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Beverley Knight - 70% match to M People

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Beverley Ann Smith, 22 March 1972, Wolverhampton, England. Knight grew up singing in church, but by the time she was in her late teens had progressed to performing in clubs in and around her home town. Aided by her producer cousin Don E she signed to the independent Dome Records in 1994. The following year’s debut single, ‘Flavour Of The Old School’, was a hot Read more

Black Box - 60% match to M People

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the leading exponents of a wave of Italian house music that flourished on the dancefloors of the late 80s and early 90s, Black Box comprised three Italian studio musicians (Daniele Davoli, Mirko Limoni and Valerio Semplici), collectively known as Groove Groove Melody. Based in the Regio D’Emillia area of northern Italy, and made frequent use of ‘singer’ Ka Read more

Lisa Stansfield - 57% match to M People

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 April 1966, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. Stansfield started her musical career singing in her early teens, entering and winning several talent contests. She gained valuable experience presenting the Granada television children’s programme, Razzamatazz in the early 80s. After quitting the programme Stansfield teamed up with former school friends and budding Read more

East 17 - 54% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tony Mortimer (Anthony Michael Mortimer, 21 October 1970, Stepney, London, England), Brian Harvey (b. 8 August 1974, Edmonton, London, England), John Hendy (b. Jonathan Darren Hendy, 26 March 1971, Barking, Essex, England) and Terry Coldwell (b. Terence Mark Coldwell, 21 July 1974, Islington, London, England), the founding members of East 17, met while attending school in Wa Read more

Cathy Dennis - 46% match to M People

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1969, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Dennis displayed early vocal poise and by the age of 13 she was singing in her father’s Alan Dennis Band at Butlin’s holiday resorts. Cathy started her career proper in the mid-80s singing in a covers band where she was spotted by Dancin’ Danny D’s manager, Simon Fuller, at the time looking for a female singer to Read more

CeCe Peniston - 45% match to M People

Genres: Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cecelia Peniston, 6 September 1969, Dayton, Ohio, USA. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona, Peniston started acting at school. She went on to appear in numerous talent contests and also won the beauty pageants Miss Black Arizona and Miss Galaxy. She worked as a backing singer for the Overweight Pooch, and while still at college wrote ‘Finally’, which would become her Read more

Texas - 43% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Scottish pop band with the American name originally comprised art student and part-time hairdresser Sharleen Spiteri (7 November 1967, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Ally McErlaine (b. Alistair Manson McErlaine, 31 October 1968, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Johnny McElhone (b. 21 April 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; bass) and Stuart Kerr (b. 16 June 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; Read more

Will Young - 43% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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William Robert Young, 20 January 1979, Hungerford, Berkshire, England. This politics graduate shot to fame in 2002 as the winner of the UK entertainment programme, Pop Idol. Devised by pop mogul Simon Fuller, the man behind the Spice Girls, the series expanded on the highly successful Popstars format by offering a record contract to the winner of the televised talent contest Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 42% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish pop band was formed in 1982 by Marti Pellow (Mark McLachlan, 23 March 1965, Clydebank, Scotland; vocals), Graeme Clark (b. 15 April 1966, Glasgow, Scotland; bass/vocals), Neil Mitchell (b. 8 June 1965, Helensburgh, Scotland; keyboards), and Tommy Cunningham (b. 22 June 1964, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland; drums). The quartet took their name from a line in the S Read more

Tina Turner - 40% match to M People

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anna Mae Bullock, 26 November 1939, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. A singer while in her early teens, this enduring artist was a regular performer in St. Louis’ nightclubs when she was discovered in 1956 by guitarist Ike Turner. She joined his group as a backing singer, but quickly became the co-star and featured vocalist, a relationship sealed two years later with their Read more

Des'ree - 39% match to M People

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 November 1970, London, England. Des’ree had a convent school upbringing in Norwood, London. She signed to Sony subsidiary Dusted Records in 1991 after being spotted by A&R scout Lincoln Elias, and her first two singles, ‘Feel So High’ and ‘Mind Adventures’, both charted. ‘Mind Adventures’ was helped enormously by her appearance on th Read more

Alison Moyet - 37% match to M People

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Genevieve Alison-Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England. The former singer of the synthesizer duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in the USA), Moyet embarked on a solo career in 1983, after critics had consistently praised her outstanding natural blues voice. Her debut Alf was a superb recording produced and co-written by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley. ‘Love Resurrectio Read more

Gina G. - 37% match to M People

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Paul Young - 37% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Mel & Kim - 36% match to M People

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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One of Stock, Aitken And Waterman’s acts, Mel (Melanie Susan Appleby, 11 July 1966, London, England, d. 19 January 1990) and sister Kim (b. Kim Appleby, 28 August 1961, London, England) were two East End, London girls with a neat line in pop dance routines. They both started their careers as models - a fact which would come back to haunt them when topless pictures of Me Read more


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