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UB40'S ALI CAMPBELL
Ali Campbell has one of the UKís most distinctive and recognizable voices.
As lead singer with the world-renowned group UB40, Ali Campbell has sold over 60 million records worldwide, toured across the globe,
notched up four number No. 1 world-wide singles, over 40 Top 40 UK singles, released 24 studio albums and received an Ivor Novello Award
for International Achievement.
A whole generation has grown up listening to Aliís infectious vocals on classics like 'One in Ten', 'Red Red Wine',
'Donít Break My Heart' and 'Canít Help Falling In Love'.
In October 2007 , Ali released a solo album, 'Running Free', featuring many guest artists including, among others,
Smokey Robinson , Mick Hucknall and Sly and Robbie. The album was a success and went
Top 10 in the UK charts, attaining gold status.
In January 2008, Ali announced his departure from UB40, after 28 years with the band, due to management and business disputes. Following Aliís departure,
Mickey Virtue, the keyboard player from UB40, also resigned from the band for the same reasons and
joined Ali as part of his new band - the
Ali went on to complete a sell out concert at Londonís Royal Albert Hall in April 2008 , which featured many of the guest artists who appeared on
'Running Free'. Following this , Ali and the Dep band , continued touring internationally for the remainder of 2008 visiting countries from Russia
to Africa to Europe.
In May 2008 , Ali was invited to record the official anthem for the ĎGoal 4 Africa Ď campaign, a Nelson Mandela linked charity to raise money to
educate children in rural Africa . He recorded 'Many Rivers to Cross', with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and performed the
anthem in the Allianz stadium in Munich, Germany at a huge football event which had a TV broadcast to 65 countries world wide.
Early in 2009, Ali and the band toured Australia and New Zealand and released Aliís
album, Flying High, in June 2009 supported by a UK tour.
Whether as part of UB40 or solo, Ali has always stayed true to his love of reggae and its ongoing capacity for
innovation, the music that first inspired him and continues to do so, to this day.