Billie Myers (born on June 14, 1971 in Coventry, West Midlands, England) is a female pop\rock singer from the ’90s. She was born to a British mother & a Jamaican father and began writing poetry as a child.
Before pursuing a music career, Billie worked as a nurse and an insurance agent. After she was discovered by record producer, Peter Harris at a club, she began writing material for her debut album.
In September of 1997, she released her debut single “Kiss the Rain” which became her biggest hit to date, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart, #6 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart and #28 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
In the U.K., the song peaked at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and was moderately successful in other countries such as Canada, Australia, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Scotland. It was also featured in a episode of “Dawson’s Creek.”
In November of that same year, Billie released her debut album “Growing, Pains” which peaked at #19 on the U.K. Albums chart and #91 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was produced by Desmond Child and was also certified Gold.
The follow-up single from the album “Tell Me” peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Top 40 chart, but missed the Hot 100. It also peaked at #28 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The last single released from the album “You Send Me Flying” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
In 2000, Billie was featured on the soundtrack to the Freddie Prinze Jr. film “Down to You” with the track “It All Comes Down To You.”
In June of that same year, Billie released her sophomore album “Vertigo.” She was more pleased with the album because she was more direct lyrically & more assertive in the production process. The album didn’t match the success of her debut album & didn’t appear to make the album charts at all.
The remixed version of the first single from the album “Am I Here Yet? (Return to Sender)” received some moderate success on the dance charts. The follow-up single “Should I Call You Jesus?” received some controversy due to Billie’s frank, honest questions about religion.
After that, not much was heard from Billie until 2005 when she released the single “Just Sex” (which was featured on Artemis Records’ “Star Struck” compliation album) and the remixed version peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
In 2006, she was the closing act for Los Angeles Gay Pride 2006, a featured act for New York City Pride 2006 & also appeared at the 25th anniversary festival of the Chicago North Halstead Market Days.
On October 11, 2009, Billie sang “America the Beautiful” before a crowd of LGBT people and their allies at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C.
In 2010, she released the single “Wonderful” which peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
These days, Billie continues to be active with her music career and in 2013, she released her third album “Tea & Sympathy.”
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