Sylvia Jane Kirby is an American country music and country pop singer and songwriter. More commonly known by the singular name Sylvia, she enjoyed crossover music success with the song "Nobody" in 1982. Sylvia is best known for her hit "Nobody", which reached #15 Pop and #1 Country in 1982.… Read More

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1956 Birth Born on December 9, 1956.


1976 19 Years Old Sylvia's musical journey began at age three when she was asked to sing at a small church near her hometown of Kokomo, Indiana. This set Sylvia on a course that eventually led her to Nashville on December 26, 1976. … Read More


1979 22 Years Old After auditioning for Dave & Sugar, Sylvia was signed as a solo artist by RCA Records in 1979. … Read More
1980 23 Years Old In 1980 she released another single, "It Don't Hurt to Dream". … Read More
1981 24 Years Old In 1981 her song "Drifter" hit No. 1 on the country charts, and two other songs, "The Matador" and "Heart on the Mend" landed in the Top 10. "The Matador" was country music's first conceptual music video to air on CMT. "Drifter" was the title of her 1981 RCA debut album. … Read More
In 1982, from her "Just Sylvia" album, the singer released the single "Nobody", which reached No. 1 on the country music charts, hit No. 15 on Billboard's Hot 100, and sold more than a million copies. … Read More
1983 26 Years Old In 1983 Sylvia's album Snapshot was released; its title song climbed to No. 5 on the Country charts and became her second-highest selling single release. … Read More
1986 29 Years Old By 1986 though, Sylvia's chart success was fading as more traditionally styled country singers, such as Randy Travis, dominated the charts.


1987 30 Years Old Sylvia continued to record for RCA until the end of 1987, charting 13 Top Ten and No. 1 songs, and sold more than 4 million records. … Read More


2002 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, she followed with Where in the World, which marked the culmination of an 11-year musical collaboration between Sylvia and John Mock. … Read More
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