Des'ree was born in London on November 30 1969. She decided to devote her life to music at 14, and started to write poetry and set it to melody. At twenty three, she made a demo tape which found its way onto the right desk at Sony. The tape contained the song Feel So High, which became her first hit single.
In 1994 she released the album, I Ain't Moving, with the song You Gotta Be breaking US and UK records, after 80 weeks it was still on the billboard recurrent airplay chart. That same year she won an Ivor Novello award.
In 1995 she supported Seal on his US tour and took America by storm, and performed at the first ever secular concert at the Vatican and had a personal audience with the Pope. In 1996 Des'ree wrote the song Kissing You for Baz Lurhmann's film Romeo and Juliet and made her debut film appearance by performing the track. The soundtrack sold in excess of 6 million worldwide. She received a World Music Award in 1999, and is currently doing work for UNICEF.