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Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning Americanmarker R&B and soul singer, born in Greenvillemarker, South Carolinamarker. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads, (often as a duo with female singers) and his contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks.

Career

Bryson won a Grammy Award in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with Céline Dion and another in 1993 for "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) with Regina Belle.

Peabo's greatest solo hits include 1978's "Feel The Fire", "Reaching For The Sky" & "I'm So Into You", 1982's "Let The Feeling Flow", 1984's "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" (his first Top 10 single, at #10 in the U.S.), 1989's "Show And Tell" and the 1991 hit "Can You Stop the Rain". In 1985, he appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live to sing a lyrical version of its theme song. Bryson's vocals were added to the regular theme song in 1987 and his voice was heard daily until 1992.

Among his duets:

Bryson has also performed in theater and operatic productions, most notably the tenor role of "Sportin' Life" in the Michigan Opera Theater of Detroit's version of Porgy and Bess.

Recent times

Bryson's tax problems caught up with him on August 21, 2003, when the U.S. Internal Revenue Service seized property from his Atlantamarker, Georgiamarker, home. He is reported to owe $1.2 million in taxes dating back to 1984. The IRS auctioned much of his possessions, including both Grammy Awards, electronic equipment and his grand piano.

In 2004, Bryson's "A Whole New World" music video was included on the Platinum Edition DVD release of Aladdin.

Peabo Bryson's new CD, Missing You, was released on October 2, 2007 on Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group.

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