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Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith, 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer. She first saw success in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which peaked at No. 2 in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female solo artist. In 1986, she had a UK No. 2 hit with a reworked version of the Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles that charted within the Top 50 of the UK Singles Chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love" (1981), "You Came" (1988), and "Never Trust a Stranger" (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch and Austrian charts.
She holds the record for being the most-charted British female solo act of the 1980s, with seventeen UK Top 40 hit singles. Starting in 1998, while still active in music, she has branched into an alternative career as a landscape gardener, which has included presenting gardening shows on the BBC and Channel 4. In 2005, she won a Gold award for her courtyard garden at the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show.

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  1. Pete

    Kim Wilde Releases Debut Album Today June, 29, 1981

    On June 29, 1982, British pop singer Kim Wilde released her self-titled debut album, “Kim Wilde.” The album made its mark on the Billboard charts, reaching #86. Internationally, it was a significant success, topping the charts at #1 in both Germany and Sweden. The debut album helped establish...
  2. Pete

    Select (1982)

    Title: Select Artist: Kim Wilde Genre: New Wave Released: 1982 Tracks: 1 - Ego - 2 - Words Fell Down - 3 - Action City - 4 - View From a Bridge - 5 - Just a Feeling - 6 - Chaos at the Airport - 7 - Take Me Tonight - 8 - Can You Come Over - 9 - Wendy Sadd - 10 - Cambodia...
  3. Pete

    Today June 6, 1987: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by Kim Wilde Hits #1 on the US Billboard Charts

    On this day, June 6, 1987, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by Kim Wilde reached the number one spot on the US Billboard charts, holding the position from June 6 to June 12. The song also topped the charts in Canada, Norway, and Australia. Fun Fact! “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was originally sung by the...
  4. Pete

    June 1, 1988: Kim Wilde Releases Her 6th Album “Close”

    On this day, June 1, 1988, Kim Wilde released her sixth album, “Close.” The album reached number 114 on the Billboard charts and broke into the top 10 in the UK, Austria, and Germany.
  5. Kim Wilde - Child Come Away (1982) HD 0815007

    Kim Wilde - Child Come Away (1982) HD 0815007

    Kim Wilde - Child Come Away (1982). Audio-CD-Sound zu Video-Material aus TV-Show. HQ-Video
  6. Kim Wilde - Cambodia

    Kim Wilde - Cambodia

    Song from 1981. Good quality, DVD source.
  7. Pete

    Kim Wilde (1981)

    Title: Kim Wilde Artist: Kim Wilde Genre: New Wave Released: 1981 Tracks: 1 - Water on Glass - 3:29 2 - Our Town - 3:47 3 - Everything We Know - 3:42 4 - Young Heroes - 3:15 5 - Kids in America - 3:25 6 - Chequered Love - 3:20 7 - 2-6-5-8-0 - 3:11 8 - You'll Never Be So Wrong -...
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