Alice Edun

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Alice Edun is a singer who is of Nigerian-Russian descent but makes her home in Milan, Italy. Her musical fortes are in the area of dance and gospel. She is known professionally as Edun, under which name name she records, and is signed to eurodance label Off-Limits in Italy and licensed to Robbins Entertainment in the United States.

Background[edit]

Edun was born in St. Petersburg to a Nigerian father and Russian mother[1] She studied in Nigeria and graduated from high school in 1993. Edun started singing as a youngster in African gospel choirs. When she moved to Italy, she sang gospel from 1998 onwards and took part in the Milan Gospel Festival in 2003. While all this was happening, Edun was also experimenting with R&B, soul, funk and jazz styles and performed regularly inside and outside Italy. She is a much sought-after backing vocalist and has performed with leading Italian artists on tour and for television.

In 2005, Edun made her first recording debut as the featured vocalist on the track "Who's Knockin?" by FB (also known as Ferry Corsten and Benny Benassi), released by Dance Therapy, Holland. That same year she also made her solo debut with "Put 'Em Up", a track written by Sannie Carlson and produced by Igor Farvetto. "Put 'Em Up" ended up becoming a sleeper Dance anthem globally two years later, especially in the United States, as her biggest breakthrough hit, peaking at number 2 in the Hot Dance Airplay chart of Billboard′s August 25, 2007 issue. "Put 'Em Up" is a featured song on the PlayStation 2 and arcade music game Dance Dance Revolution X.

In August 2010, Edun released a long-awaited follow-up called "My Love Is Here For You." According to Edun, "It's a dance-pop love song, the kind that relates to everyone who is in love with someone but the other is afraid to love you back." The single was released globably through iTunes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edun". Last FM. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 

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