During the late 80's and early 90's Karyn Layvonne White was not only on a Grammy nominated roll musically, more than a few brothers in that time period thought she was one sexy lady as well. .
I'd heard about her thanks to me being a jazz music fan and loving Jeff Lorber's music. In 1986 he produced his Sand Castles CD that featured the then little known Los Angeles born backup singer.
A cut on the CD White sang lead on called 'Facts of Love' took off, and the rest was history.
She was appearing on the Arsenio Hall Show and two years later was releasing her own self titled LA Reid and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds produced album. The Karyn White CD went platinum with songs such as 'The Way You Love Me', 'Superwoman', 'Secret Rendezvous' and a duet with Babyface called 'Love Saw It'.
She's a mother running a successful interior design and real estate business in northern California these days. She did record an album called Sista Sista in 2006 which hasn't been released yet. If it does, I'll definitely be adding it to my music collection.
Happy birthday Karyn White! May you have many more, and hopefully we'll get to see you on stage performing again soon.