Record label A&M Records
Name Malaika Sallard
Years active 1991–1996
Albums Sugar Time
|Full Name Malaika LeRae Sallard|
Born January 2, 1972 (age 43) (1972-01-02) Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Other names Malaika Sallard Johnson
Labels A&M (1992–93)Vestry (1995)
Similar People Makoma, Mahlathini and the Mahotella, Hugh Masekela, Mahotella Queens, Mad Ice
Malaika (born Malaika LeRae Sallard, January 2, 1972, in Seattle, Washington) also known under name Malaika Sallard Johnson, is a female African American dance singer from Seattle, Washington. During her short lived music career she recorded only one album entitled Sugar Time, which managed two Top 5 hits on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, including her number #1 single, "Gotta Know (Your Name)" in 1993.
Sallard is tied with another A&M recording artist, CeCe Peniston, who took her own chances by performing backup vocals on the Overweight Pooch's album record Female Preacher in 1991, originally intended for Malaika.