Anthony Cornelius Hamilton (born January 28, 1971, Charlotte, North Carolina.) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, and record producer Hamilton started singing in his church's choir at age ten. He attended South Mecklenburg High School where he sang in their award winning choir under the direction of Mark Setzer. In 1993, he left Charlotte and headed to New York City, where he signed with Andre Harrell's Uptown Records. In 2000, he joined soul singer D'Angelo's international tour in promotion of the Voodoo album, on which he was a backup singer.