Stephanie Mills

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Stephanie Dorthea Mills
Born March 22, 1957 (age 59)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres R&B, soul, gospel
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Instruments piano, guitar, vocals
Years active 1973–present
Labels Motown, 20th Century, Casablanca, MCA, GospoCentric, LightYear, Expansion Records
Stephanie Dorthea Mills (born March 22, 1957) is an American R&B, soul and gospel singer, songwriter and Broadway star. She rose to stardom as “Dorothy” in the original Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1975 to 1977. The song “Home” from the show later became a No.1 U.S. R&B hit for Mills and her signature song. In the 1980s she scored five No.1 R&B hits, including “Home”, “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love”, “I Feel Good All Over”, “(You’re Puttin’) A Rush on Me” and “Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)”. Mills’ 1980 song “Never Knew Love Like This Before” won a Grammy Award for best R&B vocal performance.

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Stephanie Mills performs during the 2014 Soul Train Awards at Orleans Arena on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Stephanie Mills performs during the 2014 Soul Train Awards at Orleans Arena on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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