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Jade Ewen (2009)
Background information
Birth name Jade Louise Ewen
Born (1988-01-24) 24 January 1988 (age 30)
Origin Plaistow, London,
England, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, electropop, dance-pop, Europop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Polydor (2009) Solo
Island (2009–11) Sugababes
RCA (2011) Sugababes
Associated acts Sugababes

Jade Louise Ewen (born 24 January 1988) is an English singer, songwriter, actress and a former member of the girl group Sugababes. Ewen began her singing career in a girl group named Trinity Stone, which signed with Sony BMG in 2005 but disbanded in 2007 without releasing an album. In 2009, after winning the right, she represented the United Kingdom in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest by performing the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Diane Warren penned “It’s My Time“. She finished in fifth place, making her the most successful British Eurovision act since 2002.

Ewen replaced Keisha Buchanan in the group Sugababes in September 2009. Since joining, the group has achieved two UK top-ten singles and a top fifteen album.

Early life[edit]

Ewen was born and brought up in Plaistow, London, the child of Trevor and Carol Ewen. Her mother is Jamaican while her father is of Italian descent and was raised in Scotland.[1] Trevor is blind and partially deaf, while Carol is partially blind. Because of her parents’ disabilities, Ewen is a caregiver to both of her parents as well as her two younger siblings, Shereen and Kiel.[2][3] Ewen started singing and taking dance classes before she was even four. She attended New City Primary School then Brampton Manor Academy before transferring to the Sylvia Young Theatre School (SYTS) after receiving a scholarship. While a student at SYTS, she appeared in the television productions The Bill, Casualty and Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle.[2][3] At the age of ten, Ewen went to an open audition for The Lion King. She was offered the part of Young Nala.[4]

Career[edit]

2002–09: Early career and Eurovision[edit]

Ewen appeared in the children’s dance DVD, How To Dance. She was briefly featured in the video for Busted‘s “What I Go to School For“. From 2003 to 2004 she appeared in the Australian series Out There.[5] In 2005, Ewen became a member of the girl group Trinity Stone, which signed with Sony BMG.[2][3] The group disbanded in 2007.[5] She later recorded with rapper Kwamé, who was impressed with her work on MySpace.[2] She released a digital single, “Got You”, in 2008 under Kwame’s Make Noise label.[5] Ewen co-wrote the song “A Little Bit” for the girl group Booty Luv, as well as the song “Let Me Be Me” for Jessica Mauboy. In early 2009, Ewen acted in the first episode of the series Myths.

In January 2009, Ewen was approached for and participated in the process to select the UK representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.[2][5] She was selected to represent the UK with her performance of the song “It’s My Time”, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who accompanied her on piano.[2] Ewen finished in fifth place at Eurovision, the highest placing for the UK since 2002.[6] Having already signed with Polydor Records before the Eurovision selection, Ewen began working on her debut album.[5]

2009–11: Sugababes and solo projects[edit]

Jade Ewen performing with the Sugababes in 2011

In September 2009, Ewen joined the group Sugababes as the replacement for Keisha Buchanan.[7] While her single, “My Man“, had been released the week she joined the trio, promotional activities for it were cancelled. Nonetheless, it debuted at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart.[8] In an interview with the BBC, Ewen confirmed her commitment to the Sugababes was her main priority and that her solo album had been put on hold. Ewen did not meet the members of the Sugababes until two days before the video shoot for their single “About a Girl” in Los Angeles, having been flown there without being notified that she would be replacing Buchanan.[9] “About a Girl” debuted at number eight in the UK.[10] Sweet 7 was released in early 2010 after multiple delays during 2009, and charted at number 14 on the UK Albums Chart. The second single to feature Ewen’s vocals, “Wear My Kiss”, peaked at number 7 in the UK.[11]

The Sugababes began recording an eighth studio album in April 2010.[12] In late 2010, Ewen became the face of Miss Ultimo lingerie.[13][14] In 2011, the group and their management, Crown Talent & Media Group, left their record label of ten years, Island Records, for a new three-album distribution deal with Sony Music‘s RCA Records. Crown Talent & Media Group was the acting record label.[15] A promotional single under the new label, “Freedom“, was released for free on 25 September 2011.[16] In November 2011, Ewen flew to Australia to appear on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here Now!.[17]

2013–present: debut solo album[edit]

On 2 January 2013, Ewen was revealed as one of the celebrity contestants in ITV‘s new diving show Splash!.[18][19] She was the first to be eliminated from the competition, and later revealed she only did the show for the money.[20] On 15 March 2013, Ewen confirmed that Sugababes would record new music at some point during 2013, stating: “I think we will probably come back together again at the end of the year. There will definitely be more recording but, there is no release date anytime soon.”[21] In June 2013, Ewen was featured on the Lost Witness track “Fly”.[22] On 1 August 2013, she revealed the Sugababes were no longer recording in the studio together, stating the group was “pretty much done” and confirming that she had started work on her debut solo album.[23]

In April 2015, Ewen was taking to the stage in the Musical Godspell. The show concluded in May.[24]

Stage[edit]

In summer 2014, Ewen played the supporting role of Clara in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Porgy and Bess. The musical opened to 4 and 5 star reviews, with The Guardian writing of Jade’s performance, “Jade Ewen brings a moving simplicity to Clara, who follows her heart and pays the price.”[25] In April 2015, Jade was due to have a lead role in Godspell at the Hackney Empire, before moving on to a 28-venue national tour. Ewen had to drop out due to ill health, saying she was “saddened” to withdraw.[26] In September 2015, it was announced that Jade would be joining the cast of In the Heights in its West End transfer, in the role of Vanessa. The musical received positive reviews.[27] In November 2015 it was announced that she would play the role of Princess Jasmine in the musical Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre.[28]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[29]
GER
[30]
SWE
[31]
SWI
[32]
2008 “Got You” N/A
2009 It’s My Time 27 75 34 75
My Man 35
“—” denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 “Fly”
(Lost Witness featuring Jade Ewen)
N/A

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2009 “It’s My Time” Pop Club[33]
“My Man” Urban Strom[34]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Ghost Hunter Leonie Price 5 episodes
2003–04 Out There Aggie Thackery 25 episodes
2005 Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle Donna
Casualty Carrie Fletcher 1 episode
The Bill Shanti Das 2 episodes
2009 Myths Athene 1 episode
Eurovision: Your Country Needs You! Contestant 5 episodes (Won)
2010 Eurovision: Your Country Needs You! Judge 1 episode
2013 Splash! Contestant 1 episode
2015 Casualty Billie-Jayne Lowe 1 episode
2016 Tracey Ullman’s Show Sex shop assistant / Tourist 2 episodes
2018 Lovesick Miranda 1 episode

Cinema[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 End of a Gun Lisa Durant
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Colette Carr

Colette Carr

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Background information
Birth name Colette Mary Carr
Born (1991-01-06) January 6, 1991 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Origin Los Angeles, CA, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, rapper, artist, painter
Instruments Vocals, rap, guitar, piano
Years active 2008–present
Labels Cherrytree, Interscope, Ncredible, Kawaii Nation
Associated acts Far East Movement, Frankmusik, Adammo, Natalia Kills, Porcelain Black, E-40, Kev Nish
Website colettecarr.com

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.[1]Never Gonna Happen“, the fifth single from the album, was released May 5, 2013 and reached the number eleven spot on Billboards Dance-Club Chart. Her musical style has been compared to Dev and Little Boots.

Early life[edit]

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.[2] “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.

Career[edit]

2009–10: Career beginnings and Sex Sells Stay Tooned[edit]

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,[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

In 2010, Carr released promotional single “Bitch Like Me”,[6] 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.[7]

2011–2014: Skitszo[edit]

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).[8] The lead single, “(We Do It) Primo“, was released on May 11, 2011. It reached the number-one spot on Billboards Uncharted chart for artists whose music is primarily distributed online.[9] 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 Billboards 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.[10] 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.[11] 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[edit]

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”.[12]

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
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Colette Carr discography

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Colette Carr discography
Studio albums 2
Music videos 19
EPs 5
Singles 10
As featured artist 4
Mixtapes 1

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 Billboards US Dance/Club songs at number eleven.

Albums[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US Dance
Skitszo
Believe in Us To be released

Extended Plays[edit]

List of EPs, with selected details
Title Album details
Skitszo (Part 1)
Skitszo (Part 2)
Skitszo (Part 3)
Skitszo (Part 4)
Static. Start.
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Kawaii Nation

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Details
Sex Sells Stay Tooned

Singles[edit]

As main artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US Dance
(We Do It) Primo 2011 Skitszo
“Sex” (featuring New Boyz) N/A
“Like I Got a Gun” 2012 Skitszo
“F16”
“Why Are You Leaving?” (featuring Kev Nish) 2013
Never Gonna Happen 11
“HAM” (featuring Ben J) N/A
“Static” 2015 Believe in Us
Play House 2016
“Believe In Us” 2017
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Dance
“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

Guest Appearances[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
“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

Music videos[edit]

Song Main artist Year Notes Album
“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
Actress (4 credits)
 2013 Why Are You Leaving (Video short)
Colette
 2012 F16 (Video short)
Girlfriend
 2010 Love, Kills xx (TV Series)

Episode #1.10 (2010)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2013 Instacurity (TV Series)
Herself

Instacurity PSA (2013) … Herself
 2010 Colette Carr: Life in the Day (TV Series)
Herself

Chapter Seven (2010) … Herself
Chapter Five (2010) … Herself
Chapter Three (2010) … Herself
Chapter Six (2010) … Herself
Chapter Four (2010) … Herself

Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly

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Birth name Bridget Kelly
Born (1986-04-08) April 8, 1986 (age 32)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Pop, R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Website www.bridget.nyc

Bridget Kelly (born April 8, 1986), is an American singer and songwriter from New York City, New York.[1] In 2008, Kelly, a pop and R&B recording artist, who has written songs for fellow American singers such as Kelly Clarkson, secured a recording contract with American rapper and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z‘s record label, Roc Nation.[2]

Biography[edit]

1986-2010: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Bridget Kelly, who is of a biracial background,[3] was born on April 8, 1986, in New York City. She is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan.[1] In 2008, she signed a record deal with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation.[4][5] Kelly has regularly filled in for Alicia Keys, when performing the song “Empire State of Mind” with Jay-Z, including performances on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, as well as Later…with Jools Holland show,[6][7] the Coldplay, Viva la Vida tour,[8] and the 9/11 memorial service.[5] Kelly also performed with Jay Z during a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009. She performed “Empire State of Mind” at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as well as Bonnaroo Music Festival in summer 2010, with Jay-Z. Kelly also performed “Empire State of Mind” with Jay-Z on Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2010, as well as Rock am Ring on June 4 and T in the Park on June 12, 2010. She subsequently performed with Jay-Z during “Empire State of Mind” at Peace & Love in Borlänge, Sweden. Also at Summer Sonic 2010 in Chiba, Japan in August 2010 at Chiba Marine Stadium. Also at Yankee Stadium, September 13, 2010.

Kelly made her first magazine cover appearance in the September 2010 issue of Honey Magazine. In the interview to go along with the cover shoot, she describes her music as a fusion of R&B, soul and rock with influences coming from Alicia Keys, Alanis Morissette and Pink.

2011-2013: Every Girl and Cut to… Bridget Kelly[edit]

Kelly performing for U.S. Service members during the 2013 USO Chairman’s Holiday Tour at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Dec 9, 2013

In early 2011, Kelly and her production team had approached Frank Ocean to write a song for her debut studio album.[9][10] The song in question eventually became “Thinking Bout Forever“, which Kelly commented; “it’s sort of a vulnerable track and I wanted everyone to feel me on it.”[11] In July 2011, Roc Nation stated on the official site that Kelly is closing her album up and the first single would be the Frank Ocean-penned “Thinking Bout Forever”.[12] On July 28, 2011, Ocean leaked his demo version of the song onto his tumblr account, with the title reading “Thinking Bout You”.[13] The song was then promptly taken down by Ocean.[13]

Kelly has worked with high-profile producers such as The-Dream, Ne-Yo, Jerry Wonda, James Fauntleroy II, Ryan Leslie, and Shea Taylor for her debut studio album. Prior to the album’s release, Kelly released her first extended play (EP), titled Every Girl, on October 19, 2011.[14] Kelly’s version of “Thinkin Bout You,” found its way onto her debut EP Every Girl.[10] Kelly was ultimately fine with Ocean’s decision, however she noted that she didn’t like how most people thought Ocean’s version was the original, and how people assumed her version was a cover version.[10] About the confusion of the track, Kelly stated: “Now that push has come to shove, we’re going to let the song have a life of its own. I think it’s an amazing, well-written record. Frank Ocean is incredibly talented, I will never say anything against that. But at the same time, you know, he’s going to do what he wants to do, he’s an artist as well.”[10]

In August 2012, her debut single “Special Delivery”, was released to Urban radio stations. Her second single “Street Dreamin”, features American rapper Kendrick Lamar and was released on May 21, 2013. Both songs were Top 40 hits on the Mediabase Urban Airplay charts. On November 26, 2013, Kelly announced she would be releasing her second EP and revealed her debut album was pushed back to a 2014 release.[15] The EP includes six tracks as well as contributions from Jerry Wonda (“Goosebumps”), Pop Wansel, Sam Dew, Elijah Blake, and Cri$tyle.[16] “I speak a lot about love and my feelings on these songs,” said Bridget of the follow-up to her 2011 EP Every Girl.[16] “I speak to those who have been in relationships, the good and the bad, and that in the midst of turmoil, finding something you can smile about.”[16] The EP, titled Cut to… Bridget Kelly, includes her debut single “Special Delivery” and was made available as a free download on December 17, via her official website.[16][17]

2014-present: Parting Ways with Roc Nation and All Or Nothing[edit]

In June 2014, Kelly confirmed her split after six years with Roc Nation and she is about releasing her album independently. After the split, Kelly released two singles, “I Won’t Cry” and “Almost More”, which are the exclusive previews of her upcoming music. She is working with Jerry Wonda on the new album and changed the album title from Something Different to All or Nothing, which is set to release in 2017. She now appears on Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood.[18]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • All or Nothing (2017)
  • Reality Bites (2018)[19]

EPs[edit]

  • Every Girl (2011)[20]
  • Cut to… Bridget Kelly (2013)[16]
  • Summer Of 17 (2015)

Singles[edit]

As a lead artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
AUS BEL
(FL)
CAN FRA SWI UK
“Special Delivery”[21] 2012 51 79 102 Cut to… Bridget Kelly
“Street Dreamin”[22]
(featuring Kendrick Lamar)
2013 89 All or Nothing
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[23]
SCO
[24]
“My Time”
(K Koke featuring Bridget Kelly)
2013 52 I Ain’t Perfect
“Let Somebody Love You”[25]
(2face Idibia featuring Bridget Kelly)
2014 The Ascension
“—” denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album Ref.
Take The World 2010 Tinchy Stryder Third Strike [26]
“Gotta Get Mine” 2013 Ai Moriagaro [27]

Music videos[edit]

Featured music videos[edit]

List of featured music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
“Take The World” 2010 Adam Powell & Kwasi Danquah III [28]

Rozonda Thomas

Rozonda Thomas

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Background information
Birth name Rozonda Ocielian Thomas
Also known as Chilli
Born (1971-02-27) February 27, 1971 (age 47)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actress
  • television personality
Years active 1990–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website fitchilli.com

Rozonda OcielianChilliThomas[2] (born February 27, 1971)[2][3] is an American dancer, singer-songwriter, actress, and television personality who rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of group TLC, one of the best-selling girl groups of the 20th century.

Early life[edit]

Thomas was born in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Benjamin E. Mays High School in 1989.[2] Her father, Abdul Ali, is of Arab and Indian descent,[2] and her mother, Ava Thomas, is of African American and Native American descent.[4] Thomas, who had been raised by her mother, later allowed the Sally Jessy Raphael television talk show to air footage of her meeting her father for the first time in 1996.[5]

Music career[edit]

1991–present: TLC[edit]

Thomas was first a dancer for Damian Dame. In 1991, she joined TLC, replacing founding member Crystal Jones, and was nicknamed “Chilli” by Lisa Lopes so that the group could retain the name TLC. The group went on to sell over 65 million records worldwide and became the best-selling American girl group of all-time; only the Spice Girls has sold more.[6] Chilli has won four Grammy Awards for her work with TLC.[7]

Since the death of group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in April 2002, Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have occasionally performed as a duo. In 2009, Thomas and Watkins performed a series of concerts in Asia.[citation needed]

In late 2011, VH1 announced plans to produce a biopic on TLC to air in 2013.[8] Thomas and Watkins have signed on as producers. Actress and singer Keke Palmer portrayed Thomas in CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.[9]

Solo career[edit]

Thomas began working on her solo album in 2000 after the completion of promotion for TLC’s third album, FanMail (1999). She ceased production when work began on the next TLC album, 3D (2002). In 2006, rumors of having signed a four-album deal with singer/rapper Akon‘s label Kon Live Distribution in 2006, she later denied these reports and confirmed that she was entertaining offers from other record labels. It was confirmed that the name of the album would be titled Bi-Polar, but due to scheduling conflicts and constant delays, the album was shelved. The album was once rumored to include work by Missy Elliott as well as tracks produced by T-Pain and Tricky Stewart. Certain tracks that were intended for the album were leaked from 2006 to 2008. A track titled “Gameproof,” which featured her TLC bandmate T-Boz, was leaked in spring 2006. On February 16, 2007, “Straight Jack,” a track featuring Missy Elliott and produced by Polow da Don was leaked. The track entered the Deutsche Black Chart in at #35.[10] In early April 2008, Thomas’s first official solo single, “Dumb, Dumb, Dumb” was released.[11]

In 2012, Thomas appeared as the leading lady in R&B singer Tyrese‘s music video for his single “Nothing On You.”

In January 2016, she released a new solo single, “Body”, which served to promote her new fitness workout campaign.[12]

Acting and television roles[edit]

Thomas made guest appearances on television shows such as The Parkers, That 70s Show, Living Single and Strong Medicine. In 1992, she made a brief cameo in the video for “Jump” by Kriss Kross. In 2000, she was featured in the made-for-television movies A Diva’s Christmas Carol and Love Song (with Monica), and in the film Snow Day. In 2001, she co-starred in the action film Ticker, directed by Albert Pyun and “House Party 3“. She also played a small role in the 1998 film Hav Plenty. In 2011, Thomas made cameo appearances throughout the first season of VH1’s Single Ladies. She appeared again on the show’s second season performing her unreleased track, “Flirt,” written by Tiyon “TC” Mack and produced by Soundz.

In June 2009, VH1 announced the airing of a reality TV series starring Thomas. The series, What Chilli Wants, which documents Thomas’s quest to find love and manage her life with the help of love and relationship expert Tionna Tee Smalls, premiered on April 11, 2010.[13] The second season of What Chilli Wants premiered on January 2, 2011.[14]

In 2013, Thomas became a member of “Team Guy” on the second season of Food Network‘s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. She also appeared naked in a PETA anti-circus ad campaign.[15] Thomas also appeared on episode 14 of WWE Countdown where she spoke about The Rock.[16]

In 2016, it was announced she had joined the cast of the film Marshall which is a biopic on the life of Thurgood Marshall; she plays Zora Neale Hurston.[17]

Personal life[edit]

At age 20 Thomas became pregnant by producer Dallas Austin; however due to career aspirations and the outside pressures, she aborted the pregnancy. On her show, What Chilli Wants, she would reveal having regretted the decision.[18] Thomas and Austin continued their relationship, and would later have one son, Tron Austin (born June 2, 1997). In 2001, Thomas began dating Usher. Their relationship lasted for two years: they broke up in December 2003, followed by a media frenzy surrounding the personal nature of Usher’s fourth album, Confessions. His fans inferred the reason he and Thomas split is due to infidelity on his part, giving allusions to the lyrics of the songs.[19] In an interview on The Bert Show on the Atlanta radio channel Q100 on February 17, 2004, Thomas claimed that Usher cheated on her: “Usher did the ultimate no-no to me….I will never be with him again, and that is that”.[20] Usher defended: “…it just didn’t work out. But cheating is not what caused the relationship to collide and crash. That ain’t what broke it up”.[19]

Other ventures[edit]

Thomas and the rest of the members of TLC were big proponents of encouraging safe sex. For the music video of the song, “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” Thomas and other band members wore condoms on their clothing. In 2003, Thomas and Watkins teamed up with Agouron Pharmaceuticals to create a national education program about HIV/AIDS. The program supplied people with information about HIV/AIDS, including prevention and treatment.[21]

In 2012, Thomas started a non-profit organization called Chilli’s Crew. The organization is an Atlanta program targeted to help girls between the ages of 13-17 with self-esteem issues.[22]

She also markets a line of handbags called Bags by Chilli.[23]

In 2013, Thomas took a stand against cyberbullying after her son Tron was a victim. The gossip site MediaTakeOut.com targeted Thomas’s son because of his apparel and questioned his sexuality. In response, Thomas created a petition through change.org to get the article deleted from the site and to stop staff members from gossiping about minors entirely. In her petition, she described what cyberbullying is and statistics about some of the victims. The site ended up removing the article and issuing an apology to her son.[24]

Discography[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

Tionne Watkins

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Tionne Watkins
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Watkins performing in 2016
Background information
Birth name Tionne Tenese Watkins
Also known as T-Boz
Born (1970-04-26) April 26, 1970 (age 48)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres ]], R&B, hip hop, soul funk
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actress
  • author
  • radio personality
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels Epic
Associated acts TLC

Tionne Tenese Watkins (born April 26, 1970),[1] better known by her stage name T-Boz, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and executive producer. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Watkins rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of the girl-group TLC. She has won four Grammy Awards for her work with TLC.

Early life[edit]

Tionne Watkins was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 26, 1970, to James and Gayle Watkins. She is of African American, Native American and Irish descent.[2][3] Watkins’ family moved from Des Moines to Atlanta, Georgia, when she was nine years old.[4]

Career[edit]

TLC[edit]

Crystal Jones held auditions for a singing group and chose Watkins, and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. The group eventually attracted the attention of Perri “Pebbles” Reid and her husband, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, head of LaFace Records. Jones was replaced with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and the group was signed in 1991 as TLC. The successful group sold more than 65 million records.[5] T-Boz has won four Grammy Awards as a member of TLC.[6]

In late 2011, VH1 announced plans to produce a biopic on TLC to air in 2013.[7] Watkins and Thomas signed on as producers. The role of Watkins was portrayed by actress/singer Drew Sidora in CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Watkins’ daughter, Chase, portrayed a younger Tionne in the film.

Solo work[edit]

In addition to her work with TLC, Watkins recorded solo singles, including: “Touch Myself” (For the soundtrack of the 1996 film Fled) and “My Getaway” (for the soundtrack to the 2000 film Rugrats in Paris: The Movie). In addition, she has been a featured vocalist on such songs as: “Ghetto Love” with Da Brat, “Changes” with Society of Soul, “He Say She Say” with Keith Sweat, “Different Times” with Raphael Saadiq and “Be Somebody” with Paula Cole. On January 22, 2013, Watkins released her first solo single in over 15 years titled “Champion”. The song was released digitally, and proceeds went to help raise awareness for people suffering from blood conditions such as Sickle Cell. September 6, 2017, Watkins released her latest single digitally from her audiobook “A Sick Life” titled “Dreams.”

Television and film[edit]

Watkins has worked as an actress, appearing in Hype Williams‘ 1998 film Belly.[8] She also appeared in an episode of Living Single, the first time guest-starring along with her bandmates and another time without them. Watkins also served as one of the executive producers for the 2006 movie ATL featuring the rapper, T.I..[9] She was also featured in the music video for “It’s Good” with YoungBloodZ,[citation needed] and appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta as a friend of Kandi Burruss.[10] In November 2016, she began a two-month acting stint as Sheila, a hardened prison inmate, on Days of Our Lives.[11] In 2017, she lent her voice to a character in Trolland, also known as Trollz, a direct-to-DVD CGI-animated movie.

Other work[edit]

Watkins published a book of semi-autobiographical poetry called Thoughts on November 3, 1999.[12] In 2005, Watkins and stylist Tara Brivic (who would later appear regularly on Totally T-Boz) opened a children’s boutique called Chase’s Closet (named after her daughter).[13][14] It was shut down years later.[citation needed]

Watkins’ reality TV show Totally T-Boz, premiered January 1, 2013, on the TLC network.[5] The show chronicled Watkins’ quest to create a solo album, reunite with bandmember, Chilli, and her life with her daughter Chase.

During 2013, alongside group-mate Chilli they executive produced the VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story which aired on October 21, 2013, actress Drew Sidora portrayed Watkins.[15] Her daughter Chase portrayed a younger Tionne in the film. They also released a soundtrack album 20 marking both the band’s 20-plus year legacy in entertainment business and the release of their biopic, this album included a new track written by singer Ne-Yo, “Meant to Be”. They also had guest vocals on J. Cole‘s track “Crooked Smile“.[16] TLC celebrated their return with a series of highly publicized performances which included 2 dates: VH1’s Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on July 27, 2013, and Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto on August 5, 2013. They released an album, TLC, on June 30, 2017.[17]

Watkins has made a guest appearance as Pam Grier in one episode of the Adult Swim series Black Dynamite.

Personal life[edit]

As a child, Watkins was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia.[18] Since the age of seven, she has been in and out of hospital due to her condition.[18] T-Boz opened up to the public about the disease in 1996;[19] she later became one of the spokespersons for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.[20][21] In 2002, she was hospitalized for four months due to a flare-up of sickle-cell anemia.[22] She has stated that her faith in God and her optimism have helped her stay free from the more serious effects of sickle-cell disease.[18]

On August 19, 2000, Watkins married rapper Mack 10.[23] The couple’s daughter, Chase Anela Rolison, was prematurely born a few months later on October 20, 2000.[4] In June 2004, she filed for divorce, and requested a restraining order against Mack 10.[24] In 2012, Watkins moved with Chase from Atlanta to Los Angeles, California, in order for Chase to be closer to her father.

In October 2009, Watkins revealed that she had secretly battled a potentially fatal brain tumor for three years.[25][26] In March 2006, she was diagnosed as having a grape-sized acoustic neuroma on her vestibular nerve that affected her balance, weight, hearing, sight, and facial movement. Many physicians refused to remove the tumor due to her sickle-cell-related complications, leaving her alternatives grim. Ultimately, she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.[27]

Watkins filed for bankruptcy in February 2011 and again in October 2011.[28] According to entertainment reporter Viviana Vigil, a commentator in an episode of the Reelz TV series Broke & Famous, Watkins spent $9,000 a month and owed $770,000 on her home despite a reported income of $11,000 a month.[28] Entertainment reporter Nina Parker, another commentator in said Broke & Famous episode, cited Watkins’s medical bills and brain tumor.[28] A Nicki Swift video cited an ex who owed Watkins $250,000 in child support payments at the time of her Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing in October 2011.[29] Due to failure to complete proper paperwork, Watkins’s bankruptcy claim was rejected in February 2012, enabling creditors and bill collectors to pursue her assets and repossess one of her vehicles.[29]

In June 2016, Watkins announced that she had adopted a 10-month-old son named Chance.[30]

Publication[edit]

  • Watkins, Tionne (1999). Thoughts. HarperEntertainment. ISBN 978-0-06-105183-8. 
  • Watkins, Tionne (2017). A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage. Rodale Books. ISBN 978-1623368609. 

Discography[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Chart positions Album
US
Hot 100
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs UK Singles Chart
1996 Touch Myself 40 23 48 Fled
2000 My Getaway 44 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie: Music from the Motion Picture

Featured songs[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US
Hot 100
US
R&B/Hip-Hop
UK Singles Chart
1991 “Word to the Badd!!” (Jermaine Jackson featuring T-Boz) 78 88 You Said
1996 “Touch Myself” (Remix) (T-Boz featuring Richie Rich) Seasoned Veteran
Ghetto Love(Da Brat featuring T-Boz) 16 11 Anuthatantrum
1999 “Be Somebody” (Paula Cole featuring T-Boz) Amen
2000 “Tight To Def” (Mack 10 with T-Boz) The Paper Route
2002 “Different Times” (Raphael Saadiq feat. T-Boz of TLC) Instant Vintage
2005 “It’s Good” (YoungBloodZ featuring T-Boz) Ev’rybody Know Me
2009 “Someday” (DJ Deckstream with T-Boz) Sound Tracks 2
2012 “Red Planet” (Little Mix featuring T-Boz) DNA

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1997 “Ghetto Love” (with Da Brat) Gustavo Garzon
Actress (31 credits)
 2016-2017 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Sheila

Episode #1.13201 (2017) … Sheila
Episode #1.13200 (2017) … Sheila
Episode #1.13199 (2017) … Sheila
Episode #1.13198 (2017) … Sheila
Episode #1.13191 (2017) … Sheila
 2017 TLC: Haters (Video short)
 2017 TLC Feat. Snoop Dogg: Way Back (Video short)
 2016 Trollz (Video)
Jarvik (voice)
 2014 Black Dynamite (TV Series)
Pam Grier / Anti-Bionic Girl

Sweet Bill’s Badass Singalong Song or Bill Cosby Ain’t Himself (2014) … Pam Grier / Anti-Bionic Girl (voice)
 2013 TLC: Meant to Be (Video short)
 2003 TLC: Damaged (Video short)
 2003 TLC: Hands Up (Video short)
 2002 TLC: Girl Talk (Video short)
 1999 TLC: Dear Lie (Video short)
 1999 TLC: No Scrubs (Video short)
 1999 TLC: Unpretty (Video short)
 1998 Belly
Tionne
 1998 One World Music Beat (TV Series)
Host
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
The Hitchhiker

Three Men and a Buckeye (1997) … The Hitchhiker
 1995 TLC: Diggin’ on You (Video short)
 1995 TLC: Waterfalls (Video short)
T-Boz
 1995 TLC: Red Light Special (Video short)
 1994 TLC: Creep, Version 2 (Video short)
 1994 TLC: Creep (Video short)
 1994 House Party 3
Sex as a Weapon
 1993 TLC: Sleigh Ride (Video short)
 1993 TLC: Get It Up (Video short)
 1993 TLC: Hat 2 Da Back (Video short)
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
3rd Rapper

Words Up! (1992) … 3rd Rapper
 1992 TLC: What About Your Friends (Video short)
 1992 TLC: Baby Baby Baby (Video short)
 1992 TLC: Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (Video short)

Self (57 credits)
 2017 Larry King Now (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

 2013-2017 The Dr. Oz Show (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – Guest

T-Boz and Chilli: Their Health Scare Revealed! (2013) … Herself – Guest
 2015-2017 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #37.14 (2017) … Herself
Episode #36.229 (2017) … Herself (as TLC)
Episode dated 20 January 2015 (2015) … Herself (as TLC)
 2013-2017 Home & Family (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – Guest

Episode dated 5 February 2013 (2013) … Herself – Guest
 2017 The Dan Le Batard Show (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #3.178 (2017) … Herself
 2017 Good Morning America (TV Series)
Herself – Author, A Sick Life

Episode dated 12 September 2017 (2017) … Herself – Author, A Sick Life
 2017 Hollywood Medium (TV Series)
Herself

 2017 Hollywood Today Live (TV Series)
Herself

Red Carpet Steals #2 (2017) … Herself
 2016 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series)
Herself – TLC

Zoe Saldana vs. Zachary Quinto (2016) … Herself – TLC
 2016 The Haunting Of (TV Series)
Herself

 2014 The Daily Helpline (TV Series)
Herself – Guest Host

T-Boz (2014) … Herself – Guest Host
 2013 Big Morning Buzz Live (TV Series)
Herself

Rocco DiSpirito/TLC/Gavin DeGraw (2013) … Herself
 2013 Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Crazy Sexy Cool (2013) … Herself – Guest (as T-Boz)
 2013 The Jeff Probst Show (TV Series)
Herself

 2013 Totally T-Boz (TV Series)
Herself

The Final Countdown (2013) … Herself
Unpretty (2013) … Herself
Back to My Roots (2013) … Herself
Starting Off New Again (2013) … Herself
 2013 Anderson Live (TV Series)
Herself – Co-Host

 2013 Watch What Happens: Live (TV Series)
Herself

T-Boz & Tatyana Ali (2013) … Herself
 2010 What Chilli Wants (TV Series)
Herself

The Floyd Situation (2010) … Herself
 2009 The Mo’Nique Show (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 20 October 2009 (2009) … Herself (as T-Boz)
 2009 Rome Is Burning (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 17 September 2009 (2009) … Herself (as T-Boz)
 2009 The Apprentice (TV Series)
Herself – R&B Star: TLC

The Final Challenge (2009) … Herself – R&B Star: TLC (credit only)
Ad Jingle Challenge (2009) … Herself – R&B Star: TLC (credit only)
Deodorant Ad Challenge (2009) … Herself – R&B Star: TLC (credit only)
Jewelry Auction Challenge (2009) … Herself – R&B Star: TLC (credit only)
Life Lock and Jewelry Challenges (2009) … Herself – R&B Star: TLC (credit only)
 2008 BET Awards 2008 (TV Special)
Herself – Performer
 2007 The Last Days of Left Eye (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2006 2006 Trumpet Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2005 My Block: Atlanta (TV Movie)
Herself
 2005 106 & Park Top 10 Live (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 27 July 2005 (2005) … Herself (as T-Boz)
 2005 R U the Girl? (TV Series)
Herself – Host
 2005 The Early Show (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 27 July 2005 (2005) … Herself (as T-Boz)
 2005 The View (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 26 July 2005 (2005) … Herself
 2005 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 22 July 2005 (2005) … Herself (as T-Boz)
 2005 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.117 (2005) … Herself (as T-Boz)
 1999-2004 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary)
Herself

TLC: The Final Chapter (2004) … Herself
TLC (1999) … Herself
 2003 Born to Diva (TV Series)
Herself (Judge)
 2002 TLC: Life in 3D (TV Movie)
Herself
 2002 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2002 Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1 (Video)
Herself (segment “No Scrubs”) (as TLC)
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary)
Herself

Girl Bands (2001) … Herself
 2000 Sally Jessy Raphael (TV Series)
Herself

I’m 13 and Too Ugly to Live! (2000) … Herself
 2000 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (TV Special documentary)
Herself
 2000 TLC: Sold Out (TV Movie)
Herself – Singer
 2000 The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
Herself – TLC
 1999 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ’99 (TV Special)
Herself (as TLC)
 1999 Ultra Sound (TV Series documentary)
Herself

TLC: You’ve Got Mail (1999) … Herself
 1999 1999 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special)
Herself (as TLC)
 1996 1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (TV Special documentary)
Herself – Performer
 1995 1995 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
Herself – TLC (uncredited)
 1995 1995 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special)
Herself – Performer / Winner (as TLC)
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 28 September 1995 (1995) … Herself
Episode dated 10 August 1995 (1995) … Herself
 1995 In a New Light: Sex Unplugged (TV Movie)
Herself (as TLC)
 1994 The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special)
Herself – Presenter (as TLC)
 1992-1993 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 12 February 1993 (1993) … Herself (as TLC)
Episode dated 11 September 1992 (1992) … Herself (as TLC)
 1992 Showtime at the Apollo (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #6.12 (1992) … Herself (as TLC)
 1992 Out All Night (TV Series)
Herself

Pilot (1992) … Herself (as TLC)
 1992 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 9 July 1992 (1992) … Herself (as TLC)
 1992 Soul Train (TV Series)
Herself

TLC/Eugene Wilde/Doug E. Fresh (1992) … Herself (as TLC)

Rachel Potter

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Rachel Potter

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Rachel Potter
Birth name Rachel Lindsey Potter[1]
Born (1984-08-21) August 21, 1984 (age 33)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.[1]
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • ukulele
Years active 2002–present
Labels
  • Narrow Door (2002–2003)
  • Black is the New Pink (2014-2015)
Associated acts
  • Voice Play
  • Steel Union
Website www.rachelpottermusic.com

Rachel Lindsey Potter (born August 21, 1984) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, and in 2012, appeared as The Mistress in the Broadway revival of Evita. Potter released her debut EP entitled Live the Dream in 2012, and her first full-length album “Not So Black and White” in March 2015. She is also a member of the country trio “Steel Union” along with Donny Fallgatter and Josh Matheny.

Early life[edit]

Potter was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but was raised in Seminole, Florida.[1]

Potter has lived in Orlando, Florida but currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] At the age of 12, Rachel began writing original songs to cope with her mother being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.[1] While working at Disney World, she also completed a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Central Florida in 2008.[1] After graduating from college she moved to New York where she got a job singing in a wedding band.[1]

Broadway career[edit]

In 2003, Potter moved to Orlando, Florida.[1]

Following a friend’s suggestion, she auditioned for a singing job at Walt Disney World. Having never been to a theatrical audition before, Rachel came with a headshot (a picture of her singing into a microphone) and a resume with details of her tenure as an employee at the GAP.[1]

Potter was cast as Ariel in the Voyage of the Little Mermaid.[1] She subsequently went on to perform as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Nemo in Finding Nemo: The Musical, and a slew of other shows at Disney.[1] In 2008, she made it in the Top 15 in the MTV reality show Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods.[1]

Potter played Wednesday Addams in the musical version of The Addams Family.[1] Later on, Potter was cast in the 2012 revival of Evita, in which she portrayed Peron’s mistress, alongside Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, and Michael Cerveris.

Recording career[edit]

Potter began her career as a recording artist at age 16 when she was signed to contemporary Christian label Narrow Door Records.[1] In 2002, she released “Come Back Home”, an album of 10 of her own songs.

She appeared in the second national tour of the stage musical Wicked.[1] While on tour, she reconnected with Justin York, an old friend who had become a Nashville musician, producer and songwriter, known for his work with Nashville-bred rock band Paramore. Potter released her first EP, “Live the Dream”.[1]

She raised funds through an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign to record her dream country project.[1] The “Help Me Live the Dream” concept resonated with people from near and far who helped Potter to exceed the original financial goal.[1] The official music video for “Live the Dream” was released on October 17, 2012, on Potter’s channel.[2] Potter performed on CBS New York singing “Hold On To Me”.[3]

Potter began performing a series of concerts at Joe’s Pub to promote “Live the Dream”, she performed with Constantine Maroulis,[4] Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris, The Vanity Belles, and The Country Band.[5][6] Potter’s unreleased single “The Verdict” was nominated for Best Country Song in the Independent Music Awards.[7][8] Potter was featured in mashup of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” by VoicePlay, an Orlando-based 5-member a cappella group[9] as well as VoicePlay’s cover of Chandelier (Sia song)[10] and The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber song) [11]

In 2014, Potter launched a crowdfunded campaign using Pledge Music to fund her most recent album, “Not So Black and White.” She released the first single, “Boomerang,” a duet with Anthem Lights member, Joey Stamper in October 2014. The full album was released on March 3, 2015. It was reviewed in Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Billboard, Entertainment Tonight, Country Weekly, Taste of Country, and The Boot. CMT featured her music videos for “Boomerang” and “Tail Lights” on their CMT Pure Channel in the “New Artist Spotlight.”

The X Factor[edit]

“One of the best things about being on The X Factor is that so many people watched my video, and people were commenting, saying “I would buy her album even though I don’t listen to country.” That, to me, is the biggest compliment. Because I think I do have that crossover feel, and I hope that people who don’t usually listen to that genre will be attracted to my sound.”

— Potter, on X Factor journey.[12]

Potter auditioned for the third season of The X Factor[13] with “Somebody to Love“. Potter was picked in the Final 40, one of ten acts in the “Over 25” category mentored by Kelly Rowland chosen to move on to the next stage of the competition.[14] Potter sang “Irreplaceable” and was placed in chair 4. Since she was not switched out, she made the final four of “Over 25” category along with Lillie McCloud, Jeff Gutt and James Kenney.[15][16][17][18]

During the first live results show on October 29, Potter sang “I Hope You Dance” receiving positive reviews; Kelly described Rachel as a “powerhouse and a delight”, Paulina says Rachel has a “beautiful tone” and is original, describing the performance as brilliant from beginning to end and Simon said the song choice was perfect and she was even better than Lillie.[19]

She was the first to be chosen to be in the final three along with Jeff Gutt and Lillie McCloud.[20]

During week two, Potter sang “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)“, gaining mixed reviews; Demi said “You’re so energetic and you bring so much to the stage.” but Simon Cowell disliked it.[21][22]

Due to graphics errors in which incorrect voting numbers were displayed on screen during the performance recap, there was no elimination that week; instead all the acts performed their “Save Me” songs on Thursday night and a public re-vote was conducted after the show.

Potter sang “Anyway” by Martina McBride.[23] During week 3, Potter sang “Alone” by Heart, gaining positive reviews.[24] Potter fell to the bottom two alongside Khaya Cohen, where she was eliminated after Rubio, Lovato, and Cowell chose to send her home.

Performances on The X Factor[edit]

Rachel performed the following songs on The X Factor:

Show Theme Song Original artist Order Result
Audition None Somebody to Love Queen N/A Through to Four-Chair Challenge
Four-chair challenge None Irreplaceable Beyoncé 4 Advanced to Live Shows (Top 16)
Week 1 None I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack 11 Safe
Week 2 Motown Night This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) The Isley Brothers 2 Safe
Save Me Songs[23] Anyway Martina McBride 2 Safe
Week 3 80s Night Alone Heart 8 Bottom Two
Final Showdown From This Moment On Shania Twain 2 Eliminated

Artistry[edit]

Potter cites as her influences The Civil Wars, Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks, Rascal Flatts, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Alison Krauss, Union Station, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Sara Bareilles and Sheryl Crow.[1][7][12] Growing up, she listened primarily to rock ‘n roll because her parents were in a rock band.[1] Originally a CCM artist,[1][25] Potter now considers herself a Country and country pop artist, but her music contains elements of CCM, Soul pop, Hard rock and pop rock.[1][25] She describes her music as a fusion of “Country, pop rock, and pop country with a rock edge”.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Rachel Potter is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and son.

Stage[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2008 Voyage of the Little Mermaid Ariel
2008 Beauty and the Beast Belle
2009 Finding Nemo: The Musical Nemo
2010 The Addams Family Wednesday Addams Replacement
2010 Wicked Glinda Understudy
2011 High School Musical Sharpay High School Music Search
2012 Evita The Mistress Broadway Revival
2013 Spring Awakening Wendla freeFall Theatre Co.

Discography[edit]

BETHANY JOY LENZ

Bethany Joy Lenz was born in Hollywood Florida, an only child of Robert George Lenz (a history teacher and therapist) and Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard (a personnel manager and entrepreneur). She is best known for her role on – the WB hit One Tree Hill (2003) – as “Haley James Scott”, wife to James Lafferty‘s “Nathan” and childhood mate of Chad
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Actress (32 credits)
 2018 Poinsettias for Christmas (filming)
Ellie Palmer
 2018 Good Eggs (TV Series short)
Rebecca

Good Eggs (2018) … Rebecca
 2018 Royal Matchmaker (TV Movie)
Kate (as Joy Lenz)
 2018 Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
Jenny

Personal Jesus (2018) … Jenny (as Joy Lenz)
1-800-799-7233 (2018) … Jenny (as Joy Lenz)
 2017 Snowed-Inn Christmas (TV Movie)
Jenna Hudson (as Joy Lenz)
 2017 Extortion
Julie Riley
 2017 Colony (TV Series)
Morgan

Ronin (2017) … Morgan
Seppuku (2017) … Morgan
The Garden of Beasts (2017) … Morgan
Tamam Shud (2017) … Morgan
Good Intentions (2017) … Morgan
 2016 American Gothic (TV Series)
April

Whistler’s Mother (2016) … April
The Veteran in a New Field (2016) … April
Kindred Spirits (2016) … April
 2016 Home (TV Movie)
Rose Bell
 2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Stephanie Malick

Paradise Lost (2016) … Stephanie Malick
Parting Shot (2016) … Stephanie Malick
 2014 Songbyrd (TV Series)
Lauren Byrd

Pilot (2014) … Lauren Byrd
 2014 The Christmas Secret (TV Movie)
Christine
 2014 Sock Monkee Therapy (TV Series)
Holly

Holly (2014) … Holly
 2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Darcy Blaine

Frame by Frame (2013) … Darcy Blaine
 2013 Dexter (TV Series)
Cassie Jollenston

Are We There Yet? (2013) … Cassie Jollenston (uncredited)
Dress Code (2013) … Cassie Jollenston
A Little Reflection (2013) … Cassie Jollenston
This Little Piggy (2013) … Cassie Jollenston
Scar Tissue (2013) … Cassie Jollenston
 2013 Men at Work (TV Series)
Meg

Tyler the Pioneer (2013) … Meg
 2003-2012 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Haley James Scott / Haley James

One Tree Hill (2012) … Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Anyone Who Had a Heart (2012) … Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Danny Boy (2012) … Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (2012) … Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
Every Breath Is a Bomb (2012) … Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
 2010 Life Unexpected (TV Series)
Haley James Scott

Music Faced (2010) … Haley James Scott (as Bethany Joy Galeotti)
 2004 Bring It on Again (Video)
Marni (as Joie Lenz)
 2003 The Guardian (TV Series)
Claire Stasiak

What It Means to You (2003) … Claire Stasiak (as Joie Lenz)
My Aim Is True (2003) … Claire Stasiak (as Joie Lenz)
 2002 The Legacy (TV Movie)
Jess
 2002 Maybe It’s Me (TV Series)
Salesgirl

The Romeo & Juliet Episode (2002) … Salesgirl (as Joie Lenz)
 2001 Felicity (TV Series)
Gretchen

Oops… Noel Did It Again (2001) … Gretchen (as Joie Lenz)
 2001 Charmed (TV Series)
Lady Julia

A Knight to Remember (2001) … Lady Julia (as Joie Lenz)
 2001 Off Centre (TV Series)
Heather

Feeling Shellfish (2001) … Heather (as Joie Lenz)
 2000 End of August
August Wells
 1998-2000 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Michelle Bauer Santos / Teenage Reva Clone / Michelle Bauer

Episode dated 21 April 2000 (2000) … Michelle Bauer Santos (as Joie Lenz)
Episode dated 20 April 2000 (2000) … Michelle Bauer Santos (as Joie Lenz)
Episode dated 19 April 2000 (2000) … Michelle Bauer Santos (as Joie Lenz)
Episode dated 18 April 2000 (2000) … Michelle Bauer Santos (as Joie Lenz)
Episode dated 17 April 2000 (2000) … Michelle Bauer Santos (as Joie Lenz)
 2000 Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie)
Rose Cronin (as Joie Lenz)
 1998 1973 (TV Movie)
Lisa (as Joie Lenz)
 1996 Thinner
Linda Halleck (as Joy Lenz)
 1996 I Love You, I Love You Not (uncredited)
 1992 Psalty’s Salvation Celebration (TV Movie)
Shelly Barnes (as Joy Lenz)

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Record label Notes
2002 Preincarnate Limited edition independent record No longer available for purchase
2005 “Come On Home”
2006 “The Starter Kit” Epic Records Unreleased
2012 “Then Slowly Grows” Independent Record First sold at the Rock the Schools Concert
2013 “Your Woman” Victrola Records First sold at the One Tree Hill Convention 2013

EPs[edit]

Year Title Record Label Notes
2008 Mission Bell – EP” Hilasterion Records Released as Everly
2009 “Fireside – EP”
2010 “B Tracks: Vol. 3 – EP”
“B Tracks: Full Collection”
2014 “Get Back to Gold” Imagine Music Credited as Joy
2015 “It’s Christmas” Independent Record Released as Joy Lenz & The Fellas

Preincarnate[edit]

Preincarnate
Studio album by Bethany Joy Lenz
Released October 2002
Genre Folk rock
Label Limited edition independent record
Producer Barry Solomon and Dave Edwards
Bethany Joy Lenz chronology
Preincarnate
(2002)
Come on Home
(2005)

Preincarnate is a limited edition album released by Bethany Joy Lenz. The album, released in 2002, featuring eight original tracks, were all performed and written by Lenz. This album is no longer available for purchase or distribution.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Overpopulated”
  2. “1972”
  3. “Day After Today”
  4. “Honestly”
  5. “Josiah”
  6. “Don’t Walk Away”
  7. “Las Palmas”
  8. “Mr. Radioman”

Come on Home[edit]

Come on Home
Studio album by Bethany Joy Lenz
Released on the One Tree Hill Tour in 2005
Genre Folk rock
Label Limited edition independent record
Producer Jeff Cohen and Mike Shimshack
Bethany Joy Lenz chronology
Preincarnate
(2002)
Come on Home
(2005)
The Starter Kit
(2006)

Come on Home is the second studio album released by Bethany Joy Lenz that features five tracks performed by Lenz. Included is a cover titled “Leaving Town Alive” originally performed and written by Pancho’s Lament (the alter-ego of New York-based songwriter/producer Jeff Cohen). The four remaining songs included in this album are written by Lenz. The album was sold in limited edition during the OTH Tour in March 2005.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Songs in My Pockets”
  2. “Leaving Town Alive” Originally by: Pancho’s Lament
  3. “Crazy Girls”
  4. “Sunday Train”
  5. “If You’re Missing (Come on Home)” Bonus Track

The Starter Kit[edit]

The Starter Kit
Studio album by Bethany Joy Lenz
Released Unreleased
Genre Folk rock
Label Epic Records
Producer Ron Aniello
Bethany Joy Lenz chronology
Come On Home The Starter Kit

The Starter Kit was to make Lenz’s Epic Records debut with the release of her full-length album in early 2006, but was dropped due to changes behind the label.

Bethany Joy Lenz released her full length version of “Shiver” for the water in Kenya on her blog.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Songs in My Pockets”
  2. “Devil Archerist”
  3. “Then Slowly Grows (Come to Me)”
  4. “Sunday Storm”
  5. “Never Gonna Be (C’mon C’mon)”
  6. “Quicksand”
  7. “Shiver”
  8. “Blue Sky” Originally by: Patty Griffin
  9. “Desperate Gown”
  10. “Patient Man”

Mission Bell[edit]

Mission Bell – EP
EP by Everly
Released November 5, 2008
Genre Folk, acoustic, bluegrass, pop rock
Label Hilasterion Records
Everly chronology
Mission Bell – EP
(2008)
Fireside – EP
(2009)

Mission Bell – EP Everly was a girl group composed of One Tree Hill actress Bethany Joy Lenz and her music partner and friend Amber Sweeney who teamed up and released their debut EP entitled “Mission Bell”. The EP is an eclectic mix of country, folk and pop rock sounds. The EP features three original tracks, all performed and written by Lenz and Sweeney. “Home is Me – You are Mine” is dedicated to troops overseas. Four 1950s songs were later listed on the EP after they were featured on One Tree Hill in season six.

iTunes track listing[edit]

  1. “Home is Me – You are Mine”
  2. “Stars”
  3. “Little Children”
  4. “Mrs. Scott” From One Tree Hill
  5. “Scheming Stars” From One Tree Hill
  6. “Hotel Café” From One Tree Hill
  7. “Karen’s Café” From One Tree Hill

Hard copy track listing[edit]

  1. “Home is Me – You are Mine”
  2. “Stars”
  3. “Little Children”
  4. “The Sweetest Thing”
  5. “Mrs. Scott”
  6. “Scheming Stars”
  7. “Hotel Café” Original track
  8. “Karen’s Café” Bonus track

Fireside[edit]

Fireside – EP
EP by Everly
Released December 17, 2009
Genre acoustic, Holiday
Label Hilasterion Records
Everly chronology
Mission Bell – EP
(2008)
Fireside – EP
(2009)
B Tracks: Full Collection
(2009)

Fireside – EP is an acoustic Holiday EP released by Everly on iTunes and cdbaby.com.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Sleigh Ride”
  2. “Winter Wonderland”
  3. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
  4. “Christmas Time is Here”
  5. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
  6. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas/O Holy Night”

B Tracks[edit]

B Tracks: Full Collection
EP by Everly
Released 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop rock
Label Hilasterion Records
Everly chronology
Fireside – EP
(2008)
B Tracks: Full Collection
(2010)

B Tracks: Full Collection by Everly. Three volumes were released separately from 2009-2010 on cdbaby.com and iTunes. Later all B Tracks merged into one EP.

Vol. 1 – Single

  1. “Quicksand”

Released September 14, 2009.

Vol. 2 – Single

  1. “Maybe”

Released November 9, 2009.

Vol. 3 – EP

  1. “Flying Machine”
  2. “Girl in the Moon”
  3. “We Belong” Originally by: Pat Benatar

Released January 18, 2010.

Then Slowly Grows[edit]

Then Slowly Grows
Studio album by Bethany Joy Lenz
Released at Rock the Schools Concert in 2012
Genre Folk rock
Producer Ron Aniello
Bethany Joy Lenz chronology
The Starter Kit
(2006)
Then Slowly Grows
(2012)
Your Woman
(2013)

Then Slowly Grows is the fourth studio album, (but the third that is released due to the issues that came with her third, “The Starter Kit”) released by Bethany Joy Lenz that features nine tracks performed by Lenz. Included on Lenz’s fourth studio album are two covers titled “Blue Sky” and “Queen of Wishful Thinking”, (King of Wishful Thinking, that was one of her live performances from One Tree Hill Tour in 2005). The seven remaining songs included in this album are written by Lenz. Although “Shiver” is co-written with Ron Aniello and “Anybody Else” is co-written with Ron Aniello and Jason Wade.

The album was released during Rock the Schools Concert and portion of the proceeds benefited the Fender Music Foundation and the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The CDs were damaged and the manufacturer refused to burn new discs and send them out, however a link was created for a digital download purchase.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Devil Archerists”
  2. “Anybody Else”
  3. “Desperate Gown”
  4. “One Man to Love”
  5. “Shiver”
  6. “Blue Sky” Originally by: Patty Griffin
  7. “Queen of Wishful Thinking” Originally by: Go West
  8. “Sunday Storm”
  9. “Then Slowly Grows”

Your Woman[edit]

Your Woman
Studio album by Bethany Joy Lenz
Released December 2, 2013
Genre Folk Rock
Label Victrola Records
Producer Jeff Cohen
Bethany Joy Lenz chronology
Then Slowly Grows
(2012)
Your Woman
(2013)
Get Back to Gold – EP
(2014)

Your Woman is the fifth studio album, but kind of also her first full-length album. It’s a little bit classic country, a little bit indie rock and a little bit 60’s soul pop. All songs are written by Lenz, except “Blue Moon and Fireworks” which is written by Jeff Cohen, Matreca Berg & Kristian Bush. Though these songs are co-written: “Wicked Calamity Jane”, “Father Knows Best” and “Your Woman” with Jeff Cohen and “Early Water” with Jeff Cohen & Wes Ramsey.

It was due to be released independently by Lenz on her Official Blog. Before it was released, Lenz sold hard copies to attendees of the One Tree Hill Convention – From Wilmington to Paris on October 19 and 20, 2013.

Lenz later sold 500 autographed first edition copies of the CD on Etsy under the name WishYouWereHereShop as a collector’s item. Along with the album, Lenz sent out bonus items to randomly selected buyers. The items included: signed One Tree Hill cast photos, mini autographed holiday photo cards, autographed DVD sets and handwritten thank you cards.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Wicked Calamity Jane”
  2. “Father Knows Best”
  3. “Please”
  4. “I Know” Featuring: Nikhil d’Souza
  5. “Early Water”
  6. “Your Woman”
  7. “Blue Moon and Fireworks”

Get Back to Gold[edit]

Get Back to Gold
EP by Bethany Joy Lenz
Released December 23, 2014
Genre Pop
Producer Dru DeCaro
Bethany Joy Lenz chronology
Your Woman
(2013)
Get Back to Gold
(2014)
It’s Christmas
(2015)

Get Back to Gold is a four titled track EP, credited as “Joy”. The project was a sneak peek for her upcoming album and was funded by a Kickstarter Campaign with backers earning different rewards for supporting the project. A portion of proceeds from the sales had to go directly to STOP THE TRAFFIK‘s Chocolate Campaign.

Three songs were released exclusively on December 18 to all the backers and released on iTunes and Amazon on December 23. The final song “Get Back to Gold” was not completed in time for the release, so it was delayed and added later to the EP. It was released March 29 to the backers and on iTunes and Amazon on April 10, credited as “Bethany Joy Lenz”. All songs written by Lenz, Dru DeCaro, and Raycee Jones.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “You Belong to Me”
  2. “Get Back to Gold”
  3. “Call of the Wild”
  4. “Start it Up”

It’s Christmas[edit]

It’s Christmas
EP by Bethany Joy Lenz
Released December 4, 2015
Genre Folk, Holiday
Bethany Joy Lenz chronology
Get Back to Gold
(2014)
It’s Christmas
(2015)

It’s Christmas is a two title track EP collaboration between Bethany Joy Lenz, Daniel Shyman & Doo Crowder. “Listen” is written by Lenz herself.

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Listen (It’s Christmas)”
  2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Featuring: Doo Crowder

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Notes
1992 “God has a Plan for My Life” Psalty’s Salvation Celebration Soundtrack
2000 “All Along” End of August Soundtrack Featuring: Danny “The Farrow” Anniello
2002 Ebony and Ivory
Originally by: Paul McCartney
Undercover Brother Soundtrack Dubbed over Denise Richards‘ voice
2005 “When the Stars Go Blue”
Originally by Ryan Adams
One Tree Hill Soundtrack Volume 1 Featuring: Tyler Hilton
2006 “Halo” Friends with Benefit:
Music from the Television Series One Tree Hill, Volume 2
Composed by: Kara Dioguardi & Matthew Gerrard
2007 “Something Familiar”
“The Long Way”
“Get Your Love”
Ten Inch Hero Soundtrack
2008 Feel This Feel This – Single Featuring: Enation
“I Want Something That I Want” The One Tree Hill Sessions Featuring: Grace Potter
2009 “Quicksand” B Tracks: Vol. 1 – Single As Everly
“Maybe” B Tracks: Vol. 2 – Single
2013 “Please” Please – Single Released as “Bette”
2014 “Calamity Jane” Calamity Jane – Single Previously Titled “Wicked Calamity Jane”
2017 “(They Long To Be) Close To You” Po (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Televised performances[edit]

Year Program Episode Track title
2004 One Tree Hill #1.15 – Suddenly Everything Has Changed Elsewhere
Originally by: Sarah McLachlan
MTV Diary Diary: One Tree Hill National Anthem
One Tree Hill #2.07 – Let the Reigns Go Loose Let Me Fall
2005 #2.08 – Truth, Bitter Run “When the Stars Go Blue”
Duet: Tyler Hilton
Originally by: Ryan Adams
WGN Morning News March 30, 2005
2006 One Tree Hill #3.15 – Just Watch the Fireworks “Halo”
2008 #5.14 – What Do You Go Home To? Leaving Town AliveOriginally by: Pancho’s Lament
“Let the Fire Start”
#5.18 – What Comes After the Blues Feel This
Featuring and originally by: Enation
#6.07 – Messin’ with the Kid “I Want Something That I Want”
Duet: Grace Potter
2009 One Tree Hill #6.11 – We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) “Karen’s Café” Originally: “Hotel Café”
“Scheming Star”
“Mrs. Scott”
#7.01 – 4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad) “Quicksand”
#7.09 – Now You Lift Your Eyes to the Sun “Maybe”
CW Television One Tree Hill Session December 18, 2009 O Holy Night
Featuring: Amber Sweeney
2010 One Tree Hill #7.13 – Weeks Go by Like Days “Flying Machine”
“The Girl in the Moon”
“We Belong”
“Never Gonna Be (C’mon C’mon)”
Life Unexpected #2.05 – Music Faced “Stars”
2011 One Tree Hill #8.22- This is My House,This is My Home “Walk On the Ocean”
2012 #9.13- One Tree Hill “Blue Sky”
2014 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie “The Christmas Secret” Unknown song title

Live performances[edit]

Year Event Song title
2004 One Tree Hill‘s Charity Flag Football Game National Anthem
The 1st Annual One Tree Hill Basketball Charity Game
Gavin DeGraw in Concert “Safe”
2005 The One Tree Hill Tour John & Junior
“When the Stars Go Blue” Duet: With Tyler Hilton, originally by Ryan Adams
“Foolish Heart”
“Songs in My Pockets”
“Family Secrets”
“Crazy Girls”
Moving OutOriginally by: Billy Joel
“Sunday Train”
(King)”Queen of Wishful ThinkingOriginally by: Go West
2007 The 4th Annual One Tree Hill Basketball Charity Game National Anthem
2008 The 5th Annual One Tree Hill Basketball Charity Game
The One Tree Hill USO Show “The Sweetest Thing” As Everly
Feel ThisOriginally by: Enation
“Home is Me – You Are Mine” As Everly
2009 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, as Everly “The Girl in the Moon”
“The Sweetest Thing”
“Home is Me – You Are Mine”
“The Right Time”
“Stars”
Galeotti’s Grand Opening, as Everly Billie JeanOriginally by: Michael Jackson
“Quicksand”
Hold OnOriginally by: Wilson Phillips
“Won’t Back Down” Originally by: Tom Petty
“Stars”
“Girl in the Moon”
“The Right Time”
“The Sweetest Thing”
“Feel This” Only Enation and Bethany Joy Lenz
2010 Corn Palace Show, as Everly “Batman”
“Crave”
“Feel This” Originally by: Enation
“Fernando” Originally by: ABBA
“Fisherman’s Wife – I Will Follow”
“Girl in the Moon”
“I Try” Originally by: Macy Gray
“Let Love”
“Maybe”
“Mirror”
“Not Made of Stone”
“Stars”
“The Right Time”
“The Wreck”
“They All Lie”
“Wonderland”
2012 Team True Beauty Event, as Everly “Pray” (Unfinished)
“Home is Me – You are Mine”
“Batman/Rescue Me mashup” “Rescue Me” is originally by: Fontella Bass
“Mirror”
“Quicksand”
Nicholas Sparks Celebrity Family Weekend, as Everly “Can’t Kick the Habit” originally by: Spin Doctors
“Home is Me – You are Mine”
“Batman/Rescue Me mashup” “Rescue Me” is originally by: Fontella Bass
“Mirror”
“Quicksand”
“Crazy Girls”
“Songs in My Pockets”
“Leap”
“Lost Boy” Only Amber Sweeney
CATS for Cats annual event in Los Angeles “Macavity”
Rock the Schools Concert “Irresistible” Brief Duet with Wakey Wakey Originally by: Wakey Wakey
“Leaving Town Alive” originally by: Jeff Cohen
“One Man to Love”
“Wicked Calamity Jane”
“Please”
“Flying Machine”
“I Know” Duet: With Wakey Wakey
“Quicksand”
2015 “Get Back to Gold” Live Preview “You Belong to Me”
“Start it Up”
“Quicksand”
“Dance with Me”
“Call of the Wild”
“Time to Say Goodbye” Originally “Con te Partiro” by Andrea Bocelli
“Leaving Town Alive” originally by Jeff Cohen
“Get Back to Gold”
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter charity event “On the Steps of the Palace” from Into the Woods
From Wilmington to Paris Acoustic Concert “Halo”
“Flying Machine”
“Get Back to Gold”
“Quicksand”
“It’s Magic” originally by Doris Day
“Summertime” originally by Ella Fitzgerald
“Scheming Star”
“Songs in My Pockets”
“Hey Jude” originally by The Beatles
“Free”
2016 House Of Blues Concert, as Joy Lenz & The Fellas “Sunday”
“I Love U Too Much”
“No shame In Loving”
“I Take Care Of This Land”
“Natural Woman” originally by Aretha Frankin
“Bring It On Home to Me” originally by Sam Cooke
“Free”
“Please”
“Get Back To Gold”
Back To Tree Hill Concert “When The Stars Go Blue” originally by Ryan Adams
“Long Ride Home” originally by Patty Griffin
“Halo”
Saint Rocke Concert, as Joy Lenz & the Fellas “I Love U Too Much”
“Lie Lie Lie” originally by Doo Crowder
“Long Ride Home” originally by Patty Griffin
“Songs in My Pockets”
“The One Thing (Everyone Wants)”
“Impossible” originally by Doo Crowder
“Jockey Full of Bourbon” originally by Tom Waits
“Sunday”
“Desperate Gown”
“Bring It Home To Me” originally by Sam Cooke
“Free”
“Talk”
“Eulogy”
“Wrestle”
Joy Lenz & her Firepit Band 2016 Tour
Kenmore, WA
Agoura Hills, CA
Wilmington, NC
Vienna, VA
Sellersville, PA
Pawling, NY
New York City, NY
Fall River, MA
“I Love U Too Much”
“Lie Lie Lie” originally by Doo Crowder
“Long Ride Home” originally by Patty Griffin
“Get Back To Gold”
“The One Thing (Everyone Wants)”
“Impossible” originally by Doo Crowder
“Jockey Full of Bourbon” originally by Tom Waits
“Sunday”
“Desperate Gown”
“Bring It Home To Me” originally by Sam Cooke
“Free”
“Talk”
“Eulogy”
“Dance With Me”
“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” originally by The Shirelles
“Jaroline” originally by Doo Crowder
“La Vie En Rose” originally by Edith Piaf

Miscellaneous songs[edit]

  • The Loneliness is Better Near NowWas released on her old music site back in 2005, April 13
  • One More ThingReleased by Bethany herself on her old music site back in 2005, April 13
  • OpheliaReleased on September 14, 2005 as she was stuck inside waiting out hurricane Ophelia
  • “Troublesome Tongue” An exclusive track from “The Notebook” Musical | Released November 5, 2010 on mymusicstream, by Bethany herself as a thank you reward to her fans for supporting the organization ‘Love 146’ which raises awareness on child sex trafficking
  • “Street Where You Live” Originally From: 1956 Broadway Musical “My Fair Lady” | An Easter treat for her fans on her blog – April 24, 2011
  • “It Happens” Released on August 5, 2011 | Video Karaoke of Sugarland’s “It Happens” for HelloGiggles
  • “It’s Magic” Released on September 29, 2011 on SoundCloud
  • “Someone to Watch Over Me” Released on April 8, 2012 on WhoSay | Video Karaoke for her Novel, Diamond Gothic
  • “Lullaby” Released on June 21, 2012 on WhoSay | “Just a little lullaby for the night drifters”

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Actress (7 credits)
 2011 Rockin’ Out (Short)
Michelle Branch
 2002 The Hot Chick
DJ
 2002 American Dreams (TV Series)
Lesley Gore

The End of the Innocence (2002) … Lesley Gore
 2002 Michelle Branch: The Game Of Love (Video short)
Michelle Branch
 2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Michelle Branch

Tabula Rasa (2001) … Michelle Branch (uncredited)
 2001 Michelle Branch: All You Wanted (Video short)
Michelle Branch
 2001 Michelle Branch: Everywhere (Video short)
Michelle Branch

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[5]
AUS
[6]
CAN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
IRE
[10]
JPN
[11]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
Broken Bracelet
The Spirit Room
  • Released: July 31, 2001
  • Label: Maverick
  • Formats: CD, cassette, digital download
28 25 120 75 49 12 89 33 45 54
Hotel Paper
  • Released: June 21, 2003
  • Label: Maverick
  • Formats: CD, cassette, digital download
2 18 4 79 43 53 8 4 34 35
Hopeless Romantic
  • Released: April 7, 2017
  • Label: Verve
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download
143
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
[22]
Everything Comes and Goes
  • Released: July 16, 2010
  • Label: Reprise
  • Formats: CD, digital download
35
The Loud Music Hits EP
  • Released: August 26, 2011
  • Label: Reprise
  • Formats: Digital download
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[23]
US
AC

[24]
US Adult
[25]
AUS
[6]
FRA
[8]
GER
[26]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
2001 Everywhere 12 9 19 60 90 28 2 46 18 The Spirit Room
All You Wanted 6 30 4 25 91 84 3 33
2002 Goodbye to You 21 15 79 32
2003 Are You Happy Now? 16 3 33 81 16 31 Hotel Paper
Breathe 36 27 13 46
2004 “‘Til I Get Over You”
2009 Sooner or Later 93 35 Everything Comes and Goes
2011 Loud Music 19 The Loud Music Hits EP
2017 Hopeless Romantic Hopeless Romantic
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Other artist(s) Peak chart positions Album
US
[29]
US
AC

[30]
US Adult
[31]
AUS
[6]
GER
[26]
IRE
[10]
NL
[12]
NZ
[13]
SWI
[27]
UK
[32]
2002 The Game of Love Santana 5 1 1 21 46 19 40 7 20 16 Shaman
2005 I’m Feeling You Santana (featuring The Wreckers) 55 5 6 All That I Am
2010 “Getaway” Timbaland N/A
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country

Other contributions[edit]

Year Song Other artist(s) Album
2002 “Without You” Justincase Justincase
2003 “Strange” N/A Remembering Patsy Cline
2005 Life on Mars? Gap Favorite Songs
2008 “Together” The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2:
Music from the Motion Picture
2009 “I Lose My Heart” Chris Isaak Mr. Lucky
A Case of You N/A Covered, A Revolution in Sound
2013 “Good Love” Rihwa Borderless
“Long Goodbye” Dwight Yoakam 21st Century Hits: Best of 2000–2012
2017 A Horse with No Name Patrick Carney BoJack Horseman:
Music from the Netflix Original Series

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Title Video details
The Video Anthology
  • Released: August 31, 2009[33]
  • Label: Reprise
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2001 “Everywhere” (version 1) Nick Spano
“Everywhere” (version 2) Liz Friedlander
2002 “All You Wanted”
“Goodbye to You” Francis Lawrence
“The Game of Love” Paul Fedor
2003 “Are You Happy Now?” Meiert Avis
“Breathe” Marc Klasfeld
2005 “I’m Feeling You” The Malloys
2009 “This Way” Raphael Mazucco
“Sooner or Later” Liz Friedlander
2010 “Getaway” Thom Bryant
2011 “Loud Music” Travis Kopach
“Another Sun” (Terra Nova promo) Matt Fife
2017 “Hopeless Romantic” Brian Higbee[34]
“Best You Ever” N/A

Liz (musician)

Liz (musician)

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LIZ
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Liz and her backup dancers at the Mad Decent Block Party 2014, Downtown LA
Background information
Birth name Elizabeth Abrams
Also known as LIZ Y2K [1]
Born (1987-03-16) March 16, 1987 (age 31) [2]
Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop,[3] R&B,[4] electronic
Occupation(s) Singer,[5] Songwriter,[6] Actress[2]
Years active 2013–present
Labels Mad Decent[6], RX Songs
Associated acts Diplo, Sophie, PC Music
Website lizy2k.com

Elizabeth Abrams,[7][8] better known by her stage name Liz (often styled as LIZ[9]) or sometimes LIZ Y2K,[1] is an American singer and actress from Tarzana, Los Angeles, California.[10] She is currently signed to Mad Decent and Prescription Songs.[1] Liz makes self-proclaimed “Sailor Moon R&B” and “future pop” [11] and her music has been continuously stated to be “unapologetically pop” sounding.[12]

Liz gained more attention in 2015 when she released a single, made with producer Sophie, called “When I Rule the World” which first appeared in a Samsung commercial.[13]

She is additionally recognized for her late 1990s/early 2000s influence which is prevalent in both her music and fashion.[14] The “Y2K” in her social media handles is in reference to this.

Early life and career[edit]

Liz was born in Los Angeles,[15] and grew up working in the arts. For 13 years of her childhood, she was a ballerina and danced with The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago for a period of time.[16] In addition to dancing and music, she also has a background in acting and has had several cameos in TV shows, co-starred in feature-length films, and has appeared in commercials throughout her artistic career.[17]

She has stated that she has wanted to be a musician since she was little[18] and began to sing around seven years old.[19] She started working with writers and producers when she was 13 years old after she auditioned for the girl group No Secrets which she did not make.[6]

Throughout her teens and early twenties, Liz performed acoustically at small venues in Los Angeles with her keyboard and would sell CDs at her shows.[16]

Musical career[edit]

2013-present[edit]

Liz is Mad Decent’s first pop artist and the first woman signed to the label.[20] Before signing with Mad Decent, Liz was writing for and working with many different DJs and studios in the EDM community. It was through this community that she was introduced to Diplo who later signed her to his label in 2013.[6]

Throughout 2013, Liz released two EPs and a total of eight songs which included collaborating with producers such as The Picard Brothers, Djemba Djemba, Ryan Hemsworth, and Kevin Seaton.[21] She also released the music videos for “Hush” and “U Over Them” during this year. The website Kick Kick Snare named Liz as their favorite solo artist of 2013 and stated that her melodies “bend, twist, and weave around the nostalgic backing tracks in just the right way” and that she was “90’s influenced, but forward thinking”.[22] In addition to this, Charli XCX asked her to open for her True Romance U.S. Tour alongside KITTEN.[23] It was during this tour that Liz sold her Tour CD.

In 2014, Liz released her seven track EP Just Like You which she made available to download for free through her SoundCloud.[21] She also collaborated with Pharrell Williams for the song “That’s My Man,” which appeared on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack.[24] The music video for this song was released the same year as well as her music video for “All Them Boys.”

Liz had met and collaborated with producer Sophie for the song “When I Rule the World” in 2014 but it was not released until 2015. It first appeared in a Samsung commercial and then later appeared in an episode of MTV’s Scream.[13] Shortly following the song’s release was its music video which gained a lot of attention for its over-the-top glossy and early 2000s aesthetic and hyperpop sound.[25] The song made both The Guardian‘s and The Idolator‘s list for “one of the best songs of 2015.”[26][27]

During October 2016, Liz released her mixtape, Cross Your Heart, which she made available to stream through her SoundCloud. It was a 33-minute, one-track file consisting of 16 different songs made with producers such as Henrik the Artist, Lido, Mess Kid, King Henry, and Valentino Khan.[21] To complement the mixtape, Liz teamed up with Nicopanda to create a five-part fashion editorial.[28] During the shoot, Liz had to continuously put glycerine on her face in order to achieve the “plastic” look seen in the photos.[29] The mixtape received a lot of positive press which included Noisey calling it “one of 2016’s most forward-thinking pop releases.”[12]

Liz has stated that being influential and being a “tastemaker” is important to her and her musical career. She places high value on being able to progress with music and pop culture and does not follow music trends without fully understanding the source of that music’s origin.[19]

Style and influences[edit]

Musical[edit]

Liz has stated that she felt she made more original sounding music when she went back and studied the artists that influenced her growing up. Artists such as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Max Martin, NSYNC, Aaliyah, Ashanti, Mýa and Craig David. She says those sounds had a big impact on her and helped her figure out who she was as an artist and as a person.[6]

Some other artists that influenced her are Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Robyn, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey.[11] Additionally, Liz says that Britney Spears taught her “how to be a pop star”.[30]

Japanese culture has been stated to have an effect on her music as well. She likes to explore the idea of innocence in her work which she feels is present in a lot of Japanese music.[18]

Her music can also be tongue-in-cheek at times, and she enjoys taking on a different character for each of her songs.[25]

Fashion[edit]

Liz can often be found wearing big jerseys, pastel colored tracksuits,[17] and vintage pieces that she finds in swap meets.[31] She enjoys clothing that feels nostalgic to her[32] and takes influence from her childhood and the 1990s/early 2000s aesthetic.[31]

She states comfort as a priority in her fashion choices and wears a lot of oversized clothing. She also often mixes tomboy pieces with girly pieces.[31]

Liz believes music and fashion go hand in hand and she is inspired by designers and creative directors with how they “help create iconic moments in pop culture.” [29]

Tours[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Discography[edit]

CDs[edit]

Year Title Track Listing Producer(s) Details
2013 Liz: Tour CD 1. “XTC” IKENNA FuNkEn · Kevin Seaton
  • Format: Digital streaming, CD
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Total Length: 28:13
2. “Hush” Adam Pallin
3. “Stop Me Cold” The Picard Brothers · Djemba Djemba
4. “U Over Them” The Picard Brothers
5. “Every Memory” Kevin Seaton
6. “Horoscope” The Picard Brothers
7. “Day n’ Nite” (with Ryan Hemsworth) Ryan Hemsworth
8. “Underdogs Feat. RiFF RAFF Paul Devro · Djemba Djemba

EPs[edit]

Year Title Track Listing Producer(s) Details
2013 XTC 1. “XTC” IKENNA FuNkEn · Kevin Seaton
  • Release: March 5, 2013
  • Format: Digital streaming, digital download
  • Label: Jeffree’s
  • Total Length: 6:53
2. “Underdogs Feat. RiFF RAFF Paul Devro · Djemba Djemba
2013 Hush 1. “Hush” Adam Pallin
  • Release: June 18, 2013
  • Format: Digital streaming, digital download
  • Label: Jeffree’s
  • Total Length: 6:33
2. “Every Memory” Kevin Seaton
2014 Just Like You 1. “Y2K” Lido
  • Release: February 27, 2014
  • Format: Digital streaming, free download
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Total Length: 25:20
2. “Say U Would” C.Z.
3. “All Them Boys “ Mr. Carmack · Colta
4. “Don’t Say Feat.Tyga Djemba Djemba · Colta · Mike Parvizi
5. “Do I Like U” Yung Oji · r.i.c. volta · Swørd
6. “Stop Me Cold” The Picard Bros · Djemba Djemba
7. “Turn Around” WEEP

Mixtapes[edit]

Year Title Track Listing Producer(s) Details
2016 Cross Your Heart 1. “Star” Branchez · Charlie Klarsfeld
  • Release: October 17, 2016
  • Format: Digital streaming
  • Mixed by: LIZ & Paul Devro
  • Total Length: 33:19
2. “Wild Target” Henrik the Artist
3. “Cross Your Heart” 813
4. “High School Luv” Henrik the Artist · Nightcorey
5. “When I Rule the World (Grandtheft Remix)” Sophie
6. “Promise” Lord Olaf
7. “All Good Feat. Vic Mensa Lido
8. “Automatic” RJ Ferguson
9. “Want U to Hate Me” Brunelle · Mess Kid
10. “Final Moments (Instrumental)” Mess Kid
11. “Shambhala (Instrumental)” STFU
12. “Forever” King Henry · Daktyl · Aryay
13. “Ur Touch (Instrumental)” Alizzz
14. “Holy Water” Valentino Khan
15. “Jawbreaking the Rules” Mess Kid
16. “Run for Cover” K Wes · Ilsey · Junior Blender

Singles/Tracks[edit]

Year Title Producer(s)
2013 “XTC” IKENNA FuNkEn · Kevin Seaton
“Underdogs Feat. RiFF RAFF Paul Devro · Djemba Djemba
“Horoscope” The Picard Brothers
“Every Memory” Kevin Seaton
“Hush” Adam Pallin
“U Over Them” The Picard Brothers
“Day n’ Nite” (with Ryan Hemsworth) Ryan Hemsworth
“Stop Me Cold” The Picard Brothers · Djemba Djemba
2014 “All Them Boys” Mr. Carmack · Colta
“Y2K” Lido
“Say U Would” C.Z.
“Do I Like U” Yung Oji · r.i.c. volta · Swørd
“Don’t Say Feat.Tyga Djemba Djemba · Colta · Mike Parvizi
“Turn Around” WEEP
“That’s My Man” Pharrell Williams
2015 “When I Rule the World” Sophie
2017 “Tropical Holiday” Hoodboi
2018 “Queen of Me” Wave Racer
“Could U Love Me” ARNOLD · Hoodboi
“Super Duper Nova” Big Taste

Covers[edit]

Year Title Artist
2015 “2 Become 1” Spice Girls

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Details
2013 “Hush” Mike Bishop
  • Release: May 31, 2013
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Total Length: 3:38
“U Over Them” Niko Javan
  • Release: Aug 21, 2013
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Total Length: 3:41
2014 “All Them Boys” Mike Harris
“That’s My Man (Lyric Video)”
“My Rulez (with KITTEN)” Kaitlin Christy
2015 “When I Rule the World” Justin Francis
2017 “Do It Again (with FEMM)”
  • Release: Apr 19, 2017
  • Total Length: 4:30
2018 “No Apologies (with Rytmeklubben)” Chris Helberg
  • Release: Jan 12, 2018
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment Norway AS
  • Total Length: 3:03
“Reconcile (with Gent & Jawns)”
  • Release: April 29, 2018
  • Label: Monstercat
  • Total Length: 4:50

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist(s)
2012 “Poison” Audrey Napoleon
“Human” Nicky Romero · Zedd
“Hourglass” Zedd
“Learn to Fly” [as Betty Trouble] XV
“Opium” [as Betty Trouble] Rusko
2014 “CAND¥¥¥LAND” tofubeats
“My Rulez” KITTEN
“Live Forever” Travis Barker
“Employee of the Month” 2 Chainz
“Would U Believe It” Usher
2015 “Brand New” Myrne
“Set Me Free” Diplo
“Wild Target” Henrik the Artist
2017 “Do It Again” FEMM
2018 “No Apologies” Rytmeklubben
“Reconcile” Gent & Jawns
“Missing” Synchronice

Jena Irene Asciutto

Jena Irene Asciutto

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Jena Irene Asciutto
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Irene in 2014
Background information
Also known as Jena Irene
Born (1996-07-13) July 13, 1996 (age 21)
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2014–present
Labels Original 1265 Recordings
Website www.jenairene.com

Jena Irene Asciutto (born July 13, 1996), also known as Jena Irene, is an American singer from Farmington Hills, Michigan. She was the runner-up of the thirteenth season of American Idol. Asciutto became the first female Wild Card contestant of the series to qualify into the finale, and became the second Wild Card contestant, after Clay Aiken in the second season, to make it into the finale. In April 2015 she signed a long-term recording deal with the independent Detroit label Original 1265 Recordings.[1] Asciutto released her debut EP, Innocence, on April 22, 2016.

Early life[edit]

Jena Irene Asciutto was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, on July 13, 1996 to George Asciutto and Julie (née Loiselle.)[2] She graduated from North Farmington High School on June 8, 2014.[3] She participated in North Farmington’s annual “Coffee House” talent show, and from ages 12–16 was a member of a band called Infinity Hour, before it disbanded in February 2013, prior to her American Idol audition.[4]

Career[edit]

2014: American Idol[edit]

While on American Idol, she performed under the shortened name of Jena Irene. For her American Idol audition, Asciutto sang “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele. During the audition process, production continually called her “Jena Irene,” possibly due to a mistake she made when writing down her name, as “Irene” is not her surname, but rather her middle name. Although she initially made attempts to correct her name, she eventually decided to keep the name professionally.[5]

During the group round, she sang “Too Close” by Alex Clare, alongside Sikenya Thomson, Allie Odom, and Mufarid Zaidi. She made it into the third part of Hollywood week by singing an original song called “Unbreakable Me,” which has since been released on iTunes. Asciutto performed the song again during her hometown visit after making it to the top 3. She was announced as the runner-up on May 21, 2014.

Performances on American Idol[edit]

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner’s Choice Rolling in the Deep Adele N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella Video Games Lana Del Rey N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance Too Close
with Sikenya Thompson, Allie Odom, and Munfarid Zaidi
Alex Clare N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo “Unbreakable Me” (original composition) Jena Irene N/A Advanced
Top 31 (10 Women) Personal Choice Paint It, Black The Rolling Stones 4 Wild Card
Wild Card Hollywood Solo “Unbreakable Me” (original composition) Jena Irene 2 Advanced
Top 13 This Is Me The Scientist Coldplay 8 Safe
Top 12 Home Suddenly I See KT Tunstall 1 Bottom 3
Top 11 Songs from the Cinema Decode Paramore 10 Safe
Top 10 Billboard Top 10 Clarity Zedd feat. Foxes 3 Safe
Top 9 I’m with the Band! Bring Me to Life Evanescence feat. Paul McCoy 9 Safe
Top 8 Back to the Start DuetJust Give Me a Reason
with Alex Preston
Pink feat. Nate Ruess 3 Safe
Solo “Rolling in the Deep” Adele 9
Top 8 Songs from the 1980s SoloI Love Rock ‘n’ Roll Arrows 1 Safe
DuetIt’s Only Love
with Caleb Johnson
Bryan Adams & Tina Turner 5
Top 7 Competitors’ Choice DuetGimme Shelter
with Caleb Johnson
The Rolling Stones 6 Safe
SoloCreep Radiohead 10
Top 6 Rock ‘n’ Roll Barracuda Heart 1 Safe
Country So Small Carrie Underwood 10
Top 5 America’s Requests TrioBest Day of My Life
with Alex Preston & Sam Woolf
American Authors 3 Safe
SoloMy Body Young the Giant 6
SoloValerie Amy Winehouse 9
Top 4 Love Songs Heartbreaker Pat Benatar 4 Safe
Bad Romance Lady Gaga 7
Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley 11
Top 3 Randy Jackson‘s Choice Titanium David Guetta feat. Sia 3 Safe
Judges’ Choice Heart Attack Demi Lovato 6
Hometown’s Choice “Creep” Radiohead 9
Finale Simon Fuller‘s Choice Dog Days Are Over Florence + the Machine 1 Runner-Up
Reprisal Song “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Elvis Presley 3
Winner’s Single “We Are One” Jena Irene 5

2014-present: Innocence and Cold Fame[edit]

Asciutto took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2014 from June 24 through August 24, 2014. She began work on her debut album immediately after the show as well.[6]

In April 2015, Asciutto signed a record deal with Detroit-based label Original 1265 Records.[1] In October 2015, the music video for “Unbreakable” was released.[7] The single would later be on both debut EP, Innocence, which was released on April 22, 2016, and her upcoming album, Cold Fame, which will be released in late 2016.[8][9] The music video for the second single, “Innocence”, was released on April 20, 2016.[citation needed] On April 22, 2016, “You Gotta Help Me”, was featured in the Billboard.com Editors’ Picks.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
US
Heat
Innocence 18

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
“We Are One” 2014 N/A
“Unbreakable” 2016 Innocence and Cold Fame
“Innocence” Innocence
“You Gotta Help Me”
Releases from “American Idol”

Music videos[edit]

Title Year
“Unbreakable” 2015
“Innocence” 2016
“Floating Down The River” 2017
“So I Get High” 2017