Formed in 1977, René and Angela featured: René Moore, b. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. and Angela Winbush, b. 18th January 1955, St. Louis, Missourri, U.S.A. René & Angela were a duo, featuring artist/producers René Moore and Angela Winbush.
Angela met René in 1980 and released a debut album the same year. Angela was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and began singing in church. Initially, she studied architecture at the Howard University, only performing to supplement her income. In 1977, Angela decided to further her musical education, and recorded a demo song.