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Velez, Lisa (1967–)

Velez, Lisa (1967–)

American singer. Name variations: Lisa Lisa. Born Jan 15, 1967, in New York, NY; sister of Raymond Velez.

As Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, released 1st single, "I Wonder If I Take You Home," an international disco hit; followed with more hit singles, "Can you Feel the Beat" and "All Cried Out" and released platinum debut album Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force (1985), followed by the even more popular platinum album Spanish Fly (1987), which incorporated dance, funk, salsa and doo-wop; released Straight Out of Hell's Kitchen (1991), yielding #1 hit "Let the Beat Hit 'Em"; dissolved band and made solo debut with mildly popular single "Skip to My Lu" (1993) and largely ignored album LL77 (1994); on tv, starred as Gloria in Nickelodeon show "Taina" (2004).

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