Joyce Sims (born August 6, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, whose biggest hit single, "Come into My Life", reached the top 10 in both the US Billboard R&B Chart and the UK Singles Chart in 1987/8.
|Born||August 6, 1959|
Rochester, New York, United States
|Website||Official Web Site|
Sims continues to tour internationally as well as make a number of club appearances, due to her songs' broad appeal to lovers of the R&B, dance and garage music genres.
In 1986, Sims signed with the now-defunct record label Sleeping Bag Records. Her first hit single was "(You Are My) All and All" in 1986, produced by Kurtis Mantronik which reached #16 on the UK Singles Chart. It entered the US Dance Chart at #51; peaking at #6.
Sims followed up in 1988 with "Come into My Life" also produced by Kurtis Mantronik which peaked at #10 on the US Billboard R&B Chart and #7 on the UK Singles Chart. This became her biggest success, although it was her only top-10 single on the R&B chart. Both "All and All" and her remake of "Love Makes a Woman" with Jimmy Castor were also chart entries. Sims' debut album, Come into My Life, reached #22 in the US R&B album chart and #5 in the UK Albums Chart following the Top 10 success of the title track in the UK Singles Chart. All songs on the album were written by Sims except for "Love Makes a Woman". Sims' second album, All About Love, was released in 1989 and reached #64 in the UK Albums Chart.
In 1994, Sims released the single "Who's Crying Now" on Warlock Records, which absorbed her Sleeping Bag Records contract after purchasing the label in 1992.
In 2009, Come into My Life: the Very Best of Joyce Sims, a double-CD of her greatest hits and remixes was released, which includes the original studio versions on the first disc and extended mixes on the second disc. That same year, she formed a record label, August Rose Records, and started work on a new album.
Sims' music can be heard on the soundtrack of the film Species, and her songs have been recorded or sampled by Randy Crawford, Angie Stone, and Snoop Dogg. Sims released "Wishing You Were Here" on her own record label, August Rose Records, and another album, Back in Love Again.
- Come into My Life (1987) - UK#5 / USR&B#22
- All About Love (1989) - UK#64 / USR&B#65
- A New Beginning (2006)
- Come into My Life: Her Greatest Hits (2008)
- Come into My Life: The Very Best of Joyce Sims (2009)
- Love Song (2014)
|Year||Song||US R&B||US Dance||UK|
|1986||"(You Are My) All and All"||69||6||16|
|"Come Into My Life"||10||―||7|
|1988||"Love Makes A Woman"||29||―||85|
|1989||"Looking For A Love"||―||―||39|
|"Take Caution With My Heart"||―||―||92|
|1990||"All About Love"||―||―||―|
|1994||"Come Into My Life (remix)"||―||―||72|
|"Who's Crying Now?"||―||―||―|
|2004||"Praise His Name"||―||―||―|
|2006||"What The World Needs Now"||―||―||―|
|2012||"Running Back To You"||―||―||―|
|"Saving All My Love"||―||―||―|
- "Biography revised by Kenneth K. Spellman". Allmusic.com. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
- "JOYCE SIMS - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- "Joyce Sims Online -". Joyce Sims Online. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 235.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 501. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Allmusic ((( Joyce Sims > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))".