Brigid Boden is a singer from Dublin, Ireland. After a childhood spent in Dublin, she studied dance there and in New York City, culminating in a scholarship to the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She then moved to London to focus on songwriting. After sending demo recordings to producer and musician Kevin Armstrong, she signed with A&M/PolyGram Records and released her first album in 1997. The lead single "Oh, How I Cry" peaked at #4 on Billboards new breakout artist and #44 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts in 1997 due in part to remixes by Todd Terry and The Dust Brothers.