Kym Sims

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Kym Sims (born 23 August 1966) is an American singer, whose biggest success came outside her home market. Sims began her career as an advertising jingle singer before breaking through into the dance music market.

Career[edit]

Working with four time Grammy Award-nominated record producer Steve Hurley, her dance anthem, "Too Blind to See It", spent 12 weeks on the UK Singles Chart over the festive period of 1991/1992. Another song that Sims is well known for is her 1992 hit single "Take My Advice" which reached number 13 in the UK. It was also a club hit. The same year she had a more modest hit with, "A Little Bit More". An album was released entitled Too Blind To See It. This peaked at number 39 in the UK Albums Chart.[1] The album was produced by Hurley, with co-production credits shared with E-Smoove and 4 time Grammy Award winner Maurice Joshua.

In 1995 she released "I Must Be Free". In 1996, she released another single "We Gotta Love", which was the last single of hers to be released physically on CD or vinyl. In 1998 she provided the lead vocals for "Keep On Groovin'" by One Vision under the alias Shimma. In 2000 she released another single through MP3.com called "Just Can't Get Enough".

2013 found Sims working with Grammy Producer Maurice Joshua on new material for an upcoming CD as well as planning tour dates. Her first single titled 'Good Morning' is available at www.cdbaby.com and her official site at www.kymsims.com

In 2014, Kym Sims along with LadyMarySound International release 'One Of Those Nights'(Official release date: March 21, 2014). On March 29, 2014, 'One Of Those Nights' is #37 on DEEJAYWORX Charts which is compiled every week by their exclusive professional DJ's. Kym continues to record new tracks and is set to release May 13, 2014 - 'Won't Do That' with Unique2Rhythm.

Songwriting[edit]

Sims also co-wrote one of CeCe Peniston's biggest hits, "Keep On Walkin'" (No.1 in US Dance, No.15 in Hot 100), produced by Hurley. In the U.S.. In addition Sims wrote the R&B hit "Good Morning" performed by Tene Williams (recording artist Howard Hewitt's niece) and produced by Maurice Joshua. Other songs written by Kym Sims include "Crazy" performed by Jamie Loring. Kym wrote her own 2000 release titled "Just Can't Get Enough" under the Music Plant Label.

Currently, Kym Sims has written new material slated for release in 2013 & 2014, which include: 'Good Morning,' 'Move Your Feet,' 'One Of Those Nights,' & 'Won't Do That.'

Chart History[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions.
Title Year Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. dance UK[1]
"Too Blind to See It" 1991 38 5 5
"Take My Advice" 1992 86 5 13
"A Little Bit More" 30
"I Must Be Free" 1995 6
"We Gotta Love" 1996 9 58
"One Of Those Nights" 2013

"I Must Be Free" was also featured on Dance Mix USA Volume 3. While a few of her songs have been featured on various dance compilation albums, this particular collection was significant because it peaked at #71 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, which makes it the only album featuring a Sims solo recording to register on that chart.

As listed on officialcharts.com

Discography[edit]

07/12/1991 - TOO BLIND TO SEE IT Peak Position #5, 12 Weeks on Chart

28/03/1992 - TAKE MY ADVICE Peak Position #13, 7 Weeks on Chart

27/06/1992 - A LITTLE BIT MORE Peak Position #30, 3 Weeks on Chart

08/06/1996 - WE GOTTA LOVE Peak Position #58, 1 Week on Chart

03/29/2013 - ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS Peak Position #37, 1 Week on Chart

ALBUMS

18/04/1992 - TOO BLIND TO SEE IT Peak Position #39, 2 Weeks on Chart

As listed on britishchartsingles.blogspot.com

Too blind to see it by Kym Sims was at number 7 in the UK singles chart for the fourth and final week, having entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 22. After moving from number 7, the song rose to its highest position of number 5, where it remained for two weeks. One more week in the top 10 followed, then two more in the lower top 40, before the record left the chart.

Too blind to see it was released on the Atco record label and was certified silver. It was included on an album of the same name that peaked at number 39 in the UK album chart later in 1992. This was the only top 10 hit for Kym Sims.

Remixes[edit]

In addition to Hurley, the other remixers who contributed mixes to the commercial single releases of "Too Blind To See It" and "Take My Advice" were E-Smoove, and Maurice Joshua. The commercial single for "A Little Bit More" featured remixes by Hurley and Joey Negro. "I Must Be Free" was remixed by DJ Pierre and Love to Infinity. "We Gotta Love" was released with remixes by David Morales, as well as Band of Gypsies.

In 2013, "Good Morning" was remixed by Soulfunktion, Paul Hawkins & Italy's Finest Christopher Ross. The remixes include: Good Morning (Soulfunktion Deep Vocal Mix), Good Morning (Paul Hawkins Fluid Mix)& Good Morning (Christopher Ross Remix).

2013 continues to release more Kym Sim's remix singles including: 'One Of Those Nights' (Deep Elementz Mix), 'Move Your Feet' (Djpats Original Mix), 'I Ain't Havin It' (Rob Flawless Mix)and 'I'm A Freak' (Djpats Rework 2013 Mix).

2014 LadyMarySound International officially releases 'One Of Those Nights' (March 21, 2014). April, 2014 Kym Sims collaborates with Unique2rhythm to release her follow up single, 'Won't Do That.'

Sampling[edit]

German DJ/artist Marusha used samples from "Take My Advice" in her track "Go Ahead".

Cover Versions[edit]

Too Blind To See It by Sleazesisters* Feat. Patsy Griffith (2003)

Too Blind To See It by Limelight (2009)

Too Blind To See It by Beatmap featuring Jenny Jones (2010)

Too Blind Too See It by Roger M (2011)

Appearances[edit]

Club MTV: (1992) Kym Sims performs "Too Blind To See It"

Early Edition: Season 3, Episode 16 "Number One with a Bullet"(1999) - Kym Sims makes a brief appearance as a Hotel Concierge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 501. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.