A soulful voice: Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton was born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Anthony Hamilton began singing in his church choir at ten years old.

Determined to pursue a music career, Hamilton moved to New York in 1993 and managed to score a record deal with Uptown Records. Unfortunately, just as his debut record was set to be released the label went bankrupt.

In 1996, Hamilton signed with MCA Records and released his debut album, "XTC." The album made moves but failed to chart on the Billboard 200 or the top R&B/Hip Hop album charts.

Anthony then took a break from performing and began songwriting. He was even invited to provide vocals in D'Angelo's Voodoo tour.

Hamilton went on to release his second album in 2003. This time, he was given the distinct honor of reaching platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2004.

His single "Charlene" reached 19 on the Hot 100. He was also nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the single in 2005. Anthony's third album, "Ain't Nobody Worryin" was released in 2005, debuting at 19 on the Hot 200.

Hamilton then signed with Arista Records, releasing his fourth studio album, "The Point of It All" in 2008. This album debuted at 11 on the Hot 200. The singer-songwriter retreated into his private life for a while. He and his wife welcomed twins in 2010.

In 2011, Hamilton was back to business with the release of his fifth album, "Back to Love."

In October 2014, Anthony Hamilton released his first ever holiday album, "Home for the Holidays."