Stephen Simmonds

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This article is about the Swedish recording artist. For the Australian Paralympic swimmer and skier, see Stephen Simmonds (swimmer).
Stephen Simmonds
Stephen Simmonds DJing at Berns.jpg
Stephen Simmonds DJ'ing live at Berns Salonger.
Background information
Origin Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Soul, alternative rock, R&B, pop
Years active 1995-present
Labels Parlophone/EMI Music, Priority Records, Diesel Music/Sony, SuperStudio
Website www.stephensimmonds.com

Stephen Simmonds is a Swedish recording artist born in 1975. Born of a Jamaican father, a musician by profession, and a Swedish mother, he was raised in Sweden, the United States, and Israel.

He studied at Adolf Fredrik's music school Södra Latin music school, both in Stockholm, Sweden. After recording a demo with Swedish producer Peter Cartriers, Simmonds signed a record deal with label Parlophone/EMI in the UK as well as with Priority Records in the United States. His first album, Alone, was released later that year, and was nominated for five Grammys. This also secured him a record deal with the UK major label Parlophone/EMI Music as well as Priority Records in the United States. Alone was re-mixed and renamed Spirit Tales for his UK and US release. In 1997 Stephen Simmonds had his breakthrough with the hit "Tears Never Dry" a duet with Lisa Nilsson that proved his biggest single hit.

After Alone/Spirit Tales, he has released three more albums: For Father in 2002, This Must Be Ground in 2004, and after a long hiatus, Anomie in 2010.

In popular culture[edit]

  • In 2003, his song "Where Is My Love" was used as a soundtrack for the Swedish film Rånarna
  • In winter 2009-2010, he appeared in the Swedish TV comedy series Cirkus Möller broadcast on the TV4 television station

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Date of Release Title
Peak
position
SWE
[1]
Label
1997 Alone
(title as released
in Sweden and Japan)
8
Superstudio/Diesel Music
1998 / 2000 Spirit Tales
(alternative release title
for Alone in UK and USA)
N/A
Parlophone/EMI
2002 For Father
32
Diesel Music/Sony
2004–2005 This Must Be Ground
20
For Father Recordings
2010 Anomie
For Father Recordings

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart
peak
(SWE)[1]
Certification Album
1997 "Tears Never Dry" (with Lisa Nilsson) 9 Alone
2004 "Where's My Love" 18 This Must Be Ground
Other singles (non-charting)
  • 1997: "All the People"
  • 1997: "Alone"
  • 1998: "Now's the Time"
  • 1998: "Get Down"
  • 2000: "I Can't Do That"
  • 2003: "Let Me Touch"
  • 2003: "For Father" (with Dilba)
  • 2004: "Louder"
  • 2010: "Adiyeah (Give People What They Want)"
  • 2010: "Just Love"

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