New on the charts: Kim Wilde – ‘Kids in America’

Although Kim Wilde is just 20 years old, she’s already firmly entrenched in the international rock scene. Despite the fact that she has never toured, the British artist has amassed 16 gold and two silver records in a dozen countries. Her self-titled American album debut contains two of her biggest international hits, “Kids in America” and “Chequered love”, which reportedly have combined sales of 4,5 million copies.
Born in Chiswick, England, Wilde comes from a musical background. Her father Marty was a successful singer in the ’50s and her brother Ricky is a songwriter/producer. In fact, Wilde launched her recording career while singing vocals on several of her brother’s demos for Mickie Most’s Rak label. Most dropped by the studio during her session, heard “Kids in America” and decided to cut the song as Wilde’s debut single.
For more information about Wilde, contact EMI America Records (address)

This feature is designed to spotlight acts making their debut on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Top LPs and Tape chart.