Kim Hill (soul musician)

Kimberly Allise Hill is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas.

Kim Hill
Birth nameKimberly Allise Hill
OriginSyracuse, New York
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Associated actsThe Black Eyed Peas
Websitehttp://www.kimhill.work/

CareerEdit

When Hill moved to Los Angeles, she found work as an extra on television for shows such as Living Single.[1]

She joined the Black Eyed Peas after meeting them backstage at a BMI showcase in 1995.[2] She also signed to will.i.am's label I Am Music. Hill got to realize her childhood dream of performing on Soul Train when the Black Eyed Peas were asked to perform in 1998.[3][1] Hill signed a solo deal with Interscope Records in 1998, but she later ended up releasing the record on her own.[4] She left the band in 2001, due to concerns over being over-sexualized by the group's label.[2][5] She was later replaced by Fergie in 2002. However, the two have never met.[1]

Hill has since begun performing as a solo artist, and she occasionally acts in indie projects.[6]

Hill began DJing in 2008.[4]

Hill crowdfunded her cosmetic line, Next of Kim, in November 2018.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Hill grew up in Camillus, New York, a small suburb outside Syracuse, New York.[1][7] She was raised by her single mother in a primarily white neighborhood.[1] Growing up, she would often code-switch between her black and white friend groups.[1]

Hill is divorced and has one son.[7][1] She also has a brother.[7]

DiscographyEdit

Songs Album Year
"The Way U Make Me Feel" Behind the Front 1998
"Be Free" Behind the Front 1998
"What It Is" Behind the Front 1998
"Leave It All Behind" Behind the Front (Bonus) 1998
Songs Album Year
"Hot'" Bridging the Gap 2000
"Lil' Lil'" Bridging the Gap 2000
"Bridging the Gaps" Bridging the Gap 2000
"Rap Song" Bridging the Gap 2000
"Tell Your Momma Come" Bridging the Gap 2000
"Empire Strikes Back" Bridging the Gap (Bonus) 2000
"Magic" Bridging the Gap (Bonus) 2000
"Let Me Tell You Something" Bridging the Gap (Bonus) 2000
"Beautiful People" Bridging the Gap (Bonus) 2000
Songs Album Year
"Complete Beloved" Love & Basketball (Soundtrack) 2000
"I Want Cha" Scary Movie (Soundtrack) 2001

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g I Was in The Black Eyed Peas. Then I Quit. | 'Almost Famous' from Op-Docs, retrieved December 18, 2019
  2. ^ a b "The Black Eyed Peas' Journey from Conscious to the Charts". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Temptations/69 Boyz/Black Eyed Peas/Andrea Martin, retrieved December 18, 2019
  4. ^ a b "Interview: Kim Hill Talks Origins with Black Eyed Peas, Lying to Land DJ Gigs, New Music". March 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Will.I.Am's Ego Forced Out Former Black Eyed Peas Singer, Says Source | Radar Online". RadarOnline. June 27, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Kim Hill". IMDb. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d How Robert Glasper and bad Indian food got Kim Hill back on track!, retrieved December 18, 2019

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