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Beverley knight is 'Moving on Up'
Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight
Three-times Mobo Award winner, performer to the stars and international success are just a taster on how far the girl from Wolverhampton has come.
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- Beverley Knight was born in Wolverhampton 1972.

- In 1992 Beverley went to college in Cheltenham to study Religious Theology and Philosophy.

- By the age of 21 Beverley was meeting music industry people and landed a deal with Dome Records.

- Beverley's first single was entitled 'Flavour Of The Old School'.

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Soul Diva Beverley Knight was born in 1972 and grew up in Wolverhampton. Like many other famous soul queens, she began singing in school and church choirs. Now she is a successful UK R&B singer/songwriter.

International success...

Beverley took the UK soul scene by storm in 1995 with her debut album B-Funk, which included hits such as 'Moving on Up' and the classic hit single ‘Flavour of the old school’. Beverley gained an international fanbase in more than 20 countries with fans as far afield as Australia and Brazil.

1998 saw the release of the hugely successful second album Prodigal Sista which broke her out the UK soul diva stereo type and put Beverley in a class of her own. Featured tracks included 'Sista Sista' and ‘Made it Back’ which became a massive club hit.

MOBO award winner...

In 1999 Beverley Knight triumphed at the MOBO Awards winning Best R&B artist and Best Album for ‘Prodigal Sista’ .

Beverley, who has been inspired by soul sensations such as Aretha Franklin and Chaka khan, enjoys singing live in front of a captive audience.

Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight

Her celebrity following includes David Bowie, and Jamiroquai. Jay Kay even asked Beverley to guest on two of the tracks from his album ‘A funk Odyssey’ and to support him on his UK tour.

Beverley describes singing her track 'Greatest Day' in front of Nelson Mandela, at the South African freedom day in London, as one of her most memorable moments. Another includes singing Happy Birthday for legendary Mohammed Ali.

She's back...

After taking a break from the music business Beverley Knight is back. With the long awaited album 'Who I Am', british soul and R 'n' B fans will agree the soul sista is sounding even better than ever.

Beverley has come a long way from a woman in Wolverhampton who dared to have a dream.

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