Famed House and Gospel singer Kim English dies at age 48

(April 4, 2019) Famed house music singer Kim English has died at age 48, in her hometown of Chicago. According to her manager, Vickie Markusic, English had been dealing with kidney failure for five years and was on dialysis and awaiting a transplant.

Throughout her career, English experienced success on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play, Hot Dance Singles Sales, Hot Dance Airplay charts and the UK Singles Chart, beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing into the 21st century. Although her first chart entry on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play came in 1995 and was only a moderate hit ("I Know a Place", No. 32), her debut single was actually "Nitelife" in 1994, produced and written by Ten City.

(April 4, 2019) Famed house music singer Kim English has died at age 48, in her hometown of Chicago. According to her manager, Vickie Markusic, English had been dealing with kidney failure for five years and was on dialysis and awaiting a transplant.

Throughout her career, English experienced success on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play, Hot Dance Singles Sales, Hot Dance Airplay charts and the UK Singles Chart, beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing into the 21st century. Although her first chart entry on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play came in 1995 and was only a moderate hit ("I Know a Place", No. 32), her debut single was actually "Nitelife" in 1994, produced and written by Ten City.

Between 1999 and 2002 she scored six hits in a row that hit the top two, five of those went to number one: "Unspeakable Joy", "Missing You", "Bumpin' and Jumpin'", "Everyday" and "Treat Me Right". All of these hit singles (excluding "I Know a Place") are featured on her debut album Higher Things, released in late 1998 on the New York City based record label, Nervous Records NYC. "Unspeakable Joy" and "Everyday" went on to become her most successful radio hits. The album also featured a cover version of Anita Baker's song "Been So Long".

English began as a gospel singer and many of her most popular songs contain references to God, faith and belief in oneself.

By 2007, English had earned her sixth, seventh and eighth US dance number-ones with "It Makes a Difference", "C'est La Vie" and "My Destiny". All three hits are from her second album, titled My Destiny, which was released in late September 2006. All of her hits were released on Nervous Records. September 2009 saw the release of the single "Nothing's Impossible".

English is survived by her son Christopher, her parents Annie Joyce English and Ronald English, and her brothers Eric, Richard and Ronald Carl.

Portions of this article licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Kim English.

 

 
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