|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||female vocalists pop singer-songwriter chill|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Official Homepage Wikipedia|
10 August 1962, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Formerly one of Mari Wilsons backing vocalists, the Wilsations, Fordham embarked on a solo career in 1986 as the archetypal angst-woman of the 80s. She achieved an initial UK chart hit with the Top 30 Happy Ever After (which also reached number 1 in Japan) in 1988, and a self-titled debut album and the follow-up both reached the UK Top 20. However, her biggest success came with the non-original (Love Moves In) Mysterious Ways, which reached number 19 in February 1992. These releases, and the subsequent Swept, all on the Circa label, established the singer with a thirtysomething audience, enabling her to perform headlining dates at venues such as Londons Royal Albert Hall. Her fifth album, 1997s East West, saw Fordham teaming up with producer Michael Brook. Following a label change to Atlantic Records, 2002s Concrete Love teamed her with producer Larry Klein...