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Case Biography


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Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1996-Present
Genres: R&B, Downtempo, Hip Hop


Case Woodard, stage name Case, is an American R&B singer who was born in New York City.

After stints with R&B group Future and a duo called Black, Case got work co-writing and singing background for artist including Usher, Christopher Williams and Al B. Sure. Case finally felt close to achieving his dream of becoming a solo artist, and he was. Armed with a song written by Faith Evans, Case was discovered by Russell Simmons who signed him to Def Jam Records.

Case’s solo career took off in 1996 with the release of "Touch Me, Tease Me" (with rapper Foxy Brown and R&B singer Mary J. Blige) from "The Nutty Professor" soundtrack, going gold and reaching #4 on the R&B charts and #14 on the Hot 100. His self-titled debut “Case” soon followed along with the minor R&B hit singles "More to Love" and "I Gotcha."

Case followed the success of his first album with the release of “Personal Conversation” in 1999. The album featured the hits "Happily Ever After" (which reached #3 on the R&B charts and #15 on the Hot 100) and "Faded Pictures," which featured R&B singer Joe and reached #3 on the R&B charts and #10 on the Hot 100. “ Personal Conversation” achieved platinum status.

In 2001, as the first artist on the new Def Soul imprint, Case released his third album “Open Letter” and topped the charts with the Tim & Bob produced hit song "Missing You." “Open Letter,” went gold. "Missing You" is Case's only #1 single to date as it topped the R&B charts and reached #4 on the Hot 100. Later that year, Case also appeared on rapper Ja Rule's hit "Livin' It Up," as well as releasing one more single from his album, "Not Your Friend."

A great deal of Case's success has been due to his appearance on movie soundtracks. Many of Case's most popular tracks appear on the soundtracks for "Nutty Professor," "Rush Hour," "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" and "The Best Man." These singles were "Touch Me Tease Me" (Nutty Professor), "Faded Pictures" (Rush Hour), "Best Man I Can Be" (The Best Man) and "Missing You" (Nutty Professor II). Case's single, "Shoulda Known Betta (Featuring Ghostface)", reached #87 on the R&B charts in 2004. The single appeared on the "Johnson Family Vacation" soundtrack, and was produced by The Neptunes.

After a few years away from the music industry, Case reappeared in 2008 on the track "Face to Face" (a duet with singer Coko) which was included the soundtrack of "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (film)." His fourth studio album, “The Rose Experience” which had undergone various title changes and a label shift (from Def Jam to his own indie imprint, Indigo Blue) was released on March 24, 2009. It was preceded by a single, "Lovely" which reached #72 on the R&B chart.

Case released his fifth album, “Here, My Love” on June 15, 2010 through Real Talk Entertainment.