Meshell Ndegeocello

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Meshell Ndegeocello

American singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalistadd

Category: Music

Born in 1968.

Countries: United States (50%), Tunisia (7%), Nigeria (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: John Cale, The Marble Index (album), Billboard Hot 100

Linked to: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Oxon Hill High School, Alanis Morissette, Basement Jaxx




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Meshell Ndegeocello was born in 1968 add something


In early press releases from Maverick Records her birth year was erroneously listed as 1969. add something


Her son Solomon was born in 1989. add something


Also in 1994, Ndegeocello collaborated with Herbie Hancock on "Nocturnal Sunshine," a track for the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot Cool. add something


Her only other Billboard Hot 100 hit besides "Wild Night" has been her self-penned "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)", which peaked at 73 in 1994. add something


John Mellencamp - Mellencamp's 1994 "Dance Naked" album included a cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night" as a duet with Meshell Ndegeocello


In 2002, Ndegeocello collaborated with Yerba Buena on a track featuring Ron Black for the Red Hot Organization's tribute album to Fela Kuti, Red Hot and Riot. add something


In 2010, Ndegeocello contributed to the essay anthology It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller in the vein of the It Gets Better Project. add something


In June 2010, she contributed a cover of U2's "40" to the Enough Project and Downtown Records' Raise Hope for Congo compilation. add something


Valerie June - In 2012, June performed with producer John Forté on a collaboration called "Water Suites" , and with Meshell Ndegeocello on the song "Be My Husband"


The Marble Index (album) - In 2013, John Cale curated the Brooklyn Academy of Music show "Life Along the Borderline: A Tribute to Nico", which featured various tracks off "The Marble Index" and other album's by Nico, performed by artists such as Peaches, Yeasayer, Sharon Van Etten, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Cale himself


Ndegeocello was a judge for The 2nd, 12th, 13 and the 2015 14th Annual Independent Music awards to support independent artists' careers add something


In 2016 she provided the theme song "Nova" for the Oprah Winfrey produced show Queen Sugar add something


In December 2016, the world premiere of Ndegeocello's "Can I Get a Witness- The Gospel of James Baldwin", a new theatrical music and art work, was held in Harlem, New York add something