Tanita Tikaram

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Tanita Tikaram
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Background information
Born(1969-08-12) 12 August 1969 (age 44)
Münster, West Germany
GenresPop, folk
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, bass guitar
Years active1988–present
LabelsReprise, Naïve
WebsiteTanita-Tikaram.com
 
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Tanita Tikaram
TanitaTikaram13.jpg
Background information
Born(1969-08-12) 12 August 1969 (age 44)
Münster, West Germany
GenresPop, folk
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, bass guitar
Years active1988–present
LabelsReprise, Naïve
WebsiteTanita-Tikaram.com

Tanita Tikaram (born 12 August 1969) is a German-born British pop/folk singer-songwriter, best known for her hits "Twist in My Sobriety" and "Good Tradition" from her 1988 debut album, Ancient Heart. She is also known for her unique musical style involving a powerful, husky voice and poetic and somewhat obscure lyrics.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Tikaram was born in Münster, Germany, the daughter of a Malaysian mother, Fatimah Rohani, and an Indo-Fijian father, Pramod Tikaram. Her father's military career meant that she spent her early life in Germany before moving to Basingstoke, Hampshire, England when she was in her early teens.[1] She is the younger sister of the actor Ramon Tikaram and the great-niece of Sir Moti Tikaram, who was the first Lord Chief Justice of an independent Fiji and the world's longest-serving national ombudsman.[3]

Career[edit]

Tikaram started singing in nightclubs while she was still a teenager and came to the attention of WEA Records. Her debut album, Ancient Heart, produced by Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke, was released in September 1988 when she was 19 years old.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

YearTitleChart positionsAlbum
UK Singles Chart[4]US Modern Rock
1988"Good Tradition"10-Ancient Heart
"Twist in My Sobriety"2225
1989"Cathedral Song"48-
"World Outside Your Window"58-
1990"We Almost Got It Together"52-The Sweet Keeper
"Little Sister Leaving Town"83-
"Thursday's Child"--
1991"Only the Ones We Love"69-Everybody's Angel
"I Love The Heaven's Solo"--
1992"You Make the Whole World Cry"--Eleven Kinds of Loneliness
1995"I Might Be Crying"64-Lovers in the City
"Wonderful Shadow"198-
"Yodelling Song"--
1996"Twist in My Sobriety (remix)"82-The Best of Tanita Tikaram
"And I Think of You - E penso a te" (promo only)--
1998"Stop Listening"67-The Cappuccino Songs
"I Don't Wanna Lose at Love"73-
"If I Ever"--
2005"Don't Let the Cold" (promo only)--Sentimental

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Other works[edit]

Music[edit]

Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 993–994. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/tanita_tikaram/biography.php
  3. ^ Karan, Maneesha (14 February 2007). "Sir Moti relives early days". Fiji Times. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 559/560. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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