The versatile London, England-based Katy B (aka Baby Katy, Baby Katie), a garage/dubstep vocalist inspired by the likes of Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, and Gwen Stefani, first gained notice with â€œTell Me,â€� a 2006 single produced by DJ NG. A series of other features followed, including lead turns on Jelly Jams' â€œI Try,â€� Geeneus' â€œGood Lifeâ€� (a cover of the late-'80s Inner City house classic), and the Count & Sinden's â€œHold Me.â€� All of those tracks preceded the release of her first proper solo single. â€œKaty on a Mission,â€� produced by Benga, was issued on Rinse in 2010. The album On a Mission was released the following April and debuted at number two on the U.K. album chart. Nominated for the 2011 Mercury Prize, it was issued that September in the U.S. ~ Andy KellmanPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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