Born to a Rwandan mother and an Indian father in Kenya, Sonia Singh started dancing at the tender age of 7 and later on developed a passion for singing, her major influences being artists such as Miriam Makeba, Otis Redding, Prince, Mariah Carey, Bob Marley, Lata Mangeshkar, Brandy and Aaliyah. She refined her music abilities in a burgeoning music scene in Mombasa/Kenya and in 1996 moved to Germany where she started pursuing her singing career on a more professional level.
In 2001,she collaborated with various artists forming a charity project (brother’s and sister’s keepers) against racism and discrimination in Germany recording and releasing the song “Liebe und Verstand” which reached the top 40 of the German single charts. In 2003 she became the lead singer for the band “Frank Pop” and shortly after, covered the song ‘Verdammt lang her’ from the legendary German/Kölsch band “Bap” for the ‘Arsch Huh’ C.D compilation. In 2006 she went on tour with Jan Delay and worked extensively with him on his album “Merzedes Dance”. Sonia has since been active in the live music circuit working with popular bands in and out of Germany as well as expanding her portfolio and brand as a solo artist and performer.
Sonia Singh’s music is best described as a mixture of r&b, pop and afrobeats. Her new single “Mine” is an authentic portrait of Sonia’s current sound. An Afro-r&b fusion that effortlessly carries Sonia’s beautiful and sensual voice. Reminiscent of the golden era of r&b, its heavily weighted synths in combination with its percussive drums remind us of an early Jam and Lewis song infused with a modern afrobeats vibe.
2001: Sister’s Keepers; Liebe und Verstand ( WEA Rec.)
2001: Brothers Keepers Album, Lightkultur ( WEA Rec.)
2002: Frank Popp ( Live Shows)
2003: Arsch Huh C.d Compilation “Verdamm Lang her” ( Cover Version) from Bap
2004: BANTU LP ( Nitty Gritty/ Roughtrade)
2006: JAN DELAY album – Merzedez Benz (Background Vocals und Live)
2007: The Very Best of Black Gospel (Germany Tour)
2009: Single + Video Beepbabaluba von ZZQueen Prod. Frank Farian
2011: Gigs with I.R.A, Easy Skanking (Acoustic Band)
2012-2018: Gigs with Ladies live, Partywerker
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