b. Anthony Hamilton, 28th January 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Anthony Hamilton hails from North Carolina.
During the early 1990's he was unsuccessful in achieving releases for much of his earlier work.
As a child he began singing in his church choir, and also performed as a teenager at various nightclubs and talent shows.
He relocated to New York City in 1993, where he signed with the New Jack Swing label, Andre Harrell's, Uptown Records.
In 1995, Uptown ceased trading as a label, whilst in the process of releasing Anthony's first album offering.
He later, signed with MCA and recorded a debut album, entitled 'XTC' in 1996.
Anthony then relocated again to the Soulife label.
Here he recorded tracks for a new solo album, whilst writing songs for various artists including Donell Jones and Sunshine Anderson.
In 2000, he joined D'Angelo, for his 'Voodoo Tour' singing background vocals.
Soullife then folded, leaving a second album unreleased.
Anthony spent much of 2001 and 2002 marketing his music and singing backgrounds for various artists including 2Pac and Eve.
In the latter part of 2002 he recorded a rap collaboration, with Nappy Roots, which furthered his C.V., which was followed by a gig performing at a Grammy luncheon, which led to a meeting between Anthony and producer Jermaine Dupri.
Dupri, subsequently, signed Anthony to his So So Def label.
Actually, his fourth album, 'Comin' from Where I'm From' saw a release for So So Def in 2003.
Anthony was also featured on a track from The RH Factor's 2003 album 'Hard Groove' entitled 'Kwah/Home'.
In 2005, some of his Soulife recordings were later released as 'Soulife', and his new album 'Ain't Nobody Worryin' followed later in the year.
This set became his third consecutive Top Ten R & B album.
Anthony made a guest appearance on blues singer-guitarist Buddy Guy's 2005 album 'Bring 'Em In', singing a cover of Bob Dylan's 1969 'Lay Lady Lay', which also features Robert Randolph..
2007's 'Southern Comfort' was another set of previously unreleased recordings.
Anthony made a cameo in the Denzil Washington movie vehicle, 'American Gangster' as a soul singer, and also contributed music to the film's soundtrack.
During the 2008 BET Awards, Anthony performed Al Green's 'Tired of Being Alone' during a tribute to Al's career.
'The Point of It All', a studio release, was issued during the latter part of 2008.
XTC (MCA Records 1996)
Comin' From Where I'm From (So Def/Arista 2003)
Soulife (Atlantic/Rhino 2005)
Ain't Nobody Worryin' (So So Def/Zomba/ Arista 2005)
Southern Comfort (Merovingian 2007)
The Point Of It All (Jive/Zomba 2008)