Sheena Easton, the Scottish-born pop diva who rose to prominence in the 1980s, will perform at the Suncoast Showroom March 5-6.
Easton scored a record deal with British music company EMI Group Limited after appearing on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reality series “The Big Time” in 1980. The appearance also boosted her debut singles “Modern Girl” and “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” into the top 10 on the United Kingdom charts. Easton found success in the United States the following year when “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with “Modern Girl” finding its way onto the same chart a few months later.
Following her success on the Billboard charts, Easton took home the 1981 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. To date, Easton has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. She also has one Platinum and five Gold albums.
Since her explosion onto the music scene in the ‘80s, Easton has recorded 16 studio albums and has released 45 singles worldwide, with 19 singles including “What Comes Naturally,” “The Lover in Me,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and James Bond theme song “For Your Eyes Only,” which landed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Though she is best known for her contributions to the ‘80s pop charts, Easton also found success across multiple Billboard charts in the ‘80s with “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” on Adult Contemporary, “We’ve Got Tonight” featuring Kenny Rogers on Country, “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)” on Dance and “Sugar Walls” on Rhythm & Blues (R&B).
In addition to her success on the charts, Easton has toured all around the world, including Canada, China, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $24 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.