An “overnight sensation” revisits her career

Kim Wilde – The Singles Collection 1981-1993. She emerged in England as yet another overnight sensation. No one believed that the blonde bombshell who was topping the charts with the song Kids In America would have more than 15 minutes of fame. But she silenced the critics and established herself in the pop market, earning praise from Michael Jackson and David Bowie. In her 12-year career, Kim Wilde has sold six million records.

The overnight sensation has become one of the most popular English singers of all time. Kim didn’t become a superstar by accident. Her family has always been involved in music. She grew up listening to pop music on the radio and occasionally singing backup vocals in sessions led by her father. After finishing college, Kim decided to become a studio singer. She thought it would be a great learning experience and that the variety of styles would make her more versatile.

Her love for Motown’s music opened doors to a friendship with Michael Jackson, who invited her to open his European shows in 1988. Kim faced huge audiences without any problem.

“The tour I did with Michael and another one with David Bowie taught me a lot on how to deal with crowds… I learned a lot from it,” she says.

The Singles Collection 1981-1991 revisits her career with 17 of her greatest hits, like Love Blonde and You Came.