Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971) is an American R&B, and soul singer-songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From (2003), which featured the singles "Comin' from Where I'm From" and "Charlene."
Hamilton was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He first discovered his talent while singing in his church's choir at age ten. He also attended South Mecklenburg High School and sang with their award winning choir under the direction of Mark Setzer. In 1993, he left Charlotte and headed to New York City, where he signed with Andre Harrell's Uptown Records. In 2000, he joined soul singer D'Angelo's international tour in promotion of the Voodoo album, on which he sang backup. He was first introduced to mainstream audiences with his singing of the chorus on Nappy Roots' 2002 "Po' Folks," which earned a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" in 2003. He is also featured on Jadakiss' 2004 hit; "Why" (which was also nominated for "Best Rap/Song Collaboration", in 2005) and two of 2Pac's remixed songs. Hamilton also contributed to 2002's "Thugz Mansion" (7 Remix) and 2006's "Dear Mama" (Frank...
Boogie Nights at Hollywood Casino
--Bret Michaels, 8 p.m. Dec. 31 (doors), $100.
--St. Louis Music Festival with Frankie Beverly and Maze, Anthony Hamilton, Joe, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, $49-$89 ...