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Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957) is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer, a former Broadway star, and was originally given the title as ”the little girl with the big voice.”


Mills began her career appearing in her first play at the age of 9. Two years later, Mills won Amateur Night at the world-famous Apollo Theater a record six times. The victory lead to her being cast in her first Broadway role, the orphaned child of a runaway slave in the short-lived musical Maggie Flynn.

In 1973, Mills’ musical career began as she opened for the Isley Brothers. A year later, after being discovered by Jackson 5 singer Jermaine Jackson, she signed with Motown Records. Her first two albums failed to generate a buzz as the label couldn’t find Mills’ sound, and she left the label in 1976.

In 1975, Mills’ career took a rise when she portrayed Dorothy in an African-American adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz entitled The Wiz, where she began dating Michael Jackson. Filled with a more urban style of music and scenery, The Wiz made Mills a star particularly because of her stellar performance of the song ”Home.” It would become her signature tune for years, and would be covered later by Diana Ross for the big-screen adaptation three years later and by Whitney Houston for her dramatic musical performance debut on TV in the early 1980s.




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  • Ishiba1

    oh yes the 80's

    3 maj 21:43 Svara
  • Keila_M

    Comfort Of A Man ♥

    5 jul 2013 Svara
  • Mirrorman118

    She should have stared opposite Michael Jackson in the Wiz, the movie would have done better. In the other movie version Dorothy was played by a 16 year old girl. it was horrible casting Diana Ross 34 years of age as a young girl trying find her way carrying a dog? Did South Park ever do an episode of that? Stephanie Mills The original Dorothy for stage, and Michael Jackson were both nineteen years of age.

    26 jan 2013 Svara
  • DJSMusicfactory

    The 80's???? Yes!!! :-)

    26 jan 2013 Svara

    I have truly enjoyed this day listening to Stephanie Mills .... It's a good day all around ....

    9 jan 2013 Svara
  • MaddSex

    A Beautiful voice, love her Music,and the fact the she and Angela Winbush,both sung the Power of Love,Angela kills it on the end of the song when she calls Stephanie name...BOTH version,are AWSOME......

    24 dec 2012 Svara
  • mushy_cavendish

    she still sounds like she did years ago. amazing [2]

    2 nov 2012 Svara
  • sivetoblake


    22 aug 2012 Svara
  • JNez

    LEGEND. She should hold clinic for all these r&b startlets that have come in her wake over the past 33 years. Ms. Mills still sells out concerts 20 years past her last major label album and looks fabulous. You all need give her her much deserved flowers while she can still smell them!

    9 jul 2012 Svara
  • gendervariant

    Is it true that she's trying to develop a super group with Chaka, MJB, and Aretha?

    22 jun 2012 Svara
  • edysonlovesRB

    I'm in love with this woman's voice.

    20 apr 2012 Svara
  • LaMusicLovr

    Just plain wonderful. Great repertoire.

    7 mar 2012 Svara
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    I've just been discovering her stuff recently, starting with the recently released 20th Century Collection CD. Amazing vocals.

    4 dec 2011 Svara
  • toco-tucan

    She's great! [2]

    21 nov 2011 Svara
  • mrsean20


    11 okt 2011 Svara
  • BarneyJWY

    Starlight <3

    24 sep 2011 Svara
  • discotequedude

    Stephanie is a singer I would like to witness live in concert! She should really do a career spanning concert tour in North America.

    24 sep 2011 Svara
  • discotequedude

    she is...outstanding. there will never be another stephanie mills. i've loved this woman for 30 years. what a stunning vocalist, r&b royalty. currently back in love with 'so good so right' from the 1989 home cd. [2]

    24 sep 2011 Svara
  • BackNDaDay90

    Check out my group. This week's featured throwback comes from Stephanie Mills. http://www.last.fm/group/I+Love+the+80s!

    31 jul 2011 Svara
  • demi61

    she a powerhouse!

    5 jul 2011 Svara
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