Legendary Reggae award-winning singer, songwriter and actress; Sandra Cross is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment – making her one of the defining voices of British reggae music. With a track record of, no less than, ten top-selling albums, five No.1 singles, plus, seven Music Awards, Cross is a global superstar. In the ensuing years, Cross, the singer and songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base.
Born amongst seven boys in the suburbia of Dulwich, London; Cross, at the tender age of five, began moving people with her soulful voice when she sung in the local church choir. At just fourteen years old, she signed with the Studio 16 label, becoming one of the youngest talents to be engaged by a record label at the time; she achieved her first No.1 with her self-penned song ‘I Adore You’ and three more top 10 tracks followed as Cross surged into the music industry, bringing her own sultry, sweet style to the British ‘Lovers Rock’ movement of the 70′s/80’s.
In 1985, Cross – for the Mad Professor (Ariwa Records) – released her biggest hit to date, her soulful interpretation of the classic ballad entitled ‘Country Living’. Country Living spent a whopping 10 weeks at the No.1 spot in the UK and European reggae charts and was followed by six top ten albums.
Cross went on to gain a great deal of popularity and fame in the reggae industry and became one of the most admired female reggae singers in the business; she was awarded the prestigious title of the ‘BBC listeners Best Female Reggae Singer’ for a whopping six consecutive years between 1986 and 1991.
2005 saw Cross teaming up with Florida’s Joe Fraser Records, where she recorded her ninth album ‘Sandra Cross Now’, which featured her cover of Taurus Riley’s ‘She’s Royal’ – entitled ‘Someone Special’.
After a short break, 2010 saw Cross working with the UK’s Stingray Records producing her next album ‘Just as I Am’, on which she duetted with the likes of Frankie Paul and Lukie D. This was followed in 2016 by the release of her eleventh album on the Stingray Label entitled, ‘Sing’.
The latter part of 2016 found Cross in Jamaica working on her twelfth studio album with Sly and Robbie’s Taxi Gang label.
2017 – Cross is close to completing her first self-produced EP entitled ‘Serious…’, on her newly established ‘SandraCrossMusic’ label.