For those that need a refresher on Karyn, keep reading…
Grammy Award winning singer Karyn White was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of five children. She sang in a church choir and worked as a backing singer, then sang on Jeff Lorber’s single “Facts of Love” before signing to Warner Bros. Records.
White’s self-titled debut album Karyn White was released in 1988. It was produced by L.A. Reid & Babyface and achieved platinum status. Karyn White contained the hit singles “The Way You Love Me”, “Secret Rendezvous” (#6 in the U.S., her biggest hit at the time), “Superwoman” and “Love Saw It” a duet with Babyface.
Her follow-up album was Ritual of Love in 1991. It had songs produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (who later became White’s husband) and featured the hit single “Romantic”, which hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Other singles from the album include “The Way I Feel About You” ( U.S. #12), “Walkin’ the Dog,” and “Do Unto Me” (the last two did not chart). Her next album was Make Him Do Right in 1994. The album did not sell particularly well, although she did chart with the singles “Hungah” and the Babyface-penned “Can I Stay With You”, which became her final U.S. R&B Top 10 hit in early 1995. “I’d Rather Be Alone”, her last chart single to date, peaked at #50 on the same chart later that year. White left Warner Bros. Records afterwards. In 2006 she recorded a new album, titled Sista Sista, that was never released. Two tracks from the shelved album, “All I Do” and “Disconnected”, were later released on the Best-Of compilation Superwoman: The Best.