Stephen Simmonds

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Stephen Simmonds
Stephen Simmonds DJing live at Berns Salonger.
Stephen Simmonds DJing live at Berns Salonger.
Background information
Birth nameStephen Guy Simmonds
Born (1975-06-26) 26 June 1975 (age 46)
Täby, Sweden
OriginSweden Stockholm, Sweden
GenresSoul, alternative rock, R&B, pop
Years active1995-present
LabelsParlophone/EMI Music, Priority Records, Diesel Music/Sony, SuperStudio

Stephen Guy Simmonds is a Swedish recording artist born in Täby, Sweden, 26 June 1975. Born to a Jamaican father, a musician by profession, and a Swedish mother, he was raised in Sweden, the United States, and Israel.

He studied at Adolf Fredrik's Music School and Södra Latin Music School, both in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] After recording a demo with Swedish producer , Simmonds signed record deals with in the UK and Priority Records in the United States. His first album, Alone, was released later that year, and was nominated for five Grammys. Alone was re-mixed and renamed Spirit Tales for his UK and US release. In 1997, Simmonds had his breakthrough with the hit "Tears Never Dry" a duet with Lisa Nilsson that proved his biggest single hit.

Since Alone/Spirit Tales, he has released three more albums: For Father in 2002, This Must Be Ground in 2004 and, after a long hiatus, Anomie in 2010.

In popular culture[]

  • In 2003, his song "Where Is My Love" was used as a soundtrack for the Swedish film Rånarna.
  • In winter 2009-2010, he appeared in the Swedish TV comedy series Cirkus Möller broadcast on TV4.


Studio albums[]

Date of Release Title Peak
1997 Alone
(title as released
in Sweden and Japan)
Superstudio/Diesel Music
1998 / 2000 Spirit Tales
(alternative release title
for Alone in UK and USA)
2002 For Father
Diesel Music/Sony
2004–2005 This Must Be Ground
For Father Recordings
2010 Anomie
For Father Recordings


Year Single Chart
Certification Album
1997 "Tears Never Dry" (with Lisa Nilsson) 9 Alone
2004 "Where's My Love" 18 This Must Be Ground
Other singles (non-charting)
  • 1997: "All the People"
  • 1997: "Alone"
  • 1998: "Now's the Time"
  • 1998: "Get Down"
  • 2000: "I Can't Do That"
  • 2003: "Let Me Touch"
  • 2003: "For Father" (with Dilba)
  • 2004: "Louder"
  • 2010: "Adiyeah (Give People What They Want)"
  • 2010: "Just Love"


  1. ^ Pernilla Ericson (24 November 2014). "Stephen Simmonds gör julshow: "Känns i hela kroppen att sjunga den låten"". Allt om Stockholm (Swedish city guide web site). Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  2. ^ a b Swedish Stephen Simmonds discography

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