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Kate Bush is an English singer, songwriter, music producer, director, and musician who has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She is regarded as one of the most successful female solo performers in the United Kingdom. Bush has been a superstar for the majority of her career, thanks to her characteristic four-octave soprano voice and varied musical style. She began her musical career at the youthful age of sixteen, when she signed with the EMI record company. She quickly sparked a musical revolution with her debut track, ‘Wuthering Heights,’ which topped the charts and continues to be one of her best-selling records. She would go on to release over ten albums and 25 UK Top 40 singles. As a songwriter, Bush has penned some of the most iconic songs in music history, garnered international acclaim, and amassed a sizable and devoted fan base. She was placed 46th on VH1’s ‘100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll’ list. Queen Elizabeth II also made her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Continue reading her biography to discover more fascinating and intriguing details about her childhood, personal life, and accomplishments.

Childhood & Adolescence

Catherine Bush was born in Welling, Kent, England to physician Robert Bush and Hannah Daly. She was raised at the family farmhouse in East Wickham, Massachusetts, where she received a Roman Catholic education.Her mother was a traditional Irish dancer, and her father, in addition to being a physician, was also a pianist. John and Paddy, her older brothers, had musical interests and were active in the local folk music scene.She and her brother John studied karate at Goldsmiths College. She began playing the piano at the age of 11, studied the violin, and even composed her own music.

She attended St Joseph’s Convent Grammar School before enrolling in a Catholic girls’ school in London. At the time, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd acquired one of the family recordings and assisted her in creating a more professional one.The recording she made with David Gilmour was forwarded to Terry Slater, an official at the EMI record label, who signed her. She was, however, placed on a two-year suspension and dropped out of school to enroll in dancing classes.

Career of Kate

She released her debut album, ‘The Kick Inside’, in February 1978, which included the hit track ‘Wuthering Heights’. She followed up with another album, ‘Lionheart,’ in November of that year.In 1979, she released ‘On Stage,’ an extended album that comprised live recordings. The next year, she released her debut album, ‘Never for Ever.’ The album debuted at the top of the charts.

Around 1979, she made numerous televised appearances throughout the world. She had appearances on ‘Top of the Pops’ in the United Kingdom, ‘Bios Bahnhof’ in Germany, and ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the United States.Between April 2 and May 13, 1979, she embarked on ‘The Tour of Life,’ a concert tour that featured 24 performances from her previous albums, ‘The Kick Inside’ and ‘Lionheart’.She released a one-off single titled ‘December Will Be Magic Again’ in November 1980. The next year, she released ‘Live at the Hammersmith Odeon’, a video album.

‘The Dreaming,’ her 1982 studio album, garnered mixed reviews from music reviewers. The next year, she released the extended play ‘Kate Bush,’ which was limited to the United States and Canada.In 1983, she released her video album, ‘The Single File.’ ‘Running Up That Hill’, ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘The Man with the Child in His Eyes’, and ‘Cloudbusting’ are among her other music videos.

In 1985, she released ‘Hounds of Love,’ a studio album that became one of her most successful. The next year, she published a compilation album named ‘The Whole Story.’She released the video album ‘The Hair of the Hound’ in 1986. The following year, she released a video for her album, ‘The Whole Story,’ which reached the top of the music charts.

In 1989, she released her studio album ‘The Sensual World.’ The next year, she released a video for the song, named ‘The Sensual World – The Videos,’ as well as an EP titled ‘Aspects of the Sensual World.’In 1990, she starred in the black comedy television film ‘Les Dogs.’ The Comic Strip developed this production, which broadcast on BBC television in March of that year.

In 1993, she directed and starred in ‘The Line, the Cross, and the Curve,’ a musical short film. The film premiered at the London Film Festival and incorporated music from her same-year record, ‘The Red Shoes.’In 1994, she composed music for the ‘Fruitopia’ soft drink commercial. ‘The Sensual World’ was later featured in the Canadian film ‘Felicia’s Journey’.In 2005, she released her debut studio album, named ‘Aerial.’ The next year, she was the subject of a documentary named ‘Kate Bush Under Review.’

Excerpts from her interviews were included in the documentary.In 2007, she wrote the song ‘Lyra’ for the film ‘The Golden Compass’s’ soundtrack. A DVD collection of her Saturday Night Live performances was released the following year.She released the studio albums ‘Director’s Cut’ and ’50 Words for Snow’ in 2011. She debuted her music video for ‘Lake Tahoe’ the following year.

Her Significant Works

Her 1980 record, ‘Never for Ever,’ was one of the first female solo albums to reach the UK Albums Chart’s top spot. Additionally, the album became the year’s ‘twentieth best-selling single’.Her album ‘Hounds of Love’ was one of her most successful, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart. ‘Q Magazine’ ranked the album as ‘the third greatest female artist album of all time’.

Awards and Accomplishments

She won the BRIT Award for ‘Best British Female Solo Artist’ in 1987.In 2002, she won the Ivor Novello Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Music’.Queen Elizabeth II named her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to music.

Personal History and Legacies

She is married to guitarist Dan McIntosh and has a son named Albert with him.

Estimated Net Worth

Kate has a solid life as a result of her profession. Despite this, she has kept her annual income and salary out of the public eye. According to online sources, Kate’s net worth is believed to be approximately $60 million US dollars.Kate Bush is an English artist and producer with a net worth of $60 million. Kate Bush was born in 1958 in Sidcup, Kent, England, and released her first single “Wuthering Heights” at the age of 19. That song peaked at No. 1 in the United Kingdom.

Trivia

To sing and perform her intricate dance numbers, this English singer, actor, and musician devised a specially built wireless microphone headset.