Beverley Knight

Born 22 March 1973.
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Beverley Knight Live in Session

Beverley Knight came by to perform two songs from the hit musical The Bodyguard.

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Beverley Knight MBE (born Beverley Anne Smith on 22 March 1973) is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, radio presenter and musical theatre actress who released her debut album, The B-Funk in 1995. Heavily influenced by soul greats such as Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, Knight has released seven studio albums to date. Widely labelled as one of Britain's greatest soul singers, Knight is best known for her hit singles "Greatest Day", "Get Up!", "Shoulda Woulda Coulda" and "Come as You Are".

In 2006, Knight solidified her transmission into the mainstream by starring in BBC One music TV show, Just the Two of Us, a role she reprised in 2007. After releasing a platinum-selling compilation album in 2006, Knight went on to tour the UK with a reformed Take That. She has also hosted four series of the BBC Radio 2 show Beverley's Gospel Nights, which explores the origins and impact of gospel music. To date the show has run for four seasons and has featured interviews with stars such as Destiny's Child and Shirley Caesar.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Soul UK

    Soul UK 2011

    Reviewed by David Quantick
    Knight’s taste for a cover version is impeccable.
  2. Review of 100%

    100% 2009

    Reviewed by David Quantick
    The soulful singer is not only back, but also on brilliant form.
  3. Review of Music City Soul

    Music City Soul 2007

    Reviewed by Teddy McDonald
    ...Her amazingly powerful and soulful voice has finally been allowed to run wild and...
  4. Review of Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight

    Voice: The Best of Beverley Knight 2006

    Reviewed by Lisa Haines
    A worthwhile and deeply impressive retrospective.
  5. Review of Affirmation

    Affirmation 2004

    Reviewed by Hans Biørn Lian're unlikely to hear more convincing and soulful pop today from either side of...
  6. Review of Who I Am

    Who I Am 2003

    Reviewed by Buki Bakare
    Who I Am marks a significant change in direction for this tenacious 28-year-old...
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