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Joyce Sims : biography

August 6, 1959 -

Joyce Sims (born August 6, 1959, Rochester, New York, United States) is an American singer-songwriter. Her biggest hit single was "Come into My Life," which reached top-10 status in both the US Billboard R&B chart and the UK Singles Chart in 1987/8.

Biography

Sims formally studied music in college, learning a number of instruments. In 1986, Sims signed with the now-defunct record label Sleeping Bag Records.

Her biggest success was "Come into My Life," although it was her only top-10 record on the R&B chart. Both "All and All" and her remake of "Love Makes a Woman" with Jimmy Castor were chart entries, but Sims did not garner enough attention to break out beyond the dance market. Sims' debut album, Come into My Life, reached #22 in the US R&B album chart. All songs were written by Sims except for "Love Makes a Woman".

In 1994, Sims released the single "Who's Crying Now" on Warlock Records, which absorbed her Sleeping Bag Records contract. She continued to tour internationally and make club appearances.

She made her return in 2006 with the single "What The World Needs Now is Love," from her album A New Beginning, which was released on Vessel Entertainment, after teaming up with record producers Junior Vasquez and Glen Frisica.

Her music can be heard on the soundtrack of the movie Species, and her songs were recorded or sampled by Randy Crawford, Angie Stone, and Snoop Dogg. Sims most recent release was "Wishing You Were Here" on her own imprint, August Rose Records. A new album, Back in Love Again, is to follow.

In 2009, Come into My Life: the Very Best of Joyce Sims, a double-CD of her greatest hits and remixes was released, which included the original studio versions on the first disc and extended mixes on the second disc.

Her most famous song, "Come into my Life," was copied by the Indian film-music composition duo of Nadeem Shravan in the film Aashiqui with a track called "Dheere dheere meri Zindagi me aana," virtually stealing the lyrics as well.

Discography

Albums

  • Come into My Life (1987)
  • All About Love (1989)
  • A New Beginning (2006)
  • Come into My Life: Her Greatest Hits (2008)
  • Come into My Life: the Very Best of Joyce Sims (2009)

Singles

  • "All And All" (1986) UK #16; US R&B #69; #6 US Dance chart.
  • "Lifetime Love" (1987) UK #34; US R&B #23
  • "Come Into My Life" (1988) UK #7; US R&B #10
  • "Walk Away" (1988) UK #24; US R&B #56
  • "Love Makes A Woman" (1988) US R&B #29
  • "Looking For A Love" (1989) UK #39
  • "Take Caution With My Heart" (1989)
  • "All About Love" (1990)
  • "Come Into My Life" (remix) (1994) UK #72
  • "Who's Crying Now" (1995)
  • "Come Into My Life" (2004 remix) (2004)
  • "Praise His Name" (2006)
  • "What The World Needs Now" (2006)
  • "Wishing You Were Here" (2009)
  • "Running Back to You/Back in Love" (2012)
  • "Saving All My Love" (2012)
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