Chicago-based house vocalist and songwriter Kim English has scored several hit singles in both the US and UK club/dance charts, including her first single “Nite Life,” on which she collaborated with former Ten City members Byron Burke and Byron Stingily. Remixes by Armand Van Helden and Masters At Work, as well as original collaborations with the Grammy award-winning Maurice Joshua secured her reputation as a sensual yet spiritual singer and songwriter. Her singles such as “I Know a Place” and “Time For Love” both reached the top 40 of the UK’s pop chart. Her albums for Nervous Records, which include Higher Things and 2000’s Re-Energized, found her working with other house luminaries such as Junior Vasquez, Razor N Guido, Wamdue Project, Boris & Beck and many others.
English began as a gospel singer and many of her most popular songs contain references to God, faith and belief in yourself. Between 1999 and 2002 she scored six hits in a row that hit the top two on the Billboard Chart, five of those went to number one: “Unspeakable Joy”, “Missing You”, “Bumpin’ and Jumpin'”, “Everyday” and “Treat Me Right”. Most of them have received moderate to high rotation on Rhythmic AC and Rhythmic/Dance format radio stations. All of these hit singles (excluding “I Know a Place”) were featured on her debut album, “Higher Things” released in late 1998. The album also features an excellent cover of Anita Baker’s hit song, “Been So Long.”
Kim’s most recent album is called “My Destiny” and again demonstrates more of her versatility. Included on this album are slammin’ tracks produced by some of the greatest names in the industry such as Kenny Dope, Maurice Joshua, Hex Hector, Kyle Smith and Tony Moran.
In 2006, English earned her sixth and seventh Billboard dance chart number-ones with “It Makes a Difference” and “C’est La Vie.” In 2007, Ms. English also saw her album’s title track, “My Destiny,” become her eighth number one hit on the same chart. But what is even more awesome is that these three songs were the first releases featured on “My Destiny,” the album.