The MOBO-nominated R&B star returns with a new rendition of “Someday” for the Tracy Beaker reboot.
MOBO-nominated R&B singer Keisha White has been in the music business since she was 14 years old. She is best known for ‘Someday’, the theme tune for generation-defining kids show The Story of Tracy Beaker, and ‘The Weakness in Me’, a 2006 top-twenty hit that grime don Stormzy revealed to be one of his all-time favourite songs. He took his love of White’s music even further in 2019 by sampling ‘Someday’ on his track ‘Superheroes’. In 2020, White herself re-recorded the track for a new BBC series, My Mum Tracy Beaker.
Hailing from London, White attended the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in Barnet as a teenager. At the age of 14, she auditioned for Warner Bros Records, one of the biggest labels in the world. Executives were so impressed with her acapella rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “If You Should Lose a Good Thing” that they signed her on the spot. Within a year, she got her first taste of chart success when she sang on house legend’s Paul Oakenfold’s top-forty hit ‘The Harder They Come’ (which also featured trip-hop innovator Tricky). In 2005, she collaborated with US rapper Cassidy on ‘Don’t Care Who Knows’, giving her another chart hit. Later that year, her debut album Seventeen was released. 2006 saw her achieve further chart success with ‘The Weakness in Me’ and receive a MOBO nomination for Best New Female Artist. Since then, White has released another album (Out of My Hands) and a run of charting singles. Live, she has shared stages with major R&B artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Angie Stone, and Craig David.