Thea Austin


Thea Austin can be an American feminine dance/house vocalist/songwriter/composer from Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the business lead vocalist of five Best 40 hits all over the world.


Austin was created in Pittsburgh, Pa. She began composing for The R&B Statement, a business trade publication.



In 1991, she sang lead vocal on Snap!'s cross-Atlantic strike "Rhythm Is usually a Dancer". Originally, Snap! music group member Cent Ford would sing lead vocals but cannot after she authorized to Sony Music being a vocalist, whereas the others of Snap! was agreed upon to BMG Music. As she had not been agreed upon to Sony being a article writer, she had written "Rhythm Can be a Dancer" and got Austin sing it. Within an interview with Songfacts, Ford stated that Austin was interviewing her to get a magazine, and mentioned that she was a songwriter and asked if Ford could pay attention to her tune. She referred to the tune as "an excellent tune, I can't keep in mind [its name]. (hums to herself) 'Perform YOU GENUINELY BELIEVE IN THE ENERGY of Like.' Or 'The Power of Like.'" Ford needed that tune on her behalf self-titled record, and "had a need to remove her so she didn't want that tune any longer", so she asked her if Austin had a passport and three times afterwards she was delivered on a airplane to create "Rhythm Can be a Dancer".Originally, "Rhythm Is a Dancer" would be released simply because the lead single, but after objections from Turbo B, "Colour of Love", also featuring Austin in lead vocals, premiered simply because the lead single. The tune charted at #6 in France and Sweden, #9 in Germany but just #54 in the united kingdom, therefore the two manufacturers insisted that "Tempo Can be a Dancer" premiered next. "Tempo Is usually a Dancer" fared far better, charting at #1 in the united kingdom, France, Netherlands, Italy and Germany, and #5 in america. Austin still left Snap! soon after the release from the Madman's Return within a haemorrhage of people also concerning Turbo B and Ford.


In 1999, Austin teamed with Marc Pomeroy to create Soulsearcher, which had a #8 hit about the united kingdom Singles Graph with "Can't Get More than enough" which drew inspiration from and sampled Gary's Gang's "Let's Lovedance Tonight" and down the road that year charted at #20 for the Dance Music/Golf club Play Singles graph. The duo performed in the Prince's Trust Party in the Recreation area all-star concert in London in 1999. Their second solitary, "GET IT DONE to Me Once again", charted at #32 on the united kingdom Singles Graph (AllMusic's admittance for Soulsearcher areas that the music charted at #13) and Austin and Pomeroy split.


Austin joined Pusaka and wrote and sung business lead vocals for his or her 2001 strike "You're the Worst type of Thing for me personally", that was awarded the very best Underground 12" Honor at Miami's Winter season Music Meeting in March 2002 and charted in #34 around the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Product sales graph and #1 around the Dance Music/Golf club Play Singles graph.


Initial artist Year Name Peak chart positions Record French Singles Chart Swedish Singles Chart German Singles Chart UK Singles Chart Netherlands Singles Chart Italian Singles Chart Billboard Scorching 100 Dance Music/Club Play Singles Scorching Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Snap! 1991 Color of Like 6 6 9 54 6 The Madman's Come back 1992 Rhythm is definitely a Dancer 1 2 1 1 1 1 5 1 Soulsearcher 1999 Can't Obtain Enough 66 84 8 46 20 N/A 2000 GET IT DONE To Me Once again 32 Pusaka 2002 You're the Most severe Thing for me personally 34 1

See also

Set of number-one dance strikes (USA) Set of performers who reached number 1 on the united states Dance chart