Kate Bushwas born on July 30, 1958, in Bexleyheath, Kent, to an English doctor, Dr. Robert Bush, and his Irish wife, Hannah. Kate was raised on a farm in East Wickham, just on the border of Kent and London. Kate is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She is considered to be one of Englandís most successful solo female artists of the past 30 years. She had already signed with EMI Records by the time she was 16 after being recommended by David Gilmour, a member of the Pink Floyd band. In 1978 she released her debut song, Wuthering Heights, which reached number one for four weeks, on the U.K. chart. She was the first woman in the U. K. To reach number one in the U. K. with a self written song. She then did a tour in 1979, which turned out to be the only tour she ever did. In 1980, she released the album, Never For Ever. This album made her the first solo female British singer to ever top the U. K. Album charts. She won the Brit Award in 1987 for Best British Female Artist. Three of her albums, during her career, topped the charts in the U. K.. She also had some Top 10 hit singles with her songs, The Man With the Child In His Eyes, Donít Give Up, Running Up That Hill, King of the Mountain, and Babooshka. Kate received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, in 2002 because of her songwriting abilities. After 12 years, Kate released her album, Aerial, in 2005. This album was also a big hit and she got a Brit Award nomination for Best Album, and also one for Best Solo Female Artist. She was also nominated for 3 Grammy Awards during her career.
Kate has wrote and made demos of nearly 200 songs. Some of them have been found on bootleg recordings. In 1985, her song, Hounds of Love soared to the top of the charts in the U. K. And kicked Madonnaís Like a Virgin out of the number one spot. After Kate released The Red Shoes, she dropped out of sight for many years. The reason for her disappearance was to give her son privacy to grow up in a normal way of life away from the music business, and the performance world. Kateís cover for Elton Johnís song, Rocket Man, in 1991, was voted to be the greatest cover ever, by readers of the Observer newspaper. She wrote and recorded a song for the movie called, The Golden Compass, which was called, Lyra. Kate released a total of 14 albums, compilations, and other projects during her musical career and who knows, she may not be finished yet.
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