Sheena Easton - from Bellshill to Hollywood Hill

Sheena Easton - from Bellshill to Hollywood Hill

Born Sheena Shirley Orr in Belshill, Scotland on April 27, 1959, this lassie is a shrewd cookie. Most folk will remember her appearance in the BBC TV series "The Big Time". This was a show which gave which gave people the opportunity to sample their ambitions. Sheena sang a wee song, got a record deal and the subsequent single "9 to 5" was a British Top 10 hit and an American number 1.

As her UK career slowed down (quickly), even though she did the James Bond fillum soundtrack, "For your Eyes Only", Sheena concentrated most of her career in the States.

Her choice of recording companions ranges from the vomit inducing (Kenny Rogers, David Cassidy) to the awe-inspiring (Prince).
Well, I don't any more
Well, I don't any more

The breadth of genres that she has tried makes one think that this is either a truly global talent who can transcend any medium (unlikely), or this lassie is a chancer who moves with the flow. She has done disco, country, jazz, R & B, ballads, electro, funk and even managed a Grammy for Best Mexican-American performance for her duet with Luis Miguel (Who he?) "Me gustas tal como eres".

The frequency of recent releases suggests that her time has gone. But I would imagine that with loads of Grammies, Number 1 hits globally and even a range of dolls, that she won't lose that much sleep over it. She is an affy rich woman and is an American citizen.

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