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Jacqueline Graham is a British singer-songwriter. Graham was born in Birmingham to Jamaican immigrants. In 1983 after recording a session for a jazz funk band called ‘Medium Heat Wave’, Graham was spotted by a talent scout and signed to EMI Records. Two solo singles were released in the following year, "Heaven Knows" (the title of her first album) and "Once More with the Feeling". The duet with David Grant, a cover version of the Detroit Spinners track "Could It Be I’m Falling in Love", was released in early 1985 reaching No. 5 in March of that year. Graham's fourth solo single "Round and Around" saw her return to the UK top 10 a few months later. A second duet with David Grant was released to end the year entitled "Mated". This peaked at No. 20.[2][8] Graham's single "Set Me Free" was released in early 1986 and reached No. 7 in the UK, also seeing the success repeated throughout Europe. "Breaking Away" was released in August as the follow up single, reaching No. 14 in the UK charts. Graham's second album of the same name was also released. Later in 1986 her hit "Step Right Up" was remixed and released also making the UK top 20. During this time, American singer Michael McDonald was looking for a female singer to accompany him on the track "On My Own" (originally recorded with Patti Labelle) for his next UK tour. After hearing Graham's voice, McDonald was quoted as saying "Jaki is one of the best singers Britain has ever produced". McDonald later wrote for Graham's albums and has featured her as a special guest on his UK tours. In 1989 she released her third and final album recorded on the EMI label called From Now On. The album included two singles: the title track and ballad "The Better Part of Me", both of which failed to reach the UK top 40.
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