Babooshka… Don’t Give Up… King Of The Mountain… Man With The Child In His Eyes… Running Up That Hill… Wuthering Heights…
Catherine “Kate” Bush, CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Bush first came to note in 1978 when, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single “Wuthering Heights”, becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number-one with a self-written song.
She has since released twenty-five UK Top 40 singles, including the top ten hits “The Man with the Child in His Eyes”, “Babooshka”, “Running Up That Hill”, “Don’t Give Up” (a duet with Peter Gabriel) and “King of the Mountain”. She has released ten studio albums, all of which reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number-one albums Never for Ever (1980) and Hounds of Love (1985). She is the first British solo female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever to enter the album chart at number-one.
Bush has received widespread critical acclaim for her eclectic, experimental and idiosyncratic music as well as her theatrical performances. Despite being nominated 13 times for British Phonographic Industry accolades, she has only won once, which was the Brit Award for Best British Female Artist in 1987. During the course of her career, she has also been nominated for three Grammy Awards. In 2002, she was recognised with an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Bush was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music. A diverse range of artists have claimed Bush as an influence on their work.