Legendary singer/songwriter Alexander O’Neal is confirmed to perform at the 6th annual National Reality TV Awards . The rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and arranger from Minneapolis, Minnesota has a music career spanning more than 30 years, O’Neal is an accomplished soul and rhythm and blues singer. O’Neal came to prominence in the middle of the 1980s as a solo artist, releasing fourteen singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s. His solo singles, sometimes dealing with lost love include “If You Were Here Tonight”, “Fake”, “Criticize”, “The Lovers”, “(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me”, “The Christmas Song”, “All True Man”, “Love Makes No Sense”, “In the Middle”, and ¨What’s Missing¨. He is also known for duets with fellow R&B singer and Tabu labelmate Cherrelle such as “Saturday Love” and “Never Knew Love Like This”. AllMusic has described O’Neal as having a “tough voice [that] has the same grain and range as that of Otis Redding.”
O’Neal was born in Natchez, Mississippi. After graduating from high school in Natchez, he attended Alcorn State University. At age 20 he relocated to Minneapolis, where he performed with several bands including The Mystics and Wynd Chymes.He became a member of Enterprise for a brief period before joining Flyte Tyme, a band which included Monte Moir, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
O’Neal released his debut album, the eponymous Alexander O’Neal in 1985. Since then, he has released eight studio albums, six compilation albums and one live album.
Catch Alexander O’Neal perform his classic hits at the 6th annual National Reality TV Awards on the 29th of September 2016.