Anthony Hamilton live in SA
Ellispark Indoor Arena (formerly Standard Bank Arena)
16 August 2012
Life and career:
Hamilton was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He first discovered his talent while singing in his church‘s choir at age ten. He also attended South Mecklenburg High School and sang with their award winning choir under the direction of Mark Setzer. In 1993, he left Charlotte and headed to New York City, where he signed with Andre Harrell‘s Uptown Records. In 2000, he joined soul singer D’Angelo‘s international tour in promotion of theVoodoo album, on which he sang backup. He was first introduced to mainstream audiences with his singing of the chorus on Nappy Roots‘ 2002 “Po’ Folks,” which earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” in 2003. He is also featured on Jadakiss’ 2004 hit; “Why” (which was also nominated for “Best Rap/Song Collaboration”, in 2005) and two of 2Pac’s remixed songs. Hamilton also contributed to 2002’s “Thugz Mansion” (7 Remix) and 2006’s “Dear Mama” (Frank Nitty Remix). Anthony Hamilton’s first compilation album; “Soulife”, is composed of songs recorded during the early part of his career. These previous works were released in June 2005. “Ain’t Nobody Worryin'”, his gold-selling third studio album, was released on December 13, 2005. He has also worked with rap icon Tupac “2Pac” Shakur
Hamilton is featured on a track from The RH Factor‘s 2003 album Hard Groove called “Kwah/Home”. He also appeared on Angie Stones “Stay For A While” in 2004. He also makes a guest appearance on blues singer-guitarist Buddy Guy‘s 2005 album Bring ‘Em In, contributing vocals to a cover ofBob Dylan‘s 1969 “Lay Lady Lay,” which also features Robert Randolph.
Hamilton was a musical guest on hit show; The Dave Chappelle show in episode 6, Season 2. He also made a guest appearance on the UPN hit show “All of Us” in Season 2.
Hamilton makes a cameo as a soul singer in the film American Gangster, to whose soundtrack he also contributes.
During the 2008 BET Awards, Hamilton covered/performed Al Green‘s “Tired of Being Alone” during a tribute to Green’s career.
On November 2, 2010, Hamilton and his wife Tarsha welcomed twin boys named Aaron Michael Hamilton and Nolan Anthony Hamilton. He is also the father of Anthony (22), Romero (20), and Tristen (15). On his official Facebook page on June 11, 2012, Hamilton announced the birth of another son, Princeton Harris Hamilton
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