Samantha Fox is an English dance-pop singer, actress, and former glamour model. In 1986, she launched her pop music career with her debut single "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)", which became a Number 1 hit in 17 countries. She has since sold over 30 million albums worldwide. She has also appeared in a number of films and reality television shows, and has occasionally worked as a television presenter.
In the late-1980s, Fox began a singing career on Jive Records, producing five albums in five years. Her debut live performance came at Peter Stringfellow's club Hippodrome. Her second single "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)" also made #10 in the UK though fared less well in the US. The third release from the album, "Hold On Tight", managed to secure a top 30.
Within a year, Fox had released her second album, Samantha Fox and the first single, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now", enabled her to achieve her third (and final) top ten hit in the UK, although it only managed to peak at #80 on the US Billboard charts. The second single release, "I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)", failed to match the success of its predecessor in the UK and peaked at #23 in the UK. The next two releases, "I Promise You (Get Ready)" and "True Devotion", both failed altogether to make the UK Top 40 singles chart. "True Devotion" was a substantial radio hit in Canada. The fifth and final single, "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)", turned the fortunes of the album around and managed to secure a top ten placing on the US Billboard charts, becoming her biggest hit to date in the US and scoring Fox another Top 40 hit on the UK singles chart. Tara Kemp
In 1988, Fox released her third album, I Wanna Have Some Fun , which included the singles "Love House" and "I Only Wanna Be with You". In 1991, Fox released her fourth album, Just One Night, and features the single "(Hurt Me! Hurt Me!) But the Pants Stay On" but failed to make on the UK and US charts. A bonus track, "Now I Lay Me Down", was featured in the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and on the accompanying soundtrack. In 1992, Samantha's first official compilation, Greatest Hits, was released which featured three new tracks.
In 1998, Fox released a new album, 21st Century Fox. It performed moderately throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Without a worldwide distribution deal the album suffered from little promotion and a staggered release schedule. Singles "The Reason Is You", "Deeper", "Let Me Be Free" and "Perhaps" made little chart impression despite Fox making numerous television appearances to promote the album. In 1998, Fox released a single together with DJ Milano, "Santa Maria", which charted at #31 in the UK chart and was a Top 10 hit in Austria, Scandinavia and the Czech Republic. In 1999, Fox was cast in her first stage musical, Tayla Goodman's Virus, but she had to withdraw when the backer pulled his money.
In 2004, Fox teamed up with Mats Söderlund (alias Günther) in order to do a remake of "Touch Me", which charted #1 in Sweden and Top 10 in other Scandinavian countries. In November 2005, Fox released the album, Angel with an Attitude in Canada. It was reissued in Australia to coincide with the Countdown Tour and included a new version of "Touch Me". In 2008, "Midnight Lover" was released, a Euro-dance collaboration with Greek production team Zante Dilemma.
In 2010, Fox teamed up with trance superstar 4 Strings to release a new single, "Forever". Currently Samantha tours the world performing her Greatest Hits and more.