b. Karyn Layvonne White, 14th October 1965, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Karyn White was born in Los Angeles, where her father played trumpet and her mother was a church choir director.
White gained experience singing in choir and also in local talent shows and beauty pageants.
She sang with local band Legacy and then toured with R & B vocalist O'Bryan ('Doin' Alright' singer) in 1984.
A lead vocal on instrumentalist Jeff Lorber's 'Facts of Life' led to Warner Brothers signing her.
The self-titled debut, released in 1988, featured 'The Way You Love Me,' 'Love Saw It' (penned by Babyface) and 'Superwoman', the album sold two million copies.
Her gold follow-up, 'Ritual of Love' (1991), featured production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Karyn White later married Lewis and together they had a daughter, Ashley.
Jam & Lewis also contributed production help on 1994's 'Make Him Do Right'.
Karyn White (Warners Records 1988)
Way You Love Me (Warner Records 1989)
Ritual of Love (Warner Records 1991)
Make Him Do Right (Warner Records 1994)