Amii Stewart (born as Amy Paulette Stewart 29 January 1956 in Washington, D.C., USA) is an American Pop and R&B singer and actress. Amii Stewart's father signed her up for singing and dancing lessons from the age of four. There already was an Amy Stewart registered with Actor's Equity, so she changed the spelling of her name to Amii when she signed there. This eventually led to her break into the music industry, recording Disco music. Before being signed onto Ariola Records, Stewart appeared in the stage production Bubbling Brown Sugar on Broadway in 1975.