Des’ree is one of the biggest names in British R&B. Born Desirée Annette Weekes, her pop-focused sound was an inescapable presence on the radio throughout the ‘90s, with hit singles ‘Feel So High’, ‘You Gotta Be’ and ‘Life’ riding high on the charts and earning her recognition at the Brit, BMI and Ivor Novello Awards.
Born in Croydon, Des’ree shot to fame at 22 years old after her then-boyfriend mailed her demo tape to Sony Music. With no music industry connections and no prior experience, the label recognised her abilities for what they were: raw, unadulterated talent. Within months of signing a major-label deal, she released her debut single ‘Feel So High’. Though it didn’t initially hit the Top 40, it would rise to No 13 after being re-released months later, in advance of her debut album Mind Adventures, issued in 1992. The record hit the Top 30, prompting an invite from British pop legends Simply Red to perform as their tour opener, a series of dates which culminated in a Wembley Stadium show that saw Des’ree sing to 80,000 fans.
Des’ree released her decade-defining hit single, ‘You Gotta Be’, in 1994. Peaking at No 5 in the US and hitting the No 1 spot in the UK, it became VH1’s most-played music video, and received extensive airplay on pop radio across the globe. Unsurprisingly, the album that followed, I Ain’t Movin’, sold over 2.5 million copies globally, leading to an American tour with Seal in 1995. The years that followed saw Des’ree go from strength to strength, securing another No 1 single with 1998’s ‘Life’, and earning a Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist in 1999.
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