Janice Robinson

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Janice Robinson
Born (1967-12-08) December 8, 1967 (age 47)
Origin United States
Genres House, R&B, pop, rave
Years active 1992–present
Labels Warner Bros. Records (1992–2006)

Janice Robinson, born on 8 December 1967 and raised in Garfield, New Jersey,[1] gained worldwide success in the early to mid-1990s with the Eurodance/Hi-NRG/Italo House group Livin' Joy as the lead singer before going solo in 1999. After Robinson left, Livin' Joy scored more hits during the 1995-1996 period with another singer. However, the biggest remains "Dreamer", a huge international hit reaching number 1 in the UK and the top 10 in many other European countries. Robinson had previously worked with the Livin' Joy producers on two singles, Children and Sweetest Day of May. On the Livin' Joy album Don't Stop Movin, her vocals do not appear on any tracklisted songs, until the original "Dreamer" appears as a hidden track at the very end. Her subsequent solo debut album The Color Within Me was an earthy, more singer/songwriter Pop/Rock type album and was released in 1999 to largely favourable reviews, scoring a minor pop hit with the single "Nothing I Would Change". In 2000, Janice performed on the WB supernatural drama Charmed, in the episode "Animal Pragmatism".

In 2000, she toured America as an opening act for Tina Turner's U.S. leg of her world tour. Her biggest hit with Livin' Joy was reissued with new music, vocals and Janice was credited for her work on it this time. "Dreamer '05" became a massive hit with fans & DJs alike making the Top five of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Her dance single, "Earthbeat" is featured on the compilation Pride 1998 mixed/produced by Julian Marsh.

Songwriting discography[edit]

Abigail - Home...Again[edit]

11. "Let The Joy Rise"

Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong[edit]

14. "Suddenly"

Brahim - Evolution[edit]

02. "So Into You"

Hania Stach[edit]

00. "Regroup"

Kristine W - Stronger[edit]

09. "Let Love Reign"

Lucas Prata - Let's Get It On[edit]

04. "Love Of My Life"

13. "Feel The Love Again"

Natalia - Back For More[edit]

02. "Risin"

Reina - This is Reina[edit]

01. "If I Close My Eyes"

05. "On My Own"

Ricki-Lee Coulter - Brand New Day[edit]

03. "Melody of Life"

12. "I Appreciate You"

Sandrine Van Handenhoven - Story of Us (Movie)[edit]

00. "Story of Us"

Taylor Dayne - Satisfied[edit]

09. "Crash"

Taylor Dayne - Naked without You[edit]

02. "Whenever You Fall"

Tevin Campbell - Tevin Campbell[edit]

02. "Never Again"

VFactory - These Are The Days EP[edit]

03. "These Are The Days"

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album US US Dance
1999 "Nothing I Would Change" Nothing I Would Change - -
1998 "Earthbeat" Pride 1998 - -
2005 "Dreamer '05" Dreamer EP - 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morse, Steve. "JANICE ROBINSON\ THE COLOR WITHIN ME\ WARNER BROS.", The Boston Globe, December 23, 1999. Accessed January 9, 2008.

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