|Origin||Key West, Florida, United States|
|Genres||R&B, New jack swing, Dance pop|
|Associated acts||Will to Power|
Donna Allen is an American dance pop singer, born in Key West, Florida, and raised in Tampa. At one point a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, she got her start performing in the bands Hi-Octane,Trama and Maxx. During her tenure with MAXX she was courted by Alan Walden (Capricorn Records/Hustler Productions) before launching a solo career. She also sang backup on tour for Gloria Estefan for nine years. Her first disc was the Lou Pace-produced 1986 album, Perfect Timing, and over the next few years she launched several hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart. She had two Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart with "Serious" (1987, #8) and "Joy and Pain" (1989, #10). 1995's "Real", her last US chart hit, was taken from the soundtrack to the Sylvester Stallone film The Specialist. The UK dance act Strike used her chorus hook line from "Serious", as the basis for their club hit, "U Sure Do", that same year. In 2009, "He is the Joy" appeared on the Precious soundtrack.
In 2013, she made a comeback by taking part in season 5 of the American The Voice as a contestant from Hollywood, FL. In the inaugural day of broadcasts for the season, she appeared in the blind auditions singing "You Are So Beautiful" with two of the four judges, namely Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera hitting their "I Want You" button and turning their chairs. Allen opted to be in Team Adam for the season.
|Year||Title||Label||US R&B Chart||US Top 200|
|1986||Perfect Timing||21 Records||33||133|
|1988||Heaven on Earth||Oceana Records||28||-|
|US Billboard Hot 100||US R&B||US Hot Dance/Club Play||US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||UK Singles Chart|
|1988||"Heaven on Earth"||-||19||-||-||-|
|1989||"Can We Talk?"||-||43||-||-||-|
|1989||"Joy and Pain"||-||3||-||25||10|
|1997||"Saturday" (East 57th Street featuring Donna Allen)||-||-||-||-||29|
|1999||"He Is the Joy"||-||-||-||-||-|
|2010||"He's Got the Power"||-||-||-||-||-|
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