Princess (singer)

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Princess
Birth name Desiree Heslop
Also known as Princess
Born (1961-11-27) 27 November 1961 (age 53)
Genres Pop, dance, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983–present
Labels Supreme Records

Desiree Heslop (born 27 November 1961), best known as Princess, is a British singer who found chart success in the mid-1980s. In the late-1970s she worked with the group Osibisa. Her first solo album Princess (1986) was composed and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman which contained the hit single, "Say I'm Your Number One". The album spawned 5 charting singles, and was certified silver in the UK.

Heslop signed with Polydor and recorded her second album, All for Love (1987) in the United States, but neither the album nor its 3 singles had much success. In 1989, she released the stand-alone single "Lover Don't Go", which failed to chart. Her third album, "Say It", which was slated for release in 1990, eventually was never issued as Princess retired from the music scene and moved to the USA after the death of her mother and the assassination of her brother.

From 1991 to 2003 she lived in the U.S., before returning to England in 2003. That same year she formed her own music label with her brother Donovan, OnDa Ground Music Label, which has released all her music since, and released her first single in 14 years, "Ride", with rap ensemble EEDB. A music video was also filmed which referenced her retirement.

She appeared in ITV's 2005 production Hit Me, Baby, One More Time, singing Kylie Minogue's "Slow".

In April 2014, she released her third album, The Emergence, the first in 27 years. It is the first in a trilogy of albums, the other ones titled The Passion and The One.


Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1986: Princess (#15 UK, #81 AUS) (Supreme)
  • 1987: All for Love (Polydor)
  • 2014: The Emergence

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Singles[edit]

  • 1985: "Let the Night Take the Blame" (with 501's, as Desiree)
  • 1985: "Say I'm Your Number One" (#7 UK, #8 AUS, #2 New Zealand, #4 Switzerland, #6 The Netherlands, #2 Germany, #11 Ireland, #29 Austria, #22 US Dance, #19 US R&B)
  • 1985: "After the Love Has Gone" (#28 UK, #57 AUS, #5 Norway, #6 New Zealand, #8 Sweden, #15 Switzerland, #27 Ireland, #25 The Netherlands, #27 Germany, #28 US Dance, #41 US R&B)
  • 1986: "I'll Keep On Loving You" (#16 UK, #19 Switzerland, #27 Ireland, #11 New Zealand, #41 The Netherlands, #25 Germany)
  • 1986: "Tell Me Tomorrow" (#34 UK, #65 Germany)
  • 1986: "In the Heat of a Passionate Moment" (#74 UK, #30 US Dance)
  • 1987: "Red Hot" (#58 UK, #30 US Dance, #78 US R&B)
  • 1987: "I Cannot Carry On" (#92 UK)
  • 1988: "Jammin' With Your Love"
  • 1989: "Lover Don't Go"
  • 2004: "Ride" (With EEDB)
  • 2008: "Sweet Money" (as HRS Princess)
  • 2010: "One Away"
  • 2013: "I'm Gonna Love Ya"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 439/440. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, NSW, Australia: Australian Chart Book. p. 241. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 

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