She scored eight Billboard Dance Chart No 1s during her 25-year career
Some sad news today: Nervous Records have announced that leading US house vocalist Kim English has passed away.
Born in Chicago and beginning her career as a gospel singer, Ms English broke into the house scene with her 1994 Nervous single Nite Life, and never looked back. Retaining close ties to the Nervous stable throughout her career, she worked with many of US house music's leading producers including Ten City, Mood II Swing, Masters At Work and Francois Kevorkian.
She recorded three studio albums for Nervous – Higher Things (1998), Re-Energized (2000) and My Destiny (2006) and hit the No 1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart eight times, most recently with the title track from My Destiny in 2006. More recently she worked with Paul Woolford on 2018's Hang Up Your Hang Ups.
The statement posted today on Nervous's Facebook page said in part: "Kim's discography includes several songs that are widely recognized as all-time classics in the house music genre. She had a unique ability both through her singing and songwriting talents to inspire people to dance and also celebrate the joys of God and religion."
Our thoughts are with her family and friends.