Grammy Award winning R&B legend Regina Belle has been added to the powerful lineup for the 2016 “Groovin In The Park” concert which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York on Sunday, June 26. The news was recently announced on Groovin Radio, WVIP, 93.5 FM in New York City.
“Regina is a powerhouse singer who has recorded many R&B hit songs in her illustrious career. We are excited and sincerely grateful to include her on our lineup this year,” said Christopher Roberts, CEO of Groovin Inc, parent company of “Groovin In The Park.”
Born in New Jersey, Regina worked as an opening act for the Manhattans in her early career. She recorded a duet with the group titled, “Where Did We Go Wrong,” that was produced by Bobby Womack in 1986. Her single “Please Be Mine” peaked at number two on the R & B charts. She followed up with “So Many Tears,” which also blazed up the R&B Top 20 chart.
She enjoyed her biggest success with “A Whole New World,” a Grammy award winning duet with Peabo Bryson for Disney’s 1992 animated feature film Aladdin. She earned further acclaim with “Make It Like It Was,” “After The Love Has Lost Its Shine,” “All I Want Is Forever,” “If I Could” and “Baby Come To Me.”
The four-time Grammy Award and Academy Award winning vocalist has previously performed in Jamaica and will grace the Groovin stage for the very first time this year.
Belle will be joined on stage at “Groovin In The Park” by Grammy Award winners Brian McKnight and Peabo Bryson, reggae luminaries Beres Hammond and Toots Hibbert, NBC’s Voice Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin and popular reggae crooner Duane Stephenson.