Whatever Happened to ‘80s Sensation Sonia?

Sleeve of Sonia's single

The pop artist Sonia was discovered by the production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman at the end of the ‘80s. She was 18 years old when she recorded her debut single ‘You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You.’ The track was a No.1 hit on the UK singles chart and was followed by her debut album Everybody Knows in 1990.

It’s interesting to note that many of her tracks misses some of the words in the song titles. She sings “counting every single minute” on ‘Counting Every Minute’ and “you’ll never stop me from loving you” in her debut hit.

At the beginning of the ‘90s she placed several hits on the chart and also made a charity duet with Big Fun. Does anyone remember them today? She fell out with Stock, Aitken & Waterman and changed to producer Nigel Wright in 1991. Needless to say, her career dipped.

Sonia actually won the British leg of the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, but she was unable to lose as she sang all the entries. Another interesting note is her replacing teenage singer Debbie Gibson in the musical Grease. In 2009, she actually returned with the single ‘Fool for Love.’ It was her first single since 1995.

Sonia – You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You

‘Counting Every Minute’ was the fourth single lifted off her debut album. It was released in March 1990. A remix dubbed The King’s Counting House Mix was included on a 2010 re-issue of the album.

Sonia – Counting Every Minute

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