Mariah Carey
Tommy Mottola
Da Brat
(Movies & TV)
Columbia Records
(Media and Entertainment)
Corey Haim
(Movies & TV)

See also

Brenda K. Starr

Knowledge Identifier: +Brenda_K._Starr


Brenda K. Starr

American singer-songwriter add

Category: Music

Born in 1966.

Countries: United States (83%), Canada (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mariah Carey, Billboard Hot 100, Tommy Mottola

Linked to: Columbia Records, MCA Inc., Universal Music Group




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Brenda K. Starr was born in 1966 add something


During the late 1980s, Mariah Carey sang background vocals for Starr, and Starr helped Carey secure a recording contract by giving a demo tape of hers to Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola at a party add something


In the early 1980's through a chance meeting with Harry Belefonte Starr landed a role in his 1984 hip hop film, "Beat Street" add something


She is well known for her 1980s work with freestyle music add something


Starr has starred in several films, most notably in the 1980s urban film "Beat Street", which had her portraying herself as a singer at an open-microphone audition add something


Starr's eponymous sophomore LP, released in 1987 on MCA, included, what is considered her signature song, the power ballad "I Still Believe", which peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Starr's first and only top twenty single on the Hot 100 add something


Her song "Sweet Surrender" was included in the soundtrack for the 1988 teen film "License to Drive" starring Corey Haim add something


Her Song "Sata" was on the soundtrack for the 1990 film "Lambada" add something


In 1998, Mariah Carey covered the song, which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA add something


Da Brat - In 1999, she appeared, alongside Krayzie Bone, on the remix to Mariah Carey's cover of Brenda K. Starr's "I Still Believe"


The lead single from her seventh album, "Atrevete a Olvidarme", titled, "Tu Eres" earned her a nomination by the Billboard "Latin Music awards" in 2006 add something