Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads, often as a duo with female singers, and his contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks. Bryson won a Grammy Award in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with C?line Dion and another in 1993 for "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) with Regina Belle.
Bryson won a Grammy Award in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with C?line Dion and another in 1993 for "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) with Regina Belle.
Peabo's greatest solo hits include 1978's "Feel The Fire" and "I'm So Into You" and the 1984 hit "If Ever You're In My Arms Again". In 1985, he appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live to sing a lyrical version of its theme song. Bryson's vocals were added to the regular theme song in 1987 and his voice was heard daily until 1992.
Among his duets:
* "Here We Go", with Minnie Riperton
* "Beauty and the Beast", with C?line Dion
* "Light The World", with Deborah Gibson
* "The Gift", with Roberta Flack
* "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)", with Regina Belle
* "Tonight I Celebrate My Love", with Roberta Flack
* "The Best Part", with Nadia Gifford
* "Lovers After All", with Melissa Manchester
* "You Are My Home" (from The Scarlet Pimpernel) with Linda Eder
* "By The Time This Night is Over" with Kenny G
Bryson has also performed in theater and operatic productions, most notably the tenor role of "Sportin' Life" in the Michigan Opera Theater of Detroit's version of Porgy and Bess.
His tax problems caught up with him on August 21, 2003, when the U.S. Internal Revenue Service seized property from his Atlanta, Georgia, home. He is reported to owe $1.2 million in taxes going back to 1984. The IRS auctioned much of his possessions, including both Grammy Awards, electronic equipment and grand piano. Plunkett, John. "Peabo Bryson's Grammys, other possessions, auctioned to pay $1.2 million tax debt", Jet Magazine, 2004-01-12. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.