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Kimbra
Kimbra
Lee Johnson (born 27 March 1990), known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand singer and actress who mixes pop with classic R&B, jazz and rock musical elements. Her musical influences range from Prince and Minnie Riperton, to Björk
Björk
and Jeff Buckley. Her debut album, Vows, was released in Australia
Australia
in 2011. Singles from the album include "Settle Down", "Cameo Lover" (which won an Australian Recording Industry Association Award), "Good Intent" and "Two Way Street". A reworked version of the album was released in Europe and the United States in 2012. It featured several new songs, including "Come into My Head", "Warrior" (on which Kimbra
Kimbra
was joined by musicians Mark Foster from Foster the People
Foster the People
and DJ A-Trak), and a cover of Nina Simone's "Plain Gold Ring". Vows reached the top 5 in New Zealand and Australia; on 22 May 2012, the album was released in North America, debuting at number 14 on the Billboard charts.[2] Vincent Fantauzzo's portrait of Kimbra
Kimbra
was a finalist for the 2012 Archibald Prize. The portrait was painted in conjunction with the making of a video featuring Kimbra's song "The Build Up".[3][4] Kimbra
Kimbra
is featured in the 2012 multi-platinum single "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye. On 10 February 2013, she and Gotye
Gotye
won the "Record of the Year" and "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards
55th Annual Grammy Awards
for "Somebody That I Used to Know". This achievement made her the third New Zealand singer to win a Grammy Award.[citation needed] Kimbra's second studio album, The Golden Echo, was officially released on 19 August 2014 to positive critical reception.[5] Her third album, Primal Heart, is set to be released on 20 April 2018. [6]

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early years 1.2 Career beginnings 1.3 2010–11: Vows 1.4 2012–13: Grammy awards and collaborations 1.5 2014: The Golden Echo 1.6 2015–present: Primal Heart
Primal Heart
and Debut Film Role

2 Live band

2.1 Previous members

3 Musical style and performance 4 Discography 5 Filmography

5.1 Television 5.2 Films

6 Tours 7 Awards and nominations

7.1 Grammy Awards 7.2 APRA Awards 7.3 ARIA Awards 7.4 New Zealand Music Awards 7.5 MTV Europe Music Award 7.6 Other awards

8 References 9 External links

Biography[edit] Early years[edit] Kimbra
Kimbra
Lee Johnson[7] was born on 27 March 1990 and grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. Her father, Ken Johnson, was the head doctor at the University of Waikato's student health centre, and her mother was an orthopaedic nurse. At the age of 10, Kimbra
Kimbra
began writing songs. When she was 12, her father bought her a guitar and "after a few years of lessons, she was on stage, performing with her guitar tutors (she was never taught to sing)".[8] Kimbra
Kimbra
attended Hillcrest High School, competing in the national schools' musical competition Rockquest
Rockquest
for three years running, where she was awarded second place in 2004 at the age of 14. Kimbra
Kimbra
made her first music video, "Smile", for the children's TV show What Now. Kimbra
Kimbra
was a member of the Hillcrest High jazz choir, Scat.[9] Career beginnings[edit] Early public performances by Kimbra
Kimbra
included singing at the Waikato Times Gold Cup race meeting in 2000 as a 10-year-old and singing the New Zealand national anthem before 27,000 people at the 2002 NPC rugby union final. In 2007, after winning the Juice TV award for Best Breakthrough music video for her second single "Simply on My Lips", she came to the attention of ex-Independiente Records boss Mark Richardson (Jamiroquai, Paula Abdul) and his newly formed management company and independent label Forum 5 in Melbourne, Victoria.[10] She signed with Richardson and in 2008 she moved to Melbourne, Australia.[10] 2010–11: Vows[edit] In June 2010, Kimbra's first single on Forum 5, "Settle Down", was released. She had started writing the track four years earlier – it was finished with François Tétaz.[10][11] The music video was directed by Guy Franklin. Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton
featured the track on his website citing "[i]f you like Nina Simone, Florence & the Machine and/or Bjork, then we think you will enjoy Kimbra
Kimbra
– her music reminds us of all those fierce ladies!"[12] On 10 December, the Australian 'indietronica' group Miami Horror released their single, "I Look to You" featuring Kimbra's vocals.[13] Kimbra
Kimbra
also stars in its music video, which features wide-angle and kaleidoscope shots of her in face paint and dresses walking through golden fields.[14] Early in 2011, Kimbra's song "Cameo Lover" was a finalist for the 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition and eventually won the competition.[15] In March she issued "Cameo Lover" as her next single, its music video was released in April and was directed by Franklin. On 13 March, Kimbra
Kimbra
went to perform for Moomba
Moomba
Festival and ChillOut Festival in Sydney at Oxford Arts Factory to welcome the release of her next single, "Cameo Lover". On 15 July 2011, "Cameo Lover" won the songwriting competition, ahead of third placed song, "Somebody That I Used to Know", written by Australian musician, Gotye.[16] On 7 June Kimbra
Kimbra
signed to Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records
New Zealand for distribution in New Zealand and Australia, as well as a worldwide deal for other territories with Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records
in the US.[17] On 5 July Kimbra sang in Gotye's single, "Somebody That I Used to Know", which was mixed by Tétaz. Tétaz had recommended Kimbra
Kimbra
to Gotye
Gotye
after a 'high-profile' Australian female vocalist had withdrawn from the collaboration.[18][19] On 29 August 2011, Kimbra's debut album, Vows, was released in New Zealand and 2 September in Australia. In its first week of release it charted at No. 3 in New Zealand, No. 5 in Australia
Australia
and No. 14 in the US. In its second week, it rose to a peak of No. 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Australian producer 'M-Phazes' produced Kimbra's track "Call Me" and assisted on other tracks on Vows. Its artwork including body art and illustrations were created by Rhys Mitchell and Raphael Rizzo. She has won the Critics' Choice Prize at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards[20] and Best Female Artist and Best Song (for "Cameo Lover") at the ARIA Music Awards
ARIA Music Awards
of 2011.[21] The US release of Vows featured new tracks not available on the Australian or New Zealand version of the album.[22] She had performed in various location such as, at the Forum Theatre,[23] Melbourne
Melbourne
on 9 September 2011, at Astor Theatre,[24] Perth on 17 September 2011, at the Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
in Brisbane on 1 October 2011, at Adelaide, Australia
Australia
on 3 October 2011, at Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, Victoria and Wellington Square, Perth
Wellington Square, Perth
on 25 November 2011, at Homebake
Homebake
Festival 2011, at Royal Botanic Gardens, The Domain, Sydney[25] on 3 December 2011 and at the Falls Festival Lorne, Australia
Australia
on 30 December 2011.[26] 2012–13: Grammy awards and collaborations[edit]

Kimbra
Kimbra
performing in Auckland, 2012

On 19 January 2012, "Good Intent" was played on an episode of ABC's drama Grey's Anatomy. The track also appears in the video game, The Sims 3: Pets, which Kimbra
Kimbra
recorded in Simlish
Simlish
for the soundtrack. Also in January, Kimbra
Kimbra
won the "One to Watch" award at the 2012 Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Awards.[27] Kimbra
Kimbra
has collaborated with Mark Foster (of Foster the People) and DJ A-Trak
A-Trak
on the track "Warrior", which was released on 2 April. On 14 April, she performed "Somebody That I Used to Know" with Gotye
Gotye
on Saturday Night Live. On 15 July 2012, she went to perform in Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey. On 26 August 2012, she went to Parc de Saint-Cloud, France and later went to perform at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on 30 August 2012.[28][29] On 25 September, her song With My Hands was featured in Tim Burton's movie, Frankenweenie. On 1 November, she had been nominated at the Vodafone 2012 New Zealand Music Awards and won for the International Achievement, Best Female Solo Artist, Best Pop Album, Breakthrough Artist of the Year awards, and also won as a featured artist for the song "Somebody That I Used to Know", for Most Played Australian Work and Song of the Year, at the APRA Music Awards of 2012. on the same year, she also received an award for Best Female Artist at the ARIA Music Awards of 2012 for the second time.[30] On 14 November 2012, Kimbra
Kimbra
performed at the Calvin Klein Collection which held an exclusive dinner to celebrate the brand’s Women’s Creative Director, Francisco Costa.[31] Kimbra
Kimbra
also performed for other events such as, at Homebake
Homebake
Festival 2012 On 8 December, at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, New South Wales on 14 December, at the Rhythm & Vines Music festival 2012 in Gisborne, New Zealand on 29 December 2012 and at the Summadayze
Summadayze
Festival in Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast on 30, 31 December 2012.[32] On 4 and 5 January 2013, Kimbra
Kimbra
continued her performance for the Summadayze
Summadayze
Festival in Perth, Australia. On 25 January 2013, Kimbra went to Singapore for the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival.[33] On 10 February 2013, Kimbra
Kimbra
and Gotye
Gotye
won the Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards
55th Annual Grammy Awards
Show for "Somebody That I Used to Know". This achievement made her only the third New Zealand singer to win a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
in history.[34] Kimbra was also featured with the R&B singer John Legend
John Legend
in the song Made to Love, published in the album Love in the Future. The single was released on 11 June 2013 and the album was released on 30 August 2013.[35] On 15 September 2013, Kimbra
Kimbra
performed for Rock In Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[36] Kimbra
Kimbra
has also recruited to collaborate on the record which includes pop iconoclasts Daniel Johns, Dirty Projectors's Dave Longstreth, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson, abstract beat wizards, Steven Ellison a.k.a. Flying Lotus
Flying Lotus
and Stephen Bruner a.k.a. Thundercat, progressive rock heroes, Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López
Omar Rodríguez-López
and Deantoni Parks, members of the Dillinger Escape Plan and Queens of the Stone Age, seductive soul singer Bilal and the legendary composer Van Dyke Parks, who has worked with notable performers, mainly Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
from the Beach Boys, Prince’s New Power Generation keyboardist Morris Hayes and John Robinson, were also invited to drop by the studio.[37] Besides working for her music career, Kimbra
Kimbra
was also involved in a non-profit charity organization called So They Can, it is a registered charity in New Zealand, Australia
Australia
and Kenya focusing on education and building the local economy through micro finance and social business. Kimbra
Kimbra
became the ambassador of So They Can within the year of 2013.[38][39] 2014: The Golden Echo[edit]

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After the Grammy Awards, Kimbra
Kimbra
relocated to LA to work on her second studio album, known as The Golden Echo, taking up residence on a farm. People who collaborated on The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
include Rich Costey, Daniel Johns, Taylor Graves, Matt Bellamy, Thundercat, Mark Foster, Bilal (Singing on the #8 track 'Everlovin' Ya'), John Legend, John Robinson and also Kimbra's bandmates, Timon Martin and Benjamin Davey. During the making of the second album, Kimbra
Kimbra
was invited to play at a concert in Adelaide and was invited to perform at WOMAD 2014, also debuting a new song titled "Nobody But You". On 19 May 2014, Kimbra released the lead single from The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
called "90s Music" to largely positive reviews. Jason Lipshutz of Billboard called the song "captivating" when he previewed it in May 2014. The official music video was not long released after the audio, debuting on YouTube on 3 June 2014. The song did not chart in New Zealand or Australia. 'Miracle' was released as the second single on 24 July 2014. It was her first song to chart on Billboard, peaking at #37 on the Japan Hot 100. The song has received mainly positive reviews from critics, with many complimenting the song's disco-influenced feel. Olivia Forman of Spin stated that the song has a "flawlessly fluctating [...] beat" and additionally complimented Kimbra's vocals. The music video for 'Miracle' was released onto YouTube on 19 August 2014, the official music video for the song was directed by Thom Kerr. The Golden Echo was released on 15 August 2014 (AU/NZ) and 19 August 2014 (US) charting Australian Albums (ARIA)at 5, New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) at 5 and US Billboard 200 at 43. The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
received generally positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album obtained a normalised score of 70 out of 100, based on reviews from 16 selected mainstream critics. The release of the album was followed by a 12-show US tour with Empress Of in November 2015. 2015–present: Primal Heart
Primal Heart
and Debut Film Role[edit] In April 2015, Kimbra
Kimbra
toured the US with a total of five shows. Kimbra is featured in a song by Bilal called 'Holding It Back' from his album In Another Life. On 15 July, Kimbra
Kimbra
released the video for her third single from The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
called "Goldmine", which surpassed 110,000 views in a matter of a day. On 30 September 2016, Kimbra
Kimbra
released a new single called "Sweet Relief", which is expected to be the lead single taken from her new and upcoming album Primal Heart, set to be released early 2018.[40] On 18 September 2017, Kimbra
Kimbra
and her record label sent a personalised email to fans who subscribed to the Warner Bros. mailing list, conveying information about her third studio-album and a new single soon to be released. Also expected to be featured on Kimbra's new album is the new material Kimbra
Kimbra
has performed at several shows since 2016. On the 29 September 2017, she released the album's lead single, entitled "Everybody Knows", which was co-produced by Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado
and Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp
affiliate John Congleton. A second single was released on November 10th 2017, that being "Top of the World" which was then later performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers. A further three more singles were released before the album release, those being "Human", "Version of Me" and "Like They Do on the TV". "Primal Heart" was planned to be released on January 19th 2018, but then was later pushed back to April 20th 2018. Kimbra
Kimbra
explained the reasons for the push back and gave a song out for free to fans to make it up to them. The song is called "Hi Def Distance Romance" Kimbra
Kimbra
will make her acting debut in a big screen adaption of the musical-drama production Daffodils. The singer stars alongside Kiwi lead actors Rose McIver, from iZombie and The Lovely Bones and George Mason, from Home and Away and Go Girls. Live band[edit]

Taylor Graves – keyboards/vocals (2014–present) Timon Martin – guitar/vocals (2009–present) Stevie McQuinn – drums (2010–present) Frank Abraham – bass/keyboards (2014–present)

Previous members[edit]

Fagan Wilcox – samples/synth/guitar/vocals (2009–2014) Ben Davey – keyboards/vocals (2010–2014) Stan Bicknell – drums (2009–2010) Joe Cope (2009)

Musical style and performance[edit] Muzic.net.nz states that Kimbra's music delves beyond the "four chord cliché but still maintains strong hooks and catchy melodies that are sometimes unpredictable but satisfying".[41] In an interview with American Songwriter, she listed Daniel Johns, Prince, Rufus Wainwright, Guided by Voices, Imogen Heap, Mike Patton, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton
Minnie Riperton
and Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
as her influences.[42] Her musical style is eclectic.[43] Discography[edit] Main article: Kimbra
Kimbra
discography

Vows (2011) The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
(2014) Primal Heart
Primal Heart
(2018)

Filmography[edit] Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2011 RocKwiz herself Musical guest – Season 9, Episode 6

2012 Saturday Night Live Musical guest – Season 37, Episode 19

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Musical guest

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Project Runway Australia Audience Member

2012–2013 Last Call with Carson Daly Musical guest, two episodes

2013 Rock in Rio Performer, Episode 5.3

2014 The Late Show with David Letterman Musical Guest

Sesame Street Guest Star

2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Musical Guest

2018 Late Night with Seth Meyers Musical Guest

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2012 SXSW Flashback 2012 herself Performer

Tours[edit]

Vows Tour (2011)

World Wide Tour (with Gotye
Gotye
(2012)) Torches Tour (with Foster the People, the Kooks, Tokyo Police Club, Mayer Hawthorne
Mayer Hawthorne
(2012) European Winter tour (2012) US tour (2012)

The Golden Electric Tour
The Golden Electric Tour
(with Janelle Monáe) (2014)

The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
Tour (2014) The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
Tour (2015)

Awards and nominations[edit] Grammy Awards[edit] The Grammy Awards are presented annually from 1959 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). In 2012, Kimbra's collaboration with Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know", won the Record of the Year and the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance awards.[44]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2013 "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra Record of the Year[44] Won

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Won

APRA Awards[edit] The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters".[45] In 2012, Kimbra
Kimbra
was nominated for two awards as a solo artist and won two awards as a featured artist.

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 Kimbra Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year[46] Nominated

"Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra Most Played Australian Work[47] Won

Song of the Year[48] Won

"Cameo Lover" – Kimbra Song of the Year[49] Nominated

ARIA Awards[edit] The ARIA Music Awards
ARIA Music Awards
are presented annually from 1987 by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). In 2011, Kimbra
Kimbra
won one award as a solo artist and two awards as a featured artist.[50] Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
performed the single, "Somebody That I Used to Know", at the awards ceremony.[51][52]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra Single of the Year Won

Highest Selling Single Nominated

Best Pop Release Won

"Cameo Lover" – Kimbra Best Female Artist Won

"Cameo Lover" – Kimbra
Kimbra
– Guy Franklin Best Video Nominated

2012 "Vows" – Kimbra Best Female Artist Won

New Zealand Music Awards[edit] The New Zealand Music Awards are awarded annually to musicians of New Zealand origin, by Recorded Music NZ.

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 Kimbra Critics' Choice Prize Won

2012[53] Vows Album of the Year Won

Vows Best Pop Album Won

"Warrior" Single of the Year Nominated

Kimbra Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won

Kimbra Best Female Solo Artist Won

Kimbra Peoples' Choice Award Nominated

Kimbra International Achievement Award Won

MTV Europe Music Award[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2012 "Somebody That I Used to Know" Best Song Nominated

2014 Kimbra Best New Zealand Act Nominated

Other awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result

2007 Juice TV Awards Breakthrough Video ("Simply On My Lips") Won

2011 International Songwriting Competition[54] Grand Prize Won

J Award[55] Album of the Year (Vows) Nominated

Music Video of the Year ("Somebody That I Used to Know") Nominated

2012 Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Awards One to Watch Award Won

2013 MTVU Tag Team Woodie ("Warrior") Won

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External links[edit]

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Official website

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Kimbra

Discography

Studio albums

Vows (2011) The Golden Echo
The Golden Echo
(2014) Primal Heart
Primal Heart
(2018)

Singles

"Settle Down" "Cameo Lover" "Good Intent" "Warrior" "Two Way Street" "Come into My Head" "90s Music" "Miracle" "Goldmine" "Everybody Knows" "Top of the World" "Human" "Version of Me"

Other songs

"Simply on My Lips" "Plain Gold Ring ( Nina Simone
Nina Simone
cover)" "With My Hands" "Love in High Places" "Nobody But You"

Featured singles

"I Look To You" "Somebody That I Used to Know"

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(2007) "Sweet About Me" by Gabriella Cilmi
Gabriella Cilmi
(2008) "Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun (2009) "Big Jet Plane" by Angus & Julia Stone (2010) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2011)

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ARIA Award for Best Female Artist

Jenny Morris (1987) Jenny Morris (1988) Kate Ceberano
Kate Ceberano
(1989) Kate Ceberano
Kate Ceberano
(1990) Wendy Matthews (1991) Deborah Conway
Deborah Conway
(1992) Wendy Matthews (1993) Wendy Matthews (1994) Tina Arena
Tina Arena
(1995) Christine Anu
Christine Anu
(1996) Monique Brumby
Monique Brumby
(1997) Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1998) Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1999) Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2000) Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
(2001) Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2002) Delta Goodrem
Delta Goodrem
(2003) Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2004) Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2005) Clare Bowditch
Clare Bowditch
(2006) Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2007) Gabriella Cilmi
Gabriella Cilmi
(2008) Sarah Blasko
Sarah Blasko
(2009) Washington (2010) Kimbra
Kimbra
(2011) Kimbra
Kimbra
(2012) Jessica Mauboy
Jessica Mauboy
(2013) Sia (2014) Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett
(2015) Sia (2016)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Billboard Year-End number one singles (2000–2019)

2000: "Breathe" – Faith Hill 2001: "Hanging by a Moment" – Lifehouse 2002: "How You Remind Me" – Nickelback 2003: "In da Club" – 50 Cent 2004: "Yeah!" – Usher featuring Lil Jon
Lil Jon
and Ludacris 2005: "We Belong Together" – Mariah Carey 2006: "Bad Day" – Daniel Powter 2007: "Irreplaceable" – Beyoncé 2008: "Low" – Flo Rida
Flo Rida
featuring T-Pain 2009: "Boom Boom Pow" – The Black Eyed Peas 2010: "Tik Tok" – Kesha 2011: "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Thrift Shop" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "Love Yourself" – Justin Bieber 2017: "Shape of You" – Ed Sheeran

Complete list (1946–1959) (1960–1979) (1980–1999) (2000–2019)

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Best-selling singles by year in the United Kingdom

1952–1969

1952: "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" – Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
(UK) 1953: "I Believe" – Frankie Laine 1954: "Secret Love" – Doris Day 1955: "Rose Marie" – Slim Whitman 1956: "I'll Be Home" – Pat Boone 1957: "Diana" – Paul Anka 1958: "Jailhouse Rock" – Elvis Presley 1959: "Living Doll" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1960: "It's Now or Never" – Elvis Presley 1961: "Wooden Heart" – Elvis Presley 1962: "I Remember You" – Frank Ifield (UK) 1963: "She Loves You" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1965: "Tears" – Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
(UK) 1966: "Green, Green Grass of Home" – Tom Jones (UK) 1967: "Release Me" – Engelbert Humperdinck (UK) 1968: "Hey Jude" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1969: "Sugar, Sugar" – The Archies

1970–1989

1970: "The Wonder of You" – Elvis Presley 1971: "My Sweet Lord" – George Harrison
George Harrison
(UK) 1972: "Amazing Grace" – The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Band (UK) 1973: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974: "Tiger Feet" – Mud (UK) 1975: "Bye Bye Baby" – Bay City Rollers
Bay City Rollers
(UK) 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" – Brotherhood of Man
Brotherhood of Man
(UK) 1977: "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" – Wings (UK) 1978: "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring" – Boney M. 1979: "Bright Eyes" – Art Garfunkel 1980: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – The Police
The Police
(UK) 1981: "Don't You Want Me" – The Human League
The Human League
(UK) 1982: "Come On Eileen" – Dexys Midnight Runners
Dexys Midnight Runners
(UK) 1983: "Karma Chameleon" – Culture Club
Culture Club
(UK) 1984: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid (UK) 1985: "The Power of Love" – Jennifer Rush 1986: "Don't Leave Me This Way" – The Communards (UK) 1987: "Never Gonna Give You Up" – Rick Astley
Rick Astley
(UK) 1988: "Mistletoe and Wine" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1989: "Ride on Time" – Black Box

1990–2009

1990: "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1993: "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" – Meat Loaf 1994: "Love Is All Around" – Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
(UK) 1995: "Unchained Melody" – Robson & Jerome (UK) 1996: "Killing Me Softly" – Fugees 1997: "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" – Elton John
Elton John
(UK) 1998: "Believe" – Cher 1999: "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears 2000: "Can We Fix It?" – Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
(UK) 2001: "It Wasn't Me" – Shaggy featuring Rikrok
Rikrok
(UK) 2002: "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" – Will Young
Will Young
(UK) 2003: "Where Is the Love?" – The Black Eyed Peas 2004: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid 20 (UK) 2005: "Is This the Way to Amarillo" – Tony Christie
Tony Christie
featuring Peter Kay (UK) 2006: "Crazy" – Gnarls Barkley 2007: "Bleeding Love" – Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
(UK) 2008: "Hallelujah" – Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke
(UK) 2009: "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga

2010–present

2010: "Love the Way You Lie" – Eminem
Eminem
featuring Rihanna 2011: "Someone Like You" – Adele
Adele
(UK) 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I.
T.I.
& Pharrell Williams 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
(UK) featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla (UK) 2017: "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
(UK)

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