|Birth name||Rozalla Miller|
|Born||18 March 1964|
|Genres||Electronica, Eurodance, house, breakbeat|
|Labels||Epic, Pulse 8|
Rozalla Miller (born 18 March 1964), better known as simply Rozalla, is a Zambian dance music performer. She is best known for her 1991 hit "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)", which was remixed and re-issued several times.
Rozalla began performing at a young age in her native Zambia singing in clubs and at events; then at age 13, she was singing on a children's TV show. While still in her teens, she relocated to Zimbabwe where she fronted various R&B cover bands before beginning her own recording career with a resultant five number-one hits on that nation's chart. In 1988, Rozalla relocated to London with her manager Chris Sergeant and worked with the Band of Gypsies, a production duo consisting of Nigel Swanston and Tim Cox.
Rozalla's first UK single "Born to Luv Ya" became a club hit in 1990. The singer's career really took off when the dance anthem "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart in 1991. It became a Top 10 hit in many European countries soon afterwards and reached the Billboard Top 40 the following year. It remains her biggest hit to date. It was later included on her dance-heavy debut album Everybody's Free, which peaked at number 20 in the UK Albums Chart and went silver. The album spawned two more sizeable hits in "Faith (In the Power of Love)" and "Are You Ready to Fly", reaching number 11 and 14 respectively in the UK Singles Chart, plus a lesser charting single in the ballad "Love Breakdown".
In 1992 Rozalla toured with Michael Jackson, opening all of his performances on the European leg of his Dangerous tour. She enjoyed four UK Top 40 hits in 1994/95, including her cover of "I Love Music", the theme song to the film Carlito's Way. The attendant album Look No Further featured more R&B and soul elements than her previous album.
A 1996 remix of "Everybody's Free" reached number 30 in the UK Singles Chart. Her 1998 album Coming Home saw her reunite with the Band of Gypsies and spawned a stateside club hit with its lead single "Don't Go Lose It Baby".
In 2003, Rozalla entered the lower regions of the UK Singles Chart alongside Plastic Boy on the vocal trance single "Live Another Life". She issued the jazz/soul album Brand New Version in 2009, adding her surname Miller to her recording guise. She promoted the album by performing as Billy Ocean's support act on his UK tour of 2009. A Global Deejays remix of "Everybody's Free" reached number 7 in Australia in 2009 after it had been used as the theme song to So You Think You Can Dance.
In 2015, Rozalla returned to the Top 10 of the Billboard Club Dance Charts for the first time since 1994 with her track "If You Say It Again". This was quickly followed by another club hit 'Shadows of the Moon'.
- 1992: Everybody's Free (UK #20, AUS #75, GER #53, NED #62, SUI #31, SWE #36)
- 1995: Look No Further (UK #138)
- 1998: Coming Home
- 2009: Brand New Version
- 1993: Everybody's Free-Style 1993 Remixed To Perfection
- 1998: Feelin' Good'
- 2003: Best Of
- 2004: Everybody's Free (Special Edition with DVD)
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|1990||"Born to Luv Ya"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Everybody's Free|
|1991||"Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)"||11||10||8||6||8||2||9||4||2||6||1|
|"Faith (In the Power of Love)"||62||—||—||—||14||14||—||—||—||11||4|
|1992||"Are You Ready to Fly"||88||21||11||25||16||32||—||15||6||14||1|
|"In 4 Choons Later"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||50||—||Single only|
|1993||"Don't Play With Me"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||50||—||Everybody's Free-Style 1993|
|1994||"I Love Music"||90||—||—||69||—||—||39||—||—||18||1||Look No Further|
|"This Time I Found Love"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||33||—|
|"You Never Love the Same Way Twice"||—||—||—||54||—||—||—||—||—||16||11|
|"Losing My Religion"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997||"Coming Home"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||137||—||Coming Home|
|1998||"Don't Go Lose It Baby"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||134||23|
|"Friday Night" (with Phat 'N' Phunky)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||76||—||Singles only|
|2003||"Live Another Life" (with Plastic Boy)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||55||—|
|2014||"Can You Feel The Love" (with David Anthony)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015||"If You Say It Again"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||5|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
- Vibe Vol 2 No. 2 (March 1994) p.37
- Billboard 30 September 1995, p.28
- Billboard 17 January 1998, p.31
- "Official Charts > Rozalla". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
- Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
- Top 50 peaks: "australian-charts.com > Rozalla". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
- Top 100 peaks: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
- "I Love Music": "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 13 Mar 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
- "australian-charts.com > Rozalla 'Everybody's Free' (album) worldwide peaks". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
- UK singles and albums chart peaks outside the top 100: "Chart Log UK 1994-2010 > The Rabble Army – RZA". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 2015-09-18.
- International peaks
- German peaks
- Search for Irish peaks Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
- Dutch peaks
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 473. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Club Chart Billboard peaks
- Search for UK certification Archived 24 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.