The beautiful Tanita Tikaram
If you were in college in the late 1980's you may remember Tanita Tikaram's relative hit "Twist In My Sobriety" - a tune so monolithic that Pet Shop Boys produced a cover of it for Liza Minelli! Tanita continued to release music through much of 90's, culminating in the brilliant 1998 single "Stop Listening" - a truly perfect song no one heard.
Now Tanita is back with a new record called Sentimental due out in Europe in April. Samples of the new music are available here - "Something New" is a good one to try. The photo above is from the last album, but if you want to see how she looks now try here. Anglophiles note that Tanita's uber-sultry brother Ramon was Ferdy in the brilliant This Life series.