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Alexander O’Neal is an American singer/songwriter from Natchez, MS who rose to prominence during the 1980s and 1990s. At age 20, he moved to Minneapolis, where he performed with such bands as the Mystics and Wynd Chymes. He became a member of Enterprise before joining the band Flyte Time, which later became The Time. In 1981, The Time was signed to Warner Bros. Records by Prince. Following a disagreement with Prince, O’Neal left the band and was replaced by singer Morris Day. In 1984, O’Neal signed a recording contract with Tabu Records. In In 1985, O’Neal released his self titled debut album under the production of Time members Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The album included three singles that reached the Top 20 R&B Charts. In 1987, O’Neal released his sophomore effort “Hearsay”, which featured the single “Fake.” The song reached No. 7 on the Billboard dance chart. The follow up single “Criticize” reached No.4 on the R&B chart and No. 70 on the pop chart. In addition to his solo work, O’Neal collaborated with labelmate Cherrelle on the singles “Saturday Love” and “Never Knew Love Like This.” He also released the albums “My Gift To You” ((1988), “All True Man” (1991), “Love Makes No Sense” (1993), “Lovers Again” (1996), “Saga Of A Married Man” (2002), “Alex Love” (2008), “Five Questions: The Journey” (2010) and “Hearsay 30” (2017).

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