Joseph Stephen "Stevie" Woods, Jr. (July 2, 1951 – January 28, 2014) was an American R&B musician and recording artist.
Born in Chatham, Virginia to Rusty Bryant, Woods saw brief stateside success as a singer in the early 1980s, scoring two Top 40 hits in the United States: "Steal the Night" and "Just Can't Win 'Em All." In the 1970s and 1980s Stevie was married to Hollywood actress/entrepreneur Cheri (Lewis) Woods. In 1985 they had a daughter, Tiana Woods, now an L.A. based singer/songwriter and front woman for the band "Varna." Cheri later chronicled their life together in her book "Death Row Madam: Exposing sex and drugs in the entertainment industry." After his brief U.S. fame fizzled, Woods relocated to Germany, where he successfully relaunched his career with such projects as the single "Rock Me Baby" and a starring role in the hit musical Starlight Express. In 2010, all three of Woods' early-1980s albums were reissued on CD by Wounded Bird Records. The following year, the singer released an album entitled Quiet Storm.
- Take Me to Your Heaven (Cotillion Records, 1981) U.S. #153, U.S. R&B #44
- The Woman in My Life (Cotillion, 1982)
- Attitude (Cotillion, 1983)
|Billboard Hot 100||US R&B||US A/C|
|1981||"Steal the Night"||25||36||14|
|1982||"Just Can't Win 'Em All"||38||57||15|
|"The Woman in My Life"||—||42||—|
|1983||"Ain't That Peculiar"||—||54||—|
- Woods, Cheri. Death Row Madam: Exposing Sex and Drugs in the Entertainment Industry. Taking Care of Business, 2001.
- Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
- Billboard, Allmusic
- Billboard Singles. Allmusic.com.
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