Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

American jazz singer (1915-1959)
The quintessential jazz singer, whose reedy voice and laconic style accentuated the intensity of emotion in her performances.
BornApril 7, 1915
HometownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height5'5" (1.65m)
SpouseLouis McKay (m 1957 - 1959) , Joe Guy (musician) (m 1951 - 1957) , Jimmy Monroe (m 1941 - 1947)
ParentsClarence Holiday
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Top Stories

They got rhythm: the interwar British dance bands who pointed towards pop

  • They got rhythm: the interwar British dance bands who pointed towards pop. Music stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Spike Hughes and Reginald Foresythe, transformed American jazz to suit British tastes, explains Bob Stanley in an extract from his book charting the birth of pop

Videos

Simone Ledward Boseman pays emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman at charity event

Singing a rendition of Billie Holiday's I'll Be Seeing You, the widow paid tribute to her husband a year after he passed away.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Comeback Story
The Comeback Story
0h 30min
1953

Albums

Complete Commodore Recordings
Complete Commodore Recordings
2022
In My Solitude: Billie Sings Ballads
In My Solitude: Billie Sings Ballads
2022
All of Me: Spotlight on Billie Holiday
All of Me: Spotlight on Billie Holiday
2021
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
2020
Billie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Billie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2020
I Only Have Eyes for You
I Only Have Eyes for You
2020
Live In Cologne 1954
Live In Cologne 1954
2019
God Bless the Child [Innovation 360]
God Bless the Child [Innovation 360]
2018
Classic Lady Day
Classic Lady Day
2017
Decca Singles Vol. 2: 1949-1951
Decca Singles Vol. 2: 1949-1951
2017
Decca Singles Vol. 1: 1945-1949
Decca Singles Vol. 1: 1945-1949
2017
Complete Billie Holiday Song Book
Complete Billie Holiday Song Book
2017
Best of Billie Holiday [AAO  Music]
Best of Billie Holiday [AAO Music]
2017
Collection, Vol. 6
Collection, Vol. 6
2017
Collection, Vol. 7
Collection, Vol. 7
2017
Collection, Vol. 3
Collection, Vol. 3
2017
Collection, Vol. 4
Collection, Vol. 4
2017
Collection, Vol. 2
Collection, Vol. 2
2017
Collection, Vol. 5
Collection, Vol. 5
2017
Collection, Vol. 1
Collection, Vol. 1
2017
Quintessence 1947-1959
Quintessence 1947-1959
2017
Perfect Voice of Billie Holiday: Stormy Weather
Perfect Voice of Billie Holiday: Stormy Weather
2017
Perfect Soul of Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit
Perfect Soul of Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit
2017
Strange Fruit
Strange Fruit
2017
Only Lady Day
Only Lady Day
2017
Complete Decca Recordings: 1957-62
Complete Decca Recordings: 1957-62
2017
Last Albums
Last Albums
2016