Sheena Easton

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Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr; 27 April 1959) is a Scottish/American international recording artist and stage and TV/film actress. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British reality television programme The Big Time: Pop Singer, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records.

In the UK, Easton became the third UK female solo artist ever to top the US Hot 100, following Petula Clark, and Lulu. Easton sold 1 gold single for (9-5), 1 Silver and 1 gold album in her native homeland. She scored 3 top 40 albums and 8 top 40 singles to date. Easton's 1980 debut singles, "Modern Girl" and " 9 to 5," entered into the UK top ten, making her the first UK female artist to appear twice in the same top ten.

In the United States, Easton is a 2 time Grammy Award winner with 5 additional Grammy nominations, 1 Oscar nomination, and sold 7 US Gold albums and 1 US Platinum and sold over 4 million albums in the US alone, and over 20 million records worldwide. She has recorded 16 studio albums, released 45 singles, and has 15 Top 40 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 25 top 40 hits in international territories around the world. In Canada, Easton scored 3 gold and 2 platinum albums.

Sheena Easton is the only artist in the history of the US Billboard charts to have top 5 hit on each of the Billboards key charts consecutively: Morning Train (9-5) (Pop, Adult Contemporary), We Got Tonight w/Kenny Rogers (Country), Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Dance), and Sugar Walls (R&B).

Easton rose to fame in the early 1980s with the pop hits "9 to 5" (known as "Morning Train" in the United States), "For Your Eyes Only", "Strut", "Sugar Walls", "U Got the Look" with Prince, and "The Lover in Me". She went on to become successful in the United States and Japan, working with prominent vocalists and producers, such as Prince, Christopher Neil, Kenny Rogers, David Foster, Luis Miguel, L.A. Reid and Babyface, Patrice Rushen, and Nile Rodgers.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1981 Sheena Easton Sheena Easton 2
1981 Take My Time Sheena Easton 2
1981 You Could Have Been with Me Sheena Easton 1
1982 Madness, Money and Music Sheena Easton 1
1983 Best Kept Secret Sheena Easton 1
1984 A Private Heaven Sheena Easton 3
1984 Todo me Recuerda a Ti Sheena Easton 1
1985 Do You Sheena Easton 3
1987 No Sound but a Heart Sheena Easton 1
1988 The Lover in Me Sheena Easton 2
1991 What Comes Naturally Sheena Easton 3 2
1993 No Strings Sheena Easton 1
1995 My Cherie Sheena Easton 2
1997 Freedom Sheena Easton 1
1999 Home Sheena Easton 1
Fabulous Sheena Easton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 The Best of Sheena Easton Compilation Sheena Easton 2
1995 Greatest Hits Compilation Sheena Easton 2
1996 The Best of Sheena Easton Compilation Sheena Easton 1
1999 The Gold Collection Compilation Sheena Easton 2
1999 Premium Gold Collection Compilation Sheena Easton 1
2002 Classic Masters Compilation Sheena Easton 1
For Your Eyes Only: The Best of Sheena Easton Compilation Sheena Easton 1
The World of Sheena Easton Compilation Sheena Easton 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 We've Got Tonight Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 1
1984 Strut Sheena Easton 1
1999 My Treasure Is You Sheena Easton 1
Days Like This Sheena Easton 1

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