|Date of Birth||11 June 1963 , Bari, Puglia, Italy|
|Birth Name||Carmen Gioia Bruno|
|Height||5' 2" (1.57 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
One by one, Exposé started releasing platinum selling albums (Exposure and What You Don't Know) and numerous Billboard "top-ten" hit singles including "Come Go With Me," "Point Of No Return," "Let Me Be The One," "What You Don't Know," "Tell Me Why" and Billboards #1 hit single "Seasons Change." Gioia also made many appearances on such national television shows as "David Letterman," "Solid Gold," "Arsenio Hall," "The Grammy Awards" (presenter), "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve," as well as MTV and VH1 Specials. Gioia was a guest VJ for a stint on the MTV network as well.
With the success of Exposé, Gioia, who sang lead vocals in the group, clearly had a major solo career still ahead of her. That is, until Exposé came to an abrupt end for Gioia. A benign throat tumor was discovered on her vocal chords and ended up putting her singing career on hiatus. A diva's worst nightmare - she was unable to sing. An operation was considered but rejected since it could possibly permanently damage her vocal cords. Unfortunately, Gioia had no choice but to leave the group. She left Exposé in 1991, though fans weren't told until mid-1992, shortly before the release of the last album. The music industry and fans everywhere were stunned.
It was Gioia's undying faith that saw her through that difficult time in her life. Gioia is a survivor and desperately wanted to sing again, as music is her passion. It was five years that she went without her God given instrument. But, through prayer, meditation and healthy living the tumor miraculously disappeared.
Gioia ended up co-founding a performing arts studio in Broward, Florida during this time. She went back to singing, and spent a few years as the lead singer in the rock band WET. In 2000, Gioia left WET to focus on developing her solo career.
Her first solo release, "Free To Be," an underground club anthem, pumped its way onto the billboard dance charts. Michael Paoletta of Billboard magazine described "Free To Be" as a "buoyant dance-pop jam with elements of tribal, trance and house".
Gioia, one of the hottest performers on the dance club scene today, headlines gay pride events, circuit parties and dance clubs around the world. Gioia had amazing success with her Billboard "top-ten" dance club single "From the Inside." The track, produced by Junior Vazquez, was featured on the "Queer As Folk Season 3" series and soundtrack. Gioia recently released her full-length solo album "Expose This" on KOCH Records to rave reviews. The CD features Billboard dance chart hit "Be Mine" and club favorite "I Was Made For Loving You." Gioia's "Wreckin' My Nerves," produced by Chris Cox, was featured on the "White Party USA Vol. 2." CD and was charted by some of the most influential DJs, as one of the top-ten dance club hits of 2004. In 2006 Gioia reunited with Luis Martinez and release "Why Did You Call Me Again" on Mix2Inside Records and also reunited with fellow members of Exposé (Jeanette Jurado & Ann Curless )after a 15 year hiatus. In 2007 Gioia released "Your Love is Lifting Me Higher," with Harlequin Recording Group. The self-produced track features mixes by Josh Harris, Almighty, Tracy Young, Klubjumbers and Dena Cucci. Gioia is working on a new studio and Christmas album along with touring full time with Exposé.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Strzalkowski
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