Lisa Stansfield

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Lisa Stansfield

Brit and Ivor Novello award winning British soul songstress who, has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.

The Brit and Ivor Novello award winning British soul songstress, and composer/actress Lisa Stansfield, has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.

‘Thinking about His Baby’ with the b-side ‘Big Thing’, sold over 10,000 copies in one week. Her 1989 single, “People Hold On” was an instant dance hit and reached number 11 in the UK charts. “This Is The Right Time”, became a top 20 hit in the UK. Lisa’s most infamous anthem “All Around The World” was to become her first UK number one hit and still remains the biggest selling single. In the US, it also headed the R&B charts – making her only the second white artiste to score such a distinction. Her first album as a solo artiste, “Affection” was released in November 1989 and went onto sell over 5 million copies worldwide.

In February 1990 she won a BRIT award for Best Newcomer, while All Around The World won an Ivor Novello award for Best Contemporary Song. Lisa was also nominated for a Grammy award in the categories of Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist. In 1992, with her second album “Real Love” she achieved her third BRIT award .

After this she was invited to write a song for The Bodyguard soundtrack – Someday (I’m Coming Back), a top 10 hit which secured her place on the biggest-selling soundtrack of all time (which has sold over 200 million records).

She also grabbed pole position in the UK pop charts in 1993 with charity song ‘Five Live’ with George Michael and the iconic British rock group, Queen. It remains a personal highlight of her years in the music business, with over 100,000 people attending with some of the world’s biggest artists. Later, “So Natural” was the third studio album in 1993 which got to number six in the UK charts.

Her acting film debut was in a British romantic comedy, “Swing” 1999 with her writing ten songs for the film soundtrack. In 2006 she appeared in a UK TV drama “Goldplated”, and 2007 Agatha Christie’s “Marple”. In 2008 she was in “The Edge of Love” film with Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys. Next came the starring role in “Northern Soul”,with Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson.

2018 her album “Deeper” with the track Everything with its groove, funk, soul and Lisa’s signature vocals went straight to Number 1 in the UK Soul Chart, receiving rave reviews from music critics and ‘Billionaire’ (the first official single release from Deeper) is a fine example of Lisa’s songcraft.

Songs include:

  • This Is The Right Time
  • All Around the World
  • Live Together
  • Five Live
  • In All The Right Places
  • People Hold On
  • Someday
  • Change
  • Big Thing

Lisa is appearing at the Summer Fest in Solihull in July 2023

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