Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes "Up Where We Belong" video.
Jennifer Jean Warnes (born March 3, 1947 in Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter.
Her desire and ability to sing came early and at age seven she was offered her first recording contract which her father turned down. However, she did make a spectacular professional debut. Wrapped in the American flag, and accompanied by 300 accordions, nine-year-old Warnes sang "The Star Spangled Banner" at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.
After graduating from high school she was offered an opera scholarship but chose to sing folk songs, popular at the time. In 1968 she signed with Parrot Records (a Decca subsidiary) and recorded her first LP. That same year, she joined the cast of the television show, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour".
Jennifer Warnes' 1981 song "One More Hour", composed by Randy Newman and recorded as part of the soundtrack album from the motion picture "Ragtime," was nominated for an Academy Award.
The following year she teamed up with Joe Cocker to sing Buffy Sainte-Marie's song "Up Where We Belong". Written for the motion picture, "An Officer and a Gentleman," the song would be released as a single and hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. In 1983 Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Up Where We Belong", while earning the songwriters (Buffy St. Marie and Jack Nitzsche) the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes "Up Where We Belong" from "An Officer and a Gentleman" original motion picture.