Amber (sangster)

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Birth nameMarie-Claire Cremers
Born (1970-05-09) 9 Mey 1970 (age 50)
Ubbergen, Netherlands
GenresEurodance, hoose, urban, pop rock, adult contemporary
ThriftSangster-sangwriter, producer
Years active1990–present
LabelsTommy Boy Records (1994-2002), Rhino,
Ada, JMCA Enterprises (2004–present)
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Marie-Claire Cremers (born 9 Mey 1970), kent bi her stage name Amber, is a Dutch sangster, sangwriter, label awner an executive producer. She is best kent for her hits "This Is Your Night," "If You Could Read My Mind," an "Sexual (Li Da Di)."

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

1996-1997: Debut album[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amber's muisic career teuk aff whan ane o her demos, "This Is Your Night" gained interest frae Tommy Boy Records. Suin efter its release as a single, it became ane o the maist successful sangs o 1996 an 1997. A full length album suin follaeed. It includit twa mair hit singles, "Colour Of Love" an "One More Night."

1998-1999: Seicont sel-titled album[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1999 Amber released her seicont (sel titled) album which garnered the maist mainstream attention. The first single "Sexual (Li Da Li)" achievit success in the US Billboard chairts as well as chairtin athort Europe. The album includit the single "If You Could Read My Mind" bi Stars On 54 (a collaboration wi Ultra Naté an Jocelyn Enriquez) which wis featured on the soondtrack tae the movie '54'.

2000: Remixed an Grammy nomination[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2000, Amber released the album 'Remixed', which contained remixes o aw her previous singles, includin "If You Could Read My Mind." It includit a nan-album track "Taste The Tears" which haed previously appeared on the TV soondtrack for "Sex and The City".

In 2001, she receivit a Grammy nomination as the writer o 'Love One Another' for Cher's cover version an co wrote for Bette Midler an aw.

2001-2003: Naked an depairtur frae Tommy Boy Records[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amber's third album "Naked" wis released in early 2002. It wis her first album no producit bi the Berman Brithers but wi her langtime collaborator an producer Wolfram Dettki, as she bought out her contract. Musically, Amber continued the path she haed stairtit wit: she continued tae write her awn leerics an attemptit even mair o a depairtur frae her oreeginal Eurodance soond. Amber parted weys wi Tommy Boy Records efter her third album acause o creative differences.

2004-2006: My Kind of World[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amber's fowert album, "My Kind of World" wis the first tae be released on her awn label, an wis mair personal an moodier than her previous releases. The album did no gain mainstream attention. Three singles wur taken frae the album, "You Move Me", "Voodoo" an "Just Like That".

2008-present: Remixes an current status[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2008 she re-released her debut single "This Is Your Night" wi new remixes. The sang haed no been made available digitally due tae legal issues regardin distribution. In August 2008 she collaboratit wi Zelma Davis o C&C Music Factory fame on a cover o No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), the classic duet bi Donna Summer an Barbra Streisand. Baith sangs wur accompaniet bi new muisic videos.

In 2009 Amber wis the closin act at Baltimore's Gay Pride festival on Seturday, 10 Juin 2009.[1] In 2010 she wis the closin act at Pittsburgh's Gay pride festival on Sunday, 13 Juin 2010. She wis the closin act at Providence Gay Pride on 19 Juin 2010.

Personal wittins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amber is divorcit an haes a son

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Studio albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Electr US Indie NZ
1996 This Is Your Night 44
1999 Amber
  • Released: September 21, 1999
  • Label: Tommy Boy Records
  • Formats: CD
2002 Naked
  • Released: August 20, 2002
  • Label: Tommy Boy Records
  • Formats: CD
7 20
2004 My Kind of World
  • Released: October 5, 2004
  • Label: JMC Enterprises
  • Formats: CD

Compilation albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Remixed (2000)
  • Undanced (2004)
  • Undanced II (2007)

Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US US Dance UK
1996 "This Is Your Night" 24 10 14 40 11 3 This Is Your Night
"Colour of Love" 74 5 31
1997 "One More Night" 58 9
1998 "If You Could Read My Mind"
(Stars on 54: Ultra Naté, Amber, Jocelyn Enriquez)
52 3 23 6 3 82 1 Amber
1999 "Sexual (Li Da Di)" 42 1 34 87 94 24 40
2000 "Above the Clouds" 1
"Love One Another" 1
2001 "Yes!" 1 Naked
2002 "The Need to Be Naked" 1
2003 "Anyway (Men are From Mars)" 12
2004 "You Move Me" 4 My Kind of World
2005 "Voodoo" 13
2006 "Just Like That" 9
"Melt With the Sun" 5 Non-album single
2008 "This is Your Night 2008"
"No More Tears (Enough is Enough)"
(Amber and Zelma Davis)
2009 "I Don't Believe in Hate (Drip Drop)"
"—" denotes releases that did no chairt

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Performers :: Baltimore Pride 2009 :: Archived 2009-04-08 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2012-05-01.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 21. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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