Stephen Simmonds

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.

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

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 Peter Cartriers, Simmonds signed record deals with Parlophone/EMI 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 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
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
20042005 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. Swedish Stephen Simmonds discography
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