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Calvin Richardson Biography

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Birth Place: Monroe, North Carolina, United States
Years Active: 1999–present
Genres: R&B, Soul, Neo Soul

Calvin Richardson was born in Monroe, North Carolina and is an R&B/Soul singer and songwriter. Richardson rose to prominence during the early 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B group, Undacova.

He parted ways with the group in 1995 to pursue a solo career. He signed with Uptown Records/Universal Records and released his debut album, “Country Boy,” in 1999. The album sold poorly and as a result, Richardson was dropped by Universal, but quickly signed with Hollywood Records.

2003 marked the release of his second album, “2:35PM.” The title of the album is a personal reference to the time that his first child was born. The album spawned the hit, “More Than a Woman,” a duet with Angie Stone. Other hits of note from the album include: “Keep on Pushin’” and “You Got Me High,” featuring Slum Village. The album was produced by The Underdogs, Jake & Trevor, Young RJ, and Raphael Saadiq.

Richardson co-wrote and performed on the track “Excuse Me,” from Saadiq's 2002 Grammy Award nominated album Instant Vintage, as well as co-writing the Charlie Wilson single, “There Goes My Baby.”

2008 saw the arrival of Richardson’s third studio album, “When Love Comes.” In 2009, he moved to Shanachie Records, and was chosen to record a tribute album to Bobby Womack, which coincided with Womack being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Grammy nominated album, entitled, “Facts Of Life/The Soul Of Bobby Womack,” was released in 2009. In 2010, Richardson released his fifth album, “Americas Most Wanted.” The lead single was "You're So Amazing.”