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Beverley Knight - 53% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock
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

Lisa Stansfield - 51% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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

Texas - 51% 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

Black Box - 50% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance Electronic & Ambient
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

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

Wet Wet Wet - 44% 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

Bananarama - 39% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England in 1980, this all-female pop trio originally comprised Keren Woodward (2 April 1961, Bristol, England), Sarah Dallin (b. 17 December 1961, Bristol, England) and Siobhan Fahey (b. Siobhan Marie Fahey, 10 September 1958, Dublin, Eire). After singing impromptu at various parties and pubs in London, the trio was recorded by former Sex Pistols drummer Pa Read more

Des'ree - 39% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Will Young - 38% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Comedy Drama
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

Simply Red - 37% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This soul-influenced UK band revolves around the central figure of vocalist Mick Hucknall (8 June 1960, Manchester, Lancashire, England). Hucknall’s first musical outing was with the punk-inspired Frantic Elevators, who recorded a handful of singles, including the impressive ballad, ‘Holding Back The Years’. When they split up in 1983, the vocalist formed Simp Read more

5 Star - 36% match to M People

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Annie Lennox - 36% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Dance Foreign Films Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ann Lennox, 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland. Following the amicable dissolution of the Eurythmics in 1991, the component parts of that band have gone on to widely varying degrees of success. Both of Lennox’s first two solo albums would reach number 1 in the UK charts, the second of which doing so while fellow David A. Stewart was underachieving with Greetings From Read more

Five - 36% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK pop quintet (originally spelled 5ive) enjoyed widespread success in the late 90s with their polished, hip-hop inspired sound. Ritchie Neville (Richard Neville Dobson, 23 August 1979, Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, England), Scott Robinson (b. 22 November 1979, Basildon, Essex, England), Richard ‘Abs’ Breen (b. Richard Abidin Breen, 29 June 1979, Enfie Read more

Gina G. - 36% match to M People

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Sheena Easton - 36% match to M People

Genres: Pop / Rock Television Kids & Family Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Horror Electronic & Ambient Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sheena Shirley Orr, 27 April 1959, Bellshill, Scotland. Orr began performing while studying speech and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama, studying by day and singing with the band Something Else in the evenings. Her short-lived marriage to actor Sandi Easton gave Orr her new name, and as Sheena Easton she was signed to EMI Records in 1979 following an au Read more


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