Lisa Lisa

About Lisa Lisa

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Birth Day: January 15, 1967
Birth Place:  New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Singer actress
Genres: Pop R&B
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1984–present
Labels: Pendulum Mass Appeal
Associated acts: Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

Lisa Lisa

Lisa Lisa was born on January 15, 1967 in  New York City, New York, United States, is Actress, Soundtrack, Producer. One of the greatest RnB/Pop divas to come out of the 1980's music scene, Lisa Velez scored a series of hits. Known by her stage name, Lisa Lisa, she and her band, "Cult Jam", produced 5 albums that sealed their fame in New York City's thriving musical scene.The youngest of 10 children born in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City, Lisa aspired to be a singer very early on in life. At the age of 13, Lisa would sneak out to nightclubs where she met Mike Hughes of "Cult Jam". Mike introduced her to Rap band Full Force. The band was immediately impressed with Lisa's angelic sounding voice and launched her to super-stardom.The first Latin artist to make it big nationwide, Lisa Lisa is seen as a pioneer for any Latin artists who have entered the English-language market. She scored top 10 hits with songs like "I Wonder If I Take You Home," "All Cried Out," "Let The Beat Hit Em", "Lost In Emotion", "Little Jackie" and "Head to Toe".After disbanding in 1994, Lisa released the funk-soul album "LL77" which included the Top 40 hit "Skip To My Lu" and her first Spanish-language track "Cuando Me Enamore" which peaked at #1 on Puerto Rico radio stations.Later in the 90's Lisa starred in Broadway and off Broadway plays such as "Barrio Babes" and "West Side Story". In 2001, Lisa starred in the Nickelodeon series "Taina" playing Gloria Morales, Taina's young and sharp witted mother. Lisa also made a guest appearance on Law & Order's 300th episode in 2003.Television performances on BET and the ALMA Awards indicated a comeback for the Latin RnB songstress. In 2009, Lisa released her seventh album "Life N Love", her first bilingual album.In 2012, Lisa began working on her eighth studio album which has yet to be titled. Fans can catch her on her tour which is set to kick off on August 22nd.
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Popular As Lisa Lisa
Occupation Actress
Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 15, 1967 ( New York City, New York, United States)
Birthday January 15
Town/City  New York City, New York, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Lisa Lisa’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Lisa Lisa was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

Biography/Timeline

1967

According to Spin magazine, Velez was born in 1967 in Hell's Kitchen in New York City as the youngest of ten to a religious mother, who supported the family by babysitting, and an absentee father. Of Puerto Rican descent, Velez learned to speak Spanish at home and English in school. She sang in her church choir, at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, along with her six sisters, and was an A student at Julia Richman High School in Manhattan. In school she was also part of a traveling singing group that sang Motown hits and songs from old Broadway musicals.

1985

With Hughes and Alex "Spanador" Moseley, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam recorded their debut single, "I Wonder If I Take You Home," soon after forming in 1985, releasing it as an independent single. The group quickly signed to Columbia Records, which re-released the single, and it climbed into the R&B top ten in the US and the top 20 in the UK. The group amassed a number of hit songs throughout the 1980s.

1991

Velez said of her moniker "I guess they had the type of idea like, okay, [the U.T.F.O. hit] 'Roxanne, Roxanne' worked, why not Lisa Lisa? I thought it was cute because I knew it would cause controversy, talk." About getting paid, Velez expressed "I don't think about the money. I'm not doing this for the money. I was pulling in 600 to 700 a week when I was working at Benetton, so it doesn't mean shit to me. I'm just doing this 'cause I want to sing." By the end of the '80s, however, the group's success had begun to decline. Their fourth and final album, Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen, was less of a commercial success, though it did include a hit with "Let the Beat Hit 'Em," which reached the top 40 on the US pop chart and was a hit on both the R&B and club charts. The group disbanded in 1991, and Velez pursued both solo singing and acting careers, and Moseley and Hughes went on to do other projects.

2008

Lisa Lisa released a solo album called LL77 in 1994, which included the moderate club hit "When I Fell In Love" (which was remixed by Junior Vasquez) and the notable single "Skip to My Lu", which hit No. 38 on the R&B chart. She resurfaced circa 2001 on the Nickelodeon series Taina, in which she played the title character's mother. On June 24, 2008, Lisa Lisa presented an award at the BET Awards sparking interest that she may be plotting a comeback. In 2009, she released Life 'n Love, a full-length album of new material on Mass Appeal Entertainment featuring the single "Can't Wait" with guest Rapper Pitbull. The album also features a cover version of the song "Stand" which was originally performed by Taylor Dayne on her 1998 album Naked without You. In March 2014, she appeared with Stevie B., TKA, Sa-Fire, and others at the eighth annual Forever Freestyle showcase at the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx.

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