Brenda Russell's "Piano" gets new Life on Hot 100 Chart
|Oct 09 2012|
Brenda Russell is enjoying renewed chart success thanks to the latest dance hit from Flo Rida called "I Cry." Brenda’s Grammy nominated song “Piano In The Dark” is sampled in his tune which sits at No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. This is the second time “Piano” was sampled for a dance hit. The Dutch duo Bingo Players reworked the tune as "Cry (Just a Little)," which reached No. 15 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay in March. Brenda tells Billboard, "It's pretty cool that artists like Flo Rida and Bingo Players can be inspired to interpret a song like 'Piano in the Dark' in completely new genres. As an artist and writer, it's the highest compliment we can be paid. I never imagined 'Piano' as a dance hit (but) I'm thrilled that it's reaching a new generation of audiences." Meanwhile, Brenda has been working on a new project to encourage voter registration for the nearly 20 million unmarried women in the US who comprise the largest group of non-voting Americans. Brenda recorded "L.O.V.E. (Let One Voice Emerge)," which she co-wrote with Patti Austin, Siedah Garrett and Mervyn Warren. The star-studded tune features Fergie, Keke Palmer, Sheila E, Judith Hill, Lalah Hathaway, and Jenna Ushkowitz, aka, Tina Cohen-Chang of Fox TV's Glee, as well as Russell, Austin and Garrett.
Last changed: Oct 09 2012 at 8:03 AM
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