Lemar's rise to fame

Britain's finest soul star has certainly come a long way since his days on Fame Academy.

Full name: Lemar Obika

From: Tottenham

Latest album: The Reason

Essential tracks: If There's Any Justice, Dance (With U), 50/50, If She Knew

Official website: www.lemar-online.com

Since participating on BBC talent show, Fame Academy, UK soul's brightest young talent, Lemar has gone from strength to strength. Now with a fourth studio album, The Reason set for release ahead of his appearance at the Jingle Bell Ball, he's back on the music scene and is raring to go.

Since the release of his album album, The Truth About Love, Lemar has performed at venues across the country on a sell-out UK tour, reached the big 3-0 and he also recently became a daddy for the first time... aww!

With one of the finest voices you're ever likely to hear, make sure you check out his fantastic live set at 95.8 Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball on December 10th.

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