Robin S.

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Robin S.
Birth name Robin Stone[1]
Born (1962-04-27) April 27, 1962 (age 52)
Origin Queens, New York, United States
Genres Contemporary R&B, urban, dance-pop, house, gospel, jazz
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels Big Beat (1993–95)
Atlantic (1997–2000)
Website http://www.myspace.com/therealrobin_s

Robin Stone (born April 27, 1962), known professionally as Robin S., is an American singer-songwriter, who scored success in the 1990s with such hit singles as "Show Me Love" (which was her debut single and a number-one hit) and "Love for Love". She has had three number ones on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Career[edit]

Robin S. was signed by Big Beat Records in 1994. Her debut single climbed the charts the same year, as did her first album, also titled Show Me Love. The song "Show Me Love" peaked at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, #1 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales, #7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at #4 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart. The success earned her a spot on the 1994 "American Music Awards" as a performer. The follow-up singles, "Love for Love" and "What I Do Best", saw similar success.

After taking time off to work on her songwriting, she began working with producers Eric "E-Smoove" Miller and Todd Terry on her second album. Released in 1997 on Atlantic Records, From Now On reflected broader interests for Robin S., encompassing Gospel and Contemporary R&B ballads in addition to Hi-NRG dance-floor material. The album's first single, "It Must Be Love", became a hit, spending two weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. It became a moderate crossover hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at #35 and a minor pop hit, peaking at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single "Midnight" reached #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play, and got better success on the Billboard Top 100, peaking at #35. Robin S. performed the hit on the Ricki Lake show during the week the single hit Top 10 on the U.S. dance charts. She also appeared on the RuPaul show to promote From Now On; the album sold about 100,000 copies in the U.S. by the end of its album's chart run. "Midnight" was written by British singer Alison Moyet and it appears on the first Yazoo album, Upstairs at Eric's. In 1996 she did a song, "Givin You All That I Got", that was played in the movie Space Jam and was featured on the soundtrack.

Robin S. completed a successful European tour in 2004, where her music has historically found a larger audience. She has become a popular performer at 1990s-themed club/dance-pop concerts. As of early 2007, Robin S. was still recording though none of her new material has been released as she is seeking a new record label. Robin S. continued to perform on cruise liners in Europe and Asia.

In 2008, she recorded a new song with the European artist Honest. In October 2008, the radio mix of her 1993 song "Show Me Love" reached the top of the Dutch Top 40. That made it Robin S.'s most successful song in the Netherlands. In 2009, she recorded new song with Corey Gibbons, the single "At My Best".

On August 12, 2011, Robin S. appeared on the BET talk program The Mo'Nique Show, where she sang her number #1 hit, "Show Me Love".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
CAN
[3]
GER
[4]
NLD
[5]
UK
[6]
1993 Show Me Love 110 37 67 84 20 34
1997 From Now On
  • Released: June 3, 1997
  • Label: Big Beat / Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, cassette
79
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[2]
AUT
[7]
BEL
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[4]
IRE
[10]
NLD
[5][11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[6]
1993 "Show Me Love" 5 15 5 14 11 29 13 10 9 6 Show Me Love
"Love for Love" 53 16 6 15 20 24 4 21 20 11
"What I Do Best" 112 21 21 43
1994 "I Want to Thank You" 103 24 48
"Back It Up" 30 36 43
1997 "Show Me Love '97" 9 Non-album single
"It Must Be Love" 91 37 From Now On
"You Got the Love" (with T2) 62 Non-album single
1998 "Midnight" From Now On
1999 "Dance" (featuring Mary Mary) Dr. Dolittle
"Show Me Love 99" Non-album single
2002 "Show Me Love 2002" 55 80 98 61
2006 "Show Me Love 2006" 72
2008 "Show Me Love 2008" 1
2009 "Show Me Love 2009" (with Steve Angello & Laidback Luke) 93 25 11
"At My Best" (with Corey Gibbons)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 477. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > Robin S.". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  3. ^ "CAN Charts > Robin S.". RPM. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  4. ^ a b "GER Charts > Robin S.". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  5. ^ a b "NLD Charts > Robin S.". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  6. ^ a b "UK Charts > Robins S.". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  7. ^ "AUT Charts > Robin S.". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  8. ^ "BEL Charts > Robin S.". VRT Top 30. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  9. ^ "FRA Charts > Robin S.". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  10. ^ "IRE Charts Search > Robin S.". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  11. ^ Dutch Top 40 peaks
  12. ^ "SWE Charts > Robin S.". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  13. ^ "SWI Charts > Robin S.". Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 

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