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Birth name  Kymberly Grigsby
Years active  1987–present
Music group  Soul II Soul
Instruments  Vocals
Role  Singer

Occupation(s)  Singer
Name  Kym Mazelle
Genres  Soul, Hi-NRG, house
Labels  Capitol/EMI Records
TV shows  Celebrity Fit Club
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Born  August 10, 1960 (age 55)Gary, Indiana, United States (1960-08-10)
Similar People  Jocelyn Brown, Robert Howard, Caron Wheeler, Jazzie B, Peshay
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Kym Mazelle (born Kymberly Grigsby; August 10, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter who has also acted in a minor television role. She is regarded as the pioneer of house music in the United Kingdom. Her music combines R&B, soul, funk, house music, disco, and pop. She is credited as "The First Lady of House Music".

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Early life

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Mazelle was raised in Gary, Indiana. She lived on the same street as the Jackson family and knew Michael Jackson's mother and uncle.

Career

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Mazelle's career started in Chicago as a Student at Columbia College Chicago, studying Arts and Entertainment Media Management. She later worked with record producer Marshall Jefferson on 1987's "Taste My Love" on the Police Records label.

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In 1988, she released the single "Useless (I Don't Need You Now)", a hit on the club charts which reached at #53 on the UK singles chart. Her next release, "Wait," a duet with Robert Howard from The Blow Monkeys in 1989, peaked at #7 in the UK. In 1989, Mazelle's debut album Crazy was released in the UK and featured the single "Love Strain". With the single "Was That All It Was" returned Mazelle to the UK Top 40 and "Useless (I Don't Need You Now)" was remixed by Norman Cook.

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In 1990, Mazelle joined British music group Soul II Soul. Her lead vocals on the single "Missing You" on their second album Vol. II: 1990 – A New Decade achieved major success worldwide. She also toured with the group throughout the year and their concert DVD A New Decade: Live from Brixton Academy was released in September 1990. Mazelle also was a guest star on the show Trainer, a sitcom founded in Great Britain. In 1991, Parlophone Records repackaged Mazelle's debut album as Brilliant!! with remixes of her singles, two new tracks and remixes of "No One Can Love You More Than Me" and "Crazy ‘Bout The Man."

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In 1996, Mazelle released a cover version of the song "Young Hearts Run Free", which appeared in the 1996 Baz Luhrmann film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and also appeared on the director's remix album Something for Everybody. The success of the single re-invited Mazelle to perform on Top of the Pops.

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She has appeared on two live albums by Maceo Parker, Life on Planet Groove and My First Name is Maceo. Mazelle released her second album The Pleasure Is All Mine in June 2004 and undertook a tour in the UK. The album spawned two singles: "Love Magic" and "On My Own". In 2005, Mazelle took part in the British version of the reality TV show, Celebrity Fit Club.

In July 2010, she appeared on the BBC Television series, Celebrity MasterChef. In September 2010, she released an extended play titled Destiny.

She headlined Liverpool Pride on August 6, 2011. On November 3, 2011, she headlined Prince Charles's Prince's Trust Ambassador Ball In Glasgow and helped to raise £93,000.00 for the Charity on the night. On April 6, 2013, her appearance on The Voice UK was broadcast on the BBC.

Albums

  • Crazy / Brilliant! (1989)
  • The Pleasure Is All Mine (2004)
  • Destiny (2010)
  • Compilations

  • Brilliant!! (1991) – European remix compilation, with 3 new tracks
  • The Gold Collection (1996)
  • References

    Kym Mazelle Wikipedia