Freda Payne

Freda Charcilia Payne, born on September 19, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, is an accomplished American singer and actress. She began her career at a young age, appearing on various television and radio shows while still in school. In the 1960s, Payne gained recognition for her performances on popular talk shows and joined notable artists such as the Four Tops and Quincy Jones on tour. Her breakthrough came when she signed with Invictus Records in 1969 and released the hit single "Band of Gold", which topped charts worldwide. Throughout her career, Payne has recorded numerous albums and toured extensively. She has also ventured into acting, starring in several films and theater productions.

Known for her soulful voice and captivating stage presence, Freda Payne continues to captivate audiences with her timeless music. With hits like "Deeper and Deeper" and "You Brought Me Joy", she has solidified herself as a prominent figure in the music industry. Alongside her successful music career, Payne has showcased her talent as an actress in various film roles. Notably, she appeared in movies such as The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) and Fire and Ice (2001).

Despite achieving great success throughout her career, Freda Payne remains true to her jazz roots. Recently touring with Darlene Love in their acclaimed revue "Love and Payne", she continues to delight fans with her powerful performances


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