Nik Kershaw, real name Nicholas Kershaw, is an English singer-songwriter who began his solo career in 1982 by signing with the MCA label.
Label which allows him to release a first single "I won't let the sun go down on me" the following year in 1983. And for a first try, it is particularly successful given the level of success achieved, especially in the Scandinavian countries.
A level of success that will skyrocket when the album "Human racing" was released in 1984, an album that was to make a real worldwide hit, notably thanks to the enormous single "Wouldn’t it be good". Single which will propel the young singer on the front of the stage in a shattering way.
An exceptional year in 1984 for the artist, as the album "The riddle" was released in the process, an album which in turn was to hit the mark and produced the flagship single of the same name and to a lesser extent "Wide boy". In just 2 years, the singer will have become one of the biggest phenomena of the moment.
An incredible adventure which unfortunately ends with the semi-failure 2 years later of the album "Radio musicola". Album which will know nothing of the level of success reached by its predecessors and which will struggle to produce any single of planetary class except the title "When a heart beats", only title to pull out of the game.
A counter-performance from which the singer will never recover and the few albums which will be released subsequently will go unnoticed to say the least ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
I won't let the sun go down on me 1983
Wouldn’t it be good 1984
Dancing girls 1984
The riddle 1984
Wide boy 1985
Don Quixote 1985
When a heart beats 1985
Nobody knows 1986
One step ahead 1989
Elisabeth's eyes 1989
I wanna change the score 1991
Old friend 1993
Somebody loves you 1999
You're the best 2012
1983 ... a first title which will know only a level of success after all limited. He will come out the following year and have a very different fate !
1984 ... a year 1984 which will prove to be absolutely exceptional for the young singer. Starting with this title which will literally explode its notoriety internationally and which will undoubtedly remain as one of its biggest successes. MAS-TER-FUL !
1984 ... difficult to compete for this title with the previous gem. So much so that this title will only experience a minimal level of success. Cruel reversal of fortune ...
1984 ... the titles follow one another but hardly resemble each other, to say the least. He delivers here quite simply the biggest success of all his discography and offers himself a direct ticket for posterity. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1985 ... as much the year 1984 will remain as an exceptional year in all respects, as the year 1985 will appear somewhat pale next to it. With a level of success in free fall unfortunately ...
1985 ... and yet quality is always the order of the day. But what he produced the previous year was of such a level that he can only do less well, it is clear ...
1985 ... he will have all the same aligned 3 titles of big caliber in this year 1985 and that is especially that the essential. After that, it remains to be seen what the rest has in store ...
1986 ... the last major hit. And yes, already. A dazzling success to say the least followed by an equally dazzling fall. Hard law of the trade ...
1989 ... then no much more interesting thing for 3 years. A worrying air gap which will not even allow the artist to recharge his batteries in a substantial way. It feels like the end of it all ...
1989 ... a loosening that is accelerating and that the artist will never be able to stop. Yet he had everything to have a great career but it was quickly cut short ...
1991 ... whether he is alone or with others, that does not change the situation. This title will have some semblance of success in Germany but that's all ...
1993 ... one would have hoped that this duet with Sir Elton John would make sparks. Oh no. When the fate is opposite, we cannot fight ...
1999 ... like a semblance of resurrection. But much too late unfortunately. Grassroots fans have been looking elsewhere for a long time, it is clear ...
2012 ... he is back 13 years later and he still believes in it. But there is only him to believe in a possible return to the front of the stage ...
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