Lisa Stansfield is a English recording artist and actress. Born in Manchester, England, her career began in 1980 when she won the singing competition, Search for a Star. After appearances in various television shows and releasing her first singles, Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris formed Blue Zone in 1984. The band released few singles and one album, but after the success of "People Hold On" on which Stansfield was featured, they focused on her solo career.
Stansfield's first solo album, Affection and its worldwide chart-topping lead single "All Around the World" were major breakthroughs in her career. She was nominated for two Grammy Awards and Affection is currently her best-selling album. In the following years, Stansfield released Real Love, So Natural and Lisa Stansfield. In 1999, she appeared in her first film, Swing, and also recorded soundtrack for it. Her next albums included Face Up, Biography: The Greatest Hits and The Moment. After that, Stansfield took a break from music and focused on her film career. In 2008, she starred in The Edge of Love and in 2013 she will appear in Northern Soul.
Stansfield will release her next album, Seven on 31 January 2014. Its lead single, "Can't Dance" was digitally released on 16 October 2013.
GENRE: Disco, Pop music, Rock music, Soul music, Dance music, House music, Blue-eyed soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues