mardi 11 août 2015

Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

Interprète: Billy Ocean
Titre: Caribbean Queen ( No More Love On The Run)
Année: 1984
Palmarès: #11

Billy Ocean, de son vrai nom Leslie Sebastian Charles, est un chanteur de R&B anglais né à Trinité-et-Tobago le 21 janvier 1950.
Parmi ses titres les plus connus, on peut citer Caribbean Queen en 1984 ou When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going en 1986, qui fait partie de la bande originale du film Le Diamant du Nil. Il participe également à la musique du film License to Drive, sorti en 1988, avec le titre Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car.
Son tube Stay The Night a été utilisé comme échantillon pour le titre Easy Love de LADY1, qui a connu le succès à l'été 2000.

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is an English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones.[1] In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen", and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist.
In 2002, the University of Westminster, London, awarded Ocean an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Ocean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Ocean became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, presented to him by Sir Paul McCartney. He is a member of the Rastafari movement.