Career Highlights

2005

  • The group records a duet with Belgian pop star Natalia and "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves" quickly climbs to the #2 position on Europe's Ultrapop chart.
2001

  • The Pointer Sisters perform on July 4th with The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. for the nationally televised PBS special "A Capital Fourth".
1998

  • The group contributes "Christmas Town" to the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Movie soundtrack.
  • They perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
1996

  • A new cast album, Highlights from the Pointer Sisters in Ain't Misbehavin' is released on RCA Victor Records.
  • The Pointer Sisters are one of the legendary acts that perform at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Atlanta.
1995

  • The Pointer Sisters perform on the 4th of July with The Boston Pops; the show is televised worldwide. 
  • The group begins a 46-city tour of the musical "Ain't Misbehavin'."
1994


  • The group is honored at the Soul of American Music Awards.
  • The sisters are also inducted into the Soul Train Hall of Fame.
  • In September, The Pointer Sisters receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and town officials proclaimed it "Pointer Sisters Day" in Hollywood.
1993
  • The Pointer Sisters mark their 20th year in the recording industry with the release of Only Sisters Can Do That, on SBK Records.
1991

  • The Pointer Sisters travel with Bob Hope to the Persian Gulf and perform for U.S. troops; the trek is taped and is later aired on ABC-TV's "Welcome Home" special.
1989
  • June releases her second solo album: June Pointer, on Columbia Records.
1988
  • Ruth contributes "Streets of Gold" to the Oliver And Company soundtrack.
1987



  • Ruth, Anita and June star in their first television special, Up All Night on NBC. Their guest stars included Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Willis and The McGuire Sisters.
  • Anita releases a solo album, Love For What It Is, on RCA Records. 
  • The group contributes "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" to the Special Olympics charity album, A Very Special Christmas.
1986

  • The Pointer Sisters win Favorite Video Duo or Group, Soul/R&B category at the 13th annual American Music Awards. 
  • Anita hits #2 on the U.S. Country Chart for her duet with Earl Thomas Conley, on "Too Many Times".
1985







  • The Pointer Sisters win two American Music Awards: Favorite Black Duo or Group, and Favorite Video by a Black Duo or Group. 
  • The sisters take part in the recording of USA for Africa's "We Are The World". 
  • Neutron Dance" reaches the U.S. chart #6. 
  • The Pointer Sisters win two Grammy Awards: Best Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Jump (for my love)" and Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices for "Automatic". 
  • Later that year, the Contact album is released and quickly attains platinum status. 
  • "Dare Me," the album's first single, reaches #11 on the pop charts. 
  • Break Out, is certified Triple Platinum.
1984




  • The single, "Automatic," hits #5 on the U.S. chart, and #2 in the UK.
  • The Break Out album reaches #8 in the U.S. and #9 in the UK.
  • "Jump (for my love)" hits U.S. #3.
  • A remix of "I'm So Excited" hits #9. 
  • The group wins the Top Dance Singles/Albums category in Billboard's Year in Music review.
1983

  • The most successful Pointer Sisters album, Break Out, is released.
  • June's first solo album, Baby Sister, is released on Planet Records.
1982
  • "Should I Do It" reaches the U.S. #13.
1981

  • "Slow Hand" reaches #2 on the charts; the single is taken from the album Black & White, which reaches U.S. #12. Both "Slow Hand" and Black & White are certified gold.
1980
  • "He's So Shy," from the Special Things album, hits #3 on the pop charts; both the single and the album are certified gold.
1978


  • The Pointer Sisters, now a trio, sign to Planet Records.
  • "Fire", written by Bruce Springsteen hits #2 on the pop charts. The single, is certified gold. Its parent album, Energy, reaches U.S. #13 and is also certified gold.
1975


  • The Pointer Sisters win their first Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for "Fairytale".
  • Elvis Presley records "Fairytale".
  • "How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)", co-written by Anita and Bonnie hits #1 on the U.S. R&B Chart.
1974




  • The Pointer Sisters is certified gold.
  • Their second album, That's a Plenty, is also certified gold.
  • The group records a live double album at The San Francisco Opera House, making them the first contemporary act to ever perform there.
  • "Fairytale", a country song written by Anita & Bonnie reaches U.S.#13 and makes The Pointer Sisters the first black female group to ever perform at The Grand Ole Opry.
1973

  • The Pointer Sisters first album is released on Blue Thumb Records.
  • The album, The Pointer Sisters, reaches U.S. #13.