Louise started her music career as one fourth of ETERNAL, the UK’s biggest selling R&B girl group of all time. They took the 90s by storm, selling over a million copies of their debut album ‘Always and Forever’ in the UK and becoming the first girl band to ever sell a Million copies of an album.
In 1995, Louise moved on to an incredibly successful solo career with her first album, ‘Naked’. A huge smash-hit, Naked spawned five top 20 singles: ‘Light Of My Life’, ‘In Walked Love’, ‘Undivided Love’, ‘One Kiss From Heaven’ and the title track ‘Naked’ all contributing to the album’s classic status.
In 1997 Louise released her second platinum-selling solo album, ‘Woman In Me’ which gave Louise 3 further Top 10 singles, ‘Arms Around The World’, ‘Let’s Go Round Again’ and ‘All That Matters’. The album also saw Louise set off on her first UK tour, playing over 20 sell-out venues across the country including a truly amazing gig at Wembley Arena.
The following year, Louise found herself cutting her honeymoon short to perform in front of 100,000 screaming fans and His Royal Highness Prince Charles at Capital FM’s Party In The Park. By 1998 Louise had become an accomplished solo artist enjoying two successful albums, a regular feature in the UK’s singles chart and graced the covers of every magazine from Smash Hits through to GQ and Tatler.
Louise took a short break from recording to settle into married life, she co-wrote and released what she describes as her most personal album to date, ‘Elbow Beach’ in 2000. The first track released was ’2 Faced’ which enjoyed massive airplay across the country and provided Louise with her biggest selling single to date, entering the chart at No.3. Elbow Beach also featured the Wu-Tan-Clan-sampled ‘Beautiful Inside’.
In 2001 Louise worked on her Greatest Hits collection ‘Changing Faces – The Best Of Louise’ which was released that September. The album contained all of her solo hits plus 3 of her favourite tracks that she recorded as a member of Eternal and a cover of 5 Stars ‘The Slightest Touch’ became a firm fan favourite. The album was supported by the No.4 hit single ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’, a cover of the classic track which was immortalised by the Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs. The single went on to be a commercial and critical success and the album’s impact was further bolstered by Louise’s second solo tour, which saw her performing at 36 packed venues across the UK.
Clocking up her 12th consecutive hit, ‘Pandora’s Kiss’ was released in 2003. Entering the charts at No.5, the single was released to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
To date, Louise has sold over 5 Million records in the UK alone. She’s never said never to returning to the recording studio as music is her first love, and will always say “when the time is right”…watch this space!