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A singer, drummer, percussionist, and guitarist, Sheila E was born into the music business. Her father and uncle, Pete and Coke Escovedo, were both accomplished artists who played with Santana, among others; her godfather was the legendary Tito Puente. She started recording in the '70s, working with heavy hitters like Marvin Gaye and Herbie Hancock, but it was her association with Prince in the '80s that really brought her into the public eye. She collaborated with him from Purple Rain through Lovesexy while also releasing several successful solo albums, including the hit The Glamorous Life. She stayed busy throughout the '90s and '00s, releasing new material, playing festivals, reuniting with Prince, appearing on the TV program Gone Country, and performing at the GRAMMY® Awards. Sheila E ICON is her seventh solo album and her first since 2001. It proves without a doubt that she's still going strong, tackling love songs, party jams, and multiple genres with equal abandon. Don't miss "Mona Lisa," "Girl Like Me" (featuring Ledisi), "Nasty Thang" (with MC Lyte), and the Prince collaboration "Leader of the Band." 

Customer Reviews

Good Album, but one track in particular stands out..,.

Leader of the Band, absolutely excellent to see her and Prince together again!
And what a great track!

The ICON is back!

This CD is FIRE from start to finish. You MUST see this CD performed LIVE! So many great tracks that stand out. The salsa jam "Mona Lisa" which also has a FIRE video is one of my favorites. And the timbales bangin' "Fiesta" featuring B. Slade - just WOW!

I'll Give You That

NIce song with a GREAT'll keep you moving!!

Sheila...i'll give you 4 stars!!


Born: December 12, 1959 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Before she became a solo artist in 1984, drummer Sheila E. played with Azteca, the Latin jazz-fusion band led by her father, percussionist Pete Escovedo; she also played on two of his solo albums recorded for Fantasy Records. Prince discovered Sheila E. around 1983 and had her sing on "Erotic City," the B-side to his number one 1984 single, "Let's Go Crazy." Prince also helped her secure a record contract with Warner Bros.; she released her debut album, Sheila E. in the Glamorous Life, in 1984. Written...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, R&B/Soul
  • Released: Mar 25, 2014

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