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Starchild is the sixth album by Teena Marie, released in 1984. Starchild became the highest-selling album of Marie’s career. It peaked at #9 on the US Black Albums chart and #31 on the Billboard Albums chart.

Lead single “Lovergirl” became a major hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Marie’s only top 30 hit on that chart). The track “My Dear Mr. Gaye” is a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who had been fatally shot and killed by his father on April 1, 1984.

It has been rereleased by SoulMusic Records in 2012 as an Expanded Edition, containing 5 mixes as bonus tracks (see track listing below).

Some of the personnel
Billy Griffin- vocals, background vocals
Jill Jones- vocals, background vocals
Ronnie McNeir- vocals
James Jamerson, Jr.- bass
Narada Michael Walden- drums
Leon Ware- vocals, background vocals

All songs written by Teena Marie, except where noted.
Lovergirl – 4:54
Help Youngblood Get to the Freaky Party (Bendrix, Marie) – 5:44
Out on a Limb – 6:37
Alibi (Marie, Fred Mirza) – 5:23
Jammin’ – 5:52
Starchild – 5:35
We’ve Got to Stop (Meeting Like This) (Teena Marie featuring Ronnie McNeir) – 5:07
My Dear Mr. Gaye (Marie, Penny “P.J.” Johnson, Leon Ware) – 5:28
Light – 1:17

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