javineJavine (born Javine Dionne Hylton on December 27, 1981 in Kensington, London, England) is a female R&B singer who began her music career in the 2000s and is well-noted for representing the United Kingdom at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.

Javine grew up in Ladbroke Grove in London and for two years, she portrayed the role of Nala in a production of “The Lion King” in London’s West End.

After that, she auditioned for ITV’s reality television show “Popstars: The Rivals” (where young singers sought to be picked to be in a new music group) and made it to the last 6 contestants, but didn’t make the group (which would later be called Girls Aloud). After her time on “Popstars,” she began pursuing a solo music career.
real-thingsIn the summer of 2003, Javine released her debut single “Real Things” which peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming her biggest hit song to date.
surrender-your-loveHer follow-up single “Surrender (Your Love)” peaked at #15 on the U.K. Singles chart. In late 2003, she was the opening act for rapper Nelly on the U.K. leg of his international tour.

During that same year, Javine was featured on musician Richard X’s album “Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1.” on the track “You Used To” which was supposed to be released as a single, but it was cancelled for unknown reasons.
surrender-albumIn June of 2004, she released her debut and only album to date “Surrender” which peaked at #73 on the U.K. Albums chart.
dont-walk-awayThe third single which was a cover version of R&B group Jade’s song “Don’t Walk Away” peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart. The a-side (which was a cover version of Carole King’s song “You’ve Got a Friend”) was featured in the film “Garfield: The Movie”.

Despite the moderate success of Javine’s debut album and her singles, she was dropped from her record label, Innocent / Virgin Records in late 2004. During that same year, Javine was the face of Dasani water, but was dropped after the product was withdrawn from the U.K. market due to bad publicity.
touch-my-fireIn March of 2005, Javine represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, performing the song “Touch My Fire” which managed to peak at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the end, she finished 22nd in the competition. She also appeared on television programs such as “Never Mind the Buzzcocks,” “The Games”, “The Underdog Show” and “Celebrity Come Dine With Me.”

In 2012, Javine was supposed to appeared in a U.K. touring production of “Disco Inferno”, but it ended up being cancelled. During that same year, she was a contestant on “Celebrity Masterchef”, but was eliminated from the competition.

In October of 2013, Javine teamed up with deejays WAWA and M.A.R.K. to release the track “Never” which has received widespread acclaim and positive feedback from critics.

These days, Javine appears to still be active with her music career, but is mainly focused on working as a personal trainer and working on her fitness brand, Javine Total Fitness.

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To see the music video for “Real Things,” go to:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ie8gs

To see the music video for “Surrender (Your Love),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Walk Away,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Touch My Fire,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Never,” go to:

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