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Erik is the stage name of singer Erica Maggs. She began her career as a session singer for artists such as M People, Tom Jones, Swing Out Sister, Jason Donovan, Vic Reeves, and Errol Brown. She was the featured vocalist in the 1991 dance single "Unity", by the group of the same name. It was a club hit and peaked at #64 in the UK charts.
In 1993 she started her solo career. She signed to PWL Records and released the Mike Stock & Pete Waterman-produced single "Looks Like I'm In Love Again", which peaked at #46 in the UK charts. Her next single, "The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea", was never officially released. In 1994, she released a cover of the Cheryl Lynn classic "Got To Be Real", which became her biggest hit. Later that year she released her last single, "We Got The Love", which peaked at #55, originally recorded by Lindy Layton.
Nowadays, she works as a vocal coach, as well as singing in local and national UK radio stations.
In January 2010, an album titled Real, including her work recorded at PWL Studios during 1993-1994 was released through iTunes. It includes 8 previously unreleased songs.
- Unity (as part of the group Unity) (1991) UK #64
- Looks Like I'm In Love Again (as Key West featuring Erik) (1993) UK #46, UK # 1 Club chart
- The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (1993) (withdrawn)
- Got To Be Real (1994) UK #42
- We Got The Love (1994) UK #55
- Real (2010)
- The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
- Got To Be Real
- Looks Like I'm In Love Again
- Forever Now
- Fooled By Love
- Take Me Away
- Stop Your Lying
- I Told You So
- Learning To Love Again
- As Good As It Gets
- We Got The Love
- Right There
- Davies, Chris (September 1998). British and American hit singles: 51 years of transatlantic hits, 1946-1997. BT Batsford. p. 1374. Retrieved 8 August 2011.