Sam Salter (born February 16, 1978) is an African-American R&B artist. He grew up singing gospel music at Faithful Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. Growing up, Salter won several local talent shows, with a vocal style that was influenced by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.LaFace RecordsIn 1997, Salter had his chance in music when his demo tape found its way into the hands of L.A. Reid of LaFace Records. He quickly signed Salter, and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds began to work on his debut album, It's On Tonight. The album didn't become a huge hit, yet it yielded two hit R&B singles, the Top 20 single "After 12, Before 6" and the Top 40 ballad "There You Are."In 2000, Little Black Book, Salter's second album for LaFace Records was expected to be released, yet label shuffling and problems led to the album's shelving. It yielded one single, "Once My Shit (Always My Shit)." An album track from the LP, "Color Of Love," was later given to Boyz II Men for their first Arista release, Full Circle and it became the lead single. Additionally, a track originally recorded for the album titled "Homewrecker" was later given to Sisqó, and included his Return of Dragon album .IndependentlyIn 2005, Salter appeared on a CD single called "On A September Morn" as a part of a group called Talking Book. Later that year, he began work on his third album titled Strictly For Da Bedroom which was set for a 2008 release. Additionally, he worked with Frankie J on a couple of songs for the album Time (which later became Courage.In 2010, he released the singles "Straight 2 Heaven" independently. He later signed with Elemental Entertainment INC, and released two digital singles (10's "Got Me" and 11's "To Be Loved")In 2013, he collaborated with Rayviss on a single titled "Mayday."