Billboard recently ranked her song Gotta Tell You in their Top 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century.
Her entertainment career began when Samantha was signed to Polydor at the age of 16. Her debut album Gotta Tell You soon followed, which found her writing most of the tracks.
Selling more than 5m copies worldwide, it became one of the fastest selling debut albums of the 2000’s, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the top 10 in the U.K., Ireland and throughout Europe and Asia.
The album spawned singles like Gotta Tell You, Always Come Back to Your Love and the Grammy-nominated Baby Come On Over, all of which became instant chart successes in the US, the UK and beyond.
In the UK alone, Gotta Tell You stayed in the charts for six months and was eventually certified platinum for sales of 1.2million copies and her following 5 singles were all top 10 hits.
Following the international success of her debut album, Samantha recorded tracks for the Legally Blonde soundtrack, was shortlisted for a Grammy, as well as two MOBO Awards, and even performed in front of royalty, at the Royal Variety Show, at the iconic London Palladium.