Opulous Unveils Sheila E’s Legendary Catalog for OVAULT

Opulous
7 min readOct 5, 2023

We’re thrilled to introduce Sheila E’s catalog as the first addition to OVAULT!

Sheila E, a legendary songwriter and performer with a career spanning decades, is renowned for her significant contributions to pop culture. Opulous has acquired rewards from over 180 titles, enabling you to participate with her incredible catalog featuring iconic artists such as Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Prince, Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana and more.

With OVAULT, gaining access to this remarkable catalog is as simple as holding OVAULT tokens. OVAULT is as a unique Music Fungible Token (MFT), offering access to music collections from top streaming catalogs all within a single token. It’s your gateway to participate in the music catalog, enabling you to leverage your crypto in one of the most stable real-world assets: music.

Holding OPUL is key to accessing everything in the Opulous ecosystem. The only way to gain access to our OVAULT sale, arriving in the coming weeks is from an OVAULT early access pass via staking OPUL and applying for the pass through our Raffles.

Discover more about Sheila E’s impressive career, the catalog acquired by Opulous, and learn how to unlock your participation in OVAULT before anyone else!

Discover Sheila E

Sheila E, renowned as a legendary songwriter and musician, boasting a remarkable musical journey spanning decades. Hailing from a family deeply rooted in music, she inherited her talent from her father, Pete Escovedo, a notable percussionist. Sheila E’s early exposure to music set the stage for her outstanding career.

Her dynamic drumming performances, characterized by virtuosity and stage presence, made her a sought-after live musician. Her exceptional percussion skills and drumming talent led her to perform with iconic artists, including Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, and Diana Ross, early in her career. She electrified audiences worldwide with mesmerizing drum solos.

Sheila E’s contributions to music extend beyond drumming; she excels as a singer, songwriter, and percussionist. Her collaboration with Prince, her mentor and a musical genius, propelled her to stardom in the 1980s. Together, they created iconic tracks such as “Kiss,” a chart-topping hit that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and held that position for weeks. This song showcased her exceptional percussion skills and songwriting prowess and garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including several Grammy nominations.

Beyond her work with Prince, Sheila E’s talent attracted a host of musical luminaries. This partnership marked the beginning of her influential career, leading her to collaborate with other music legends like Sting, Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Snoop Dog, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and more.

Her ability to seamlessly blend genres and instruments highlighted her versatility and virtuosity. To further solidify her status as a music icon, Sheila E was recently honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. What’s truly remarkable is that she continues to release music today, with her recent tracks still making big waves in the music industry.

Let’s discover a few of the amazing tracks featured in OVAULT!

Music Catalog Included In OVAULT

We’re thrilled to partner with Sheila and reveal some of her amazing catalog that will now feature catalog in OVAULT:

The Glamorous Life (1984)

The debut studio album, “The Glamorous Life,” released in 1984, instantly solidified Sheila E’s place in music history. Not only did this album achieve RIAA Gold certification, but it also soared into the Top 100 albums chart in the US. The title track, “The Glamorous Life,” catapulted Sheila E to superstardom by becoming a Top 10 single in the US. This record marked a pivotal moment in her career, and its success reverberates through her musical legacy.

Sheila E’s exceptional talent and contributions to the music industry did not go unnoticed. For her work on “The Glamorous Life,” she received not one but two Grammy Award nominations. The first was for Best New Artist, recognizing her as a standout artist in the music world. The second nomination was for Best Pop Vocal Performance Female, a testament to her exceptional vocal abilities showcased in the album. These Grammy nominations further solidify her legacy as a prominent figure in the music industry.

Romance 1600 (1985)

Following the spectacular success of her debut, Sheila E maintained her winning streak with “Romance 1600” (1985). This album achieved RIAA Gold certification, affirming her ability to create music that resonated with audiences. Once again, “Romance 1600” secured its place among the Top 100 albums in the US. Sheila E’s consistent excellence and innovative sound were on full display in this remarkable record.

Sheila E (1987)

In 1987, Sheila E released her eponymous album, “Sheila E,” further cementing her position as a musical powerhouse. This album secured a spot in the Top 100 albums chart in the US, underscoring her enduring influence in the industry. Sheila E’s self-titled record is a testament to her artistry and the lasting impact of her music.

Top Singles that Defined an Era

Beyond her studio albums, Sheila E’s catalog boasts a collection of chart-topping singles that defined an era. Hits like “The Belle of St. Mark” (1984), “A Love Bizarre” (with Prince) (1985), and “Hold Me” (1987) not only achieved chart success but also left an indelible mark on the music landscape.

Her extensive catalog spans over eight studio albums, now all included with OVAULT. But it doesn’t stop there!

Further Collaborations Included In OVAULT

We’re excited reveal OVAULT has acquired various credits including songwriting and instrument performances by Sheila E:

Sheila E — The Glamorous Life

Sheila E collaborated closely with the legendary artist Prince on the iconic hit single “The Glamorous Life.” Released in 1984, this song marked a significant moment in both Sheila E and Prince’s careers. Not only did it become a chart-topping sensation, but it also earned Sheila E two Grammy Award nominations. Her remarkable performance and talent shone brilliantly in this track, and it swiftly climbed the music charts. “The Glamorous Life” is also notable for achieving a Top 10 placement on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, solidifying its status as a timeless classic in the world of music.

Celine Dion — Falling Into You

Sheila E’s rhythmic expertise and percussion skills extended to a wide array of musical collaborations, including her contributions to Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You.” Her dynamic percussion work added depth and texture to the track, enhancing its musical richness.

Micheal Jackson — Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

Sheila E’s percussion skills were recruited by none other than producer Quincy Jones for Jackson’s hit single “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough.” This iconic track, released in 1979, soared to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned Michael Jackson his first solo Grammy Award. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA, signifying over 500,000 copies sold in the United States. Sheila E’s contribution to this chart-topping hit is a testament to her exceptional musical prowess and her impact on some of the biggest hits in music history.

Babyface, Mariah Carey, Kenny G & Sheila E. — Every Time I Close My Eyes

Sheila E’s songwriting contributions to this soulful collaboration have not gone unnoticed. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Sam Moore with Sting & Sheila E. — None of Us Are Free

Sheila E, renowned for her incredible percussion skills and captivating vocals, made a special guest appearance on the soul-stirring track “None of Us Are Free,” performed by Sam Moore alongside Sting. Her contribution to this powerful song elevated its impact, showcasing her versatile musical talents. Released in 2006, this track resonated with audiences worldwide, addressing profound themes of freedom and unity. Sheila E’s participation added an extra layer of musical magic to an already remarkable collaboration.

Patti Labelle, Carlos Santana, Sheila E., La India & Andy Vargas — When You Smile

Sheila E’s percussion skills and songwriting talents shine in “When You Smile.” The track has received widespread recognition and showcases her versatility as a musician.

These songs and performances represent just a fraction of songs featured in OVAULT, totaling over 180 tracks from Sheila E alone. Further catalog will be revealed in full when we announce the OVAULT sale date and listing on our platform.

Let’s take a look at how you can get access to OVAULT before anyone else!

Unlock OVAULT Early Access

OVAULT is your gateway to unlocking access to a fantastic selection of music catalogs.

Holding OPUL is crucial for OVAULT participation, and the only way to ensure you can secure OVAULT is by obtaining an early access pass.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Stake your OPUL in the OPUL Staking Pool.
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  3. Apply for an early access pass in Raffles.

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The future is OVAULT!

Hear from our Lee Parsons about his excitement for our first OVAULT catalog announcement:

We’re so excited to be in this exciting phase of our OVAULT launch rollout. This is only the beginning; more artist announcements will come in the following weeks. Get ready for some more fantastic catalog additions to OVAULT.

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