This article was published on July 4th, 2013
Over 4,000 people piled onto Pier 26 on Sunday, June 30, for the annual Party of the Pier to see Grammy nominee, Deborah Cox, perform live. The concert was the big event wrapping up the New York Pride weekend activities.
Deborah Cox is Canada’s most successful R&B artists, racking up six Top 20 Billboard R&B singles, elevent #1 hits on Billboards Hot Dance Club Playlist, and a four-time Juno Award winner.
Cox held the longest-running number one single on Billboard’s Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Singles & Track chart for 14 weeks with her 1998 song, Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here. It was a record Cox held for nearly eight years.
Beautiful U R, one of Cox’s biggest singles, resonates with the gay community. The song was released in September 2008 and was one of her most successful singles of her career, reaching #3 on the Canadian Radio Chart and #1 on the US Dance Chart.
Born in Toronto, Cox began singing in TV commercials at the age of 12. In the early 1990’s, as she began to expand her professional singing career, Cox was a back-up singer for Canadian music icon, Celine Dion. Recently Cox, who now lives in Miami, Florida, has expanded her career into performing in musicals and is working on a much anticipated dance album.