Danish born Canadian pop icon Paris Black has straddled at least two very different art forms for more than a quarter century. As a Pop, Rock, Reggae and Dance vocalist, Paris Black’s electrifying stage performance and near operatic voice have seen him have hits in four decades. A performer and artist at a very young age, he became a noted entertainer playing international engagements while having his art displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario by age 12.
He became a recognized Canadian Pop/Rock artist and teen heartthrob in the late '80s and early 90‘s, his smooth voice and good looks landed him in a number of teen magazines. His debut album, released under the Trend Records label and titled Secret Seduction, hit the stores in 1988 and reached Gold status across the country. Three singles "Better Get Ready", "Lover", and "Buried Alive" were released the same year along with music videos.
"Better Get Ready" topped the RPM Magazine's charts at number one and was used in the movie Wedlock starring Justine Bateman. His self-titled album Paris Black released in 1989 by I.S.B.A. records and distributed by Sony Music was a huge success featuring songs written by Michael Bolton and Diane Warren.
In 1992 Paris redirected his focus, becoming a top international model and TV personality. His studies with renowned acting coach Vic Perillo (Juilliard, Academy of Arts) landed him lead and feature roles in films as well as becoming the worlds most recognized and artist. Throughout this time Paris continued to perform and worked with renowned artists such as Platinum Blonde, Aerosmith, The Tragically Hip, and The Scorpions among many others. As well, he also worked alongside some of the world’s top producers and song writers such as: close friend the late Kenny MacLean of Platinum Blonde; Grammy award winner Steve Sexton; and multi-platinum producer/engineer Mark S. Berry, whose credits include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as David Bowie, Billy Idol, and Duran Duran and Madonna.
His recent release, “I’m not Jesus” has seen Paris near and at the top of Canada’s weekly Rock Video chart on YouTube three times with the unreleased to radio song “Never Be Amazing” reaching number one with “Dirty Kisses” and “Breathe” both approaching number one and landing in the top five. He has remained in Canada’s top one hundred music acts for most months in the first two years of “I’m not Jesus” release in 2010. Paris is now working on another major release. He has toured China, Hong Kong, Italy, France and Germany and played many recent performances in his home base of Toronto.
An animal lover at heart, he has had the privilege of sharing his life with cats, dogs and horses and is proud to be a supporter of Rescuing the Dogs of Asia!