Kele Le Roc

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Kele Le Roc
Birth name Kelly Biggs
Born (1977-10-05) 5 October 1977 (age 37)
Origin London, England
Genres Urban, UK garage, R&B
Years active 1995–present
Website keleleroc.com

Kelly Biggs (born 5 October 1977,[1] East Ham, London),[2] better known by her stage name Kele Le Roc, is a British urban, UK garage and R&B singer.

Career[edit]

Biggs began singing at the age of three, and she attended Langdon Comprehensive School in East Ham. She first found widespread acclaim in 1995 with the underground hit "Let Me Know".[3] She scored two Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart, with "Little Bit of Lovin'" in 1998 and "My Love" in 1999; both peaked at #8.[4] In March 1999, she released her only album, Everybody's Somebody on Polydor Records.[5]

Biggs won two MOBO Awards in 1999, for Best Newcomer and Best Single ("My Love").[3] Among those she collaborated with are Basement Jaxx (with whom she reached #6 in the UK chart with "Romeo"), Coolio, Courtney Pine, T Power, Omar Lye-Fook, Damage, Lee Henry and Shy FX.

In 2009, she teamed up with OceanFall's Leon Mitchell, to release her new promo and video for "Retro".

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • Everybody's Somebody (1999, Wild Card) - UK #44[6]

Singles[edit]

  • "Let Me Know" (1995, Orchestrated Noize)[7]
  • "Little Bit of Lovin'" (1998, 1st Avenue/Wild Card/Polydor) - UK #8
  • "My Love" (1999, 1st Avenue/Wild Card/Polydor) - UK #8
  • "Thinking of You" (2000, Telstar) - UK #70 †
  • "Feelin' U" (2003, London) - UK #34 ‡
  • "Retro" (2009, Freelance Diva/OceanFall)[8]

† Credited to Curtis Lynch Jr. featuring Kele Le Roc and Red Rat
‡ Credited to Shy FX and T Power featuring Kele Le Roc [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bittersuiteband.com
  2. ^ Xlr8r.com
  3. ^ a b Interview, BBC, June 2004
  4. ^ Search for "Kele Le Roc" performed at Everyhit.com database on 22 July 2008
  5. ^ Allmusic.com discography - accessed August 2008
  6. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 315. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ Discogs
  8. ^ NME.com