Brenda Edwards is a British singer and West End actress. Known for her strong vocals and personality, she rose to fame during her appearance on the second series of The X Factor.
Born in Luton, Bedfordshire to a Afro-Caribbean family, Edwards soon discovered a love of music and singing, which led to joining Sunday school junior choir, and soon became the choir mistress, as well as a member of the Pentecostal
Her credits are rather impressive. After The X Factor, Edwards was chosen to play the role of Mama Morton in the hit West End musical Chicago. In 2007, Edwards appeared as Pearl in a production of Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall. That same year, Edwards won the Favourite Reality Star award at the 2007 Screen Nation awards. In 2009, toured the UK in the Queen musical We Will Rock You as Killer Queen. In 2012 Edwards appeared as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a workshop of a musical about her life.
Brenda first revealed she was fighting breast cancer in an inspiring message shared with fans on Twitter back in January 2016. In the post, which saw the star share a blank ‘image’ with a poignant message in the middle, she wrote, ‘I have joined the army of strong and determined women who are fighting breast cancer. I am keeping positive and remain thankful for the love and support of my family and friends.’
— Brenda Edwards (@brenda_edwards) January 20, 2016
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