Anthony Hamilton is an American singer and songwriter born in 1971. He was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and began singing in his local church choir and an award-winning high school choir. Anthony would move to New York City and sign a deal with Uptown Records in 1992.
Anthony Hamilton would write for countless singers including Donell Jones and his hit “U Know What’s Up.” In 2000 Anthony would tour with D’Angelo as a backup singer, and by 2002 he was featured on the Grammy-nominated song “Po’ Folks” by Nappy Roots. Anthony Hamilton would release his breakout album Comin’ From Where I’m From in 2003 to critical acclaim and cement his name as one of old school R&B’s most soulful voices.
Anthony Hamilton’s second album Comin’ From Where I’m From would be certified Platinum and peak at #33 on the Billboard 200. His next five albums would peak at #19, #12, #12, #80, and #15, respectively. His breakout single “Charlene” would peak at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and be Hamilton’s most commercially successful solo single of his career.
Anthony Hamilton currently does a lot of feature work for other artists and recently featured on tracks from rappers Boosie Badazz and E-40.