Born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet in 1961.

Formed Yazoo in 1981 (Yaz in the U.S.) with Vince Clarke, founding member of Depeche Mode. "Their innovative sound redefined dance music, blending cutting edge electronica with vocals drenched in soul." (extraordinarygirl.com)

Their biggest hits included "Only You," "Don't Go," "Situation," and "Nobody's Diary." The band split in 1983 and Alison went on to have a very successful solo career, selling over 20 million records.

Her debut solo album, Alf, reached number one in the U.K. and "spawned three hit singles, 'Love Resurrection,' 'All Cried Out,' and 'Invisible.'" (extraordinarygirl.com) Alf won her a Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in 1985.

Alison has continued to record, releasing Hometime in 2002.