Bio

WILL DOWNING is a member of N.v., Pilot, Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element. WILL DOWNING released Eighteen albums from 1988 till 2016. The first album WILL DOWNING released in the eighties is 'Will Downing' on FOURTH & BROADWAY Records. Other albums that WILL DOWNING recorded are 'A Dream Fulfilled', 'All The Man You Need', 'Come Together As One', 'Love's The Place To Be'. From 1988 till 2018 WILL DOWNING released also nine singles. The first single WILL DOWNING released in the eighties is 'A Love Supreme' on ISLAND Records. Other released tracks are 'Come Together As One (1990 / ISLAND)', 'Free (1988 / FOURTH & BROADWAY)', 'In My Dreams (1988 / FOURTH & BROADWAY)'.

Downing's career began as a vocalist for 12-inch dance records in the early eighties as part of various groups (Pilot, N.V., Wally Jump Jr.). Later, Downing launched a successful career as a background singer, working with a number of notable R&B artists including Billy Ocean, Kashif, Dionne Warwick, and Stephanie Mills, Daryl Payne, Marc Sadane, Warp 9, Jennifer Holiday, among others. When his self-titled debut was released in 1988, music aficionados were forced to sit up and take notice of his rich and sensual baritone voice, a voice that is, at turns, as soft as cashmere and as soothing as a waterfall.

Will was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Traditional Vocal Album in 2000 for his All The Man You Need album and an NAACP Image Award in 2003 for Outstanding Jazz Artist (Sensual Journey). Downing's career is a case study in true artist career development. It has spanned two decades during which he released eleven prior albums, including 2004's #2 Contemporary Jazz Album Emotions and three other top fives. Will Downing has shown a remarkable ability to continually evolve as both a gifted song stylist and talented composer. Add/Complete Bio

Appearances

Gerald Albright - Smooth (1994)
(Vocals Vocals/background)

Gerald Albright - Pleasures Of The Night (1998)
(Main/Performer/Producer Photog/raphy Vocals/Background/Vocals)

Trey Lorenz - Trey Lorenz (1992)
(Clapping Vocals/background)

Maysa - Out Of The Blue (2002)
(Vocals Vocals/Background)

Stephanie Mills - Home (1989)
(Vocals/Background)

Najee - My Point Of View (2005)
(Vocals Vocals/Background)

Rose Royce - Fresh Cut (1987)
(background/vocals)

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