 'If I Were Your Woman', 'I've Got The Cure', 'Merciless', 'Sweet Sensation'. One albums of STEPHANIE MILLS reached the billboard Top R&B Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Sweet Sensation' from 1980. This album debuted 3 May 1980 on the Top R&B Albums chart and reached number 3 and lasts 52 weeks on this chart. From 1979 till 1993 STEPHANIE MILLS released also twenty three singles. The first single STEPHANIE MILLS released in the seventies is 'What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'' on Records. Other released tracks are 'All Day, All Night (1992 / MCA)', 'Bit By Bit (1985 / MCA)', 'Never Knew Love Like This Before (1980 / 20TH CENTURY)', 'The Medicine Song (1984 / CASABLANCA)'.

Stephanie Mills (born March 26, 1956 in Harlem, New York) is an African American R&B and soul singer and former Broadway star. Mills began her journey as an actress-singer-entertainer appearing in her first play at the age of 9. Two years later, Mills won Amateur Night at the world-famous Apollo Theater where she won over a record six times.

In 1972, Mills' career took a rise when she first played Dorothy in an African American adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz called The Wiz on Broadway. Filled with a more urban style of music and scenery, The Wiz made Mills a star particularly because of her stellar performance of the song, "Home". It would become her signature tune for years and would be covered later by Diana Ross for the big-screen adaptation six years later and by Whitney Houston for her dramatic musical performance debut on TV in the early 1980s.

In 1973, Mills' musical career began as she opened for the Isley Brothers. A year later, after being discovered by Jackson 5 singer Jermaine Jackson, she signed with Motown Records in 1974. Her first two albums fail to generate a buzz as the label couldn't find Mills' sound. In 1976, she left the label and continued on with her tenure on The Wiz.

Musical success was eluded until 1979, when signed under the 20th Century Fox record label, Mills found her breakthrough in disco music, recording now-classic danceable songs such as "Put Your Body In It", "We Can Get Over" and "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'". The resulting album, What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin, was Mills' first gold record.

She quickly followed the success with 1980's Sweet Sensation, which featured Mills' biggest hit to date, the Reggie Lucas-produced "I Never Knew Love Like This Before". The single became a #1 R&B and Top 5 Pop hit in 1980. 1981's Stephanie featured a top hit for her and soul legend Teddy Pendergrass titled "Two Hearts", while her 1983 album, Merciless, featured her hit cover of Prince's "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore?"

Success for Mills had peaked until 1985 when her version of the Angela Winbush-penned "I've Learned to Respect the Power of Love", hit #1 on the R&B singles chart. Mills truly returned, though, with her next release, If I Were Your Woman in 1987 under MCA Records, which she was now signed with. The hits coming off the album include the title track, originally a hit for Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1971, "I Feel Good All Over" (a song her label mate Patti Labelle didn't want to cover), and "You're Puttin' a Rush on Me", to name a few of the songs released. The album reached platinum status.

Mills' success continued...and peaked with 1989's Home album. The hits off that album include "The Comfort of a Man", the title track, a cover of her old standard from The Wiz and another song penned by Winbush titled "Something in the Way You Make Me Feel". It became another platinum record for Mills.

Mills would record one more album and a Christmas album before being let go from her contract with MCA in 1992. Mills released her first gospel record in 1995, and then took a break from recording to care for her son. In 2000, Mills began a comeback with singles recorded with Be Be Winans and rapper DMX to name a few. She truly made her comeback, however, about four years later with the independently released Born Into This, which has become a hit album for her longtime fans. She still tours all around the world performing classics as well as newer tracks from her latest album.

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