Imani Coppola Biography (Wikipedia)
Imani Francesca Coppola (born April 6, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter and violinist, born in Long Island to an Italian father and an African-American mother. She gained prominence in 1997 with her debut single, "Legend of a Cowgirl", which was met with acclaim from music critics and entered the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The accompanying music video became a hit on MTV, and her debut album, Chupacabra, was released by Columbia Records, elicited rave reviews from critics, and appeared on the US Heatseekers Albums chart. Her follow-up single, "I'm a Tree", failed to chart in the top 100 in any country, and Coppola was dropped from Columbia Records soon thereafter. In 2001, Coppola appeared as a guest artist on the Baha Men single "You All Dat", which broke the top 10 in Australia and gave Coppola her second and final entry on the Billboard Hot 100.
After being dropped by Columbia, Coppola began to record music as an independent artist, self-releasing several albums in the early 2000s. In 2007, she was signed to Ipecac Records, and the same year released The Black & White Album. The album was met with favorable reviews from music critics and marked a comeback for Coppola. The following year, she formed the pop/R&B duo Little Jackie with programmer Adam Pallin. Their debut single, "The World Should Revolve Around Me", was a hit in Europe, peaking in the top 40 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The song was used as the theme for the VH1 reality TV series New York Goes to Hollywood, and peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Pop 100 airplay chart. The duo's debut album, The Stoop, was released by S-Curve in 2008, though it peaked outside of the top 100 in the United Kingdom, and the duo were dropped from the label. Following The Stoop, Coppola released two more solo records: The Glass Wall, in 2012, and Hypocrites, in 2017. In addition to her solo work, Coppola has recorded two further albums as part of Little Jackie: Made4TV...
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