EVA SIMONS feat. Konshens – Policeman




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Eva Simons (born April 27, 1984) is a Dutch singer-songwriter and a former member of the disbanded Dutch girl group Raffish.

Eva Simons is known for her vocals in collaboration with many artists, such as Afrojack, LMFAO, Sidney Samsonand will.i.am, with whom she had a UK Number 1 single with “This Is Love“.

Raised in Amsterdam, Simons grew up in a family of musicians, with a Dutch pianist father and an Afro-Surinamese vocalist mother. Her grandfather was the well-known Dutch accordionist Johnny Meijer.

Simons is a classically trained pianist and has been writing compositions since she was a child, getting her first record deal at the age of 13. She is also a graduate from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She was a member of the band Raffish, however the group disbanded in 2006.

In 2009, Eva’s song “Silly Boy” gained popularity on the Internet. The song became popular online, generating over 10 million views. After this success, she signed a worldwide deal at EMI.

The song actually started out life as a demo idea for Rihanna, and gained much notoriety after Kanye West posted it in his blog, with Eva’s vocal, and incorrect credits for the song’s performer, Eva Simons.

In mid-2010, Eva & Mike Hamilton (also known as the writing team Topline Ink) wrote the song “Take Over Control”.

They played the idea to DJ Afrojack, who produced the hit single, which spent 6 weeks on the Billboard Top Dance Airplay Chart, topped iTunes dance charts globally, and gained Platinum status in Australia and certified Gold in the US.

The song has become a globally dance crossover anthem, propelling the profiles of both Eva and Afrojack worldwide.

In 2011, as well as touring across the globe, Simons went on to sign a major label US deal, and was featured on LMFAO‘s track “Best Night“.

In addition to this, Eva also collaborated with will.i.am on tracks for his solo album #willpower.

In early March 2012, it was announced that Simons was to join LMFAO in the North American “Sorry For Party Rocking” tour.

On March 20, 2012, Simons premiered her new single, “I Don’t Like You“, which was released in most countries on March 26 under Interscope Records, however is yet to be released in the UK.

The track is produced by Zedd. On July 24, 2012, Simons released her second single, “Renegade” off her debut album.

The song was produced by J.O.B and is only released in the US so far.

On May 14, 2012, will.i.am premiered his new single “This Is Love” which features Simons’ vocals.

The song went on to become number 1 in multiple countries including the UK, and a top 10 hit in many other countries.

On March 14, 2013, it was announced that Simons will support Beyoncé on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in the Netherlands.

Shortly after, Pepsi launched an ad campaign in the Netherlands giving customers a chance to meet Simons when she performs at Beyoncé’s tour.

A song by Simons named ‘Chemistry’ used in the advert was released in the Netherlands 22 March 2013.

On January 28, 2014, Simons released a ‘bootleg’ remix of the Martin Garrix track Animals.

On February 13, 2014, Simons appeared to announce on Twitter that she will release another song with will.i.am as a follow up to 2012’s “This Is Love“.

On April 10, 2015, Simons released a single named ‘Policeman’ via Powerhouse Music.

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D i s c o g r a p h y


Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions [Solo] Album
NLD
AUS
AUT
BEL
GER
SWE
UK
US Dance
Silly Boy 2009 13 45 55 62 36 51 149

I Don’t Like You 2012 56 1
“Renegade”
Chemistry 2013 28

“Celebrate the Rain”
(with Sidney Samson)
2014 23
“Policeman”
(featuring Konshens)
2015 44
“—” denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Featured Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions [Collaborations] Album
NLD
AUS
AUT
BEL
CAN
GER
IRE
NZ
UK
US
“Als Je Iets Kan Doen”
(Various Artists)
2005 1 N/A

Take Over Control
(Afrojack featuring Eva Simons)
2010 12 17 46 57 39 78 47 24 41 N/A

This Is Love
(will.i.am featuring Eva Simons)
2012 2 7 15 1 14 54 1 5 1 110 #willpower

“Let’s Do It Right”
(The Young Professionals featuring Eva Simons)
2014 N/A

“Unstoppable”
(R3hab featuring Eva Simons)
Beats of the Beautiful Game

“This Girl”
(Stafford Brothers featuring Eva Simons and T.I.)
58 72 N/A
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

Year Title [Non Official Charted Singles] Peak chart positions Album
UK
2011 “Best Night”
(LMFAO featuring will.i.am, GoonRock and Eva Simons)
68 Sorry for Party Rocking
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

 

Other appearances 

Title Year Artist(s) Album
“Pass Out” 2009 Chris Brown Graffiti

“Mr & Mrs Smith” 2010 M. Pokora Mise à Jour
“What Do They Know” Roll Deep Winner Stays On
“Pressure in the Club” DJ Snake

“I Need More” 2012 Apster
“Bulletproof” Doctor P Animal Vegetable Mineral Part 1 EP

M u s i c  v i d e o s 


As lead artist 

Year Title Director
2009 “Silly Boy” Micky Suelzer and Daniel Warwick
2012 “I Don’t Like You” Justin Purser

2012 “Renegade” Guy Logan
2014 “Celebrate the Rain” Spinnin’ Records

As featured artist 

Year Title Director
2010 Take Over Control(Afrojack featuring Eva Simons) Alex Herron

2012 This Is Love(will.i.am featuring Eva Simons) William Adams
2014 “This Girl” (Stafford Brothers featuring Eva Simons and T.I.) CTRL

T o u r s


Opening Act





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