Anthony Hamilton (musician)

Anthony Hamilton (musician)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Anthony Hamilton |

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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Anthony Hamilton
Alias =
Born = birth date and age|1971|1|28
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died =
Origin =
Genre = R&B, soul, neo soul
Occupation = Singer, songwriter, record producer
Years_active = 1996–present
Label = MCA, So So Def, Zomba, Arista
Associated_acts =
Influences = Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, Bill Withers, Fred Hammond, Brian McKnight, Gerald Levert
URL = []

Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album "Comin' from Where I'm From" (2003), which featured the singles "Comin' from Where I'm From" and "Charlene".

Early life and music career

Hamilton first discovered his talent while singing in his church's choir at age ten. In 1993, he left Charlotte and headed to New York City, where he signed with Andre Harrell's Uptown Records. He was first introduced to mainstream audiences with his singing of the chorus on Nappy Roots' 2002 "Po' Folks", which earned a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" in 2003. He is also featured on Jadakiss' 2004 hit "Why" (which was also nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", in 2005) and two of 2Pac's remixed songs, 2002's "Thugz Mansion" (7 Remix) and 2006's "Dear Mama" (Frank Nitty Remix). Hamilton's first compilation album, "Soulife", is composed of songs recorded during the early part of Hamilton's career and was released in June 2005. "Ain't Nobody Worryin'", his gold-selling third studio album, was released on December 13, 2005.

Hamilton is currently working on his fourth studio album, "The Point Of It All" [ Jonathan Mannion» Blog Archive » Anthony Hamilton “The Point of It All” ] ] , which will be released in June.

Hamilton is featured on a track from The RH Factor's 2003 album "Hard Groove" called "Kwah/Home". He also makes a guest appearance on blues singer-guitarist Buddy Guy's 2005 album "Bring 'Em In", contributing vocals to a cover of Bob Dylan's 1969 "Lay Lady Lay", which also features Robert Randolph.

At the 2006 BET Awards, Hamilton won the BET J "Cool Like That" Award.

Hamilton makes a cameo in the film, American Gangster as a soul singer, to which he also contributes music to the film's soundtrack.

During the 2008 BET Awards, Hamilton covered/performed Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone" during a tribute to Green's career.



*1996: "XTC"
*2003: "Comin' From Where I'm From"
*2004: "
*2005: "Soulife"
*2005: ""
*2005: "Ain't Nobody Worryin'"
*2007: "Southern Comfort"
*2008: "The Point Of It All"


Awards and nominations

*BET Awards
**2006, BET J Cool Like Dat Award (Winner)
**2006, Best Male R&B Artist (Nominated)
**2005, Best Male R&B Artist (Nominated)
**2005, Best Collaboration: "Why?" (Nominated)
**2004, Best Male R&B Artist (Nominated)
**2004, Best New Artist (Nominated)

*Critics Choice Awards
**2008, Best Song: "Do You Feel Me" (Nominated)

*Image Awards
**2005, Outstanding Song: "Charlene" (Nominated)
**2005, Outstanding Male Artist: "Charlene" (Nominated)
**2004, Outstanding New Artist: "Comin' From Where I'm From" (Nominated)

*MOBO Awards
**2006, Best Reggage (Nominated)

*Soul Train Awards
**2006, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Album: "Soulife" (Nominated)
**2005, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Single: "Charlene" (Nominated)
**2004, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Single: "Comin' From Where I'm From" (Nominated)
**2004, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Album: "Comin' From Where I'm From" (Nominated)

*Vibe Music Awards
**2004, Best Collaboration: "Why" (Winner)
**2004, Vibe Next Award (Winner)
**2004, R&B Song of the Year: "Charlene" (Nominated)


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Biography & booking information]
*allmusicguide|id=11:kifpxqlhldde|label=Anthony Hamilton
*imdb name|id=1433978|name=Anthony Hamilton

NAME = Hamilton, Anthony
SHORT DESCRIPTION = American singer, songwriter, and record producer
DATE OF BIRTH = January 28 1971
PLACE OF BIRTH = Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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