Sat 16th Jan 2021 @ 8:00 pm£20
Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK as a true pioneer having paved the way for many a black British female solo artist who followed. Jaki achieved international success with a string of hits from ’85 including Could it Be I’m Falling In Love?, Round and Around, Set Me Free, Step Right Up and Breaking Away, also making the Music Guinness Book of Records in the ‘80s as the first black British female solo artist to have six consecutive Top 10/20 hits. Her career excelled in the ‘90s with her album Real Life selling more than 800,000 copies in less than four weeks. Her cover of Ain’t Nobody reached No. 1 in the US Billboard Dance charts for five weeks as well as achieving gold in Australia, Japan and the USA. Jaki is officially a Motown artist, as one of the only British females to hold this credential alongside Kiki Dee. She holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of Wolverhampton and in 2015 was inaugurated as Pro-Chancellor for her outstanding contributions to the music industry. In 2012 Jaki was awarded her very own Star on Birmingham’s Broad Street’s Walk of Stars.