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Laura Branigan

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Biography

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Pop singer/actress Laura Branigan was born on July 3, 1957, in the upstate New York town of Brewster. It wasn't until her senior year in high school that Branigan thought of pursuing a musical career, after she landed a lead role in a school musical, which led to her acceptance at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City by the mid-'70s. Branigan then signed on as a backing vocalist for Leonard Cohen, as she toured the world with the renowned singer/songwriter throughout the late '70s; resulting in the singer landing a recording contract on her own with Atlantic Records. But a breach-of-contract lawsuit resulted after Branigan changed management, which held up work commencing on her solo debut. With all issues sorted out by the early '80s, Branigan was now free to launch her solo career, as her debut, Branigan, was issued in 1982.

The album spawned one of the year's top pop hits, the Donna Summer-like "Gloria," a remake of an Italian pop song from the '70s that peaked at number six in the U.K. and number two in the U.S. (the song also earned Branigan her first of four subsequent Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Performance Female). The song's popularity reached massive proportions in other parts of the world, especially Germany, where the Branigan version of "Gloria" sat at the number one position while the original Italian version held the number two spot. 1983's Branigan 2 spawned another two sizeable U.S. hit singles with "Solitaire" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (the latter of which was co-written by a then-unknown Michael Bolton), while she also appeared on the hit soundtrack to Flashdance that same year with the track "Imagination."

Further albums were issued during the remainder of the '80s, 1984's Self Control, 1985's Hold Me, and 1987's Touch, all of which spawned hit singles: the title track from Self Control, "The Lucky One," "Ti Amo," "Spanish Eddie," "I Found Someone," the title track from Hold Me, "Shattered Glass," and "The Power of Love." But, by the dawn of the '90s, the hits had dried up for Branigan, as such albums as 1990's self-titled release and 1993's Over My Heart went completely unnoticed. In 1994, Branigan dueted with David Hasselhoff on the track "I Believe" for the Baywatch soundtrack, and a year later, the singer's first hits compilation, the 13-track The Best of Branigan, was issued. In addition to issuing albums, Branigan kept her acting career going all along, as evidenced by guest spots on the TV show CHiPS, the movies Mugsy's Girl (1984) and Backstage (1988), plus the German television movie An American Girl In Berlin (1981). Branigan returned to the public eye in 2002, earning rave reviews with her portrayal of Janis Joplin in the hit New York City musical Love, Janis. On August 26, 2004 Laura Branigan suffered a brain aneurysm and died in her sleep.

Title: Hold Me

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Rock

Title: Branigan

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Laura Branigan

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Over My Heart

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Self Control

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock, Pop

Title: Branigan 2

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Pop

Title: Solitaire

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Pop

Title: Touch

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop

Title: Remember Me

Artist: Laura Branigan

Genre: House, Trance

Collections

Title: Hits of the 80'S

Genre: Pop

Title: 101 Floorfillers CD4

Genre: Pop

Title: M80: Morning 80 CD2

Genre: Soul, Pop

Title: Love 101 (CD3)

Genre: Rock, Pop, Pop Rock

Title: Love 101 (CD5)

Genre: Rock, Pop, Pop Rock

Title: 80s Tune On

Genre: Disco, Pop, Retro

Title: The 80'S Collection

Genre: Pop

Title: Rock Chicks

Genre: Rock

Featuring albums

Title: FLIRT (CD1)

Artist: Paul Anka

Genre: Soul, Rock, Pop

Title: FLIRT (CD2)

Artist: Paul Anka

Genre: Soul, Rock, Pop

Title: 80's Nostalgia

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Romantic Pop Songs

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Sabor De Amor

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Retro Pop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Feel Good Weekend

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Love Covers

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Himnos LGBT

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: My Star

Artist: David Hasselhoff

Genre: Pop

Title: Easy Music

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Fiesta 80tera

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: 80s Pop Party

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Autumn Pop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Adult Contemporary

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Movie Themes

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: The Nineties

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Happy Hour

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Winter Pop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Throwback Thursday

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: 30 Great Pop Songs

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Pop Melancholic

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Synth Pop Non Stop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Love In the 90s

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

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