Chiswick, London, England, UK
Claim to Fame
Songs - Kids in America; You Keep Me Hangin' On
Hi-NRG, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Electronic, Dance-Pop, New Wave, Punk/New Wave, Euro-Pop, Club/Dance
Party/Celebratory, Stylish, Sexy, Campy, Exuberant, Playful, Energetic, Carefree, Happy, Fun
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith; 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of the Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love" (1981), "You Came" (1988) and "Never Trust a Stranger" (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch charts.
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Singer, Songwriter, Author
St. Albans College
Marty Wilde (birth name Reginald Smith)
Oakfield Preparatory School, Presdales School in Ware
Marty Wilde Jr.
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Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith, 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with the number 2 UK Singles Chart New Wave classic "Kids in America". In 1983, Wilde received the Brit Award for Best British Female. In 1987 she had a major hit in the US when her version of The Supremes' classic "You Keep Me Hangin' On" topped the charts. Starting in 1998, while still active in music, she has branched into an alternative career as a landscape gardener.
The eldest child of 1950s rock 'n' roller Marty Wilde (birth name Reginald Smith) and Joyce Baker, who was earlier a member of the singing and dancing group The Vernons Girls, Kim Smith was born in the West London suburb of Chiswick and attended Oakfield Preparatory School, in the Southeast London area of Dulwich. When she was nine, the family moved to Hertfordshire, where she was educated at Tewin and later Presdales School in Ware. In 1980, at age 20, she completed a foundation course at St Albans College of Art & Design and, as Kim Wilde, was signed to RAK Records by Mickie Most.
Music Genre (Text)
New wave, Synthpop, Hi-NRG, Pop Rock
Rak, McA, Emi, Columbia SevenOne
Music Genre (Text)
synthpop, pop rock
RAK, MCA, EMI
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||According to our records, Kim Wilde
is possibly single|||
Who is she dating right now?
According to our records, Kim Wilde is possibly single. Her last relationship was when Chris Evans and Kim Wilde were in a relationship.
Kim Wilde has been in a relationship with Chris Evans (1993).
Kim Wilde has 2 children, Harry Tristan (18) and Rose Elisabeth (16).
Kim Wilde is a 55 year old English Singer. Born Kimberley Smith on 18th November, 1960 in Chiswick, London, England, UK and educated at Oakfield Preparatory School, she is famous for Songs - Kids in America; You Keep Me Hangin' On in a career that spans 1980–present. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Kim Wilde is a member of the following lists:
British Hi-NRG musicians,
Rak Records artists and
English new wave musicians.
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