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Nick Kamen

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Birth name
Ivor Neville Kamen


Nick Kamen

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Nick Kamen wearing black jacket while looking afar

15 April 1962 (age 59) Harlow, Essex, England (

Singer, songwriter, model

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion

Whatever, Whenever, Move Until We Fly, Loving You, Us, Nick Kamen, Each Time You Break My Heart

4 May 2021 (aged 59) London, England

Barry Kamen, Chester Kamen

Chester Kamen, Nik Kershaw, Rick Astley


Nick kamen i promised myself full hd

Ivor Neville "Nick" Kamen (born 15 April 1962 in Harlow, Essex, England) was an English male model, songwriter and musician, and brother of session guitarist Chester Kamen.


Nick kamen win your love


Nick Kamen's serious face while wearing black coat and black shirt

Kamen attended St Marks RC Comprehensive School in Harlow along with his brother Chester. Kamen was first brought to the public's attention in 1984 when Ray Petri featured him on the front cover of The Face. The cover showed him wearing a ski-hat, lipstick, orange roll-neck sweater and aviator sunglasses.

Nick Kamen in his black and white long sleeves while his arms crossed

He was most remembered, in the UK, for his 1985 performance in Levi's "Launderette" television commercial, where he strips down to stone-wash his blue jeans in a 1950s style public laundromat while he waits clad only in his boxer shorts, which was one of a series of Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertisements that dramatically increased the popularity of Levi 501s. The commercial, directed by Roger Lyons, was selected for, and came fourth in, The 100 Greatest TV Ads in 2000.

Nick Kamen wearing black coat and white long sleeves while sitting on a chair

His first single was the 1986 UK number five hit "Each Time You Break My Heart" from his eponymous début album. Written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray, it also cracked both the US dance chart (remix by Shep Pettibone) and the Top 50 in Canada. Madonna also sang the backing vocals. Her original demo remains one of many unreleased Madonna songs. Kamen also had a No. 16 follow-up in the UK with the second single, "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" (a cover of the Four Tops' 1966 hit), although his later singles were less-commercially successful in the UK but more so in the rest of Europe, particularly Italy, France, Germany and Spain.

Nick Kamen wearing brown and blue jacket and violet shirt

Kamen's second album Us (1988) was produced by Patrick Leonard. Madonna again made an appearance as a backing vocalist on the song "Tell Me", this time without contributing to the songwriting or production. In 1989 Kamen performed the song "Turn It Up" on the soundtrack to Walt Disney's film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. 1990 saw the release of one of his biggest hits. The single "I Promised Myself", from the album Move Until We Fly, reached Number 1 in eight European countries and was the fourth most played record in Europe in 1990. The song was later covered by Dead or Alive (1999), A-Teens (2004), Basshunter (2009) and most recently German punk rockers Maggers United (2013).

Nick Kamen wearing pinks long sleeves while hand on his chin

Nick Kamen appeared on UK television, singing, on Top of the Pops (12 March 1987 and 18 October 1990), This Morning (9 April 1990), Night Network (15 April 1987, 19 August 1987 and 1988) and The Tube (31 October 1986 and 21 November 1986).

In 1992, Nick Kamen released his last album to date, entitled Whatever, Whenever.



1987      Nick Kamen

1988      Us

              Loving You

1990      Move Until We Fly

1992      Whatever, Whenever

2020      Nick Kamen: The Complete Collection (6CD box set)


1986      "Each Time You Break My Heart" (Nick Kamen)

1987      "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" (Nick Kamen)

              "Nobody Else" (Nick Kamen)(Nick Kamen)

              "Come Softly to Me" (Nick Kamen)(Nick Kamen)

              "Win Your Love" (Nick Kamen)(Nick Kamen)

1988      "Tell Me" (Us)

              "Bring Me Your Love" (Us)

              "Oh What a Night" (Loving You)

1989      "Don't Hold Out"(Loving You)

1990      "I Promised Myself" (Move Until We Fly)

              "Oh How Happy" (Move Until We Fly)

              "Looking Good Diving" (Move Until We Fly)

              "Agony and Ecstasy" (Move Until We Fly)

1992      "You're Not the Only One" (Whatever, Whenever)

              "We'll Never Lose What We Have Found" (Whatever, Whenever)

2004      "I Promised Myself 2004" (Non-album single)


Kamen died on 4 May 2021 aged 59, after a long illness.


Nick Kamen Wikipedia