A STRONG BREW of GENRES SEASONED with REGGAE
DIANA KING, the world renowned Jamaican born and raised artist, has the IT ... that THING that separates her from the pack ... she's a star, with a combination of unparalleled vocal power and passion, diverse style, edgy lyrics, exotic beauty, sharp and opinionated mind, sex appeal and a down to earth jeans and t-shirt charm and personality to spare. With her trademark blend of genres seasoned with Reggae, this singer/songwriter/producer is truly expressing herself with songs that not only showcase her vocal styling but highlights her skills as a lyrical storyteller.
Also known to her fans as ‘KINGSINGA,’ she is responsible for chart topping hits such as SHY GUY from the soundtrack of the Bad Boys movie, which starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, ‘I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU’ from My Best Friends Wedding starring Julia Roberts, LOVE TRIANGLE, SUMMER BREEZIN, LLIES, SPANISH TOWN BLUES from ‘Anniversary,’ the Grammy nominated album by Sly and Robbie, and co-wrote and was featured on TREAT HER LIKE A LADY from Celine Dion’s ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ album. Her distinctive mark can also be found on the Notorious B.I.G album, ‘Ready to Die’ which features KING collaborating with the late B.I.G on the track, RESPECT.
Her distinctive flavor has been sought after by acclaimed musicians and artist's such as, Brian McKnight, Kyle Eastwood, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and German Reggae Star Gentleman. Her catalogue also holds hit Reggae covers of famous songs like, AIN'T NOBODY, DO YOU REALLY WANNA HURT ME, HEY JUDE and PIECE OF MY HEART.
KING’s first CD ‘TOUGHER THAN LOVE’ featuring SHY GUY was released on the Sony Music Label. Her debut album grossed over 5 million in sales worldwide and led to her sophomore album ‘THINK LIKE A GIRL.’ Both original and remix versions of DIANA’S hit cover of the song I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU, and the infectious L-L-Lies were huge #1 hits on the Reggae R&B and Dance Billboard charts worldwide.
She’s come a long way since SHY GUY receiving ProTools® certification, investing in a home recording studio and penning, voicing and producing a catalogue of her own music.
The ‘KINGSINGA’ has much to look forward to as she embarks on the next phase of her career. Through her indie label, ThinkLikeAgirL Music Inc., she has signed a licensing deal with Warner Music Japan for the release of her self-produced album - ‘WARRIOR GURL,’ (a deal which allows her to maintain 100% ownership of her music).
Referring to her hit song "SHY GUY," KING states:
"That's the jam right there, Di big chune. It's been over 20 years and it's still on charts and artists cover it very regularly. This song just refuses to die and I'm never tired of singing it for my fans. It's a blessing that I have much gratitude for. With my new music I'm connecting with new fans of all creed, and I continue to please my original loyal fans all over the world. THERE'S NO ME WITHOUT U"
The incomparable DIANA KING whether you call her KingSinga, or DK is a globe trotting international star who is loved, admired and respected by many.
In 2012 King became the 1st Jamaican LGBT artist to publicly come out. She states, it's one of her proudest moments.
Her latest ALBUM 'AGirLNameKING' is AVAILABLE NOW on iTunes.
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