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Kimberley Locke

When Kimberley isn’t helping other artists to make their dreams come true, she’s creating and performing her own music. Auditioning for the 2003 series of TV talent show American Idol® was a life-changing decision for Kimberley. She successfully passed the audition and became a firm fan favorite, eventually placing as second runner up and setting her on a new career path in the music industry. Kimberley signed to Curb Records immediately after her American Idol journey, where she became a very successful recording artist and released three full-length albums with the label. Among her many achievements she’s had eight Top 20 Adult Contemporary hits and four #1 Dance hits across various Billboard charts. Her #1 club hit, a remake of the Freda Payne classic “Band of Gold,” was included on Billboard’s “Top 50 Dance Songs of the Decade” list. She’s also made history as being the only recording artist to score a #1 Christmas song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart three years in a row. In 2009, Kimberley parted ways with Curb Records and became the first artist to sign a deal with Randy Jackson’s record label, Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment. Two years later, she announced she was launching her own artist consulting company, I AM Entertainment, LLC. She released her first independent EP album, “Four for the Floor” through I AM Entertainment in July 2011, followed by a cover of “Silver Bells” four months later, and “Finally Free” the following year. Most recently she was seen at the 2016 finale of American Idol, which was watched by around 13 million viewers. At the finale she sang her hugely successful 2004 single “8th World Wonder,” along with additional solo and group performances with other American Idol favorites.

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Jan 3, 1978 In Gallatin, TN
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The View 1997-08-11
Latest Project:
Movie The Therapy Sessions 2022
Known For
Poster of Doctor & the Diva
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Good Day Live
Poster of The View
Movie The Therapy Sessions Diane Phillips 2022
Movie Algorithm: BLISS Crystal Blue 2020-06-02
Series Doctor & the Diva Self - Host 2019-09-09
Series Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2009-10-03
Series Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Steamroom Sally (voice) 2007-07-10
Series Little Talent Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Series Celebrity Fit Club Unknown 2005-01-09
Series Naomi's New Morning Unknown 2005-11-27
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Series On Air with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 2004-01-01
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11