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Cleo

Background information
Birth name Cleopatra Madonna Higgins
Also known as Cleo
Born 30 April 1982 (1982-04-30) (age 27)
Origin Manchester, England
Genres R&B, soul, pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 1998-present
Labels Eastside

Cleo Higgins (born Cleopatra Madonna Higgins, 30 April 1982, Manchester, England) is an English R&B/soul and pop singer, dancer, songwriter and actress. Higgins rose to fame as the lead singer of the girl group, Cleopatra.

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Solo career

Since leaving Cleopatra, Higgins has released her debut single "Feelin' Like This" and is currently working on her debut album. Higgins has recorded two duets with tenor Russell Watson. The first duet "Someone Like You" was featured on Watson's multi-platinum debut album The Voice and topped the U.S classical charts.[1][2] She performed the duet both on tour with Watson, and on the National Lottery, at which time she was five months pregnant with her first child, Chika. Higgins and Watson collaborated again with a track called "The Best That Love Can Be", on his third album, Reprise.

In 1990, Higgins headlined the Young Voices in Concert tour. 15,000 people attended the MEN Arena to watch Higgins and almost 7,000 choir members break the Guinness World Record for the largest choir ever assembled in the UK. There were 6,846 voices.[3] The performance was aired on the BBC Television's Songs of Praise

Higgins joined ITV1's Songs Of Bond, a tribute to the songs of James Bond. She covered "For Your Eyes Only". She has toured with Joe Budden, Russell Watson, Jagged Edge, Blue, Girls Aloud and also embarked on a university tour. Higgins has covered Kym Sims' "Too Blind To See It". Higgins has worked as a spokeswoman for CoverGirl.

It was reported recently that Cleopatra are to reform and are working on new material. They hope to release a new album late 2009 or early 2010.

Personal life

Higgins has two children, Chika Li Ché and Taylor James McKenzie (TJ), with her long term partner, Marlon McKenzie who has appeared on the Xfactor.[4]

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