Nona Hendryx (born October 9, 1944) is an American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress.
Hendryx is known for her work as a solo artist as well as for being one-third of the trio Labelle, who had a hit with “Lady Marmalade.” Her music has ranged from soul, funk, dance, and R&B to hard rock, art rock, and world music.
Her biggest commercial success came with 1987’s single “Why Should I Cry?”, a top 5 R&B hit which also reached #58 on the Billboard 100. The accompanying album, Female Trouble, boasted an impressive list of contributors, including Peter Gabriel, Prince (“Baby A Go Go”), George Clinton, David Van Tieghem and Mavis Staples. Around this time, she became a member of the Black Rock Coalition, founded by Vernon Reid of Living Colour.
The Boo Hoo Mixes are by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Why Should I Cry? (The Boo Hoo Mix) 6:39
Why Should I Cry? (The Acappella Boo Hoo Mix) 2:07
Why Should I Cry? (The Instrumental Boo Hoo Mix) 6:21
Why Should I Cry? (The Dub Boo Hoo Mix) 5:24
Why Should I Cry? (Extended Version) 7:08