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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

English singer Rachel Stevens Profile and Biography

Singer  Rachel Stevens
Rachel Stevens Profile:
Rachel Lauren Stevens best known as Rachel Stevens with nickname Ratz, Rachel, Stevens, Lauren was born April 9, 1978 (astrological sign/star sign (zodiac): Aries) at her hometown in Southgate, Big City of London, England (The United Kingdom (UK)). Rachel Stevens is a beautiful English female (pop, pop/rock, rock, dance) singer-songwriter (music superstar – former member of the successful pop group S Club), (film, movie, television) actress, female model (top and popular model, cosmetic model, commercial model (advertisement model), professional model, beauty model, bikini (beachwear) model, swimsuit (swimwear) model, fashion model, international model, star model, magazine cover model, cover girl model, supermodel), female dancer, television personality, Hollywood star, and brunette women celebrity. She has a hair color: awesome light brown (brunette), eyes color: lovely light brown, height: 5′ 3½” (161 cm), measurements: 30-23-33, assets: perfect sweet beauty, pretty and sweet face, awesome light brown (brunette) hair, lovely light brown eyes, charming and cute smile, gorgeous voice, great talent, nice skill, good achievement, and her name popular and famous after she became a member of the successful pop group S Club, and launched a solo recording career on 2003, releasing seven singles and two albums in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2003 and 2005 (She on 2008 came second in the sixth series of the BBC One series “Strictly Come Dancing” with her dance partner Vincent Simone.), claim to fame: Member of the United Kingdom (UK) pop band S Club 7, music genres: pop, pop/rock, rock, dance, music labels : Polydor (A record label owned by Universal Music Group, headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK)), associated acts: S Club, Vincent Simone, hobbies: sport, beauty care, hair care, health care, watching movie/film in home theatre and cinema, charities, listening music, dancing, singing, songwriting, movie/film acting, photography acting, pose in front of the camera, and active in the world of international music, entertainment, and modeling.

Rachel Stevens Biography:
In her early life, Rachel Stevens was born April 9, 1978 with birth name is Rachel Lauren Stevens at her hometown in Southgate, Big City of London, England (The United Kingdom (UK)) to a happy family. Rachel Stevens attended Ashmole School in London. Rachel Stevens has two brothers, Jason and Leigh.

In her personal life, Rachel Stevens on 1993 first caught attention while beating out 5000 competitors and winning a modeling contest sponsored by UK teen magazine Just 17. Following her first modelling jobs, Rachel Stevens decided to study at the London College of Fashion, where Rachel Stevens achieved a diploma in business. During that time Rachel Stevens also worked in a film company and later ended up working in public relations, but began to lose interest and decided to pursue a career in singing instead.

Her career in S Club 7, Rachel Stevens at the age of twenty became a member of the British pop group S Club 7, which were a BRIT Award-winning British pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller. The group rose to fame via their own BBC television programme and by selling 16 million records worldwide and launching four number one hit singles in the United Kingdom (UK). S Club eventually split up on 2003. On both 2001 and 2002 Rachel Stevens was voted the second “Sexiest Woman in the World” by UK’s FHM readers.

In her solo career, (2003 until 2004: Funky Dory) after S Club were inactivated, Rachel Stevens signed a £1.5 million ($2.3 million) solo four-album deal with Polydor Records and re-signed with Fuller. Rachel Stevens said that breaking out on her own after success with S Club was difficult. Rachel Stevens’s first solo single, written by Cathy Dennis and produced by Bloodshy & Avant, “Sweet Dreams My LA Ex”, was released on September 2003. Taking inspiration from R&B and adult-style pop music, Rachel Stevens’s debut solo album, Funky Dory, was released later that month. The album was a minor hit, reaching number nine on the United Kingdom (UK) albums chart. Although it was not a huge commercial success, it gained praise from pop critics; Jamie Gill, in a review for Yahoo! Launch.

That December, the album’s title track, “Funky Dory” (featuring a sample of the David Bowie song “Andy Warhol” from his album Hunky Dory), was released as its second single and failed to match the success of “Sweet Dreams My LA Ex”, peaking at number twenty-four. MusicOMH called it “musically better than “Sweet Dreams My LA Ex” with a hybrid of pop, Latin and even a hint of jazz infusion” but not a good single choice as a single as it lacked anything special and different. Rachel Stevens on July 2004 released the BBC Sport Relief charity single, “Some Girls”, which was produced by Richard X. It became a hit across Europe, and reached number two in the UK. called the song Rachel Stevens’s “finest song to date”, and Yahoo! Launch commented that “she came to save her career. She ended up saving pop”. Following the success of “Some Girls”, Funky Dory was re-released to include “Some Girls” and another new track, a cover of Andrea True Connection’s “More More More”. “More More More” was issued as a single and peaked at number three in the United Kingdom (UK), giving Rachel Stevens her third top ten solo single in the United Kingdom (UK). At this point, Rachel Stevens and her management stepped up promotion, earning her a Guinness World Record for “Most Public Appearances by a Pop Star on 24 Hours in Different Cities” (seven on September 8–9, 2004).

(2004 until 2005: Come and Get It) Rachel Stevens on late 2004 began working on her second solo album, Come and Get It, with producers and songwriters Richard X, Alexis Strum, and Xenomania. The following March, its first single, “Negotiate with Love”, was a top ten hit in the United Kingdom (UK). “So Good” was released on July 2005 and also peaked at number ten. On mid 2005, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary which followed Rachel Stevens through the summer as she promoted “So Good”.

Rachel Stevens released Come and Get It on October 2005. The album was less successful than her debut, peaking at number twenty-eight in the United Kingdom (UK). Its third and final single was “I Said Never Again (but Here We Are)”, which peaked at number twelve in the United Kingdom (UK) and was commended by for its “astonishingly flawless vocal performance” and as Rachel Stevens’s “most commercially accessible and quirky single since “Some Girls”. “It has the song “Je m’appelle Rachel” on it, which was originally written by Shelly Poole as “Je m’appelle Michelle”. On 2007, The Guardian included the album in their “1000 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” list. Rachel Stevens on early 2010 announced that she would be returning to the recording studio to begin work on her third album.

In her acting career, While Rachel Stevens was a member of S Club 7, Rachel Stevens appeared in five series of S Club shows: S Club 7 Go Wild! Miami 7, L.A. 7, Hollywood 7, and Viva S Club. The group also starred in the feature film, Seeing Double. Rachel Stevens on 2004 briefly appeared in “Suzie Gold”, followed by a minor cameo role in a comedy film/movie for 2005. Rachel Stevens on 2005 played a character called “Jane-Mary” in a Spider-Man charity spoof called Spider-Plant Man for the BBC appearing opposite Rowan Atkinson. On December 2007 it was announced that Rachel Stevens would be transformed into a 9-inch-high (230 mm) plasticine character for “Glendogie Bogey”, a new animated comedy for BBC Scotland. Later on 2005, Rachel Stevens also played a minor role in Dominic Veall’s ITV television drama “Flawless” playing Lucy Carlts, the sister of Rodger Carlts.

(Rachel Stevens in “Strictly Come Dancing”) In August 2008, it was announced that Rachel Stevens would take part in the 2008 series of “Strictly Come Dancing”, which started on 20 September. Rachel Stevens was partnered with professional dancer Vincent Simone, and together they hold the record for the most perfect 10s ever achieved in any series of “Strictly Come Dancing”, thus beating out other contestants including 2007 winner Alesha Dixon and 2008 winner Tom Chambers. They also hold the record for the Foxtrot dance (A smooth dance, traveling around the line of dance.), Tango dance, Argentine Tango dance, and Rumba dance and even though Rachel Stevens is perhaps the most successful contestant in Strictly history, Rachel Stevens finished in second place.

Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone also took part on the 2008 “Strictly Come Dancing” Christmas Special on Christmas Day which saw a four way tie at the top of the leader board by four couples getting 39 points each. Head judge Len made the final decision and decided to put them in order which left Rachel Stevens in third place in the leader board. Rachel Stevens returned on Series 7 2009 grand final with a group tango which saw her dance with Vincent Simone and alongside series 6 finalist Lisa Snowdon and Brendan Cole. Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone also competed on the 2009 Christmas Special alongside Austin Healey, Chris Hollins, Gethin Jones, Ali Bastian and Ricky Whittle. Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone did not win the Christmas Special, however, they did match their score for the rumba dance, still the highest score for the dance to date and thus ending the special as runners up.

In her endorsement deals, while in S Club 7, Rachel Stevens fronted the World Wide Fund for Nature. Rachel Stevens more recently has been the front woman for Pretty Polly, Sky Sports, Marks & Spencer, and Focus Dailies. Rachel Stevens on 2009 became the new ambassador for Schwarzkopf Gliss hair products.

In her awareness campaigns, Rachel Stevens on 2005 also took part in the Make Poverty History campaign, which aims to eliminate poverty in developing countries by cancelling old debts, improving the way aid is given and removing barriers, so these countries can trade more effectively with the rest of the world. Rachel Stevens donated an undisclosed amount of money to the campaign, and also starred in television and magazine advertisements supporting the cause. Rachel Stevens’s official Web site also displayed the campaign’s official online banner.

(Rachel Stevens Profile and Biography source:, Zimbio.Com, FanPix.Net, and Wikipedia.Org)

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