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Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlottemarker, North Carolinamarker) is a Grammy Award Winning Americanmarker R&B, soul, and neo soul singer-songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From (2003), which featured the singles "Comin' from Where I'm From" and "Charlene."

Early Life

Hamilton first discovered his talent while singing in his church's choir at age ten. In 1993, he left Charlotte and headed to New York Citymarker, where he signed with Andre Harrell's Uptown Records. In 2000, he joined soul singer D'Angelo's international tour in promotion the Voodoo album, where he sang backup. He was first introduced to mainstream audiences with his singing of the chorus on Nappy Roots' 2002 "Po' Folks," which earned a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" in 2003. He is also featured on Jadakiss' 2004 hit "Why" (which was also nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", in 2005) and two of 2Pac's remixed songs, 2002's "Thugz Mansion" (7 Remix) and 2006's "Dear Mama" (Frank Nitty Remix). Hamilton's first compilation album, Soulife, is composed of songs recorded during the early part of Hamilton's career and was released in June 2005. Ain't Nobody Worryin', his gold-selling third studio album, was released on December 13, 2005.

Hamilton is featured on a track from The RH Factor's 2003 album Hard Groove called "Kwah/Home". He also makes a guest appearance on blues singer-guitarist Buddy Guy's 2005 album Bring 'Em In, contributing vocals to a cover of Bob Dylan's 1969 "Lay Lady Lay," which also features Robert Randolph.

At the 2006 BET Awards, Hamilton won the BET J "Cool Like That" Award.

Hamilton makes a cameo in the film, American Gangster as a soul singer, to which he also contributes music to the film's soundtrack.

During the 2008 BET Awards, Hamilton covered/performed Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone" during a tribute to Green's career.




Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B
1996 "Nobody Else" 63 XTC
2003 "Comin' from Where I'm From" 60 Comin' from Where I'm From
2004 "Charlene" 19 3
2005 "Can't Let Go" 71 13 Ain't Nobody Worryin'
2006 "Sista Big Bones" 51
2007 "Struggle No More " (featuring Jaheim and Musiq Soulchild) 32 Daddy's Little Girls soundtrack
"Do You Feel Me" 61 American Gangster soundtrack
2008 "Cool" (featuring David Banner) 79 19 The Point of It All
2009 "The Point of It All 19

Featured singles

Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B
2002 "Thugz Mansion" (2Pac featuring Anthony Hamilton) 111 Better Dayz
2002 "Po' Folks" (Nappy Roots featuring Anthony Hamilton) 21 13 Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
2003 "Sunshine" (Twista featuring Anthony Hamilton) Kamikaze
2004 "Stay for a While" (Angie Stone featuring Anthony Hamilton) 70 Stone Love
"Why" (Jadakiss featuring Anthony Hamilton) 11 4 Kiss of Death
2006 "Hustler's Dream" (The Game featuring Anthony Hamilton) (unreleased)
2007 "I'm Not Perfect" (J. Moss featuring Anthony Hamilton) 111 V2... The J. Moss Project

Other contributions

Year Song Artist Album
1995 "Wherever You Are" Anthony Hamilton
1997 "Pay Attention" Cru Da Dirty 30
"Things We Be Doin' for Money, Pt. 2" Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes
1998 "Hold Your Head Up" Heltah Skeltah Magnum Force
2001 "Last Night" Sunshine Anderson Your Woman
2002 "The Gambler" Xzibit Man vs. Machine
"Twisted" Santana All That I Am
"Thugz Mansion" (7 Remix) 2Pac Better Dayz
"Ryde Away" Eve Eve-Olution
2003 "I Was the One" Da Brat Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz
"Can I Live" Nick Cannon Nick Cannon
"Bluegrass Stain'd" Mark Ronson Here Comes the Fuzz
"'Bout to Get Ugly"
"Push On" Nappy Roots Wooden Leather
"Sick and Tired"
"Kwah/Home" The RH Factor Hard Groove
2004 "Make It Home" Spitfiya BarberShop 2: Back in Business soundtrack
"Ghetto Show" Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle
2005 "Around the World" Lina The Inner Beauty Movement
"Long Time" Ying Yang Twins U.S.A.
"Nobody Knows" Nelly Suit
"Sunshine to the Rain" Miri Ben-Ari The Hip-Hop Violinist
"She Was Just a Friend"
"Lay Lady Lay" Buddy Guy Bring 'Em In
"Carolina Pride" Nomb Smoke in the City
"Can I Live" Nick Cannon Stages
"More" Syleena Johnson Chapter 3: The Flesh
"Some Kind of Wonderful" Anthony Hamilton In the Mix Soundtrack
"Since I Seen U" 3160011 Sex, Money, and Clubs
"Bad On You" Sy Smith The Syberspace Social
2006 "Dear Life" Anthony Hamilton Step Up soundtrack
"Hustler's Dream" The Game Doctor's Advocate (unreleased track)
"Dear Mama" (Frank Nitty Remix) 2Pac Pac's Life
"Since I Seen't U (Be Wit You)" Splitzide 2 Sides of the Story
2007 "Losing You" Keyshia Cole Just Like You
"Nowhere Fast" Josh Turner Everything Is Fine
"How We Feel" Chingy Hate It or Love It
"The Cleanse" The Bottom Dwellerz Cracks of the Concrete
"Silent Night" Boney James This Christmas Soundtrack
2008 "Baby Boy, Baby Girl" Mint Condition E-Life
"Silence Kills" Tarsha' McMillian Hamilton The McMillian Story
"Lay It Down" Al Green Lay It Down
"You've Got the Love I Need"
"Everything" Young Jeezy The Recession
"Home" John Rich Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1

Awards and nominations

  • BET Awards
    • 2006, BET J Cool Like Dat Award (Winner)
    • 2006, Best Male R&B Artist (Nominated)
    • 2005, Best Male R&B Artist (Nominated)
    • 2005, Best Collaboration: "Why?" (Nominated)
    • 2004, Best Male R&B Artist (Nominated)
    • 2004, Best New Artist (Nominated)

  • Grammy Awards
    • 2009, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "You've Got The Love I Need" with Al Green (Winner)

  • Image Awards
    • 2005, Outstanding Song: "Charlene" (Nominated)
    • 2005, Outstanding Male Artist: "Charlene" (Nominated)
    • 2004, Outstanding New Artist: "Comin' From Where I'm From" (Nominated)

  • Soul Train Awards
    • 2006, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Album: Soulife (Nominated)
    • 2005, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Single: "Charlene" (Nominated)
    • 2004, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Single: "Comin' From Where I'm From" (Nominated)
    • 2004, Favorite Male R&B/Soul Album: Comin' From Where I'm From (Nominated)

  • Vibe Music Awards
    • 2004, Best Collaboration: "Why" (Winner)
    • 2004, Vibe Next Award (Winner)
    • 2004, R&B Song of the Year: "Charlene" (Nominated)


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