Everybody’s free to feel good, sang Rozalla in 1991, but what did she do next? Are you ready to fly?
Rozalla Miller was born in Zambia in 1964. She began performing from the age of 13 on children’s TV when she moved with her family to Zimbabwe. In 1988 she moved to London with her manager Chris Sergeant and began performing in various groups and clubs. She released her first single “Born To Luv Ya” in 1990. It did nothing chartwise but was a club hit, reaching the top ten of the UK club chart.
It was her follow up, the anthemic “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)”, that would make its mark on the charts and a star of Rozalla, reaching No.6 in September 1991. The song topped the US dance chart and made No.37 on the top 100 there, as well as charting top ten in over twenty countries around the world.
She followed this with her own brand of dance numbers that would give her a succession of chart hits for the next six years. “Faith (In The Power Of Love)” would follow in November 1991 and reached No.11 in the UK, No.4 on the US dance chart.
She released her debut album “Everybody’s Free” in early 1992 that would chart at No.20 in the UK and be a minor hit across Europe and in Australia. Her third single from the album “Are You Ready To Fly?” would peak at No.14 in the UK and again make the top twenty across Europe and top the US dance chart. Rozalla spent 1992 touring and supporting Michael Jackson on his Dangerous world tour and this would give Rozalla massive exposure.
Another brace of hits would follow in 1993-94 with her cover of The O’Jays 1975 hit “I Love Music” that would be featured in the film ‘Carlito’s Way’. It would top the US dance chart giving Rozalla three US number one’s there. It made No.18 in the UK.
She followed this in 1994 with “This Time I Found Love” (UK No.33) and “You Never Love The Same Way Twice” (UK No.16, US dance No.11), all taken from her second album “Look No Further” which sadly stalled at No.138 in the UK.
She charted with “Baby” in early 1995 (UK No.26) and a remix of “Everybody’s Free” which returned the song to the UK 40 in 1996 when it charted at No.30 as well as making No.14 on the US dance chart.
Her third studio album “Coming Home” came in 1998 and included the title track and “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” as singles. Since then she has continued to record and work with artists like Plastic Boy, David Anthony and Phat n Phunky. In 2015 she released the single “If You Say It Again” which reach No.5 on the US dance chart, her highest placing on that chart for twenty one years.
In 2019 Rozalla was made a judge at The FxEctive Factor at the VegfestUK in Brighton. Rozalla continues to tour and give live appearances across the world and has also made a return to recording and released the fantastic new songs “Turn On The Light” and “Magnificent” in 2019 and 2020. Thirty years on and Rozalla still knows how to bang out a great dance anthem! Are you still ready to fly?
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