Belinda George Peoples is an Alabama musician with a voice on multiple stages


Belinda George Peoples’ talents have taken her across the world, but her longest scene has been in Birmingham.

The singer, actress, retired educator and humanitarian traded a recording career for education and what she may have lost in some of her early hits, Peoples gained experience and more. And she has always had a long and successful career in entertainment.

Her mother was a singer and choir director. His father was a singer and his grandfather sang in a quartet.

People grew up singing in church and singing, dancing and acting in variety shows produced in school when they were a young girl.

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After winning the Female Vocalist of Alabama award in high school, she was approached with recording contracts.

“I told them… ‘I don’t mind recording, but I really want to go to college,” Peoples said.

In college, she sang opera songs and took part in productions.

After college, she returned to Birmingham to teach third-graders at Minor Elementary School, a job she held until her retirement.

While still teaching, the Town & Gown Theater (now the Virginia Samford Theater and Cabaret Theater of the Red Mountain) wanted Peoples to be part of their productions, starting with “Ain’t Misbehavin” over two decades ago.

“It was the start of something new and exciting for me,” Peoples said.

In the years that followed, she was able to experience other new and exciting things.

For the past 20 years she has continued to perform in Red Mountain Cabaret Theater productions such as “Big River”, “Sophisticated Ladies”, “Smokey Joe’s Café”, “BEEHIVE”, “Back to The Dream” and various concerts. and Christmas shows.

The peoples sang with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in the concert version of “Carousel” and featured in “Respect,” which was written especially for her and focused on the life and music of Aretha Franklin.

Peoples is a featured soloist on two projects with the New Hope Baptist Church Mass Choir of Birmingham and with Leonard Scott of Tyscott Recordings. She recorded “This Is Love” for the Global Health & Humanities Project.

As a soloist and choir member, Peoples has traveled and performed in Sweden and Spain as well as Washington, DC and Atlanta. She sang the national anthem at a Chicago White Sox baseball game and performed at the Southwestern Athletic Conference football championship and the Rickwood Classic baseball game in Birmingham.

She still enjoys singing and performing and sees this as an opportunity to encourage and motivate others.

Today, Peoples is a grandmother (she has a son who also plays music).

“I thank God for being where I am, where I have been and where I hope to go,” she said.


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