Janice Robinson

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Janice Robinson
Born (1967-12-08) December 8, 1967 (age 51)
OriginUnited States
GenresHouse, R&B, pop
Years active1992–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records (1992–2006) , DIRIDIM

Janice Robinson (born 8 December 1967) is an American vocalist, initially known as a member of 1990s Italian Eurodance group Livin' Joy before she embarked on her solo career.

Early life and career[edit]

Robinson, raised in Garfield, New Jersey,[1] gained worldwide success in the early to mid-1990s with the Italian house group Livin' Joy as the lead singer before going solo in 1999. After Robinson left, Livin' Joy scored more hits during the 1995–1996 period with another singer. However, the biggest remains "Dreamer", a huge international hit reaching number 1 in the UK and the top 10 in many other European countries. Robinson had previously worked with the Livin' Joy producers on two singles, "Children" and "Sweetest Day of May". On Livin' Joy's Don't Stop Movin, her vocals do not appear on any tracklisted songs, until the original "Dreamer" appears as a hidden track at the very end. Her subsequent solo debut album The Color Within Me was an earthy, more pop styled album and was released in 1999 to largely favorable reviews, scoring a minor pop hit with the single "Nothing I Would Change". In 2000, Janice performed on the drama Charmed, in the episode "Animal Pragmatism".

In 2000, she toured America as an opening act for Tina Turner's U.S. leg of her world tour. Her biggest hit with Livin' Joy was reissued with new production, and new vocals and Janice was credited for her work on it this time. "Dreamer '05" became a massive hit with fans & DJs alike making the Top five of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Her dance single, "Earthbeat" is featured on the compilation Pride 1998 mixed/produced by Julian Marsh. Robinson took a long hitatus and had two daughters and to care for her ill parents.

In 2015, Janice released 'There Must Be Love' in collaboration with DJ David Morales, the track was well received in clubs around the world, in particular Italy. In 2017, she released single 'Father'.

In 2018, Robinson returned to the stage on The X Factor UK as a contestant surprising the judging panel with the revelation that she was the voice and songwriter behind the international dance track Dreamer.[2] She successfully made it to the live shows as part of the Over 28s category mentored by Ayda Field and finished in 14th place.

In 2019, Janice spent the spring and summer touring the UK and abroad. On 1st August, Robinson released a new single 'Freedom', teaming up with DJ David Morales once again.

Songwriting discography[edit]

Abigail - Home...Again
  • 11. "Let the Joy Rise"
Ashley Tisdale - Headstrong
  • 14. "Suddenly"
Brahim - Evolution
  • 02. "So into You"
Hania Stach
  • 00. "Regroup"
Kristine W - Stronger
  • 09. "Let Love Reign"
Lucas Prata - Let's Get It On
  • 04. "Love of My Life"
  • 13. "Feel the Love Again"
Natalia - Back For More
  • 02. "Risin"
Reina - This Is Reina
  • 01. "If I Close My Eyes"
  • 05. "On My Own"
Ricki-Lee Coulter - Brand New Day
  • 03. "Melody of Life"
  • 12. "I Appreciate You"
Sandrine Van Handenhoven - Story of Us (Movie)
  • 00. "Story of Us"
Taylor Dayne - Satisfied
  • 09. "Crash"
Taylor Dayne - Naked without You
  • 02. "Whenever You Fall"
Tevin Campbell - Tevin Campbell
  • 02. "Never Again"
VFactory - These Are the Days EP
  • 03. "These Are the Days"


Year Title Album US US Dance
1999 "Nothing I Would Change" Nothing I Would Change
1998 "Earthbeat" Pride 1998
2005 "Dreamer '05" Dreamer EP 5

Other singles[edit]

Year Title US US Dance
2015 "There Must Be Love" (with David Morales) 1[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Morse, Steve. "JANICE ROBINSON\ THE COLOR WITHIN ME\ WARNER BROS.", The Boston Globe, December 23, 1999. Accessed January 9, 2008.
  2. ^ "X Factor's Robbie Williams close to tears as 90s dancefloor icon auditions". Metro. 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. October 2, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.

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