Kim Wilde is a singer/songwriter and author from London who rose to fame with her 1981 debut hit "Kids in America." Wilde's self-titled debut album spawned several hits in Europe, but she continued to receive only moderate recognition in the US. Throughout the mid-1980s, she embarked on three separate European tours, solidifying a fan base with her synthpop and new wave rock music. In 1986 Wilde released her fifth studio album Another Step, which featured her first US number one single, a disco cover of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Her commercial success peaked with her most successful album, 1988's Close. The album spent eight months on the UK albums charts but also marks the end of her dominance in mainstream music. By the 2000s, Widle had reverted back to pop and continues to perform and record music, including her 2011 cover album Snapshots.