R&B and Dance Diva Sybil is set to perform at The Hotter Than July Virtual Picnic on Saturday, July 25. LGBT Detroit organizes the event annually and is the producer of HTJ, which has become the world’s now longest-running, uninterrupted Black LGBT+ Pride celebration for the last 25 years.
Sybil signed to Next Plateau Records and began recording in 1986 with the release of her first single “Falling in Love.” The record reached the top 30 on the R&B and dance charts and began a career for Sybil with the release of her debut album “Let Yourself Go” a year later.
Sybil has achieved worldwide crossover hits with her cover versions of Dionne Warwick’s hits “Don’t Make Me Over” and “Walk On By,” which were released in 1989 and 1990, respectively. The former became Sybil’s biggest hit in the U.S., peaking at No. 20, and was a No. 1 hit in New Zealand. “Walk On By” is still, to date, the highest charting position for this Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic in the U.K., peaking at No. 6.
Sybil’s self-titled second album became her biggest-selling album in the U.S. She signed with PWL Records for the U.K. market for this album, where it was also titled “Walk On By.”
The 25th Anniversary of HTJ runs Friday, July 24, to Sunday, July 26. For a full listing of events as well as their dates and times, please visit the LGBT Detroit HTJ webpages at: lgbtdetroit.org/hotterthanjuly.
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