Posted on: May 28th, 2018 9:46 am
Diana King (born 8 November 1970, Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a reggae fusion singer-songwriter who specifically performed a mixture and fusion of R&B, reggae, pop and dancehall. She was born to a Jamaica Indian mother and an African father.
After making an appearance on The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1994 song “Respect,” from his album Ready to Die, she signed a recording contract with Sony Music. King’s first single “Shy Guy”, co-written and produced by Andy Marvel, from her debut album Tougher Than Love, became a hit, reaching #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified gold by the RIAA in the U.S.; the single also hit #2 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as reaching #1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles chart, going on to sell nearly five million singles worldwide.
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