Melissa Bell (singer)

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Melissa Bell
Birth name Melissa Cecelia Ewen Bell
Born (1964-03-05) 5 March 1964 (age 52)
Origin London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Dance, club, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1993–1995
(with Soul II Soul)
Associated acts Soul II Soul

Melissa Cecelia Ewen Bell (born 5 March 1964) is an English singer. The former lead singer of Grammy winning R&B act Soul II Soul, and currently fronts the group Soul Explosion, which started in 1999. She has also worked with Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder.[1]

A native of London, Bell is of African, and East Indian descent through her Jamaican-born parents. She is the mother of singer Alexandra Burke.[2]

Bell suffers from kidney failure, and struggled to attend her daughter's live performances during her time on The X Factor.[3]


Year Title Label
1997 "Rumbled Sex" Elements of Sound
"Surrender" The Fear of the Pokerface in Broken Heels Soul Innovations Project


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