Friday, September 4, 2009

Joyce Sims

Joyce Sims (born on August 6, 1959 in Rochester, New York) is a singer, songwriter, and pianist that started her career in the 80s.

During her college years, Joyce studied music where she learned to play various musical instruments. She worked at a hamburger bar and wrote songs in her spare time.

One of Joyce's songs was overheard by an agent who introduced her to Ron Resnick at Sleeping Bag Records and signed to the label in 1986.
In 1987, Joyce released her debut album "Come Into My Life" which peaked at #22 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #5 on the U.K. Albums chart.  The album was produced by Kurtis Mantronik (of hip-hop/funk group, Mantronik).
The first single "(You Are My) All And All" peaked at #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #8 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #69 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. The song also peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The second single "Lifetime Love" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #23 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks and #34 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The title song peaked at #48 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #14 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #10 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks and #7 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The fourth single "Walk Away" peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #45 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #56 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks and #24 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The last single from the album "Love Makes a Woman" featuring Jimmy Castor, peaked at #29 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 years and #85 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In 1989, Joyce released her sophomore album "All About Love" which peaked at #65 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #64 on the U.K. Albums chart.
The first single "Looking For a Love" peaked at #51 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks and #39 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The second single from the album "Take Caution With My Heart" peaked at #92 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The title song peaked at #34 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #69 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1994, a remixed version of "Come Into My Life" was released and managed to peak at #72 on the U.K. Singles chart. During that same year, she released the single "Who's Crying Now" on Warlock Records.
Joyce continued to tour internationally and made club appearances. In 2004, the remixes for "Come Into My Life" peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts.
In 2006, Joyce returned to the music scene with the single "What The World Needs Now Is Love" which peaked at #14 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

During that same year, Joyce released her third album, "A New Beginning" on the Vessel Entertainment record label after teaming up with record producers Junior Vasquez and Glen Frisica.
In May of 2012, she released the EP "Running Back To You/Back in Love" in the U.K. which was well-received at club & radio.

It also peaked at #18 on the U.K. Upfront Top 40. Currently, Joyce is promoting her latest single "Saving All My Love" and recording a new album scheduled for release this year.

To see Joyce's official website, go to:
http://www.joycesimsonline.com/

To see a fan-made video for "All And All," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxKqXRPYmI0

To see the music video for "Lifetime Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub9NPU4oDE8

To see the music video for "Come Into My Life," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_H23dEmO4Y

To see the music video for "Walk Away," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq22HD0RB4Q

To see the music video for "Looking For A Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rib5le5WU0A

To see a fan-made video for "Take Caution With My Heart," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfE3WI2FFa0

To see a fan-made video for "Running Back To You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbBcSLOOPw8

To see a fan-made video for "Saving All My Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4O4qQRb-YY


[updated on 05/30/13]

1 comment:

Jerome Magajes said...

According to Joyce Sims' website, Joyce Sims' current album after her EP "Running Back To You/Back in Love" is "Love Song". She is promoting for her single "All I Want Is You" on hher own label August Rose Records.