Belinda Davids was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and began performing professionally at the age of 14. She has never had vocal training and is blessed with a 4 octave vocal range, and hence the ability to sing any genre. Her musical heart has always been R&B; Belinda's inspirations as a child were Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson and the one artist whom she still, to this day, honours in every show she performs – Whitney Houston.
As a young girl one of the very first LP’s Davids ever owned was a song called “Hold Me” by Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston. The quality and style Whitney portrayed in this song struck a cord and Davids’ fascination with the icon grew. She sang Whitney’s music at every chance: at family gatherings, talent competitions and to friends whilst playing on the street. Like many young girls at that time her bedroom walls were plastered with posters and magazine cut-outs of the icon. Whitney’s influence was so strong it inspired everything from her dress sense to her hairstyles.
As a young woman Belinda had the burning desire to live out her dreams and follow in her idols footsteps. She took on the club circuit and her performances left many people amazed at how similar she sounded to the icon.
In the mid 90’s Belinda caught the eye of record executives at Tusk Records, which spawned the album “Belinda Davids”. Three of the songs on this album, which Belinda wrote, were released as singles: “This I Swear”, “This Is My Life” and “We Go Together”. The latter was number one for six weeks in South Africa.
Davids promoted her album all over South Africa for a number of years at various hotels, clubs & cabarets. She opened shows for many international acts when they visited South Africa including Michael Jackson’s History Tour, The Manhattans, The Temptations and Peaches and Herbs. Years after her debut album Davids decided to travel abroad to expand her musical career, which took her to Dubai, London and Hong Kong to perform in major hotels and clubs, with renowned success.
Whilst performing “I Will Always Love You” at a hotel in Hong Kong she was requested by the audience to sing acapella as they thought she was lip-syncing to the original Whitney Houston song, after which she received a standing ovation.
After many years on the road she finally settled in Los Angeles in 2009 where she started to focus on getting her solo career back on track. In L.A she collaborated with R&B singer/producer Sam Salter who worked on a couple of her promotional tracks. She also caught the attention of many R&B artists who asked her to perform and tour with them, such as Keyshia Cole, Monica, Johnny Gill, Kelly Price and Keri Hilson. She appeared on The Jay Leno Show and The George Lopez Show as a back-up vocalist for Monica.
Though she was sought-after in the US by this time and had a steady stream of work, Belinda chose to put her career on hold and return to her homeland in 2011 to be with family and raise her two sons.
But shortly after, in 2013, fate knocked – John Van Grinsven, producer of The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show was on his final round of global auditions to find a principal for his new production and Belinda managed to nab a last-minute audition AND take out the role ahead of the thousands of other singers who had submitted for the part.
Rehearsing and touring began swiftly thereafter that year, and Belinda’s star has risen ever since as she toured as the show’s marquee star internationally, including the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Iceland, Russia, Israel, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines and South Africa.
In 2017 Belinda’s profile reached new heights when she won BBC1 TV’s ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’ UK talent program, hosted by Paddy Maguire, in March, and then featured on Fox TV’s iconic long-running talent show ‘Showtime at the Apollo’, hosted by Steve Harvey, in December.
In 2018 Belinda continues to showcase her exquisite voice worldwide as she completes tours of Australia, the UK (with the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra), the US and South Africa with The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show.
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