Tracie Spencer

Born on July 12, 1976 in Waterloo, Iowa, Tracie Monique Spencer first found fame in 1987 after winning the junior vocalist competition on CBS show Star Search. Known professionally as Tracie Spencer, the R&B-focused singer-songwriter released a number of standout singles in the late 1980s and 1990s, including 1988's "Symptoms of True Love," which was featured on her debut self-titled album and reached Number 38 chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Aged 12, she became the youngest female artist to sign a deal with Capitol Records. Spencer's follow-up album arrived in 1990 and spawned a hat-trick of hit singles, including "Save Your Love" – which reached Number 7 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts and marked her first Top 10 – and "This House," which became her biggest hit ever, peaking at Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The slow jam "Tender Kisses," also featured on Spencer's second album, topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart and made her the youngest female artist to receive the ASCAP songwriter of the year award (1992). During the 1990s she made the crossover to modeling, before dropping her third and final album, Tracie, in 1999. The LP spawned a popular comeback single, "It's All About You (Not About Me)" – Spencer's first single since "Love Me" in 1992, which made it to Number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also featured on the album was her last official single, 2000's "Still In My Heart." Following its release, Spencer retreated from the solo spotlight and turned her focus to background singing, providing vocals for A-list stars including Kanye West, 50 Cent and Eve. In 2004, she appeared in the short film, A Tale of Two Sisters.

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