Sheila Hylton

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Sheila Hylton
Born c. 1956
London, England
Origin Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Instruments Vocalist
Labels Island Records

Sheila Hylton (born c. 1956,[1] London, England)[2] is a reggae singer who grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. She is best known for the songs, "Breakfast in Bed" (#57 UK,[3] 1979), "The Bed's Too Big Without You" (#35 UK,[3] 1981) and "Mellow Mood".

Her latest album, Steppin' was released in 2006.[2]

Career[edit]

Hylton's earliest exposure to music was through the record collection of her grandfather who was a jazz fan. As a young woman she listened to and absorbed the works of the greatest female jazz singers. She also listened to the post-independence Jamaican music. Hylton's earliest successful recording was a cover of Ebony's "Life In The Country". Excellent reviews led to Island Records signing her to their Mango label. Hylton then recorded a version of The Police's "The Bed's Too Big Without You" which charted in the UK. She has also worked as a model and actress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cap.jamrid.com
  2. ^ a b Sheilahylton.com - accessed March 2009
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 264. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.