DIANA KING, the world renowned Jamaican born and raised artist, has the IT ... that THING that separates her from the pack ... she's a star, with a combination of unparalleled vocal power and passion, diverse style, edgy lyrics, exotic beauty, sharp and opinionated mind, sex appeal and a down to earth jeans and t-shirt charm and personality to spare. With her trademark blend of genres seasoned with Reggae, this singer/songwriter/producer is truly expressing herself with songs that not only showcase her vocal styling but highlights her skills as a lyrical storyteller.
Also known to her fans as ‘KINGSINGA,' she is responsible for chart topping hits such as SHY GUY from the soundtrack of the Bad Boys movie, which starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, ‘SAY A LITTLE PRAYER' from My Best Friends Wedding starring Julia Roberts, LOVE TRIANGLE, SUMMER BREEZIN, LLIES, SPANISH TOWN BLUES from ‘Anniversary,' the Grammy nominated album by Sly and Robbie, and co-wrote and was featured on TREAT HER LIKE A LADY from Celine Dion's ‘Let's Talk About Love' album. Her distinctive mark can also be found on the Notorious B.I.G album, ‘Ready to Die' which features KING collaborating with the late B.I.G on the track, RESPECT.
Her distinctive flavor has been sought after by acclaimed musicians and artist's such as, Brian McKnight, Kyle Eastwood, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and German Reggae Star Gentleman. Her catalogue also holds hit Reggae covers of famous songs like, AIN'T NOBODY, DO YOU REALLY WANNA HURT ME, HEY JUDE and PIECE OF MY HEART.
KING's first CD ‘TOUGHER THAN LOVE' featuring SHY GUY was released on the Sony Music Label. Her debut album grossed over 5 million in sales worldwide and led to her sophomore album ‘THINK LIKE A GIRL.' Both original and remix versions of DIANA'S hit song SAY A LITTLE PRAYER, the follow up single to the infectious L-L-Lies were huge #1 hits on the Reggae R&B and Dance Billboard charts worldwide. She's come a long way since SHY GUY receiving ProTools® certification, investing in a home recording studio and penning, voicing and producing a catalogue of her own music.
Regarding her latest album 'AgirLnaMeKING' Diana has an interesting story.
She is no stranger to obstacles, she's had a very rough childhood but went on to become one of the most famous female singers to emerge from the island of Jamaica.
A few years ago, she was diagnosed with "MS" Multiple Sclerosis and was told that she may not walk again. After a long bout of depression, as is expected with news of this nature, she decided not to accept that she had this disease and rejected all the drugs the doctors suggested. She literally willed herself to walk and took care of herself by using natural methods. During the time she was unable to walk, she couldn't work (sing on stage) either, which led to deeper despair. But as the months rolled by, she soon found therapy in writing. She had always written her own songs but had never produced. So she bought some equipment, set up a small home studio, went back to school, got certified to operate Pro-Tools and taught herself how to play the piano well enough to produce what she was hearing in her head. The more she wrote the more her symptoms disappeared, it was like a miracle, and she felt GOOD.
By the time she was done she had written and produced about 100 songs by herself, music and vocals. These songs represent a few of the first set that she would like to share with the world.
Her unique style of blending her native Reggae and Jamaican dialect with R&B, Soul, Dance and Pop, has made her a standout artist since the release of her first hit "Shy Guy."
Diana has always believed in staying true to herself, as an artist and as a person. These new songs take you on a musical journey and shows her versatility. They truly live up to what her fans have grown to love and expect from her, only this time it's all her.
No stations playing Diana King now
Cool Summer Reggae
I Say A Little Prayer
L L Lies