Robbie Nevil first came to prominence in the late '70s and early '80s as a songwriter. He wrote hits songs for such acts as: El DeBarge, Earth Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau, Kool & the Gang, and the Pointer Sisters. In the mid-'80s Capitol was focusing on launching a new pop label, Manhattan, and after an audition, Nevil was the label's first signing. He released two albums for the Manhattan label in 1986 and 1988, then another for EMI in 1991 before abandoning singing and returning to a songwriting and production career. Wot's It to Ya compiles the best songs of Nevil's singing career from his three albums including his three Top 20 hit singles, "C'est la Vie," "Dominoes," and the title track, "Wot's It to Ya." Practically forgotten in the glut of mid-'80s pop music, this is the first and only compilation of Robbie Nevil's musical legacy.
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AllMusic Review by Keith Pettipas