Odia Coates


Odia Coates (November 13, 1941 - May 19, 1991) was a highly acclaimed singer who served as a member of The Edwin Hawkins Singers before becoming famous during the mid 1970s. She is best known for her hit duets with Paul Anka that include the chart-topping "(You're) Having My Baby" (1974). She also had a double-sided hit in 1975 as a solo artist with "Showdown/Don't Leave Me In The Morning."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • One Man Woman-One Woman Man (1974)
  • Don't Leave Me In The Morning (1975)
  • I Believe There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love (1975)
  • Showdown (1975)

Pop charts debut year: 1974

Years active: ca. 1960s - 1980s

Genres: Adult contemporary, pop, gospel

Labels: United Artists


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