|Height:||165 cm (5' 5'')|
|Birth Day:||July 12, 1976|
|Birth Place:||Waterloo, United States|
|Height:||165 cm (5' 5'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
After winning a 1980s edition of Star Search with her rendition of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know," she was offered a Capitol Records contract. By the age of eleven, she had recorded her first album on the label.
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 12, 1976 to Theresa (née Williams) and Marvin E. Spencer Sr. Spencer's mother is of Creole and Indian descent; her father, a well-known musician, is French Canadian and Panamanian. Spencer has three siblings, Marvin Jr., Marty and Tricia.
Spencer performed, produced and directed her first music videos before she was ten years of age. This led to her competing on the CBS televised talent competition Star Search in 1987. Shortly after her stint on Star Search where she won the $10,000 junior vocalist prize, Spencer became the youngest female artist to sign a record deal with a major label, Capitol Records, and to release an album.
Her self-titled debut album, released on January 16, 1988, produced the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop-charting singles "Hide and Seek", "Symptoms of True Love" and her remake of John Lennon's "Imagine".
Spencer's second album, Make the Difference, was released on August 27, 1990. The first single, "Save Your Love", was her first to reach the Top-10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, reaching No. 7. Her following single, "This House", became her biggest hit ever, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single "Tender Kisses" hit No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts and made her the youngest female artist to receive the ASCAP songwriter of the year award in 1992. The other singles from this album, "This Time Make It Funky" and "Love Me", charted on both the Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts.
Spencer served on the board of the Children's Defense Fund as a teen and was given the Martin Luther King Christian Leadership Award for being a positive role model to youth and traveling across the US and abroad as part of a "Stay in School" program. Spencer made a guest appearance on the hit ABC sitcom, Family Matters as well as commercials, in 1993 and recorded the song "I'll Be There for You" for the 1997 film, Good Burger, "The Rain" for Down in the Delta, "Don't Slip Away" for the Super Mario Bros. (film) and Girlfight, starring Michelle Rodriguez. Spencer also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, and Dollhouse, which led to her being a part of New York City and Los Angeles' fashion weeks during 1999 and 2000, being styled by Derek Khan, being signed to "NEXT" modeling agency and appearing in numerous magazines. On June 29, 1999, Spencer released Tracie, which featured the singles "It's All About You (Not About Me)" and "Still in My Heart". In 1994, Spencer was going to release what was supposed to be her 3rd album and for unknown reasons, the album was unreleased and nor was the album titled, when she completed the recording of it, the copy was only put on a cassette tape but never on a CD or Vinyl format.
Spencer began singing at the age of three and began modeling in pageant competitions at age five. In addition to singing, Spencer was an honor student who also played basketball in elementary and high school. Spencer attended Waterloo's Columbus High School, graduating in 1994, having already released four Top-10 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs (see next section).
Beginning in the early–2000s, Spencer started singing background vocals on hip-hop songs for rappers such as Kanye West ("Slow Jamz" and "Never Let Me Down" from The College Dropout), 50 Cent ("Back Down" from Get Rich Or Die Tryin'), and Eve as well as songwriting for other artist's projects. Spencer acted in the short film, A Tale of Two Sisters; in 2004 and in 2006, she performed in a play called Choices in Los Angeles, California.
According to an unconfirmed 2012 tweet from singer Shanice, Spencer married sometime after the release of her last (1999) studio album and had changed her last name. For years, it was rumored Spencer was married to a member of the Danish producing duo Soulshock and Karlin, although it was never confirmed. However, it has been confirmed that Soulshock (real name Carsten Schack) was married to Brownstone member Charmayne 'Maxee' Maxwell up until her death in 2015, so Kenneth Karlin would be the only candidate, if the rumors are true.
Tracie grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, and later settled in Los Angeles, California.
Currently, Tracie Spencer is 44 years, 7 months and 20 days old. Tracie Spencer will celebrate 45th birthday on a Monday 12th of July 2021. Below we countdown to Tracie Spencer upcoming birthday.