Emotional Rollercoaster Vivian Green (Columbia, 2003)
Vivian Green was born May 22, 1979 in Philadelphia. At 13, she became a member of the female quintet Younique. At a young age, she was a singer, songwriter and pianist. In 1998 she became a back-up singer for R&B singer/songwriter Jill Scott and went on her international tour. Green scored her own record deal with Columbia in 2002. Green released her debut album, A Love Story which contained her biggest, most well known hit, Emotional Rollercoaster. The single went to the top of the dance chart, #13 on the R&B chart and #39 on the Hot 100. The follow-up singles, Fanatic and What is LOve? failed to hit the Hot 100.
Green has released three more albums; the most recent being 2012’s The Green Room. Though she had two singles off her second album, Vivian top the dance chart (Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired) and I Like It (But I Don’t Need It)), Green hasn’t had much better chart success either on the Hot 100 or R&B charts.