Saturday, May 8, 2010

Samantha Fox

Samantha Fox (born Samantha Karen Fox on April 15, 1966 in Mile End, London) is a pop singer\model who was well-known for her provocative image and suggestive music during the 80's.

Samantha starred in theater as a child and appeared on television when she was 10 years old. When Samantha was 14, she started her first band, but she soon turned to modeling. Samantha got publicity for posing topless in the Daily Sun newspaper's "Page Three" feature. She won the "Page Three Girl of the Year" award between 1984 & 1986 and also posed nude for British men's magazines. At age 20, Samantha retired from "Page Three" modeling.
In 1986, Samantha released her debut album, "Touch Me" on Jive Records. The album peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on the UK Albums chart.
Her first single, "Touch Me (I Wanna Feel Your Body)" peaked at #3 on the UK Singles chart, #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, #27 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart, and #41 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
The second single from the album, "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)" peaked at #10 on the UK Singles chart, but was unsuccessful in the US, peaking only at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The third single, "Hold on Tight" didn't peak in the US, but peaked at #26 on the UK Singles chart.
The last single released from the album, "I'm All You Need" didn't peak in the US, but charted at #41 on the UK Singles chart. Samantha's debut album was certified Silver in the UK, Gold in the US, and 2x Platinum in Canada where the album got heavy promotion and broke into the mainstream Canadian music market.
In 1987, Samantha released her self-titled sophomore album which peaked at #51 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the UK Albums chart. The album charted moderately in countries such as Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Germany. The album was also certified Gold in the US and Platinum in Canada.
The first single from the album, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" peaked at #8 on the UK Singles chart. In the US, the song peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #40 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart. Internationally, the song was moderately successful.
The second single, "I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)" peaked at #25 on the UK Singles chart, but wasn't released in the US. The song managed to chart in the Top 40 in most European countries.
The third single, "I Promise You (Get Ready)" peaked at #58 on the UK Singles chart and #40 on the German Singles chart, but like the previous single, it wasn't released at all in the US.
The fourth single, "True Devotion" didn't peak in the US and only managed to peak at #62 on the UK Singles chart. The song managed to peak at #32 on the German Singles chart and topped the charts in Canada.
The last single released from the album, "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)" peaked at #3on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Samantha's highest chart appearance in the US. The song topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, and reached #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. In the UK, the song peaked at #31 on the charts.
In 1989, Samantha released her third album, "I Wanna Have Some Fun" which peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200 chart and #41 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. In the UK, the album peaked at #46 on the UK Albums chart. The album became Samantha's third album in the US to be certified Gold.
The first single released from the album, "Love House" peaked at #32 on the UK Singles chart, #10 on the Netherlands Singles chart, #25 on the German Singles chart, and #19 on the Swiss Singles chart. In the US, the song peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #23 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The second single, "I Only Wanna Be With You" peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, #12 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart, and #46 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
The last single, the title song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #19 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart. In the UK, the song only peaked at #63 on the UK Singles chart and the song also peaked at #10 on the Canadian Singles chart.
In 1991, Samantha released her fourth album, "Just One Night" which didn't peak at all in the US or UK, but managed to peak at #63 in Canada. Despite help from Full Force and Robert Cilvilles and David Cole of C&C Music Factory, the album failed to make any impact whatsoever.
A year later in 1992, Jive Records released Samantha's greatest hits album which included 3 new tracks. Samantha co-wrote and performed the song, "Go For the Heart" for UK submission in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995, but it only managed to place 4th and wasn't chosen as the representative track, but the song was a moderate hit in a few European countries.
In 1997, 6 years after her last album, Samantha released her fifth album, "21st Century Fox" which showed a new look and style. The album was moderately successful in Scandinavia and Europe. The album received little promotion, but is still a favorite with some fans.

Samantha appeared in a few reality television shows such as "Celebrity Wife Swap," "The Club," and "I'm A Celebrity....Get Me Out of Here" in the UK. In 1990, Samantha starred on an episode of "Charles in Charge" as a fictional rock star named Samantha Steele. In 2004, Samantha collaborated with Swedish musician Mats Soderlund (also known as Klaus) for a remake of Samantha's hit song, "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)".
In 2005, Samantha released her sixth album in seven years, "Angel With an Attitude" which was moderately successful in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2008, Samantha released the single, "Midnight Lover." In September 2009, Samantha was a guest singer on Canadian musician Marc Mysterio's song, "Tomorrow (Is Another Day)." Samantha's first three albums have been released in the US with bonus tracks.
In December 2009, Samantha released her newest greatest hits album that includes rare and unreleased music. Samantha has a civil partnership with her girlfriend and manager, Myra Stratton.

To see Samantha's official website, go to:
http://www.samfox.com/

To see Samantha's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/samanthafoxx

To see the music video for "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiuimDNlyuQ

To see the music video for "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzfVaJBtSDg

To see the music video for "Hold on Tight," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDqLMaWuXug

To see the music video for "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow8rsycBQ54

To see the music video for "I Promise You (Get Ready)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBiU72zMRHU

To see the music video for "I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rWRW15BIMo

To see the music video for "True Devotion," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66-xu9GcrQg

To see the music video for "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-j5GOsRtlk

To see the music video for "Love House," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glOscnHGSg4

To see the music video for "I Only Wanna Be With You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd-Ez00WJ9U

To see the music video for "I Wanna Have Some Fun," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFmOhabW4D0

To see the music video for "Hurt Me Hurt Me (But the Pants Stay On)" from Samantha's 4th album, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlsE5ahiXcI

To see the music video for "Another Woman" from Samantha's 4th album, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDXmkiUEsdw

To see the music video for "Just One Night," from Samantha's 4th album, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko8NF3znbqU

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