“You don’t have to act like a star
Tryin’ moves in the back your car
Don’t you know that we can go far
‘Cause tonight you gonna get my…”
Observed life lessons by delightfully cray diva Stella Soleil from her 2001 (sort of) hit single, “Kiss, Kiss,” where ever her waaay forgotten about music sass lies these days.
Now, here’s a true Forgot About Friday for you…and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Pucker up!
Greek-American pop diva Ms. Stella Soleil (real name…Stella Katsoudas, also goes by the moniker, Sister Soleil)took an early interest in high-powered beats and sauce-y rhythms (and Nine Inch Nails!) while getting her music groove on in Chicago during the late ’90s. Of course, the smoochin‘ chanteuese’s one-of-a-kind vocals gained everyone’s attention very quickly, so she spent time recording demos while also studying professional dance in both New York and Los Angeles.
And if you remember the Hype Williams(!!) directed “Kiss Kiss,” you know this gal’s got those moves.
Stella’s big break came after a sold out performance at Chicago’s Metro club in 1998, and from that shining spotlight, Universal signed the spunky songstress as Sister Soleil for her 1998 debut record, Soularium. Lead single “Torch” was a moderate hit, but it was the lip gloss worthy anthem “Kiss Kiss” that we all puckered up to three years later with follow-up record, Dirty Little Secret.
The Middle Eastern inspired (and, like, really fun!) pop groove danced across global music charts across the globe, reaching the top 20 in many countries and inside the top 40 on the Bilboard Hot 100. And after, well, all FAF truth, Ms. Stella and her funky was gently placed into the world one-hit wonder category and never heard from again.
Actually, wait, that’s not true. While she didn’t release a follow-up record, the Chap Stick rockin’ songstress still plays shows under her Sister Soleil stage name where she is no doubt still makin’ all of us men put in that work for a kiss, kiss.
Thank you, Ms. Stella Soleil, for not just a delicious music memory, but for one lip smackin‘ pop gem of a tune…and we shall never forget it.
Cover photo courtesy of You Tube