Kim English Bio

Kim English was born in 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States and died on April 2nd, 2019 at the age of 48. She was American electronica, soul, gospel, and house music.

Kim English
Born She was born in 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died She died on April 2nd, 2019 aged 48
  • Electronica
  • soul
  • gospel
  • house
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1994–2019
Labels Nervous
Net Worth Her Net Worth is not on record

Kim English Gospel Music Career

English started out as a gospel singer, she went on to work continuously with Nervous from 1994 until 2016, releasing both of her albums – 1998’s ‘Higher Things’ and 2006’s ‘My Destiny’ – on the New York label. She had eight number one songs on the US Club/Dance charts, the first coming in 1999 with ‘Unspeakable Joy’.

English had success in the United Kingdom with the songs “I Know a Place” and “Time for Love.” It was in the 2000s when English signed with Nervous Records NYC where she worked with Junior Vasquez, Razor N Guido, Wamdue Project and Boris & Beck, according to English’s All Music biography. Her last record was released by Nervous in 2009. It was titled, “Nothing’s Impossible.”

Her career included collaborations with the likes of Mood II Swing, Masters At Work and François K. A recent collaboration came with Paul Woolford on his 2018 track ‘Hang Up Your Hang Ups’.

Throughout her career, English experienced success on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play, Hot Dance Singles Sales, Hot Dance Airplay charts and the UK Singles Chart.

Kim English Background Information

According to English’s LinkedIn page, prior to making it in the music industry, she worked in a government job between 1993 and 1995. That page says that since August 2007, English has been working as a substitute teacher in Gary, Indiana.

Kim English Education

English graduated from Ivy Tech Community College – Northwest in 2007 with a liberal arts qualification. From there, English went to Purdue University Calumet where she graduated with a degree in Child and Family Services with a grade point average of 3.89.

Kim English Death and Cause

Kim Englis died on March 2nd, 2019 at the age of 48. English’s cause of death was not made public.

English’s tragic passing was announced in a Facebook post from the singer’s label, Nervous Record NYC. The statements read:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing tonight of Kim English. 
Kim’s discography includes several songs that are widely recognized as all-time classics in the house music genre. She had a unique ability both through her singing and songwriting talents to inspire people to dance and also celebrate the joys of God and religion. She was a deeply religious and devoted member of the Family Christian Center in Munster, Indiana. While she had many opportunities to travel the globe as a singer, she remained a devoted family member and member of her church, and never allowed herself to be distracted from the path she felt was right for her. 
More details will be forthcoming tomorrow.”

Kim English Tributes

Just heard the sad news that Kim English has passed away. Her releases never left my box through the 90’s. Nite Life, Learn 2 Love and Supernatural, amongst others, are House classics. My thoughts & love to all @NERVOUSRECORDS & NY House fam. 

Sadden to hear of the passing of singer Kim English
What a beautiful voice gone too soon
RIH Kim..Condolences to the family. 

Kim English Albums

  • Higher Things (1998) Nervous Records NYC
  • Re-Energized (2000) Nervous Records NYC
  • My Destiny (2006) Nervous Records NYC

Kim English Singles

Year Song US Pop US Club/Dance US Dance Airplay US Dance Singles Sales UK Singles Chart
1994 “Nitelife” 35
1995 “I Know a Place” 32 52
1995 “Time for Love” 48
1996 “Supernatural” 5 50
1997 “Learn 2 Luv” 4
1998 “Tomorrow” 35
1999 “Unspeakable Joy” 1 19
2000 “Higher Things” 2 18
2000 “Missing You” 1 16
2001 “Bumpin’ & Jumpin’” 1 32
2002 “Everyday” 1 10
2002 “Treat Me Right” 1 12
2006 “It Makes A Difference” 1 10 12
2006 “C’est La Vie” 1 10
2007 “My Destiny” 1 20
2009 “Nothing’s Impossible”
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