Janey Lee Grace

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Janey Lee Grace
Born (1960-03-04) 4 March 1960 (age 59)
Nottingham, England
OccupationTelevision presenter, radio personality, singer, author
Known forSolo recording, backing vocals

Janey Lee Grace (born 4 March 1960) is an English singer, author, television (VH-1 and ITV) presenter and radio disc jockey, first with Virgin Radio as a travel reporter and then graduating to her own late night show for the station.

English people Nation and ethnic group native to England

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Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

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Grace was born in Nottingham. Her father was a chef. [1] She began her career singing backing vocals for George Michael, Kim Wilde and Boy George, toured the world with Wham! for three years, and released a solo single "Heartbeat Radio" in 1988. Her own chart success came in the summer of 1991 when she teamed up with Saint Etienne and local keyboardist Andrew Midgeley to form the dance act Cola Boy, reaching No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart with "7 Ways to Love". [2] It also reached No. 9 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1991.

Nottingham City and unitary authority area in England

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Chef person that directs preparation of meals

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George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! and later embarked on a solo career. Michael has sold over 115 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He achieved seven number one songs on the UK Singles Chart and eight number one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. He was widely known for his success in the 1980s and 1990s, including Wham! singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas" and solo singles such as "Careless Whisper" and "Faith".

Since 1999, she has been heard on BBC Radio 2 alongside Steve Wright on Steve Wright in the Afternoon, and at one stage she had her own show from 3am to 6am on Saturday mornings.

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Steve Wright (DJ) English radio presenter

Stephen Richard "Steve" Wright is an English radio personality and DJ, credited for introducing the zoo format on British radio, with its zany, multi-personality approach. He currently presents Steve Wright in the Afternoon and Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs on BBC Radio 2, one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom. On BBC Television Wright has hosted Home Truths, The Steve Wright People Show, Auntie's TV Favourites, Top Of The Pops and TOTP2. Wright has won awards, including Best DJ of the Year as voted by readers of The Sun, the Daily Mirror Readers Poll and by Smash Hits in 1994. In 1998, he was awarded TRIC Personality of the Year for his radio programmes.

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Grace covered Wright's Sunday Love Songs on BBC Radio 2 in December 2007 and January 2008.

She also filled in during April 2010, when Wright was on holiday in the United States and was then forced to remain there, due to the volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

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In July-August 2010 and January 2011, she also sat in for Wright on his Sunday show while he was on holiday.


Janey Lee Grace released four books as part of the Imperfectly Natural series. These include:

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In 2009, she collaborated on three pregnancy audiobooks with hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, entitled Preparing for Pregnancy, Joyful Pregnancy and Blissful Birth.

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  1. "BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Carrie Gracie, Laura Kuenssberg and Sam Fender". BBC. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 113. ISBN   1-904994-10-5.