Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight Biog

Beverley Knight MBE (born 22 March 1973) is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who released her debut album in 1995. Heavily influenced by soul greats such as Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, Knight has released six studio albums to date. Widely labelled as one of Britain's greatest soul singers, Knight is best known for her hit singles "Greatest Day", "Get Up!", "Shoulda Woulda Coulda" and "Come as You Are".

  • Beverley’s 7th studio album ‘Soul UK’, Produced by Grammy Award winner Martin Terefe (James Morrison, Jason Mraz) and Future Cut (Beyonce, Lily Allen), was released on July 4th 2011 on her own label Hurricane Records. It will include her first ever Live DVD.
  • Her ‘Voice’ greatest hits compilation went platinum in 2006.
  • She has had 4 gold selling albums.
  • Acknowledged by many as the Queen Of UK Soul, she has sold over a million albums in her career so far and has been the UK’s most consistently successful Soul artist since her debut in 1995.
  • Her critically acclaimed 6th studio album, 100%, was released on hurricane Records in September 2009 and entered the UK Top 20 album chart.
  • 2007’s 5th studio album Music City Soul was recorded in Nashville in 3 days it features the guitar playing of Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood.
  • She supported Prince in his O2 shows summer 2007 and was invited on stage with him at his aftershow jams where the two sang together in two blistering 2 hour sets. Beverley’s performance features on a live cd released by Prince in 2009.
  • Beverley was flown to LA in February ‘08 by Prince to perform with him at his post Oscars party where they were joined on stage by Stevie Wonder.
  • Sang at the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival with Chaka Khan at Quincy Jones 75th Birthday concert and was given a standing ovation by Quincy.
  • 2007 she collected an MBE for services to music and charity.
  • Winner of three MOBO Awards- including best R&B artist twice
  • Nominated for two Mercury Music Awards and nominated Best Female at the Brits 3 times.
  • Winner Outstanding Achievement Award at 2005 Urban Music Awards.
  • Beverley has presented four series of Radio 2 show Beverley’s Gospel Nights and appeared in two series of hit BBC1 show Just the Two of Us. She’s a semi-regular on Loose Women and recently won BBCI Celebrity Mastermind- specialist subject-Prince.

Beverley has performed live & collaborated with legendary artists including: Prince, Santana, Jamiroquai, Courtney Pine, Roni Size, Jools Holland, Redman, Musiq Soulchild, Wyclef Jean, Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie, Take That, Ronnie Wood, Chaka Khan. She has had several sell out headline tours of the UK including shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, most recently in 2009.