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Brenda White-King
Background information
Born USA
Occupation Backing singer
Associated acts Luther Vandross
Roberta Flack
Vaughan Brothers
Duran Duran

Brenda White-King is an American in-demand session singer, who has worked with Duran Duran.


Brenda went to school in Newark, NJ, USA, where she started singing in a high school female quartet called the Ebonettes. Another member of the group was Gwen Guthrie who also went on to pursue a career in music, including writing songs for Ben E. King, Issac Hayes and also having solo hits such "Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But The Rent". Brenda's big break came in 1976 when she sang backing vocals on Joe Cockers album Stingray.

After working on Joe Cocker's album Brenda's career took off, singing backing vocals on two Roberta Flack albums including Blue Lights In The Basement. This was followed by working with other artists such as Peter Tosh.

In the 1980s and 90s, Brenda worked with a vast number of musical stars including George Benson, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau and the Vaughan Brothers. In 1986, she performed on Duran Duran's Notorious album.

Recently Brenda has featured on albums by Luther Vandross, Celine Dion and Beyonce.

A selection of credits[]

  • Family Style - Vaughan Brothers
  • L is for Lover - Al Jarreau
  • Blue Lights In The Basement - Roberta Flack
  • In Your Eyes - George Benson
  • Notorious - Duran Duran
  • Move Closer - Tom Jones
  • Sound And Vision - David Bowie
  • Black Tie White Noise - David Bowie
  • This Is My Life - Carly Simon
  • Dangerously In Love - Beyonce