In the past few years Nashville native Kimberley Locke, a Dance, Pop and R&B singer, has had eight Top 20 Adult Contemporary hits, three #1 Dance hits, and eight #1’s across various Billboard charts. She also had three #1 Christmas singles which led to a holiday tour with Dave Koz, whom she dueted with on the classic, “Please Come Home for Christmas.”
She gained fame with her participation in the 2003 American Idol® television series where she was second runner up to Ruben Studdard, and in 2007 she garnered media attention for her participation in VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.”
Locke is excited to release her new dance single, “Strobelight,” a collaboration with “Idol” judge and producer Randy Jackson’s Dream Merchant 21 label and Ingrooves with Cutfather (Christina Aguilera, Santana, Pussycat Dolls) producing the track. “Strobelight” is slated for release April 6, 2010.
In 2001, Locke received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Belmont University. With her business acumen, keen interest in new business ventures and passion for food, Locke served as co-owner of the Croton Creek Steak House & Wine Bar in Westchester County, NY.
For the past six years, Locke has been actively involved with Camp Heartland, a national non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children and their families impacted by HIV/AIDS. In March 2010, Kimberley was voted to become a member of the board of directors for the organization. She has also worked with several HIV/AIDS related charities, including the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, YouthAIDS, and the Davy Foundation. In November 2007, Locke was presented with the Red Ribbon Award in recognition for her extensive charitable efforts as an HIV/AIDS activist.
OVER 30 #1 AND TOP 20 BILLBOARD CHART HITS
2ND RUNNER UP ON 2003 “AMERICAN IDOL”
PARTICIPATED IN VH1’S “CELEBRITY FIT CLUB”
PRESENTED RED RIBBON AWARD FOR CHARITABLE
EFFORTS AGAINS AIDS