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Janice Robinson "Dreamer"

Chart-topping singing sensation—X Factor UK contestant—Janice Robinson is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, choreographer, and actress whose pen has written some of pop music’s most inspirational tunes.

Robinson was discovered in 1987 by legendary producer Niles Rogers and iconic entertainer Carole Davis, and would work as Davis’ choreographer throughout the late ‘80s. During her college years, she worked as a backup singer for Rick Wes during the sold-out world Hangin’ Tough tour, and cut her teeth as lead singer of the Euro pop group Snap!— resulting in her first televised performance on “Soul Train.”

In 1993, Robinson formed Livin’ Joy with Italian deejays Paolo and Gianni Visnadi, stepping into the role of lead singer and penning the group’s debut single “Dreamer,” which debuted at #1 on the UK Singles and Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts in 1995. The single went on to become a Euro-dance classic, charting in 27 other countries.

Robinson embarked on a solo career in 1998, signing with producer Phil Quatararo after her demo impressed Queen Latifah and her management crew. Robinson immediately began working on her debut album The Color Within Me, catching the attention of Tina Turner, who selected Robinson to open her Twenty Four Seven Tour. Robinson quickly became known as the "writer with an honest pen," collaborating with Grammy winner Wyclef Jean to write music for Tevin Campbell. Robinson also wrote music for Taylor Dayne and Kristine W. after signing with EMI.

Robinson took a break from recording in 2001, moving to Europe to raise a family and continue honing her songwriting as suggested by Tina Turner. During this time, Robinson threw herself into her craft, reaching new heights in the international market while caring for her newborn daughter. Robinson’s songwriting was in high-demand during the 2000s, scoring hits for several Pop Idol winners, as well as American artists V-Factory and Ashley Tisdale. With more than 31 international singles to her credit, Robinson earned a publishing deal with Warner Chappelle Music in 2007, collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential producers and songwriters.

In 2008, Robinson gave birth to her second daughter. Shortly after, her father passed away, inspiring Robinson to record her second solo album, The Preacher's Daughter, receiving unanimous praise from her industry peers. Janice experienced a return to the Billboard Dance charts in 2015 on the strength of the instant classic “House Anthem.” After spending 10 days in the hospital following a traumatic injury in 2016, Robinson began writing her first book—God Will

Never Leave Me—which will be accompanied by a new Gospel-inspired album produced by Grammy-winner Mark Batson, bringing the two together for the first time in 16 years. Back to full strength, Robinson signed with Kobalt Music Publishing, kicking off her powerful return with the release of I Am My Father’s Daughter in 2017, a deeply personal effort that pays tribute to her father and her unshakeable faith in God.

Robinson recently finished her first-ever residency, appearing as the August 2018 Headliner at GIBO, Italy’s #1 luxuryclub, and can now be seen as a contestant on the international smash singing competition The X Factor UK. She was    encouraged to try out for the program by her youngest daughter, Kura, who had recently undergone brain surgery. It turned out to be the right choice, as Robinson has emerged as a serious contender for the competition’s top prize, leaving the notoriously tough judges’ panel speechless with her powerhouse performance of her hit single “Dreamer,” which brought best-selling pop icon Robbie Williams to near-tears while earning high praise from former One Direction standout Louis Tomlinson.

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