Robin S.

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Robin S.
Birth nameRobin Stone[1]
Born (1962-04-27) April 27, 1962 (age 59)
OriginHempstead, New York, United States[2]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1990–present
Labels
WebsiteMyspace

Robin Stone (born April 27, 1962), better known by her stage name Robin S., is an American house music singer and 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 "Luv 4 Luv". She has had three number ones on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Biography[edit]

Robin Stone released the original version of the single "Show Me Love" in 1990. The track was produced by Fred McFarlane and went on to become a moderate success. In 1993, the track was remixed by the Swedish DJ and producer StoneBridge and re-released under the artist name "Robin S." with Big Beat Records in 1993. This release climbed the charts the same year, as did her first album, also titled Show Me Love. The remixed version of "Show Me Love" peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, No. 1 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales, No. 7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also peaked at No. 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, "Luv 4 Luv" and "What I Do Best", saw similar success. As of 2004, the album Show Me Love had sold 303,000 copies in the US.[3]

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 No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. It was also a moderate crossover hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at No. 35, and a minor pop hit, peaking at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single "Midnight" reached No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play, and got better success on the Billboard Top 100, peaking at No. 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 No. 1 hit, "Show Me Love".

In 2016, Robin S.'s collaboration with DJ Escape on the track, "Shout It Loud", went to number one on the US dance chart.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
R&B

[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
NLD
[8]
UK
[9]
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 Certifications Album
US
[5]
AUT
[10]
BEL
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[7]
IRE
[13]
NLD
[8][14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[9]
1990 "Show Me Love" 5 15 9 14 11 29 13 10 9 6 Show Me Love
"Luv 4 Luv" 53 16 7 15 20 24 4 21 20 11
"What I Do Best" 112 36 23 43
1994 "I Want to Thank You" 103 39 48
"Back It Up" 37 40 43
1997 "Show Me Love '97" 9 N/A
"It Must Be Love" 91 37 From Now On
"You Got the Love" (with T2) 62 N/A
1998 "Midnight" From Now On
1999 "Dance" (featuring Mary Mary) Dr. Dolittle
"Show Me Love 99" N/A
2002 "Show Me Love 2002" 55 80 98 61
2006 "Show Me Love 2006" 72
2008 "Show Me Love 2008" 24 1
2009 "Show Me Love 2009" (with Steve Angello & Laidback Luke) 64 25 93 25 11
"At My Best" (with Corey Gibbons)
2010 "Straight To The Sky (with Sandy Vee)"
2011 "Shake It (with Ctk)"
2012 "All Of Me (with DJ Roland Clark)"
2013 "Rise Again (with DJ Roland Clark)"
2015 "Love Thing"
2015 "Blessing Me (Over & Over)"
2015 "Shout It Out Loud"
2017 "Come On Over (Feat. Michael Keith)"
2018 "Get Up And Get In Line (with Chris Curry)"
2019 "I Believe (with Phoenix Lord)"
2019 "The Way You Are (with Preston Glass)"
2020 "All That I Got (with Todd Terry)"[19]
"—" 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. ^ "Fearless". Mobile Register (Mobile, Alabama). September 27, 1993. p. 5.
  3. ^ Paoletta, Michael (May 1, 2004). "Where Have All The Divas Gone?". Billboard. BPI Communications. 116 (18): 32. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. January 30, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "US Charts > Robin S." Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "CAN Charts > Robin S." RPM. Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "GER Charts > Robin S." Media Control Charts. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  8. ^ a b "NLD Charts > Robin S." MegaCharts. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "UK Charts > Robins S." Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "AUT Charts > Robin S." Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  11. ^ "BEL Charts > Robin S." VRT Top 30. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  12. ^ "FRA Charts > Robin S." Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  13. ^ "IRE Charts Search > Robin S." Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  14. ^ Dutch Top 40 peaks
  15. ^ "SWE Charts > Robin S." Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  16. ^ "SWI Charts > Robin S." Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  17. ^ "American certifications – Robin S". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  18. ^ "Robin S.: Show Me Love". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  19. ^ "All That I Got – Single by Todd Terry & Robin S. on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved November 1, 2020.

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