Ann Lee (singer)

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Ann Lee
Birth nameAnnerley Emma Gordon
Born (1967-11-12) 12 November 1967 (age 51)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
GenresEurodance
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, dancer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1990–present
Associated actsCorona

Ann Lee (born Annerley Emma Gordon; 12 November 1967)[1] is a British, Italy-based Eurodance singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s.[2] She is known primarily for her 1999 hit single "2 Times".

Career[edit]

Having moved to live in Italy in the late 1980s, Lee was talent-scouted, and was used as the lead singer on a series of Eurodance singles, issued under various aliases. These have included Anne, one of the singers of Ally & Jo, DJ Space'C, Lolita, A Kay BJ, Alex, Wienna and TH Express.[citation needed] She also released a few Eurobeat solo singles on the Italian label A.Beat-C. under the names Annerley Gordon and Annalise.[3] Gordon is credited with contributing to the composition of "The Rhythm of the Night", released in Italy in December 1993 on the DWA record label, by Eurodance project Corona.

Her first solo single under the name "Ann Lee" was "2 Times", originally released in 1998. It was re-released in early 1999 and became a Top 10 hit in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Norway, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. It also hit number 2 in her native United Kingdom,[4] and reached number one in Flanders and Denmark. In Canada it reached number 14 on the singles chart.[5] "2 Times" was featured in the 2001 film Head Over Heels as the movie's theme song.

Her second single, "Voices", fared considerably less well, although it was a Top 10 hit in the Czech Republic, Denmark and Spain, and Top 30 in the United Kingdom.[4]

2007 saw the return of Lee with a new album, So Alive, with the single "Catches Your Love". In 2009, Lee released a new single, "2 People", on the Off Limits label.[6] In December of that year, Lee provided the vocals for Favretto's single "I Get The Feeling", also released by Off Limits.

Personal life[edit]

Annerley Gordon bought a house in Italy in 2005, and has a son born in the same year.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1999: Dreams
  • 2007: So Alive

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[8]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
BEL
(Fl)

[11]
CAN
[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[14]
NED
[15]
SPA
[16]
SWE
[17]
UK
[18]
"2 Times" 1999 5 4 3 1 14 9 5 4 13 14 2 Dreams
"Voices" 18 13 57 53 55 6 27
"Ring My Bell" 2000 61 17
"So Deep" 2001
"No No No" 2007 So Alive
"2 Times 2007" Singles only
"2 People" 2009
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Kingdom Sheffield, Annerley Gordon - findmypast.co.uk".
  2. ^ "Italy: For Italo Dance Pop Business Isn't Great, It's Huge". Billboard. 24 June 2000. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ Annerley Gordon on Discogs
  4. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 315. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "Ann Lee > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  6. ^ Balls, David (22 June 2009). "Whatever happened to... Ann Lee?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  7. ^ Meran, Tavi (September 2009). Ann Lee Interview. Eurodance Encyclopedia. Accessed from 24 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Hit Parade Italia: Indice per Interprete: L" (in Italiann). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 19 January 2019.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  9. ^ "Austrialiancharts.at: Ann Lee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at: Ann Lee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Ultratop: Ann Lee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Billboard Hot Canadian Digital Song Sales: Ann Lee". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com: Ann Lee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  14. ^ Peak positions for Germany:
  15. ^ "Dutch Charts: Ann Lee". MegaCharts. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  16. ^ "spanishcharts.com: Ann Lee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts,com: Ann Lee". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Official Charts: Ann Lee". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Ann Lee" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 19 January 2019. Enter Ann Lee in the field Interpret. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  21. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 1999". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  22. ^ "French single certifications – Ann Lee" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Ann Lee)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Ann Lee". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 January 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Type Ann Lee in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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