"Turn the Beat Around" would chart internationally, reaching #14 in Canada, #11 in the Netherlands and #12 in South Africa.
The track would earn Robinson a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
"Turn the Beat Around" broke on Top 40 radio in Boston in May, almost immediately topping the charts there.
He said, ‘You’re going to marry a woman whose last name is spelled with the letters C-A-R.’ I quickly thought that it might be Irene Cara from ‘Fame,’ though I’d never met her before. “At the end of 1984, I was living in my studio and sleeping in a back room.
One night I was sitting there by myself on the bed watching the TV.
In 2011, Gold digitally remastered and reissued Robinson's four albums for RCA Records on CD along with bonus tracks and liner notes.
In 1975, Robinson was providing vocals at a New York recording session for the album Many Sunny Places by Scott Fagan, a singer with whom she had performed in Greenwich Village clubs.
I felt it meant something, but at the time I didn’t know what.
“Over the years, I’ve had a lot of adventures and met a lot of women. “I was married once in the 1960s and again in the 1980s, and after that I was dating a lot. I thought about getting married again and settling down. “In 1984, a psychic visited my studio in Manhattan.
Warren Schatz, a producer/engineer with RCA Records, was struck by Robinson's voice and saw her potential as a disco-oriented artist.
Schatz invited Robinson to cut some demos including a remake of the Foundations' "Baby Now That I've Found You" which became Robinson's first solo release.
After the show's short run, Robinson appeared in the Off-Broadway play Long Time Coming, Long Time Gone, in which she and Richard Gere played Mimi and Richard Fariña.