LINDA LEE HOPKINS Born in the USA (North Carolina),
Linda is a singer/songwriter/entertainer/actress, specializing in Rhythm ‘N’ Blues, Gospel, Jazz, House and many other styles of music. Linda has sung at BALLY’S CASINO, HARRAH’S CASINO AND TROPICANO CASINO in ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY.
She spent 5 years singing in SAINT MAARTEN, N.A.
She has now been based in PARIS, FRANCE for the last 23 years. There she has graced the stages of Clubs, TV, Radio, and she has acted in Films directed by MARC SIMENON and MATHIEU DEMY. She was the voice of EUROPE 2 for 2 1/2 years. With her warm and communicative voice, she has sung live with the likes of GLORIA GAYNOR, PERCY SLEDGE, AL JARREAU, MICHAEL BOLTON, INCOGNITO. She has done demo recordings for the great RAY CHARLES (appearing as backup on his album “STRONG LOVE AFFAIR”, on the title IMAGINE). She has also been the opening act for PRINCE at BERCY in Paris, France, 17,000 spectators in attendance.
Recently, she opened at the ZENITH, Paris (GOSPEL CELEBRATION) with KIRK FRANKLIN, YOLANDA ADAMS and MARVIN SAPP with THE TOTAL PRAISE CHOIR as well as CASINO DE PARIS for CECE WINANS.
In France, she has also performed on records produced by BOB SINCLAR, MARC CERRONE, MICHEL JONASZ, OPHELIE WINTER, BERNARD LAVILLIERS, PRISCILLA, and many more. She has performed with EDDIE MITCHELL, FLORENT PAGNY, NINO FERRER, DEMIS ROUSSEAU, HERBERT LEONARD,POPPA WEMBA, CHRISTOPHE MAE, BEN L’ONCLE SOUL.
She has sung at the SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY for a memorial tribute to MOMMA MIRIAM MAKEBA and UNESCO for a memorial tribute to PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA. She was also selected to sing for the 2008 and 2012 campaign, (DEMOCRATS ABROAD) for the presidential elections (OBAMA).
She won the 2013 TANNIE STOVALL award for ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR. She recently appeared on Season 3 of TF1’s THE VOICE FRANCE with an audience of 10 million spectators. She was chosen in January 2014 to be among 800 artists campaigning for the Association Zegue Zen to help raise money for the disaster victims in the Philippines.
She recorded an album in 1998, produced by FRANCE 2, UNIVERSAL, EXPAND MUSIC and PROPEACE entitled “WHY”, selling 40,000 albums in the first month. Her albums also include GOSPEL POUR 100 VOIX 2002 and 2005 (Of which choral she was the Artistic Director for 10 years, appearing 6 times at BERCY POPB) , selling 50,000 copies of her album “FROM HARLEM TO PARIS”. Her participation on the album HOTEL COSTES volume 9 sold over 5 million albums, as well as the album of DJ STEPHANE POMPOUGNAC which sold over 1 million albums.
She has also recorded with world reknown djs such as DAVID VENDETTA, DAVE STORM of ESTONIA, MR. MIKE and PINO ARDUINI of SWITZERLAND, LAURENT WOLFE, HARLEM HUSTLERS, S-SENSE, YVES LA ROC and many others.
LINDA has performed in over 30 countries in the course of her career, (especially loved in UKRAINE and RUSSIA). She continues to spread joy and love wherever she goes. Her elegance and style will have you laughing, singing, dancing, crying and even sometimes rejoicing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GET READY FOR THE REAL THING. BE BLESSED