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|Born||December 8, 1967|
|Genres||House, R&B, pop|
|Labels||Warner Bros. Records (1992–2006)|
|Associated acts||Livin' Joy|
Janice Robinson (born 8 December 1967) is an American singer, initially known as a member of 1990s Italian Eurodance group Livin' Joy before she embarked on a solo career.
Robinson, raised in Garfield, New Jersey,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. Robinson's biggest hit with Livin' Joy was reissued with new production, and new vocals and Robinson was credited for her work on it this time. "Dreamer '05" became a massive hit with fans and 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 hiatus and had two daughters and to care for her ill parents.
In 2015, Robinson released "There Must Be Love" in collaboration with David Morales; the track was well received in clubs around the world, particularly in Italy. In 2017, she released the 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".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, Robinson spent the spring and summer touring the UK and abroad. On August 1, Robinson released a new single titled "Freedom", teaming up with DJ David Morales once again.
|1999||"Nothing I Would Change"||Nothing I Would Change||–||–|
|2005||"Dreamer '05"||Dreamer EP||–||5|
|2015||"There Must Be Love" (with David Morales)||–||1|
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