Vocalist Peabo Bryson was among the premier silky-voiced soul artists who emerged as the softer, more sophisticated urban contemporary sound became dominant in the '70s and '80s. His 1976 debut LP, Peabo, was recorded for Bang Records subsidiary Bullet. In 1978, he moved to Capitol, where his first album, Reaching for the Sky, went gold. He continued a prolific career, both as lead act and duet participant, making hit duets with Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Melissa Manchester, and Regina Belle. He recorded for Capitol until 1984, when he switched to Elektra and enjoyed more success with "If Ever You're in My Arms Again."