Kele Le Roc

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Kele Le Roc
Kele Le Roc, May 2015.jpg
Biggs in 2015
Background information
Birth nameKelly Biggs
Born (1975-10-05) 5 October 1975 (age 44)
OriginLondon, England
GenresR&B, UK garage
Years active1995–present
Websitekeleleroc.com

Kelly Biggs (born 5 October 1975,[1] East Ham, London),[2] better known by her stage name Kele Le Roc, is a British R&B and UK garage singer.

Career[edit]

Biggs began singing at the age of three, and she attended Langdon Comprehensive School in East Ham. She first found widespread acclaim in 1995 with the underground hit "Let Me Know".[3] She scored two Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart, with "Little Bit of Lovin'" in 1998 and "My Love" in 1999; both peaked at #8.[4] In March 1999, she released her only album, Everybody's Somebody on Polydor Records.[5]

In 1999, she won two MOBO Awards, for Best Newcomer and for Best Single ("My Love").[3] Among those she collaborated with are Basement Jaxx (with whom she reached #6 in the UK chart with "Romeo"), 10° Below, Coolio, Courtney Pine, Shy FX, T Power, Omar Lye-Fook, Damage and Lee Henry.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • Everybody's Somebody (1999, Wild Card) – UK #44[6]

Singles[edit]

  • "Let Me Know" (1995, Orchestrated Noize)[7]
  • "Little Bit of Lovin'" (1998, 1st Avenue/Wild Card/Polydor) - UK #8
  • "My Love" (1999, 1st Avenue/Wild Card/Polydor) – UK #8
  • "Thinking of You" (2000, Telstar) – UK #70 †
  • "Feelin' U" (2003, London) – UK #34 ‡
  • "Retro" (2009, Freelance Diva/OceanFall)[8]

† Credited to Curtis Lynch Jr. featuring Kele Le Roc and Red Rat
‡ Credited to Shy FX and T Power featuring Kele Le Roc [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bittersuiteband.com".
  2. ^ "Xlr8r.com". Archived from the original on 2008-03-09. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  3. ^ a b Interview, BBC, June 2004
  4. ^ Search for "Kele Le Roc" performed at Everyhit.com Archived 2008-10-12 at the Wayback Machine database on 22 July 2008
  5. ^ Allmusic.com discography – accessed August 2008
  6. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 315. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  7. ^ "Kele Le Roc - Let Me Know". Discogs.
  8. ^ "NME.com".