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    5 Star

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    Genre:Dance, Pop, Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    7,217 4.5/5
    I Like The Way You Dance lyrics
    Treat Me Like A Lady (7" Version) lyrics
    3The Man lyrics
    4Rain Or Shine lyrics
    Shine (New Jack Mix Feat. Def Jef) lyrics
    6Sky lyrics
    Feel Much Better lyrics
    8Love Take Over (Paul Hardcastle Extended Mix) lyrics
    9R.S.V.P. (Original Philly Mix) lyrics
    Hide And Seek (7" Version) lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    8,583 5.0/5
    I Give You Give [1996]
    2Love Take Over [1985]
    3All Fall Down [1985]
    4R.S.V.P. [1985]
    5Silk And Steel [1986]
    6Luxury Of Life [1985]
    7Problematic [1983]
    8Hide And Seek [1984]
    9Let Me Be The One [1985]
    10Crazy [1984]


    Five Star (also styled as 5 Star) are a British pop/R&B group, formed in 1983. Comprising of siblings Stedman, Lorraine, Denise, Doris and Delroy Pearson, they were known for their flamboyant image, matching costumes and heavily choreographed dance routines. Five Star achieved a string of Top 40 singles and albums in the UK between 1985 and 1988.

    The group, which came from Romford in Essex, were masterminded by their father and manager, Buster Pearson. A Jamaican-born former session musician with Wilson Pickett, Pearson set up Tent Records Inc. to release the group's material, backed by RCA Records. Following the release of their debut album, Luxury of Life in 1985, Five Star scored their first Top 10 chart hits in 1986, beginning with "System Addict". The group also began to gain a following in the United States and several singles made the Billboard Dance and R&B Charts Top 10. Their second album, Silk And Steel, released in 1986, including five UK Top 10 chart hits with "Can't Wait Another Minute", "Find The Time", "Rain or Shine", "Stay Out Of My Life" (penned by Denise) and "The Slightest Touch". The album itself reached number one and sold 1.2 million copies in the UK alone. In 1987, the group won the BRIT Award for Best British Group, and also saw the release of their third album, Between The Lines, which reached number seven in the UK, but by now the group had peaked and none of the album's singles made the Top 10. Also in 1987, the group and their parents moved to a mansion, Stone Court, in Berkshire, complete with alarmed security gates.

    In 1988, due to dwindling sales, the group attempted to change their clean-cut image to a more adult-oriented "leather clad" looki, matched with a slightly harder-edged dance sound. Led by The Leon Sylvers III produced single, "Another Weekend", their fourth album, Rock the World, met with only moderate succes in comparison to earlier releases and was their last Top 20 album. The album's second single, "Rock My World", became their last Top 40 hit, and further singles from the album were unsuccessful.

    By this point the group's popularity had dramatically declined, and in 1989 their Greatest Hits collection peaked at a lowly No. 53 on the UK album chart. In April of that year, the group had made an infamous appearance on the British children's TV show Going Live, on which they were disparaged by a teenage caller who called them "f#%king crap" during a live phone-in. To make matters worse, amid reports of bankruptcy, the family had been forced to sell their berkshire mansion after only two years. The family then moved to Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

    Now at loggerheads with their record company, RCA, Buster pearson signed the group to Epic Records in 1990, and the group's fifth studio album, Five Star, was self-produced at the family home. Despite heavy promotion, the two singles from it, "Treat Me Like A Lady" and "Hot Love", failed and a planned third single, "What About Me Baby" was shelved, with the UK release of the album also abandoned. In October 1990, Stedman appeared in court and pleaded guilty to a charge of public indecency after being arrested in a public toilet in New Malden in London. Following this, the band relocated to the United States.

    1991 saw the release of their sixth album, Shine, though this was not released in the U.K. and Epic Records subsequently dropped the group. In 1994, the group released an album on their own Tent label, Heart And Soul, which was reissued in 1994 in the UK. Again, chart successes eluded them and around this time, the group informally ended. Denise got married and had children, and Delroy went into musical production.

    In 2001, a new Five Star single, "Funktafied", peaked at number 99 on the U.S. R&B Chart. However, the accompanying new album Eclipse was not a success and was the group's final album to date. Five Star returned to the UK in 2002, as a trio of Stedman, Denise and Lorraine, to perform on various tours, including the 2002 Here and Now nostalgia tour. In 2005, "System Addict" was re-recorded and re-released. Five Star were booked to perform a gig at the UK holiday resort Butlins in October 2006, in which al five members were billed though three impersonators were used to mime to backing tapes.
    Denise revealed in 2007 that she was working on solo material.
    In March 2007, the group's record label, Sony BMG, released a compilation DVD of all their videos, Five Star Performance.

    For Five Star's 25th anniversary in 2008, Denise joined Stedman and backing dancers for gigs at Butlins during October and November 2008. Earlier that year, Denise stated in an interview with The Guardian newspaper that if she could convince sister Lorraine to join them, then all five original members of the group would like to perform one last tour together. The following year, she made her West End debut performing in Thriller - Live at the Lyric Theater from January to December 2009.

    In 2010 it was annnounced that Cherry Pop records would be releaseing Special Edition CDs of their first two albums Luxury of Life and Silk And Steel.

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