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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 fathers 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 Dont 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,...