Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton

 

Info

Sheena Shirley Easton (née Orr; born 27 April 1959) is a Scottish singer, recording artist and stage and screen actress with dual British-American nationality. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British musical reality television programme The Big Time: Pop Singer, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records and currently performing as Dorothy Brock in the 2017 London production of "42nd Street" in London's West End, United Kingdom.

Easton's first two singles, "Modern Girl" and "Morning Train (Nine to Five)", both entered the UK Top Ten, and she was the first UK female artist to appear twice in the same Top Ten since Ruby Murray. In 1981, "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" topped the US Hot 100, making her the third UK female solo artist to achieve this, following Petula Clark and Lulu, and she became one of the most successful British female performers of the 1980s.

A six-time Grammy nominee in the U.S., Easton is a two-time Grammy Award winner, winning Best New Artist in 1981[1] and Best Mexican-American Performance in 1985,[2] for her duet with Luis Miguel on the song "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres". She has received five U.S. Gold albums and one U.S. Platinum album. She has recorded 16 studio albums, released 45 singles total worldwide, and had 20 consecutive US singles, including 15 U.S. Top 40 singles, seven U.S. top tens and one U.S. No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1981 and 1991. She also had 25 top 40 hits in international territories around the world. In Canada, Easton scored three gold and two platinum albums. She has sold over 20 million albums and singles worldwide.

Easton became the first and only artist in history to have a Top 5 hit on five different Billboard charts consecutively, with "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" (both Pop and Adult Contemporary), "We've Got Tonight" with Kenny Rogers (Country) and "Sugar Walls" (both R&B and Dance).

Easton's other hits include the James Bond theme "For Your Eyes Only", "Strut", "U Got the Look" and "The Arms of Orion" with Prince, "The Lover in Me" and "What Comes Naturally". She has worked with prominent vocalists and producers, such as Prince, Christopher Neil, Kenny Rogers, David Foster, Luis Miguel, L.A. Reid & Babyface, Patrice Rushen and Nile Rodgers.

Labels

Highlights10

9 to 5
 
"9 to 5" (or "Morning Train") is the title of a popular song written by British songwriter Florrie Palmer and recorded by Sheena Easton in 1980, becoming her biggest hit.
EuroTrip
 
EuroTrip is a 2004 American teen comedy adventure film written by Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer, and directed by Schaffer.
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
 
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 is a 1996 American animated romantic musical comedy-drama film, and a sequel to Goldcrest Films' 1989 animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven.
For Your Eyes Only
 
"For Your Eyes Only" is the theme tune to the 12th James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, written by Bill Conti and Mick Leeson, and performed by Scottish singer Sheena Easton.

Photos - Sheena Easton110

Popular Albums21

Album Appearances & References8

Popular Songs11

Song Appearances & References11

Films5

Minor Film Appearances & References13

TV Shows10

Minor Play Appearances & References2

Book References & Influences1

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers11

Other Music-Related Relationships13

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Awards & Nominations5

Events1

Videos5

Spotify - Albums64

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On5

 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Pride Fort Lauderdale
  –  January 24, 2018
The 37 th annual Pride fest South Florida runs March 1and 2 in Holiday Park. This year’s event will have a decidedly 80s feel with one of the headliners being Sheena Easton. First of all, I am writing this to the readers of SFGN, Hot Spots, and the ...
Betty Wright and Friends Team Up for a Concert to Benefit a Worthy Cause
  –  January 20, 2018
Angela Winbush has also written and arranged on the Isleys, “Smooth Sailing” album and also for Sheena Easton. Her music has been sampled by The Notorious BIG, Foxy Brown and Avant. What started out as singing to earn money while studying ...
Top of the Pops: 1981
  –  January 19, 2018
Tommy Vance introduces performances by Toyah Wilcox, Thin Lizzy, Department S, Tenpole Tudor, Sheena Easton, Kim Carnes, and Adam and the Ants. Plus, a dance number from Legs & Co. First shown in May 1981. The Live Lounge presenter will co-host with Fearne ...
Sheena Easton sets a Billboard chart record when “Sugar Walls” becomes a Top 10 R&B hit
  –  January 16, 2018
The controversial Prince-penned song "Sugar Walls" reaches #9 on Billboard magazine's R&B Singles chart on March 2, 1985, and makes Sheena Easton the first and still only recording artist to score top-10 singles on all five major Billboard singles charts ...
Prince Writes Sheena Easton’s Favorite Song: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
  –  January 11, 2018
To celebrate the incredibly prolific, influential and diverse body of work left behind by Prince, we will be exploring a different song of his each day for an entire year with the series 365 Prince Songs in a Year. Prince's discography is dotted by ...
7 Classic Music Videos for Fans of Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s ‘Finesse’
  –  January 4, 2018
Though not as successful as her previous songs, Scottish singer Sheena Easton’s bouncy 1991 dance jam, “What Comes Naturally,” captured the colorful, playful spirit of early ‘90s hip hop-influenced dance music, offering a sultry alternative to the ...

Affiliated Locations3

 
New Items