Soul singer Beverley Knight is the latest Midland icon to be honoured on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars.
The Wolverhampton-born singer will take her place along the Broad Street list of legends which so far includes Ozzy Osborne, Jasper Carrott, Noddy Holder, Julie Walters and the cast of radio soap The Archers.
The 36-year-old, who has sung for Nelson Mandela, duetted with Take That and Prince and has been handed an MBE for services to music, said she was “chuffed” to be inducted on the Walk of Stars.
The triple MOBO award winner will have her name paved in glory at a presentation ceremony on Broad Street on Friday, March 20.
Following the presentation, Beverley will perform her new single, Soul Survivor, which is a duet with legendary singer Chaka Khan. Beverley will also be staging a question and answer session hosted by Jo from BRMB’s breakfast show.
“I was so chuffed to find out I was getting a star! For me, being recognised by my own folk is extra special,” said Beverley.
“The Walk of Stars show that the West Midlands was and is a hub of talent, and I hope that continues.”
Beverley has amassed more than one million album sales in a 15-year career which has seen her share a stage with the likes of Carlos Santana and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
The singer, who was awarded an MBE in 2007, now releases material through her own record company Hurricane Records and also branched out into the beauty industry with the launch of her own cosmetics range K by Beverley Knight last year.
* Tickets to attend the presentation are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to 94 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AU.