Cilla Black OBE (born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, 27 May 1943) is an English singer, actress, entertainer and media personality. She began her career as a singer in 1963, and is most famous in the UK for her singles "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (1964) and "You're My World" (1964), both of which reached number one. Black had eleven Top Ten hits on the British charts between 1964 and 1971. In May 2010, new research published by BBC Radio 2 claimed that her version of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" was the UK's biggest selling single by a female artist in the 1960s. "You're My World" was also a modest hit in the United States, peaking at No.26 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After a successful recording career in the 1960s and early 1970s, and a brief time as a comedy actress in the 1970s, Black became a prominent television presenter in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 2013, Black will celebrate 50 years in show business. In April 2012, as a prelude to this anniversary, EMI (the record label which launched her career in 1963) released Completely Cilla: 1963-1973 - a 5-CD set containing 139 recordings (all produced by George Martin) and a bonus DVD of rare BBC TV music performances.