Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet, better known as Alison Moyet, is a British singer, songwriter and performer known for her bluesy voice.
Moyet first came to fame as part of the duo Yaz, but has since performed primarily as a solo artist.
Her career began in 1982 at the age of 21 when she joined the synthpop duo Yaz, which included Vince Clarke, former Depeche Mode member. She left the group in 1983, and joined two other duos – The Assembly and Erasure – before embarking on a solo career in 1984.
Moyet released her debut album Alf that same year, which was produced by Jolley & Swain. The album spawned three international hits: “Invisible,” “Love Resurrection,” and “All Cried Out.”
In 1987, she released her second album Raindancing, which included a cover of “Weak in the Presence of Beauty” as well as “Ordinary Girl.”
In 1991, after a serious career evaluation, Moyet released the album Hoodoo. The album’s single “It Won’t Be Long” earned her a Grammy nomination.
Her following album Essex was controversial, as her label required her to re-record and re-produce the album to make it more “commercial.”
Moyet would go on an eight-year hiatus after extensive litigation with her label.
After being released from her label contract in 2002, Moyet released her first album in eight years: Hometime.
The album, produced by Madonna and Massive Attacks, made her one of the top five best-selling UK artists in 2002. She earned several music award nominations that year, including Best Female Vocalist at the BRIT Awards.
In 2004, she released Voice, a collection of cover versions. The album hit the charts at number 8 and was produced by her neighbor.
Two years later, Moyet signed a contract with W14 Music and released the album The Turn in 2007. The album spawned the singles “A Guy Like You” and “One More Time.” A deluxe version of this album was released in 2015.
Moyet’s The Minutes album was released in the UK in May 2013, which included the single “When I Was Your Girl.” She embarked on tour throughout the UK and Ireland to promote the album.
That same year, she announced that she was already working on material for her new album. She released Minutes and Seconds – Live, taken from her tour, later that year.
In 2015, Moyet released deluxe versions of Voice, Hometime and The Turn. Each album included bonus material, including rare and unreleased tracks.
Moyet released her latest album, Other, in June 2017 and has planned a tour to promote the release.