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(1) A popular dance music act from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
(2) A pseudonym of electronic music producer Wolfgang Voigt (aka Gas, Mike Ink)
(1) It was a very popular dance music act from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The act was formed by DJ/remixer/producers Chris Sheppard and Brad Daymond, with Simone Denny on vocals. The Sheppard and Denny combination previously worked together in the Quality Records dance outfit "BKS", an acronym using the surname initials of South African born Hennie Bekker, Greg Kavanaugh and Sheppard. At that time, Daymond was an up & coming remixer/writer who had worked with the Nylons.
The group scored its first major hit on the Canadian pop charts with "Broken Bones", which peaked at #6 in 1998, followed by "You're a Superstar" which peaked at #11 that same year. "You're a Superstar" also became the band's only hit in the United States, where it peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1999. The singles "Who Do You Love" and "Homeless" followed in 1999.
In 1999 Daymond left the group to pursue a successful remix and production career with Alex Greggs as "Riprock & Alex G". After Love Inc.'s self-titled album was released, Sheppard and Denny continued as a duo and in 2000 released Into the Night, which included the title track, "Come On (It's Only Love)" and "Here Comes the Sunshine". It would also be their last album. Five singles in total reached the # 1 position on the Canadian Dance Charts published by the now-defunct publications "The Record" and "RPM Magazine".
The group's debut album remains the first and only dance album created domestically in Canada to go platinum (sales over 100,000 units).
Aside the aforementioned Alex Greggs (who with Daymond moved on to work with N Sync and others), Love Inc. were also aided by Frankfurt-based pop dance genius Peter Ries, who co-produced both albums with the band. Other participants included composer Vincent Degiorgio and Germany's Doug Laurent and award winning songwriter/artist Dan Hill.
A few years after their break up, they achieved success overseas when "You're a Superstar" & "Broken Bones" became big hits in the UK and Ireland. "You're a Superstar" spend four weeks at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart in December 2002, and "Broken Bones" reached number 8 in May 2003. "Do Ya (Feel The Love)", co-written with Ms. Denny, was also featured on the initial Queer As Folk soundtrack, released on RCA Victor worldwide.
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