Kim Wilde

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 80s pop new wave female vocalists british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-produced by Marty, climbed to number 2 in the UK charts. A further Top 10 hit followed with ‘Chequered Love’, while her debut Kim Wilde fared extremely well in the album charts. A more adventurous sound with ‘Cambodia’ indicated an exciting talent. By 1982, she had already sold more records than her father had done in his entire career. While ‘View From A Bridge’ maintained her standing at home, ‘Kids In America’ became a Top 30 hit in the USA. A relatively quiet period followed, although she continued to enjoy minor hits with ‘Love Blonde’,...

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