Evelyn "Champagne" King is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is best known for her hit disco single "Shame", which was released in 1977 during the height of disco's popularity. King had other hits from the early through the mid–1980s including; "I'm in Love", "Love Come Down" and "Your Personal Touch".
|Also known as:||Evelyn King|
|Born:||July 1, 1960, The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Origin:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Genres:||R&B, disco, pop, soul, post-disco|
|Occupation(s):||Singer-songwriter, record producer|
|Labels:||RCA Victor (US, Canada, UK), EMI America, Expansion, RNB Entertainment Group|
|Associated acts:||Thelma Houston, Cheryl Lynn, Kashif, The System, First Ladies of Disco|
|Website:||Evelyn "Champagne" King's Official site|
About Evelyn King
Disco and R&B queen who recorded the 1978 hit "Shame," as well as the #1 R&B hits "I'm in Love" and "Love Come Down."
She was a cleaning woman at Philadelphia International Records where a one of its producers heard her sing to herself and started coaching her.
Her disco classic "Shame," released when she was eighteen years old, was one of the first major hits to utilize synthesizers.
Her uncle was a Broadway performer and singer and her father was a backup singer at the Apollo Theater. She has two siblings, Wanda and Johnny. She married Freddie Fox.
Her song "Shame" was covered by many future singers like Kim Wilde.
Information related to Evelyn "Champagne" King
- http://evelynchampagneking.com/ Official site
- http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p93992 Evelyn "Champagne" King at Allmusic
- http://www.discogs.com/artist/Evelyn King Evelyn "Champagne" King discography at Discogs