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Birth name
Patrice Louise Rushen

Patrice Rushen

Cameron St. Louis

Years active

Marc St. Louis (m. 1986)

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September 30, 1954 (age 69) Los Angeles, United States (

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Patrice Louise Rushen (born September 30, 1954) is an American composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music director and vocalist. Her 1982 single, "Forget Me Nots", received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Rushen had great success on the R&B and dance charts, but "Forget Me Nots" was her only song to crack the Top 40 pop chart.


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Rushen is the elder of two daughters born to Allen and Ruth Rushen. In her teens, she attended south LA's Locke High and went on to earn a degree in music from the University of Southern California. Rushen married Marc St. Louis, a concert tour manager and live show production specialist, in 1986. They have one son Cameron. Her nickname is "Babyfingers," a reference to her small hands. In 2005, Rushen received an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Berklee College of Music. She has been a member of jazz fusion band CAB.

Her song "Hang it Up" was featured on the 2005 video game Fahrenheit.


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  1. ASCAP Songwriter's Award, 1988
  2. USC Black Student Assembly, Legacy of Excellence Award, 1992
  3. Crystal Award, American Women in Film, 1994
  4. ASCAP Award, Most Performed Song in Motion Pictures for 1997 for "Men in Black," 1998


With The Meeting

  • The Meeting (GRP, 1990)
  • Update (Hip-Bop, 1995)
  • With Eddie Henderson

  • Comin' Through (Capitol, 1977)
  • With Jean-Luc Ponty

  • Aurora (Atlantic, 1976)
  • Musical directing

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  • The 48th Annual Grammy Awards (2006) (TV) (musical director)
  • The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005) (TV) (musical director)
  • The 10th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Smokey Robinson (2004) (TV) (musical director)
  • The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (2004) (TV) (musical director)
  • The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin (2003) (TV) (musical director)
  • The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder (2002) (TV) (musical director)
  • The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991) (TV) (musical director)
  • "No Strings" by "Sheena Easton"- Rushen as record producer. (1993)
  • The Women of Brewster Place (1989) (TV) (special musical consultant)
  • "The Midnight Hour" (1990) TV Series Herself (Musical Director) (unknown episodes, 1990)
  • Robert Townsend's HBO variety show series: "Partners in Crime" (1988) (TV) (musical director)

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    Forget Me Nots
    Haven't You Heard
    Remind Me
    Feels So Real
    Settle for My Love
    Till She's Out of Your Mind
    Watch Out
    Where There Is Love
    Hang It Up
    When I Found You
    Music Of The Earth
    Get Off
    Number One
    Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up
    Take You Down to Love
    All We Need
    Heartache Heartbreak
    Never Gonna Give You Up
    Look Up!
    Didn't You Know
    I Was Tired of Being Alone
    Let There Be Funk
    Let the Music Take Me
    This Is All I Really Know
    Come Back to Me
    All My Love
    Anything Can Happen
    Let Your Heart Be Free
    Gotta Find It
    The Hump
    Before The Dawn


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