|Birth name||Sonia Clarke|
|Born||June 21, 1968|
|Origin||Crouch End, North London, England, United Kingdom|
|Years active||1985 - present|
Sonia Clarke (born June 21, 1968 in Crouch End, North London, United Kingdom), known more commonly by her stage name Sonique, is a British singer and DJ. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino Dance-pop is a style of Electronic dance music and a subgenre of Pop music that evolved from Disco, circa 1981 that combines dance beats with a pop Trance is a style of Electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s Electro ( electro-boogie, electro-funk) is a Genre of Electronic music directly influenced by the use of TR-808 and Funk A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience  She is well known for her successful career in dance music. This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. She was temporarily the lead vocalist for two late S'Express singles. S'Express (pronounced ess-express; sometimes spelled S'Xpress or S-Express; otherwise known as Victim of the Ghetto) was a British She won the 2001 BRIT Award for British female solo artist. The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards
Sonia Clarke was born and raised in Crouch End, North London to parents of Trinidadian descent. Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American She has credited her later music success from listening to her mothers record collection of mostly R&B artists.  The first record she ever purchased was Donna Summer's "I Feel Love". Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines December 31, 1948) is an American Singer-songwriter and Musician who gained " I Feel Love " is a song by Donna Summer, taken from her 1977 concept album I Remember Yesterday. When Sonique was sixteen her mother re-married and moved back to Trinidad. Trinidad ( Spanish: " Trinity " is the largest and most populous of the two major islands and She refused to move with her mother and two siblings and instead stayed in England moving into the YMCA. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Young Men's Christian Association (" YMCA " or " the Y " was founded on June 6, 1844 in London England by a young man With mounting debt and disgusted by the sexual advances of the hostel warden, she moved out and slept on the streets.
At the age of seventeen, a youth worker commented that she had a nice voice and suggested she utilize it. She put together a reggae band called "Fari" in which she ended up writing all the music. Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. She credits this band with getting her through her time on the streets. After Fari disbanded she set about getting a recording contract. A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a Record label and a Recording artist (or group where the artist
Sonique released the single "Let Me Hold You", published by Cooltempo, in 1985. Cooltempo Records is a subsidiary of EMI. The label released albums by artists like Kenny Thomas, Milli Vanilli, Adeva, Shara Nelson  The single hit the Top 40 on the British dance charts. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre.
In 1990, she was credited for the transcendental loop-groove on a track called "Zombie Mantra" on the album Set the Controls for the Heart of the Bass, the debut record of William Orbit's project Bass-O-Matic. William Orbit (born on 15 December 1956 as William Mark Wainwright in Shoreditch, Hackney) is an English Musician Soon after she teamed with DJ Mark Moore in S'Express. Mark Moore (born 12 January 1965, in London) is a British Dance music Record producer and DJ. S'Express (pronounced ess-express; sometimes spelled S'Xpress or S-Express; otherwise known as Victim of the Ghetto) was a British  The dance-pop duo charted in the UK singles chart with such singles as "Nothing to Lose". Dance-pop is a style of Electronic dance music and a subgenre of Pop music that evolved from Disco, circa 1981 that combines dance beats with a pop A duet is a Musical composition or piece for two Performers In Classical music the term is most often used for a composition for two singers The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry Nothing to Lose is a single from the Canadian band Billy Talent 's debut self titled album  She maintained a friendship with Mark Moore after S'Express disbanded and shortly afterwards, he gave her the gift of a set of turntables and a mixer with which she began experimenting.
While clubbing she became frustrated at what she considered to be the inept performances by DJs. She decided to take on the challenge herself. For three years she accompanied both Mark Moore and her childhood friend Judge Jules to their DJ gigs to study the crowds. Judge Jules (born Julius O'Riordan on 26 October 1966 is a British Dance music DJ, although he has been known to claim to be Irish She eventually signed to one of simon belofsky's' companies Serious Records where her first single was "I Put A Spell On You" produced by Simon Belofsky, Julian Elkan, Graeme Pleeth and Chris Alan. 
She was DJ-in-residence at Club Manumission in Ibiza from 1997-1999. Ibiza (Eivissa is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea about 80 km off the coast of Spain
In 1998, she came to the attention of UK promoters/label Fantazia and was asked to mix one of the discs on their album Fantazia British Anthems Summertime. Fantazia is a dance organisation based in the UK Founded in 1991 by James Perkins it was set up at a time when Breakbeat hardcore was on the ascendent within the Rave Fantazia is a dance organisation based in the UK Founded in 1991 by James Perkins it was set up at a time when Breakbeat hardcore was on the ascendent within the Rave  The album was certified as gold in the UK.
Sonique also released her own album, "Hear My Cry," in 1998. When it was re-released in 2000, the hit single "It Feels So Good" topped the charts for three weeks in May. " It Feels So Good " is the second single by singer and DJ Sonique, first released in 1998 and then again in 2000 where it spent three weeks at #1 in the After 14 weeks in the Top 40, it became the UK's third best-selling single of 2000.
In 2001, after the success of "It Feels So Good" she announced that she planned to retire from the world of DJing to focus on her singing career. After finishing the album "Born to be Free," Sonique did return to DJing on a few special occasions, but later decided to go back to headlining events.
In 2004, Sonique announced she was working on a new album called On Kosmo. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The first single was "Another World", which reached number 57 in Germany when released in 2004. "Why" (released Spring 2005), reached number 90 in Germany. Why is a single by British DJ and singer Sonique. Released on CD in Germany on 30 May 2005 the track peaked at number 90
"Alone" was selected as the third single with which the album would be launched, but when the album got pushed back from the expected release date of February 2006, the single was cancelled. When the new release date of September 29, 2006 was announced, the track "Sleezy" was chosen as the single with which the album was to be released. Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Unfortunately, "Sleezy" was also cancelled when the release date was pushed back once again. When On Kosmo was finally released, on Monday November 13, 2006, it failed to chart significantly in the UK. Events 1002 - English king Ethelred orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Nevertheless, Sonique was shown as a celebrity guest at The World Music Awards 2006 in England.
|1998||Fantazia British Anthems. . . Summertime (mixed by Sonique)||—||—||—|
|2000||Serious Sounds of Sonique - In the Mix & on the Mic (live recording)||—||—||—|
|2000||Hear My Cry||#6||#67||#50|
|2001||Club Mix (mixed by Sonique)||—||—||—|
|2003||Born to Be Free||#184||—||—|
|2006||Sonique on Kosmo||—||—||—|
|1990||"Nothing To Lose"||#32||—||—|
|1991||"Find'em, Fool'em, Forget'em"||#43||—||—|
|1985||"Let Me Hold You"||#99, #25 Dance||—||—|
2000 (UK re-release)
|"It Feels So Good" *||#1||#8||—||#2|
|2000||"Sky"||#2||#10 (Hot Dance)||—||7|
|2001||"I Put a Spell on You" **||#8||—||—||28|
|2003||"Can't Make Up My Mind"||#17||—||—|
*-Originally released in 1998, reaching #24 on the UK charts **-Originally released in 1998, reaching #36 on the UK charts