KING is an English pop/hip hop quintet. The band consists of five siblings, Trillion, Queenie, Jazzy, Ruby and Lucius.
The three eldest siblings were born in India and the two younger ones in Ukraine. All were home-schooled by their father, Michael Jaffray King (British) and mother, Irmgard King (German). The three eldest siblings were born in different parts of India and the two younger ones in Ukraine. All were home-schooled by private tutors as their parents were always on the move. They were raised in over 30 countries throughout the world. Due to being born in different countries, all siblings hold a number of different passports and have dual citizenship. They are fluent in four languages.
They have two younger sisters, Jemima and Michelle King who currently reside in Cologne, Germany with their parents.
Marieangela King (Queenie) married on December 1, 2013 to musician and artist Elijah Blue Allman, the son of Cher and Gregg Allman.
Their music and performance is characterized by electronic raps, big melodic choruses and unique fashion styles.
They began their professional singing careers in 1997 and quickly moved on to do TV and radio shows in several different countries around the world. In 1998, Word Records/Warner Music Group (USA) approached the group and offered them a $4 million recording contract which was, however, rejected by both parents as they felt the siblings were too young to take on the music business at that time.
In 2007, they formed their own band called King Family, and started writing/producing their own songs. They were soon signed to EMI Capitol Records in Germany.
In January 2008, their debut single "Carry Me Home" was released and made it into the German Single Charts. Only three months later, the album of the same name, as well as the second single "Perfect Day" appeared, which also reached a position in the charts. A tour throughout Germany, TV appearances and numerous public performances followed.
In June 2009, the siblings parted ways with EMI. They renamed their band to 'KING' and moved to the U.S. to pursue their musical careers. This move was supported by the American music manager Doc McGhee (long time manager of Kiss. The German TV channel VOX documented this journey for their series Goodbye Deutschland! Die Auswanderer. The band has written with songwriters and producers with the likes of Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard, Bonnie McKee, Mitch Allan, Jon Ingoldsby and Justin Trugman.
They have homes in Hollywood, California and in Mayfair, London. The siblings are currently recording their 2nd studio album and working on television projects.
In December 2013, KING released the music video "B.O.M.B.", directed by Nicholaus Goossen.
KING has worked together with and donated to various charity organizations such as International Committee of the Red Cross, and Caritas.
Trillion (born March 2, 1985 as Michael Phillip King in Pune, India),
Queenie (born July 16, 1987 as Marieangela King in Bombay, India),
Jazzy (born February 19, 1990 as Jasmina King in Bombay, India),
Ruby (born May 7, 1992 as Natalia King in Uzhgorod, Ukraine),
Lucius (born February 3, 1995 in Perechyn, Ukraine)