Beverley Knight Biography (Wikipedia)
Beverley Knight, MBE (born Beverley Anne Smith; 22 March 1973) is an English recording artist and musical theatre actress who released her debut album, The B-Funk, in 1995. Heavily influenced by American soul music icons such as Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, Knight has released eight 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 transition into the mainstream by starring in the BBC music TV series 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 Michelle Williams and Shirley Caesar. Knight is an ambassador for many charities such as Christian Aid and has travelled to areas affected by disease and poverty to help raise awareness. She is an active campaigner for anti-Aids organisations such as the Stop AIDS Campaign and The Terrence Higgins Trust and is also a vocal campaigner against homophobic lyrics in urban music. On Saturday, 15 August 2009, she performed live at the fourth annual UK Black Pride event in Regent's Park. On Friday 4 December 2009, at the invitation of Sarah Brown, wife of the Prime Minister, Knight performed the two songs "Shoulda Woulda Coulda" and "Gold" to an invited audience at 10 Downing Street in support of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Million Mums charity.
- The Proms Podcast meets the stars of the Stax Promhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05f4g27.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05f4g27.jpg2017-09-04T14:49:00.000ZVikki Stone meets stars of the Stax Prom, including Sir Tom Jones and Booker T Jones.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05f4fv5
The Proms Podcast meets the stars of the Stax Prom
- The Stax Prom in 3 minutes (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dy5m3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05dy5m3.jpg2017-09-02T00:01:00.000ZHighlights from the Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul Prom.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05dy4s1
The Stax Prom in 3 minutes (2017)
- Eight of the boys perform with Beverley Knighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04rx1q2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04rx1q2.jpg2017-02-04T19:26:06.000ZEight of the boys perform with Beverley Knight. Matt, Clinton, Harry, Dylan, Jordan, Damien, Veeraj and Alexis sing for a place in a band.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04rsdj6
Eight of the boys perform with Beverley Knight
- Backstage festive fun with the cast of Gospel Christmashttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lk854.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lk854.jpg2016-12-22T17:28:00.000ZBeverley Knight and Gregory Porter introduce a feast of uplifting festive music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04m84zj
Backstage festive fun with the cast of Gospel Christmas
- Beverley Knight and Gregory Porter perform the Christmas duet 'Mary, Did You Know' at St. John-at-Hackney Churchhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lk79r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lk79r.jpg2016-12-15T15:28:00.000ZBeverley Knight and Gregory Porter introduce a feast of uplifting festive gospel music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lk7b7
Beverley Knight and Gregory Porter perform the Christmas duet 'Mary, Did You Know' at St. John-at-Hackney Church
- Beverley Knight plays a game of Dream Collaborations!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p043wy26.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p043wy26.jpg2016-08-07T13:54:00.000ZMichael Ball put Beverley on the spot with some tough choices...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p043x3q8
Beverley Knight plays a game of Dream Collaborations!
- Beverley Knight Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p043wy26.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p043wy26.jpg2016-08-07T13:48:00.000ZBeverley performs Private Number and a barnstorming rendition of Hound Doghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p043x3dj
Beverley Knight Live in Session
- Beverley Knight in Session & Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03y1541.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03y1541.jpg2016-06-11T19:25:00.000ZBeverley Knight joins Craig to chat about her new album 'Soulsville' and plays a session which includes covers of 'I Can't Stand The Rain' and 'Hound Dog'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03y1546
Beverley Knight in Session & Conversation
- Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard: "People would chant during the dramatic pauses"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03y15gd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03y15gd.jpg2016-06-11T16:52:00.000ZBeverley Knight on the awkward moment when fans at The Bodyguard musical start shouting at her...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03y15gp
Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard: "People would chant during the dramatic pauses"
- Beverley Knighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v44gb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03v44gb.jpg2016-05-14T13:08:00.000ZThe singer on her new album and her return to the West End in The Bodyguardhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03v44jc
- Funk & Soul Years - 1999https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0348gmq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0348gmq.jpg2015-10-03T17:30:00.000ZCraig Charles takes you back to 1999 in the Funk & Soul Years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0348gn3
Funk & Soul Years - 1999
- The Memphis Cast Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02d4g7f.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02d4g7f.jpg2014-11-30T14:09:00.000ZBeverley Knight and Killian Donnelly of Memphis: The Musical perform two stunners livehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02d4g8x
The Memphis Cast Live in Session
- Beverley Knight Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01rdn1t.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01rdn1t.jpg2014-02-02T15:22:00.000ZBeverley Knight performed I Have Nothing and I Will Always Love You from the hit musical The Bodyguard, in which she stars.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01rdvpd
Beverley Knight Live in Session
- Beverley Knight chats to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014z337.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014z337.jpg2013-02-11T22:55:00.000ZBeverley Knight chats to Jo Whiley ahead of her performance of Twist And Shout at Abbey Road.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p014z33y
Beverley Knight chats to Jo Whiley
Beverley Knight Tracks