ATLANTA - Starting with R&B hits like “Baby Come To Me," continuing through pop smashes like “A Whole New World," and moving into the world of gospel with “God Is Good,” Regina Belle has made music history with just about every genre she attempts. Now, the Grammy-winning singer is opening up about her life in an all-new episode of the TV One hit “Unsung.”
Regina Belle recently stopped by the Good Day Atlanta studios and chatted with our Paul Milliken about her life and career, documented in a new “Unsung” episode airing this Sunday. Belle burst onto the music scene in the late 1980s with her smooth, soulful voice and scored two consecutive number one R&B hits with “Baby Come To Me” and “Make It Like It Was.”
In 1993, her duet with Peabo Bryson, “A Whole New World” from the Disney film Aladdin, knocked Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” from the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and ended up winning the pair a Grammy Award. But when Belle turned to recording gospel music, she suffered a major blow by being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Belle says the experience first made her question her faith but eventually made that faith stronger than ever. Today, along with recording and performing, Belle and her husband (former Atlanta Hawk John Battle) minister at three Atlanta churches.
Click the video link to see part of Paul’s interview with Regina Belle – and check out her episode of “Unsung” this Sunday at 9 p.m. on TV One.