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Rozalla British musician

British musician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British musician
A.K.A. Rozalla Miller
Is Singer
From United Kingdom
Type Music
Gender female
Birth 18 March 1964, Ndola
Age: 56 years
The details
Biography

Rozalla Miller (born 18 March 1964), better known as simply Rozalla, is a Zambian dance music performer. She is best known for her three 1991/92 hit singles "Faith (In the Power of Love)", "Are You Ready To Fly" and particularly "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)", which has been remixed and re-issued several times. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 98th most successful dance artist of all-time.

Musical career

Rozalla began performing at a young age in her native Zambia singing in clubs and at events; then at age 13, she was singing on a children's TV show. While still in her teens, she relocated to Zimbabwe where she fronted various R&B cover bands before beginning her own recording career with a resultant five number-one hits on that nation's chart. In 1988, Rozalla relocated to London with her manager Chris Sergeant and worked with the Band of Gypsies, a production duo consisting of Nigel Swanston and Tim Cox.

Rozalla's first UK single "Born to Luv Ya" became a club hit in 1990. The singer's career really took off when the dance anthem "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart in 1991. It became a Top 10 hit in many European countries soon afterwards and reached the Billboard Top 40 the following year. It remains her biggest hit to date. It was later included on her debut album Everybody's Free, which peaked at number 20 in the UK Albums Chart and went silver. The album spawned two more sizeable hits in "Faith (In the Power of Love)" and "Are You Ready to Fly", reaching number 11 and 14 respectively in the UK Singles Chart, plus a lesser charting single in the ballad "Love Breakdown".

In 1992 Rozalla toured with Michael Jackson, opening all of his shows on the European leg of his Dangerous tour, including the UK. She enjoyed four UK Top 40 hits in 1994/95, including her rendition of "I Love Music", the theme song to the film Carlito's Way. The attendant album Look No Further featured more R&B and soul elements than her previous album.

A 1996 remix of "Everybody's Free" reached number 30 in the UK Singles Chart. Her 1998 album Coming Home saw her reunite with the Band of Gypsies and spawned a stateside club hit with its lead single "Don't Go Lose It Baby", produced by METRO.

In 2003, Rozalla entered the lower regions of the UK Singles Chart alongside Plastic Boy on the song "Live Another Life". She issued the jazz/soul album Brand New Version in 2009, adding her surname Miller to her recording guise. She promoted the album by performing as Billy Ocean's support act on his UK tour of 2009. A Global Deejays remix of "Everybody's Free" reached number 7 in Australia in 2009 after it had been used as the theme song to So You Think You Can Dance.

In 2015, Rozalla returned to the Top 10 of the Billboard Club Dance Charts for the first time since 1994 with her track "If You Say It Again". This was quickly followed by the single 'Shadows of the Moon'.

Discography

Studio albums

  • 1992: Everybody's Free (UK #20, AUS #75, GER #53, NED #62, SUI #31, SWE #36)
  • 1995: Look No Further (UK #138)
  • 1998: Coming Home
  • 2009: Brand New Version

Compilation albums

  • 1993: Everybody's Free-Style 1993 Remixed To Perfection
  • 1998: Feelin' Good'
  • 2003: Best Of
  • 2004: Everybody's Free (Special Edition with DVD)

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUS
AUT
FRA
GER
IRE
NED
NZ
SWE
SWI
UK
US CLUB
1990 "Born to Luv Ya" Everybody's Free
1991 "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" 11 10 8 6 8 2 9 4 2 6 1
  • UK: Silver
"Faith (In the Power of Love)" 62 14 14 11 4
1992 "Are You Ready to Fly" 88 21 11 25 16 32 15 6 14 1
"Love Breakdown" 33 65
"In 4 Choons Later" 50 Single only
1993 "Don't Play With Me" 50 Everybody's Free-Style 1993
1994 "I Love Music" 90 69 39 18 1 Look No Further
"This Time I Found Love" 33
"You Never Love the Same Way Twice" 54 16 11
1995 "Baby" 26
"Losing My Religion"
1996 "Everybody's Free (Ca$ino Mix)" 30 14 Single only
1997 "Coming Home" 137 Coming Home
1998 "Don't Go Lose It Baby" 134 23
"Friday Night" (with Phat 'N' Phunky) 76 Singles only
2003 "Live Another Life" (with Plastic Boy) 55
2014 "Can You Feel The Love" (with David Anthony)
2015 "If You Say It Again" 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

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