Port Elizabeth-born Belinda Davids receives special UK Music Industry Award and announces SA tour
Belinda Davids (Photo: Supplied)
Cape Town - Belinda Davids has been awarded special recognition from the UK music industry and returns to South Africa later this year for a limited series of concerts in Cape Town.
Showtime Australia artist and Port Elizabeth-born, Belinda Davids, was thrilled to receive the International Special Recognition Award at the UK's National Tribute Music Awards held in Droitwich last week.
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Famed for her role in the hit show The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston, Belinda took home the accolade in acknowledgement of her "global contribution to tribute performing" and "ground-breaking influence on the music industry."
After winning BBC TV's Even Better Than The Real Thing musical contest in 2017, Belinda has been mesmerised by the UK audiences' support for her and the world-class tribute show over the years.
"I feel honoured to have had my life's work and my craft recognized, especially here in the UK. As an artist, there's nothing more rewarding than knowing that you affect people, that you make a difference in people's lives, in whatever way that is," she said.
In addition to receiving her award, Belinda performed three Whitney Houston tracks for the televised red-carpet event which took place at the stately Chateau Impney in Worcestershire.
It was also announced that The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids will return to South Africa, later this year.
This globally-successful production is set host a series of special orchestral concerts at Artscape Opera House in Cape Town, from 20 November to 1 December 2019.
She is ecstatic to return home to perform for The Mother City audiences in November, accompanied by an orchestra for the very first time in South Africa.
"This will be the only series of concerts I will get to perform in South Africa this year, so I am really looking forward to it. It's always great to be on stage at home in SA and share my love for singing with my people. The show's production team and I are working on delivering an amazing orchestra performance that will definitely be one for the memory books," she says.
The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids will also perform a series of special orchestral concerts at The Mandela at Joburg Civic theatre from 5 to 28 June 2020.