Kym Mazelle performing at StreetRave in Glasgow, 2014
August 10, 1960
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
|Residence||London, United Kingdom|
Kym Mazelle (born Kymberly Grigsby; August 10, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and educator. Her music combines R&B, soul, funk, house music, disco, and pop. She is credited as "The First Lady of House Music".
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Mazelle's career started in Chicago as a Student at Columbia College Chicago, studying Arts and Entertainment Media Management. She later worked with record producer Marshall Jefferson on 1987's "Taste My Love" on the Police Records label.
In 1988 she released the single "Useless (I Don't Need You Now)", a hit on the club charts which stalled at #53 on the UK singles chart. Her next release, "Wait," a duet with Robert Howard from The Blow Monkeys in 1989, peaked at #7 in the UK.
Mazelle's debut album Crazy was released in the UK with the single "Love Strain". "Was That All It Was" returned Mazelle to the UK Top 40 and "Useless (I Don't Need You now)" was remixed by Norman Cook.
The single "Missing You" by Soul II Soul achieved major success worldwide. This led to Parlophone repackaging Mazelle's debut album as Brilliant with remixes of her singles, two new tracks and a remix of "No One Can Love You More Than Me".
Mazelle recorded a cover version of the song "Young Hearts Run Free" which appeared in the 1996 Baz Luhrmann film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and also appeared on the director's remix album Something for Everybody.
She Headlined Liverpool Pride on August 6, 2011.
November 3, 2011: She headlined Prince Charles's Prince's Trust Ambassador Ball In Glasgow and helped to raise £93,000.00 for the Charity on the night.
On April 6, 2013, her appearance on The Voice UK was broadcast on the BBC.
- Crazy (1989)
- Brilliant! (1989)
- The Pleasure is All Mine (2005) – with Intrallazzi/Provera
- Destiny (2010)
- Brilliant!! (1991) – European remix compilation, with 3 new tracks
- The Gold Collection (1996)
- "Useless (I Don't Need You Now)" (1988) UK #53, US Hot Dance Club Play: #13
- "Wait" (duet with Dr. Robert of The Blow Monkeys) (1989) UK #7
- "Got to Get You Back" (1989) UK #29
- "Love Strain" (1989) UK #52
- "Was That All It Was" (1990) UK #33
- "Useless (I Don't Need You Now)" (re-mix) (1990) UK #48
- "Missing You" (with Soul II Soul) (1990) UK #22
- "No One Can Love You More Than Me" (1991) UK #62
- "Love Me the Right Way" (with Rapination) (1992) UK #22
- "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (duet with Jocelyn Brown) (1994) UK #13
- "Gimme All Your Lovin'" (duet with Jocelyn Brown) (1994) UK #22
- "Searching For the Golden Eye" (with Motiv-8) (1995) UK #40
- "Love Me the Right Way" (re-mix) (with Rapination) (1996) UK #55
- "Young Hearts Run Free" (1997) UK #20
- "A Place in My Heart" (1999) US Hot Dance Singles Sales: #46
- "Truly" (with Peshay) (2000) UK #55
- "Love Magic" (2005)
- "Here Come's The Light" (2009)
- IMO Records. Kym Mazelle biography, IMO Records. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- "Biography by Ron Wynn". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 357. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Allmusic.com – Charts & Awards
- Kym Mazelle official website
- Kym Mazelle's showreel
- Kym Mazelle on Facebook
- Kym Mazelle discography at Discogs
- Kym Mazelle at AllMusic