Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight has been one of the UK's most consistent artists of the past 15 years, scoring several top 10 albums, including the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight. She has sold over a million albums in the UK along the way, including four gold certified albums. She was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2007 for her services to British music and her charity work, has won three MOBO Awards, and been nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards three times and for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize twice.
Her live performances have gained her a legion of famous fans from David Bowie to Prince, Take That to Quincy Jones. She supported Prince at his 21 Nights O2 shows in summer 2007 and he was so taken by Beverley's live set he flew her to LA in February 2008 to perform with him at his post-Oscars party, where they were joined on stage by Stevie Wonder. She also supported Take That in their reunion arena tour, joining them on stage for Relight My Fire.
Wolverhampton born Knight has toured the UK several times in her own right over the last decade and a half and has sold out London's Royal Albert Hall on three occasions since she debuted there in 2007. Her latest critically acclaimed album Soul UK, was a top 15 charting album upon its release in July 2011. It sees her paying tribute to the British soul artists who inspired her, including Soul II Soul, Loose Ends, Omar and Roachford.
Her broadcasting work includes presenting four series of Radio 2 show Beverley's Gospel Nights, and appearing in two series of hit BBC1 show Just the Two of Us. In the last few years she has also been a regular guest on Loose Women as well as winning BBC1's Celebrity Mastermind.
Beverley is an ambassador for many charities such as Christian Aid and has travelled to areas affected by disease and poverty to help raise awareness. She is an active campaigner for anti-Aids organisations such as the Stop AIDS Campaign and The Terrence Higgins Trust.
In the summer of 2012, Beverley wowed a 1 billion viewing audience with a rendition of the song I Am What I Am, the finale of the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony. In September 2013, Beverley Knight joined the cast of the West End musical, The Bodyguard, to play the leading role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marron. Beverley has since received rave reviews for her West End debut from audiences and media alike.
Beverley is also currently working on her 8th studio album due for release in 2015.
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