Kim English

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This article is about the singer. For the basketball player, see Kim English (basketball).
Kim English
Birth name Kim English
Born Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Electronica, soul, gospel, house
Occupations Singer
Years active 1994–present
Labels Nervous
Website Kim English on Myspace

Kim English is an American electronica, soul, gospel, and house music singer, born in Chicago, Illinois, United States.[1]

Music career[edit]

Throughout her career, English has experienced success on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play, Hot Dance Singles Sales, Hot Dance Airplay charts and the UK Singles Chart, beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing into the 21st century. Though her first chart entry on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play came in 1995 and was only a moderate hit ("I Know a Place", No. 32), her debut single was actually "Nitelife" in 1994, produced and written by Ten City. Between 1999 and 2002 she scored six hits in a row that hit the top two, five of those went to number one: "Unspeakable Joy", "Missing You", "Bumpin' and Jumpin'", "Everyday" and "Treat Me Right". All of these hit singles (excluding "I Know a Place") are featured on her debut album Higher Things, released in late 1998 on the New York City based record label, Nervous Records NYC. Both "Unspeakable Joy" and "Everyday" became her most successful radio hits to date. The album also featured a cover version of Anita Baker's song "Been So Long".

English began as a gospel singer and many of her most popular songs contain references to God, faith and belief in oneself.[citation needed]

By 2007, English had earned her sixth, seventh and eighth US dance number-ones with "It Makes a Difference", "C'est La Vie" and "My Destiny". All three hits are from her second album, titled My Destiny, which was released in late September 2006. So far, all of her hits have been released on Nervous Records. September 2009 saw the release of the single "Nothing's Impossible".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song US Pop US Club/Dance US Dance Airplay US Dance Singles Sales UK Singles Chart[2]
1994 "Nitelife" - - - - 35
1995 "I Know a Place" - 32 - - 52
1995 "Time for Love" - - - - 48
1996 "Supernatural" - 5 - - 50
1997 "Learn 2 Luv" - 4 - - -
1998 "Tomorrow" - 35 - - -
1999 "Unspeakable Joy" - 1 - 19 -
2000 "Higher Things" - 2 - 18 -
2000 "Missing You" - 1 - 16 -
2001 "Bumpin' & Jumpin'" - 1 - 32 -
2002 "Everyday" - 1 - 10 -
2002 "Treat Me Right" - 1 - 12 -
2006 "It Makes A Difference" - 1 10 12 -
2006 "C'est La Vie" - 1 10 - -
2007 "My Destiny" - 1 20 - -
2009 "Nothing's Impossible" - - - - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Kim English". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 184. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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