Happy MUN-dane, Everyone! This week’s 3 Chics featured artist is Terence Trent D’Arby.
Wiki: Sananda Francesco Maitreya (born Terence Trent Howard, March 15, 1962), better known by his former stage name Terence Trent D’Arby, is an American singer-songwriter who came to fame with his album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles “Wishing Well” and “Sign Your Name“. The album has sold over 14 million copies.
Fame as Terence Trent D’Arby
Maitreya’s debut solo album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, released in July 1987, is his best-known commercial work. The album, which produced hits like “If You Let Me Stay”, “Wishing Well“, “Dance Little Sister”, and “Sign Your Name“, sold over a million copies in the first three days of its release, and its sales have totalled over 14 million. The album also earned him a Grammy Award in March 1988 in the category Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. In that same year, he earned a Soul Train Award nomination for Best New Artist.
It took four more years and a move to Los Angeles until his next project, Symphony or Damn (1993) was released. The record contained the singles “Delicate” and “She Kissed Me”. It peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart.
During the 1990s, the relations between him and his record label Columbia Records became strained, eventually leading to his departure in 1996. He moved to Java Records for one year, during which he recorded Terence Trent D’Arby’s Solar Return, which was not released. In 2000, he bought back the rights to his unreleased album and left the record company as well as his management team, Lippman Entertainment.