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Grammy Vocalist Regina Belle Added To Groovin' In The Park

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney
Regina Belle
Beres Hammond
Tessanne Chin
Duane Stephenson

Grammy Award-winning R&B legend, Regina Belle, has been added to the powerful line-up for the 2016 'Groovin' In The Park' concert 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 line-up this year," Christopher Roberts, CEO, Groovin' Inc, parent company of 'Groovin' In The Park', said.

Born in New Jersey, Regina worked as an opening act for the Manhattans in her early career. She recorded a duet with the group, Where Did We Go Wrong, 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 first time.

Regina 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-five winner, Tessanne Chin and popular reggae crooner,Duane Stephenson.