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Dina Carroll

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Dina Carroll
Birth nameGeraldine Carroll
Also known asMasquerade (1985)
Born (1968-08-21) 21 August 1968 (age 55)
Newmarket, Suffolk, England, U.K.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1980-2003 (inactive)

Geraldine Carroll (born 21 August 1968, Newmarket, England), best known as Dina Carroll, is a British singer.[1] She is of Scottish and African American heritage.[2] Carroll had a number of hit songs during the 1990s. She had two platinum albums.[3]

Early career[change | change source]

Carroll started singing at age of five, mainly at home with her sister. She did not have any formal training as a singer. In 1981, at the age of 13, she won a local talent competition. She sang Barbra Streisand's "Woman in Love". After leaving school, she worked in various jobs. This includes a one-day job as a maid in a Cambridge hotel in 1985.

At the age of 16, she was signed to the London record label "StreetSounds".[4] Carroll moved to West London and recorded two singles, "Set It Off" and "One Nation". Both were released in the mid-1980s. They were credited to a non-existent group, Masquerade. After six months she left StreetSounds.

Her first album has sold more than 350,000 copies.[4]

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography". LetsSingIt. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. Jon O'Brien. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. Kwaku, 'R&B Scene Percolates in the U.K.', Billboard (October 16, 1999), p. 93
  4. 4.0 4.1 Durrant, Sabine. making of a UK soul diva, November 10, 1993. accessed 26 August 2015