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Des'ree: Hitting the Unexpected Note

Barney Hoskyns, Musician, May 1995

AT A TIME WHEN British pop is struggling to make inroads into the American charts, the stateside success of a South London girl named Des'ree is fairly remarkable. More remarkable still is the fact that her Top 10 single 'You Gotta Be' —"it's almost like it's an anthem now," she says — was released in June of last year.

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