Aida Star Cox to Release New CD in November

News   Aida Star Cox to Release New CD in November
Deborah Cox, who starred in the title role of the Broadway production of Aida, will release her latest solo recording in November.

Entitled "The Promise," the R&B disc is due Nov. 11 from Deco Recording Group/Image Entertainment. The recording's first single, "Did You Ever Love Me" — which is climbing the Urban Adult Contemporary radio charts — is currently available by visiting iTunes or Other tracks include "Beautiful U R," "All Over Me" and "The Promise," among others. Among the disc's producers are John Legend, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Big Jim Wright, Shep Crawford, Devo Springsteen and the Avila Brothers.

In a statement Cox said, "The R&B fans were the first to embrace me and help me get to where I am today. I have been fortunate enough to be able to explore other genres of music, but I really missed doing R&B and thought it was time to return to it."

Born in 1973, Deborah Cox began her professional career at the age of 12, playing small Toronto clubs before attending a performing arts school. She later signed with Arista Records, and her first single, "Sentimental," was released in 1995. Her second single, "Who Do U Love?," sold over 500,000 copies. Cox's recording of "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" from her album "One Wish" topped the R&B charts for 14 weeks. She also had another Top 10 hit with "We Can't Be Friends." She also held the No. 1 Billboard Dance position with her remake of Phil Collins' "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven." Aida marked Cox's Broadway debut.

Cox also released a Grammy-nominated tribute album to the late Dinah Washington, "Destination Moon," last year on Universal.

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