Calum Scott is an English singer and songwriter best known for her songs “Take Me Out” and “Everything”. Born in Barnes, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, the actress went through several hardships growing up. She has appeared in films such as Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. R. Jones and Arthur, among many others.
Aged eight years, before her birthday, Scott was performing as a member of her school’s chorus, when she was discovered by the director of a music class. Two years later, at the age of 16, she was cast as a main character in her first feature film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After this, she appeared in a number of other films including A Matter of Life and American Honey, as well as lending her voice to the book adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Later in life, she became a superstar singing with one of the world’s biggest pop bands, the Arctic Monkeys.
Following her breakout performance on the television show Who Wants to Hold Your Hand, which lasted eleven seasons, Calum Scott was introduced to a whole new audience by American singer and songwriter Neil Young, who signed her to his record label, Capitol Records. Although Scott did not receive any credited lyrics from this collaboration, her work on this album was praised by critics. Her debut album was released in America in the fall of 1975 and quickly became a top seller, selling more than twenty million copies.
The very next year, she went back to the studio to work with American rock band Cream, whom she had worked with on A Matter of Life, though later in her career, she frequently collaborated with the band’s guitarist, Ian Anderson. This time, though, she was teamed with the best known British singer, David Bowie. Though her songs were not exactly comparable to those of her American counterparts, Scott’s blend of soulful melodies and dreamy vocals was still very appealing to many listeners. The late sixties and early seventies saw more collaborations between Calum Scott and David Bowie, with the pair recording Under Pressure and Bermuda and appearing at the London Olympics.
Following a short-lived career with Cream, Calum Scott signed with Island/Clearwater Revival and gained further success with her hit single, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles. On this track, she also featured the previously mentioned David Bowie. After a couple of years with the band, Scott decided to form her own band, The Sultry Ladies, with the band’s lead singer, Diana Ross. The band’s first album, We’re Not Sleeping, was released in the autumn of 1976 and immediately charted within the UK. Within a few months, the album reached number one in the charts.
Following the successful breakthrough of her debut album, The Sultry Ladies, Scott made a number of singles that showed significant chart success, including Break Free, which spent two weeks at number four in the UK. This was followed by She’s That Old Feeling, which debuted at number fifteen and went on to spend thirty-seven weeks in the charts. Another chart success was Scott’s sophomore The Oodles of Calamity, which spent eleven weeks on the charts. By the end of the seventies, Scott had established a good personal life reputation in the music industry, working with artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus and Michael Jackson.