Taylor Dayne (real name Leslie Wunderman), (born on March 7, 1962 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York to a Jewish family), is a hugely successful pop vocalist and dance artist, who came to prominence in the late 1980s and remained at the top of the charts through the 1990s, her most recent #1 was in 2002 . She continues to remain a pop favorite in the US and abroad.
Dayne began singing professionally after graduating from high school, singing in rock bands such as Felony and Next. However, both bands failed to become successful. She began singing solo after finishing college, and her first song to crack the top ten was the dance-pop hit "Tell It To My Heart" in 1987. She was signed to Arista Records. The song was instant smash worldwide, peaking in the Top 5 of most major markets worldwide, and achieving a peak of #1 in many countries, including Germany. Hits that followed included - "Prove Your Love", "I'll Always Love You", "Don't Rush Me", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Love Will Lead You Back", "I'll Be Your Shelter", "Soul Dancing", "Send Me A Lover", "Naked Without You" and "Whatever You Want". Dayne was featured in the VH1 series "Remaking", which featured her close friend, Leah Remini. The series documents Dayne's attempt to resurfacing as a star and premieres her newest song, "Right Now", a result of her collaboration with Rodney Jerkins.
Taylor Dayne has sold an estimated 25 million albums and singles worldwide.<citation needed>