Jaki Graham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jaki Graham
Graham performing live in 2014
Graham performing live in 2014
Background information
Birth nameJacqueline Maureen Graham
Born (1956-09-15) 15 September 1956 (age 64)
Birmingham, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1977–present
LabelsEMI / Avex International / JNT Music Ltd
Associated actsDavid Grant

Jacqueline Maureen Graham (born 15 September 1956) is a British singer-songwriter. Following her hit version of "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" with David Grant in 1985, Graham scored a further five UK Top 20 hits over a two-year period. In 1994, her cover version of Chaka Khan's hit "Ain't Nobody" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart.

Career[edit]

EMI Years[edit]

Graham was born in Birmingham to Jamaican immigrants.[1]

Awards[edit]

In early October 2012, Graham was honoured with a ‘Birmingham’s ‘Walk of Star’ on Broad Street. A show took place in the evening that month where she performed some of her hits, as well as a selection of songs from ‘For Sentimental Reasons’.

In 2015, Graham was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton in recognition of her services to the music industry.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

[3]

Singles[edit]

[4]

Title Year Peak Album
UK
[5]
AUS
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NL
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
U.S.
Dance

[13]
U.S.
R&B

[14]
"What's the Name of Your Game" 1984 Heaven Knows
"Heaven Knows (Feels So Good)" 59
"Once More with the Feeling"
"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love"
(duet with David Grant)
1985 5 8 17 48 60
"Round and Around" 9 23 14 85
"Mated"
(duet with David Grant)
20 23 17 Breaking Away
"Set Me Free" 1986 7 47 21 18 16 11 15
"Breaking Away" 16 14 22
"Step Right Up" 15 13 42 20
"Still in Love" 1987 83
"No More Tears" 1988 60
"From Now On" 1989 73 88 From Now On
"The Better Part of Me" 79
"Every Little Bit Hurts" 79
"Touch Me (When We're Dancing)" 1991 non-album singles
"Band of Gold" 1992
"Ain't Nobody" 1994 44 17 1 Real Life
"You Can Count on Me" 1995 62 129
"Absolute E-Sensual" 69 54 3
"When a Woman Loves" 2018 When A Woman Loves
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soul singer's star treatment". Voice-online.co.uk.
  2. ^ "University of Woverhampton / About Us / Governance / Pro-Chancellors / Ms Jaki Graham". University of Woverhampton. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 233. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "Jaki Graham > Singles & EPs". Discogs.
  5. ^ "Official Charts > Jaki Graham". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  6. ^ Australian (ARIA) peaks:
  7. ^ German chart peaks:
  8. ^ "Screen-shot of search results for 'Jaki Graham' (from irishcharts.ie)". Fireball Media. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  9. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Jaki Graham in Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  10. ^ "charts.nz > Jaki Graham in New Zealand Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  11. ^ "swedishcharts.com > Jaki Graham in Swedish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  12. ^ "hitparade.ch > Suchen nach: Jaki Graham (songs)" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Jaki Graham Chart History > Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Jaki Graham Chart History > Hit R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2019.

External links[edit]