Stephanie Mills is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music whose onstage energy and power inspires standing ovations wherever she performs. She is a legendary Grammy and America Music Award winning recording artist with five best selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles. Dallas fans can enjoy her with the Whispers Friday Aug. 28 at the Majestic Theatre at 8 p.m.
Over the span of 45 years illustrious career, Mills has distinguished herself as an actress and performer. Stephanie`s critically acclaimed appearances in shows like the seven-time Tony Award -winning “The Wiz” have assured her of her consistent and loyal fan base. Stephanie hails from Brooklyn, New York and grew up singing in her home church. Her vocal abilities became evident by age nine.
For six consecutive weeks, a young Stephanie won the amateur night at the acclaimed Apollo Theatre. She then went on to do her first Broadway musical, “Maggie Flynn”. She then did classical tv shows such as “Captain Kangaroo” and “The Electric Company”.
Mills signed with 20th Century Fox Records in 1979. While working with producers James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, Stephanie recorded “WhatchaGonna Do With My Lovin” and by 1984, she had climbed the charts with major hits: “Sweet Sensation”, “Never Knew Love Like This Before” (a gold single), “Two Hearts” (a duet with Teddy Pendergrass), “Keep Away Girls”, “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?.” Stephanie scored three best selling albums in a row with “WhatchaGonna Do With My Lovin”, “Sweet Sensation’, and “Stephanie” in a span of just two years.