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- Chris Rea enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02fpxw2.jpg2014-12-21T20:55:00ZHelen Frost in Bolton nominates Chris Rea for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/c707b37e-cb5c-4694-be4d-46beefcb2475?clipfocus=p02fpxw6Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Chris Rea enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
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Christopher Anton "Chris" Rea ( REE-ə; born 4 March 1951) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was "one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s. He was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry; The Road to Hell (Part 2)". From 2009 are reported sales of more than 30 million albums worldwide.
In the United States he is best known for the 1978 hit song "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" that charted No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent three weeks at No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The single success earned him the Grammy Award nomination for the Best New Artist in 1979. His other well known songs include among others, "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat", "Stainsby Girls", "On the Beach" (U.S. Adult Contemporary No.9), "Let's Dance", "Josephine", "Driving Home for Christmas", "Tell Me There's a Heaven", "Auberge", "Looking for the Summer", "Winter Song", "Nothing To Fear", "Julia", "Working On It" (Mainstream Rock No. 1), and the song "If You Were Me" which was sung with Elton John.