Anita Ward is an American disco and R&B singer best known for the hit single “Ring my bell”.
The single reached number one in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada in 1979.
After the huge success of “Ring my bell”, “Make believe lovers”, which was the b-side on most 12″ singles for “Ring my bell”, was released, but it failed to chart.
A subsequent single “Don’t drop my love”, taken from the quick-to-follow second album “Sweet surrender”, peaked at only number 87. A few songs were recorded during sessions for a third album abandoned prior to completion. They surfaced on various Ward anthologies released during the following decades.
In early 2011, it was announced that Ward was back in the studio working on a brand new album titled “It’s my night”. The first single, also titled “It’s my night” was released to iTunes on May 20, 2011.