Sonique (musician)

Sonique (Musician)

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Sonia Clarke (born 21 June 1968), known more commonly by her stage name Sonique, is a British singer, musician and disc jockey. She is well known for her successful career in dance music. She was the lead vocalist on two S'Express singles. She won the 2001 BRIT Award for British female solo artist. She was treated for breast cancer

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1968–85: Early life

Sonia Clarke was born and raised in Crouch End to parents of Trinidadian descent. She has credited her later music success from listening to her mother's record collection of mostly R&B artists. The first record she ever purchased was Donna Summer's "I Feel Love". When Sonique was sixteen her mother re-married and moved back to Trinidad. She refused to move with her mother and two siblings and instead stayed in England moving into the YMCA.

1985–91: Early music career

At the age of seventeen, a youth worker commented that she had a nice voice and suggested she utilize it. She put together a reggae band called 'Fari' in which she ended up writing all the music. After Fari disbanded she set about getting a recording contract.

Sonique released the single "Let Me Hold You", published by Cooltempo, in 1985. The single hit the Top 40 on the UK Dance Chart.

In 1990, she was...
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