Diana King

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: reggae rnb female vocalists soul jamaican 90s pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1970, Spanish Town, Jamaica, West Indies. As a child King lived in the Hope Road neighbourhood, Kingston, famous for number 56, the Jamaican home of Bob Marley and his family. She often played with his children Cedella and Sharon, who in the early 80s continued their father’s work as the Melody Makers. King began her singing career performing on the tourism circuit in the north of Jamaica at hotels between Negril and Ocho Rios. She soon found work in the studios; in 1990 she recorded with Junior Tucker, the child prodigy-turned-ragga star, for ‘Stop To Start’, included on his album Don’t Test. The track was featured on two single releases, ‘Sixteen’ and the ‘Junior Tucker EP’. In 1993 an album of Bob Marley cover versions, Stir It Up, by a variety of Jamaican performers included a version of the title track by King which bought her to the attention of major label Sony. Her initial release, ‘Shy Guy’,...

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