Dame Shirley Bassey has signed an exclusive record deal with UK-based, Universal Music Group-owned Decca Records, where she will record and release her “grand finale album”.
Bassey has released 70 albums and sold nearly 140 million records, in addition to recording the title tracks to the films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979).
The new album, the title of which is yet to be announced, will include both brand new material written especially for Bassey.
The recording is taking place in London, Prague, Monaco and the South of France, with the team all operating under the relevant travel and recording restrictions.
The 83-year-old superstar has started singing in pubs and clubs as a teenager (whilst working in a factory), to scoring her first No.1 single in the 1950s (the first Welsh singer to ever do so).
She starred in a string of TV shows throughout the ‘60s which then resulted with her own BBC 1 series in the ‘70s.
Dame Shirley has earned an endless list of awards and accolades, including the very first recipient of a Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist (1977), Légion d’ honour (2003) Silver Clef Award (2017), the very first musician to be awarded the Freedom of The City of Cardiff (2019) and, of course, a Damehood for her services to performing arts (2000).
She then went on to give a show-stopping Glastonbury Festival legends slot performance in 2007.
“My new album is a celebration of 70 years in showbiz.”
Dame Shirley Bassey
Said Dame Shirley Bassey: “My new album is a celebration of 70 years in showbiz.
“70 years of support from my fans and 70 years of music! I’ve trodden the boards of many stages and kicked up many a diamante heel! The songs I have chosen all feel very personal and connected to my life. I hope they will do the same for my fans.”Music Business Worldwide