Harriet (singer)

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Harriet
Birth name Harriet Roberts
Born 1966
Sheffield, England
Genres Dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 1990–present
Labels East West Records

Harriet (born Harriet Roberts, 1966, Sheffield, England)[1] is a dance-pop singer. She released two singles, "Woman to Man" and "Temple of Love", in 1990, on EastWest/Atlantic Records. "Temple of Love" cracked the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1991, peaking at #39.[1] Her single also reached #14 on the US Billboard R&B chart. Harriet released an album, Woman To Man on East West Records, but is remembered only as a one-hit wonder in the US.

In 1991, Harriet took part in the Italian Song Festival in San Remo with the English version of the song "In questa città" (written by Pino Daniele and performed in Italian by Loredana Berté). The English version was titled, "All That We Are".

She co-wrote the song "Whatever You Need" with Russ Courtenay for Tina Turner's 1999 album, Twenty Four Seven.

In 2014, she released the digital album Reality containing ten tracks, under the name Harriet Roberts.[2]

Since she emerged onto the music scene, Harriet has attracted many comparisons to Karen Carpenter, but her sound has also been influenced "by Hal David, Burt Bacharach and Carole King, as much as it has been by Sam Smith, Adele, Ariana Grande, Michael Bublé and George Michael."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ Roberts, Harriet. "Reality". 7digital. Harriet Roberts. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
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