Jane Child

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For her eponymous album, see Jane Child (album).
Jane Child
Birth name Jane Richman
Born (1967-02-15) 15 February 1967 (age 49)
Origin Toronto, Canada
Genres Freestyle, Pop, R&B, dance, rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active 1987–present (singer)
Labels Warner Bros. Records (1989–94), Sugarwave (2000–present)

Jane Richman, known professionally as Jane Child (born 15 February 1967), is a Canadian dance-pop singer, producer and musician. She is best known for her hit single "Don't Wanna Fall in Love".

Career[edit]

Child was born in Toronto, the daughter of Ricky Hyslop. She joined Canadian Opera Company's children's chorus in her youth.[1][2]

She is best known for the hit single "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] Her follow-up single, "Welcome to the Real World", was a modest hit, peaking at No. 49 on the Billboard 200. In 1993, she released her second album, Here Not There; which was less successful due to strange single selection. Her third, and latest album, Surge, was released in 2001; which played on a few radio stations. [4]

She recorded a cover of Tina Turner's "We Don't Need Another Hero" for a tribute album, What's Love? A Tribute To Tina Turner, released in 2004.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Welcome to the Real World", 1990 Warner Bros. Records (CA Pop No. 59, US Pop No. 49)
  • "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", 1990 Warner Bros. Records (CA Pop No. 4, US Pop No. 2, US Dance No. 11, US R&B No. 6, UK No. 22[7])
  • "Mona Lisa Smiles" 1992 Warner Bros. Records
  • "Here Not There", 1993 Warner Bros. Records
  • "Do Whatcha Do", 1993 Warner Bros. Records
  • "All I Do", 1994 Warner Bros. Records (CA Pop #80, US Hot Dance Music/Club Play #25)
  • "Maybe Tomorrow" (Tomohiko Nishimura featuring Jane Child), 1998 Fun House
  • "World Lullabye 2001", 2001 Sugarwave Records
  • "Almost Beautiful" 2001 Sugarwave Records
  • "Nice Day" 2002 Sugarwave Records
  • "We Don't Need Another Hero" 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Releases". New Straits Times. 25 September 1993. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  2. ^ Daly, Margaret; Nygaard King, Betty. "Hyslop, Ricky". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. ^ Billboard Top 1000 Singles, 1955-2000. H. Leonard Corporation. 2001. ISBN 978-0-634-02002-5. 
  4. ^ Wayne Jancik (1998). The Billboard Book of One-hit Wonders. Billboard Books. ISBN 978-0-8230-7622-2. 
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Various-Whats-Love-A-Tribute-To-Tina-Turner/release/1201079
  6. ^ Williams, John (8 March 1990). "'Jane Child' mixes dance dance groove with lyrical depth". The Cavalier Daily. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 104. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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