Got to be Real – Cheryl Lynn (1978)
Born Lynda Cheryl Smith, this American singer made quite a debut with this definitive disco classic. She continued to chart heavily in R&B throughout the 80’s, releasing six studio albums during the decade. In the 90’s, she began doing more session work with other artists and signed with a Japanese record label. She released her most recent album in 1995, but she’s continued to make guest and special appearances. Most recently, she contributed a song to the film Shark Tale in 2004.