10 Underrated Singers Who Should have Been Bigger Stars…

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WENDY MOTEN

Memphis Tennessee’s Wendy Moten has an amazing voice.

Moten sang in church choirs as a child. She got her first break singing with Michael Bolton at a benefit concert; after signing with EMI, she released an album and opened for Bolton on tour. Her biggest hit was “Come In Out of the Rain”, which, although only a minor hit on the Billboard Hot 100, was a #5 adult contemporary hit, and a #8 hit on the UK Singles Chart.

In 2006, she sang backup vocals on the Soul2Soul II Tour and also with country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. While Wendy stays busy even today, the issue with her was timing.

She made her splash during Whitney Houston’s finest hour with Mariah Carey climbing the charts at the same time.

Moten had stellar vocals and was often compared to Whitney but had she come around a few years later or a few years before she did things may have worked out differently I’ve met Wendy back in the day at some of the music industry conferences. Very nice lady. See her video for Come in Out of the Rain below…

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  1. i was JUST talking about Mica and seeing her at Jack The Rapper and how unfortunate it was, that her showcase was nearly empty. She debuted “you Put A Move On My Heart” which she sang first, but was made famous by the just as talented Tamia. And i saw her on tour with Simply Red. Red’s lead singer and the black guy in the band were standing behind the sound guy, watching her set. You hardly ever see the headliner until it time for them to perform. A testament to Mica’s talent

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