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Melvin Riley

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Genres: Rap/Hip Hop, Soul/R&B

Melvin Riley Jr. is a singer/bandleader/guitarist/principal and songwriter from Flint, Michigan. He formed the R&B band "Ready for the World" with his schoolmate Gordon Strozier. The band scored several moderate pop, soul, and dance hits in the mid to late 1980s. Riley sang lead on hits a couple of hits of his band: "Oh Sheila" and "Love You Down". In 1985, Riley's band signs to the Steven Machat-Rick Smith management company AMI. The group reaches to number one on the US pop charts as well as top five in all the Western European countries and Australia as well, with their best-known hit "Oh Sheila". This song in the US went to number one on the R&B, Billboard Hot 100 Pop Charts, and the Hot... Continue Bio >>

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