|Birth name||Colette Mary Carr|
|Born||(1991-01-06) January 6, 1991
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, CA, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, rapper, artist, painter|
|Instruments||Vocals, rap, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Cherrytree, Interscope, Ncredible, Kawaii Nation|
|Associated acts||Far East Movement, Frankmusik, Adammo, Natalia Kills, Porcelain Black, E-40, Kev Nish|
Colette Carr (born January 6, 1991), is an American musician based in Los Angeles, California. Carr’s debut album, Skitszo, a collection of previously released digital EPs, was released on July 9, 2013. “Never Gonna Happen“, the fifth single from the album, was released May 5, 2013 and reached the number eleven spot on Billboard‘s Dance-Club Chart. Her musical style has been compared to Dev and Little Boots.
Carr grew up in Malibu, California. She has one older sister named Nicole.
Carr was a competitive tennis player, until an injury involving her back led her to be unable to play anymore. “I was either going to become paralyzed and continue playing or stop and find a new destination for myself,” says Carr. Music was also a passion for Carr, “I was obsessed with music growing up. I had my walkman on 24/7. I would write lyrics and song titles all over my walls in sharpie. I was extremely consumed,” said Carr.
2009–10: Career beginnings and Sex Sells Stay Tooned
Discovered at a Game concert, Carr volunteered to go on stage when host comedian Story Moyd, asked the audience if anyone could freestyle. The audience reacted positively to Carr, screaming “Go white girl”. Carr gained the attention of the audience, and various producers, including The Cataracs, who produced various songs for her. Carr released her debut single, “Back It Up” in 2009, which quickly became a viral success. The music video, directed by Richie Mac, received more than 465,000 views on MTV Music networks MTVU channel, charting top 10 video of the week. When Carr’s self-produced video, “Back It Up]]”, went to #1 at MTVU, it attracted the attention of Nick Cannon, who helped Colette release her debut mix tape, “Sex Sells Stay Tooned”” through his NCredible Entertainment label.
In 2010, Carr released promotional single “Bitch Like Me”, accompanied with video directed by Jonathan Singer-Vine, and her first mix-tape “Sex Sells Stay Tooned”, with over 100,000 downloads in its first few months.
Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine signed Colette and sent her to the recording studio for her debut album,Skitszo, which produced the Billboard Dance hit, “Never Gonna Happen” and the Billboard Uncharted topper, “(We Do It) Primo“, working with producers such as RedOne (Lady Gaga). The lead single, “(We Do It) Primo“, was released on May 11, 2011. It reached the number-one spot on Billboard‘s Uncharted chart for artists whose music is primarily distributed online. Carr was included on the CherryTree Pop Alternative Tour along with LMFAO, Far East Movement, Frankmusik, and Natalia Kills.
Carr released four digital EPs, “Skitszo” parts 1-4, which consisted of songs from her debut album that had been split into four. Carr’s debut album “Skitszo Collection” was released as a whole on July 9, 2013 through Interscope, which included parts 1-4 and four additional songs. “Never Gonna Happen” was the album’s fifth single, released on March 5, and a remix by Dave Aude appeared on Billboard‘s Hot Dance Club Songs chart at #11.
Colette then released “HAM” featuring Ben J from Hip Hip duo New Boyz, co-written by Nate Walka and Jon Redwine, and produced by Marley Waters. Carr released and premiered the music video for “HAM” on popular American radio personality, television host, and producer Ryan Seacrest‘s site RyanSeacrest.com on September 13, 2013. Carr toured along with Huey Mack and Mayo on the “Pretending Perfection” tour and then toured for the “On The Rise” tour, along with Jake Miller, Becky G, T. Mills, and Mike Stud.
2015-present: Believe in Us
In January 2015, Carr announced that she was working on her second studio album Believe in Us, due to be released in late 2017. The majority of the album has been written and produced with Carr’s frequent collaborator Frankmusik. Like her previous album, Believe in Us will be split into EPs with the full album being released as a whole later.
The first EP of “Believe in Us”, Static.Start., was released on June 23, 2015 on Kawaii Nation. The EP includes Carr’s lead single from her album, “Static”.
A second single from the album, named “Play House” was released on January 22, 2016 with the music video released on February 3, 2016.
A third long-awaited single from the album, named “Believe In Us” was released on October 27, 2017
Colette Carr discography
|Colette Carr discography|
|As featured artist||4|
Colette Carr is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Her discography consists of two studio albums, five extended plays, one mixtape and nine singles as a solo artist, as well as four singles as a featured artist. A music video for her song was released in 2009 called “Back It Up“, which became a viral hit and was placed at number one on the MTV Music Chart.
Carr’s debut album, Skitszo, was released July 9, 2013. “(We Do It) Primo“, the lead single from Skitszo was released May 11, 2011. The fifth single from the album, “Never Gonna Happen” charted in Billboard‘s US Dance/Club songs at number eleven.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Believe in Us||
||To be released|
|Skitszo (Part 1)|
|Skitszo (Part 2)|
|Skitszo (Part 3)|
|Skitszo (Part 4)|
|Sex Sells Stay Tooned|
As main artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|“(We Do It) Primo“||2011||—||—||Skitszo|
|“Sex” (featuring New Boyz)||—||—||N/A|
|“Like I Got a Gun”||2012||—||—||Skitszo|
|“Why Are You Leaving?” (featuring Kev Nish)||2013||—||—|
|“Never Gonna Happen“||—||11|
|“HAM” (featuring Ben J)||—||—||N/A|
|“Static”||2015||—||—||Believe in Us|
|“Believe In Us”||2017||—||—|
|“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
As featured artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|“No I.D.” (Frankmusik featuring Colette Carr)||2011||—||Do it in the AM|
|“Pick Your Boogie (The Lady Tigra featuring Colette Carr)||2012||—||SPORK!|
|“Christmas Wrapping” (Lovestarrs featuring Colette Carr)||—||TBA|
|“Age Is Just A Number (C4 featuring Colette Carr)||2014||—||TBA|
|“Imma Star”||2009||School Gyrls||Jeremih|
|“Take U Home”||2010||Stereos||Non-album song|
|“Go Ape”||2010||Far East Movement||Free Wired|
|“Caminando (Canciones del Ayer)”||2012||Ádammo||Tiempos Violentos|
|“Feel The Music”||2014||Nick Cannon||White People Party Music|
|“Tri Coastal”||2017||Ben Davis||No Apologies|
|“Back It Up”||Colette Carr||2009||Main Artist||Sex Sells Stay Tooned|
|“Club Love”||The Cataracs||2009||Cameo||Gordo Taqueria|
|“Bitch Like Me”||Colette Carr||2010||Main Artist||Sex Sells Stay Tooned|
|“Like a G6“||Far East Movement||2010||Cameo||Free Wired|
|“Cali, Cali, Cali”||Alyssa Bernal||2010||Cameo||–|
|“Something Like A Party”||School Gyrls||2010||Cameo||School Gyrls|
|“Party Rock Anthem“||LMFAO||2011||Cameo||Sorry for Party Rocking|
|“(We Do It) Primo”||Colette Carr||2011||Main Artist||Skitszo|
|“Do It in the AM”||Frankmusik||2011||Cameo||Do It in the AM|
|“No I.D.”||Frankmusik||2011||Featured Artist||Do It in the AM|
|“Pretty Girl Shake It”||The Rangers||2011||Featured Artist||Jerkin’ Is Habit VOL.2|
|“Like I Got a Gun”||Colette Carr||2012||Main Artist||Skitszo|
|“Dance”||Rye Rye||2012||Cameo||Go! Pop! Bang!|
|“Turn Up the Love“||Far East Movement||2012||Cameo||Dirty Bass|
|“F16”||Colette Carr||2012||Main Artist||Skitszo|
|“Why Are You Leaving?”||Colette Carr||2013||Main Artist||Skitszo|
|“(B)A$$”||Colette Carr||2013||Main Artist||–|
|“Never Gonna Happen”||Colette Carr||2013||Main Artist||Skitszo|
|“HAM”||Colette Carr||2013||Main Artist||–|
|“Christmas Wrapping”||The Good Natured||2013||Featured Artist||TBA|
|“Play House”||Colette Carr||2016||Main Artist||Believe in Us|