Jamaican singer Andru Donalds has journeyed a long way creatively and vocally since he released “Let’s Talk About It” – his last real solo album with all new material in 2001. Now he’s back again and bent on showcasing his rich mix of musical influences and styles with a brand new single called “Marble Eyes” and a pending album provocatively titled "Trouble In Paradise".
The super-relaxed hit single "Mishale" climbed the US charts up to number four. His ambition to create "universal World Pop" - as Donalds calls his music - of great diversity and full of atmopshere, turned out to be right and successful. He slowed down for his second album, though. "With this album, I wanted to show my personal development, not just come up with another "Mishale". It's like with movies, the follow-up is never as good as the original." His second album "Damned, If I Don’t" was published three years later in 1997. The song Somebody’s Baby was taken from this for the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting.
"Andru Donalds" is the eponymous debut studio album AD. It was released on November 30, 1994, by Capitol Records. Donalds had a hit single in America in 1995 with "Mishale", which reached #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. Andru Donalds was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His musical style ranges from pop, enigmatic, deep, to reggae and ballads.
Andru Donalds is a musician and vocalist who works in collaboration with Enigma as lead vocalist (in E4 and E5), and with Michael Cretu, who produced Andru's album, "Snowin' Under My Skin" and "Let's Talk About It". Andru is now focusing on his solo career. Let's Talk About It, his fourth album, featured the single One Night Lover.
In April 1998 Donalds received a call from producer and songwriter Michael Cretu, who wanted to engage him for the Enigma project. The outcome was that they collaborated not only on Enigma songs but also on two solo albums. His third album Snowin' Under My Skin included two singles: All Out of Love, a cover version of the Air Supply song which achieved international platinum status, and Simple Obsession.
A Christmas Cornucopia is the fifth studio album by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, released in November 2010. It was Lennox's first album after signing to the Universal Music Group following her departure from Sony BMG, which had been her label for almost 30 years. It was also her second cover album (after 1995's Medusa) and her first of holiday music. Lennox was also born on Christmas Day. The album is a collection of Lennox's favourite Christmas songs, though includes one original track written by Lennox, "Universal Child"…
For most artists recording a Christmas record is a convenient stop-gap in between releasing new material. In Peter Cetera's case this doesn't ring true as it has been a while since we last heard from one of soft rock's most distinctive crooners. You Just Gotta Love Christmas brings to the table everything you'd expect from a Peter Cetera record: lush, pleasant arrangements with crisp, warm, polished production and able musicanship from a crew of veteran session players. It's a mix of holiday favorites mixed in with a few originals and some guest appearances from Alison Krauss and Peter's daughter Claire; who is more than up to the task of singing with her father on two of the album's 12 tracks. Cetera and Chicago fans will no doubt enjoy having this on in the background during the holidays.